In Honor of those suffering from human trafficking…

We can change the future if we seek to understand the past.

This thinking inspired my daughter, Elya, to write her Senior Global Studies Thesis titled, 

Sex in the Company of Soldiers

The Role of Japan’s Comfort System and U.S. Military Prostitution in the Development of Eastern Asia’s Contemporary Sex Industry

Her research exposes Japan’s use of “comfort women” as sex slaves, prostitution and American military bases,  and how these practices contributed to the present day sex industry.

As I read her thesis, I could not help but think about my own precious daughters enduring such horrors. The reality of how many people still suffer from sex slavery today is shocking.

You can read the entire thesis at http://www.international.ucla.edu/JobApplications/UploadedDocs/rf1_b2464649.doc.  

This following is a link to UCLA International Institute, which featured her thesis and award  http://www.international.ucla.edu/news/article.asp?parentid=112645.

I also want to thank Dan King, Charles Lee, and all of those commited to finding ways to bring about social change through Idea Camp, nonprofit organizations, and blogging. 

You can find out more about #ICSEX (or The Idea Camp) Sex Slavery Week, using the following link http://www.theideacamp.com.
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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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5 Responses to In Honor of those suffering from human trafficking…

  1. Dan King says:

    Your daughter has done some amazing work in this area JoDee, and I appreciate you sharing it here. It’s really interesting to see how the military has been such a strong influence on the sex industry in Asia. Having served in the military in Asia, I can definitely see how targeted and in demand it is there.

    I believe that would be a tough culture to change. But in the words of TobyMac… “If we gotta start somewhere, why not here.” I don’t think that we can expect others to change unless we are doing whatever we can right where we are at. That’s why I love working on blogging projects like this one! It’s a beautiful thing when people in the church collectively stand up and share what God has put on their hearts!

    Thank you for participating in this blogging series!

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Dan, I whole-heartedly agree with you. By collaborating, we can make a difference. I shudder knowing that children and women are currently enslaved. May we work together as if each one was our own daughter or son! It is a priviledge to support your amazing work!

  2. Pingback: @theideacamp slavery week wrap-up [#ICSEX] by Dan King (filed in connect, ministry, perspectives, the latest): BibleDude.net: read. pray. serve. – BibleDude.net

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