Nancy J. Walker

40 Added | 9 Magazines | 40 Likes | @NancyJWalker | Author, Survivor, Human Trafficking Activist, Victims' & Persons with Disabilities Advocate, Victims' Assistant, Poetess, Self-deprecating Humor, Outgoing, Friendly, and *Confined to a Bed* HTLV1, a sexually transmitted virus which I contracted while a victim of sex trafficking, affects 8.5% of the world. Between .25 and 2% of carriers become victims of Tropical Spastic Paraparesis. I am one of them. I want to inspire people to reach those in slavery and save others from a fate like mine. Welcome to my musings.

The anxiety survival guide: How to conquer your worries

What makes you anxious? Ask and you’ll get a million different answers (believe me, I did). They ranged from feeling overloaded or constantly on-call to health worries, tax bills or even just answering the phone.<p>Ask how anxiety feels and the answers may range from ‘sick and jittery’ to ‘having a …

Fighting Human Trafficking in Albania

Cross-posted from UN Women<p>Linda* was 16 years old when her neighbor lured her away from her tiny impoverished village in southern Albania. For years, she had yearned for the opportunity to escape her violent father’s wrath and to help her younger siblings financially.<p>She trusted her neighbor, who …

Domestic Violence

Chiriaco: First Solidarity Assistance Arrives in the Indigenous Community of Nazareth

AIDESEP<p>For more information, contact:<p>Paul Paz y Miño, +1.510.281.9020 x302 or paz@amazonwatch.org<p>Around 82 families from the community of Nazareth …

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Myth: Human Trafficking Only Happens Abroad

<i>By Meghan Hampsey</i><p>Human trafficking occurs in cities all across the United States. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), developed …

Eastern Europe

Modern-day slavery: Understanding the intersection of forced marriage and human trafficking

The AHA Foundation’s Interim Executive Director Amanda Parker recently spoke at the Intersections of Human Trafficking Conference hosted […]The post …

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking and Slavery: Bali Process Brings in Business

Human trafficking and slavery. Given the realities of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these are not words to be used lightly.<p>Nonetheless, this is the only way to describe some of the horrific abuses that have been perpetrated in the Asia-Pacific region in recent times.<p>In June 2015, the world …

Seahorses Giving Birth Is The Craziest Thing You'll See Today

Make it rain.

Best Countries to See the Northern Lights

One of the world’s most dazzling natural phenomenons, few travel experiences can top witnessing the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, …

Making Children Count

When my first child was born four years ago, no sooner had he entered the world, than the hospital staff handed me a form to fill out. Despite my happy, delirious, sleep-deprived state of mind, I was able to fill out the simple form and hand it off to a nurse. It was really an afterthought for me. …

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Inside the Scarily Lucrative Business Model of Human Trafficking

Though many people believe slavery to be a thing from the distant past or award-winning movies, new figures out from the International Labor …

Asia Pacific

Human Trafficking Does Not Occur in a Vacuum

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the International Domestic Workers Federation, and the Africa Domestic Workers Network stand with the young women abducted in Nigeria and their families.* We are organizations that represent women workers in the United States and Africa -- we care about the …

Africa

Slavery Is Still Thriving And Is More Profitable Than Big Oil

It's hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor -- all for the sake of profits.<p>To find out just how widespread this "forced labor" is, the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nation's agency …

'Modern day slavery': America must fight epidemic of human trafficking here at home

For too many Americans, the issue of human trafficking is far removed from their daily lives—something that only happens in foreign countries or Hollywood movies. Tragically, this issue is far closer to home than many of us realize.<p>The federal government reports that as many as 17,500 people are …

5 Unconventional Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Life isn't always easy. There are so many obstacles, unforeseen dilemmas, twists and turns that throw us off our paths every single day. No one is immune to life's pull, and no one is immune to feeling down and depressed every so often.<p>We all strive for happiness. Regarded as the best emotion we …

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8 Stunning Wildlife Photos That Capture Nature’s Patterns

When photographer Art Wolfe put together the original edition of his wildlife photography book <i>Migrations</i>, he was trying to emulate Dutch graphic …

Tomato #Gardening 101: Tips for Growing Perfect Tomatoes

Gardening<p><b>Laura said:</b> “Coming from a long line of farmers, the best tip I ever heard for backyard growing was planting marigolds at the base of …

A simple new technology might save thousands of endangered sea turtles from dying

Fishing nets kill thousands of sea turtles every year, and very death is a hard blow, since most sea turtle species are endangered.<p>A new study from the University of Exeter, however, is floating a solution that might help save countless numbers of the shelled reptiles.<p>And it's actually very simple. …

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Watch this stunning video of the northern lights in real-time

We often see time-lapse videos of the northern lights, one of the most beautiful spectacles in our sky. But rarely do we get to see them in real-time.<p>…

Alaska Man Sentenced to 216 Months for Attempting to Sexually Exploit Children in Cambodia

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That's the seal-iest thing! Baby seal discovered four MILES from the water in the San Francisco Bay Area after it got lost on its way to Alaska

• <b>A baby seal nicknamed Ozzie was found behind a tree in the front yard of a San Francisco home</b>• <b><br>The nine-month-old female seal had traveled four miles</b> …

Seal Found in California Resident’s Front Yard Was Supposed to Be in Alaska

This seal pup is really lost.<p>The 9-month-old northern fur seal is supposed to be in Alaskan waters right now but was recently found in Fremont, …

Cute Animals

4 lemur babies, first-time mom, doing well at zoo

They're not quite ready for their public close-up, but four black-and-white ruffed lemur babies are off to a good start at the Philadelphia Zoo.<p>They were born last month to 9-year-old Kiaka and 10-year-old Huey, weighing in at a combined one-third of a pound.<p>Kiaka is proving to be a good first-time …

VICTORY! Dynamite Bans Angora

Thanks to the more than 24,000 PETA and peta2 members and supporters who—<b>all in a single day</b>—urged Dynamite to stop selling angora, the company …

Brilliant Northern Lights display over Alaska

WJLA is the local ABC affiliate for the greater Washington DC area. From our studios in Arlington, VA ABC7 covers national and local news, sports, …

Northern Lights

Add it to the Bucket List: Surfing Under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the ground, bundled to your liking in winterwear is glorious in its own right. But taking them in from …

European Travel

Northern Lights and activities in Luosto

Posted By Alexander Kuznetsov on Mar 23, 2016 | 0 comments<p>Hello guys!<p>Today I have a little bit different story for you. In addition to Northern …

What “Organic” Really Means (And Why It’s So Much More Expensive)

By now you’ve probably gotten the hints: the overflowing, dedicated organic section at your grocery store, the Organic-Cold-Pressed-So-Healthy-They-Should-Be-Illegal juices (and cleanses), these logos everywhere. Organics is a growing industry.<p>Over the past several years, “organic sales in the U.S. …

Gerber recalls two organic baby food products

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two organic baby foods because a packaging defect may make them susceptible to spoilage during transport and handling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company said Thursday.<p>Two kinds of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches are being …

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