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Don’t Buy A Kid Campaign
Commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficking are two elements of the more pervasive problem of sexual abuse. Victims are at high risk of unwanted pregnancies and of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The minority of children who do manage to escape the sex trade face social stigma, family rejection, shame, fear of retribution, and the loss of future economic prospects. Join the “Don’t Buy A Kid Campaign.” End the child sex trade! Help us convince ‘Johns’ not to buy kids for sex. Ok? #WomenRule #RapeIsNoJoke #GirlSummit The RINJ Foundation End All Rape | Imprison Rapists | End Child Sex Trade Join Us: http://rinj.org/join/ Donate: http://rinj.org/donate/ Volunteer: http://rinj.org/interactive/?page_id=476
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money.
Child Sex Slavery / Sex Trafficking — whether within a country or across national borders — violates basic human rights, including the rights to bodily integrity, equality, dignity, health, security, and freedom from violence and torture.
The RINJ Foundation (@rapeisnojoke) considers sex trafficking a form of sex discrimination, a human rights violation, and another demonstration of the misogyny that exists in this world.
- Prevention of trafficking in persons
- Protection of victims of human trafficking
- Prosecution of trafficking offenders
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the U.S.A. in a week long June 2014 effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place.
Not only is human sex trafficking slavery but it is big business. It is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000, is the main international instrument in the fight against transnational organized crime. It opened for signature by Member States at a High-level Political Conference convened for that purpose in Palermo, Italy, on 12-15 December 2000 and entered into force on 29 September 2003. The Convention is further supplemented by three Protocols, which target specific areas and manifestations of organized crime: the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air; and the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition. Countries must become parties to the Convention itself before they can become parties to any of the Protocols.
The Convention represents a major step forward in the fight against transnational organized crime and signifies the recognition by Member States of the seriousness of the problems posed by it, as well as the need to foster and enhance close international cooperation in order to tackle those problems. States that ratify this instrument commit themselves to taking a series of measures against transnational organized crime, including the creation of domestic criminal offences (participation in an organized criminal group, money laundering, corruption and obstruction of justice); the adoption of new and sweeping frameworks for extradition, mutual legal assistance and law enforcement cooperation; and the promotion of training and technical assistance for building or upgrading the necessary capacity of national authorities.
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, was adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25. It entered into force on 25 December 2003. It is the first global legally binding instrument with an agreed definition on trafficking in persons. The intention behind this definition is to facilitate convergence in national approaches with regard to the establishment of domestic criminal offences that would support efficient international cooperation in investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons cases. An additional objective of the Protocol is to protect and assist the victims of trafficking in persons with full respect for their human rights.
The Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25, entered into force on 28 January 2004. It deals with the growing problem of organized criminal groups who smuggle migrants, often at high risk to the migrants and at great profit for the offenders. A major achievement of the Protocol was that, for the first time in a global international instrument, a definition of smuggling of migrants was developed and agreed upon. The Protocol aims at preventing and combating the smuggling of migrants, as well as promoting cooperation among States parties, while protecting the rights of smuggled migrants and preventing the worst forms of their exploitation which often characterize the smuggling process.
The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition was adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/255 of 31 May 2001.
It entered into force on 3 July 2005. The objective of the Protocol, which is the first legally binding instrument on small arms that has been adopted at the global level, is to promote, facilitate and strengthen cooperation among States Parties in order to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.
By ratifying the Protocol, States make a commitment to adopt a series of crime-control measures and implement in their domestic legal order three sets of normative provisions: the first one relates to the establishment of criminal offences related to illegal manufacturing of, and trafficking in, firearms on the basis of the Protocol requirements and definitions; the second to a system of government authorizations or licensing intending to ensure legitimate manufacturing of, and trafficking in, firearms; and the third one to the marking and tracing of firearms.
What is RINJ™
The RINJ Foundation seeks a safer world for you and your family by preventing gender-based violence and supporting survivors of this crime. The foundation educates public officials, the general public, social media providers and traditional media outlets about the dangers to society of misogyny; monitors and reports on actors who commit or order the commission of acts of sexual violence as a tactic of genocide or war to humiliate, dominate, instill fear in, disperse and/or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group. The RINJ Foundation monitors and reports on global court proceedings related to rape / sexual assault; educates for a more learned and open discussion of the issues of sexual assault; provides education, general information and study resources to enhance the safety of the person; and overall seeks a higher adherence to safe community standards. The RINJ Foundation seeks better criminal justice while advancing a RAPE-averse social conscience.
Helping Rape Survivors & Encouraging the Prosecution of Rapists:
1. The RINJ Foundation collects donations and offers funding assistance for counseling; medical aid; reconstructive surgery; and special care and attention otherwise unavailable owing to funding or specialist resource issues. 2. The RINJ Foundation raises funds for the purchase of ‘rape kits’ and/or the funding of rape kit testing. First responders and hospitals must have rape kits and completed rape kits must be immediately tested with results sent posthaste to police and prosecutors. 3. RINJ shares learning for the betterment of court processes;
- a. provides data to the public about ‘wanted’ sex offenders/suspects or recently released-from-prison rapists who may be of interest to the community;
- b. encourages a more diligent execution of duty by law enforcement investigating sexual assault / rape complaints; and
- c. plays a role in overseeing how sexual assault / rape survivors in war-torn countries find remedy.
The RINJ Foundation Objectives
1. To educate and increase the public’s awareness of the basic principle of The RINJ Foundation, that “Rape Is No Joke”. 2. Educate the public and professionals about prevention of, and responses to, rape and all sexual abuse against all people by offering courses, seminars, conferences and meetings and by collecting and disseminating information on that topic. 3. Assist those affected by rape and sexual abuse through counseling and treatment programs. 4. Train police officers, military personnel teachers, social workers, and crisis response workers on how to recognize and respond to sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, online sexual exploitation, and to assist those affected. 5. Assist institutions where possible in using the most modern methodology for gathering and evaluation evidence for the prosecution of rape crime. 6. Assist and encourage a new United Nations’ effort to end the use of rape as a weapon of war. 7. As an NGO (Non-Government Organization) to assist the United Nations efforts of monitoring and investigation of reports of the rape of persons in regions of conflict or war and to assist agencies bring support to victims and (through accurate and impartial evidence gathering by volunteers and paid workers) bring justice to perpetrators.
Educating about the perils of perpetuating rape culture. The RINJ Foundation has extensive past and sustaining goals, accomplishments, activities and aspirations which you can read about throughout its web site. First created in 2010 in response to a series of viral rape content on the internet plus court evidentiary issues RINJ was formalized in late summer 2011 by the people who were involved in supporting the victim of the Canadian Pitt Meadows rape case, 2010.
Education is vital to preventing sexual exploitation of children. It empowers children to protect themselves, and schools can teach children to avoid high-risk situations. – The RINJ Foundation
The RINJ Foundation, an incorporated Non Profit, Non Government Organization. Members of the Organization Any person 18 years or older may be a member of The RINJ Foundation. Most members are people who support the RINJ Foundation by joining as members in social media (people who join, like, follow, support The RINJ Foundation on Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Google Plus, MySpace, Pinterest, and more) and who sign up as supporters on the RINJ.org web site. 1. Any person who considers themselves to be a member of RINJ Foundation is prima facia accepted as such unless their conduct would indicate otherwise. 2. Members have no entitlement to any asset, share or real property of The RINJ Foundation. 3. Each member may have one vote in matters to be decided by plebiscite. 4. Each member shall have the ability to communicate their ideas, views and opinions to the Board of Directors c/o the Executive Director of The RINJ Foundation by viable means provided by The RINJ Foundation.
- The structure of the RINJ Foundation is comprised of a Board of Directors, an Executive Director with CEO-quality functions and various appointed Project Managers reporting to the Executive Director.
- The Executive Director shall appoint Project Managers.
- The Executive Director shall prepare budgets and financial plans for the Foundation and keep the Board of Directors informed in all aspects of the execution of its strategies.
- The Board of Directors is comprised of 3 to 9 persons from the general business community and is responsible for the general guidance of the Executive Director and setting overall strategies for the Foundation.
- The Board of Directors may, on a vote, when asked to do so by the Executive Director or following a motion and vote by the board, appoint new board members up to a total of nine.
- The main procedure of operational level decision-making in the organization is by general consensus of project managers with the Executive Director and where no consensus can be achieved the Board of Directors through its Executive Director, makes the decision.
- Strategic direction is established by the Board of Directors under advice from the Executive Director.
- The annual general meeting of The RINJ Foundation shall be held late August to Mid-September each year. Any member may attend.
- Elections and appointments for the different structures of the organization shall happen and shall be deemed to have happened when the Board of Directors so directs.
- All decisions of the Board of Directors shall be final.
General Work of The RINJ Foundation Volunteers A volunteer:
1. monitors media content; 2. educates social media and other media outlets about the perils of misogyny and rape culture; 3. monitors and reports international law news; 4. monitors and reports on global court proceedings related to sexual assault; 5. promotes a more learned and open discussion of the issues of sexual assault; 6. promotes education for the safety of the person; 7. seeks a higher adherence to safe community standards. 8. seeks stiffer penalties for rapists; 9. promotes the creation of a better criminal justice system; and 10. seeks to advance a RAPE-averse social conscience.
Project Managers may be assigned operating instructions, budgets and full autonomy within those two constraints notwithstanding full oversight and control by the Executive Director. Achieving the work of The RINJ Foundation is the responsibility of the Executive Director.
The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day-to-day.
- Engage and disengage and train all staff and contractors.
- Organize and achieve all fundraising.
- Shall serve as the face of the organization by attending important functions within the community and establishing relationships in the business community.
- Act as financial controller and engage in fiscally safe financial practices on behalf of the foundation to ensure it operates within budgetary guidelines.
- Work as a visionary or leader for the organization.
- Develop both short- and long-term strategies for raising funds, developing community awareness and promoting participation in the organization by members who may be serving on a volunteer basis.
- Lead the organization forward by implementing various programs that encourage an active organization.
- Valuate funding requests for certain extreme emergency cases in need of medical evacuation; reconstructive surgery and other care and attention otherwise unavailable owing to funding issues.
- Determine how funds are dispersed.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficking are two elements of the more pervasive problem of sexual abuse. Victims are at high risk of unwanted pregnancies and of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The minority of children who do manage to escape the sex trade face social stigma, family rejection, shame, fear of retribution, and the loss of future economic prospects. – UNICEF
The RINJ Foundation Annual General Meeting The annual general meeting of The RINJ Foundation shall be held late August to Mid-September each year. Any member may attend. The RINJ Foundation Financial Accounting and Audit To be assigned by The Executive Director each year in sufficient time for completion of all financial and tax reporting. Dissolution of The RINJ Foundation At any such time as The RINJ Foundation shall become dissolved its assets shall be converted to cash and donated to The United Way once all encumbrances and payables are resolved.
While you are here, visit some of the other topics about rape and sexual assault on the RINJ web site. Learn what we are doing to end rape and think about how you can help.
- About The RINJ Foundation
- Belevedere Boycott
- Boycotts that are Ongoing
- RINJ blogs
- ‘Censorship’ or “Freedom of Speech Has Limits”
- Contracts and agreements
- Donate to The RINJ Foundation
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