By Carma Henry

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall FDWO Humanitarian Award

Third Annual “Protect The Children” Gala 2018

Roger Dehart, Activist FDWO Protect The Children Award

Female Development World Organization (FDWO) presents the 3rd Annual “Protect The Children” Gala 2018. This annual fundraising event seeks to bring awareness to the growing issues of Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Prevention in local, and international communities.

“Children who experience the horrific and tragic ordeal of sexual violation or other traumas through trafficking, tend to struggle with fear, substance abuse, and shame. Our aim is to silence the negative voices, help pass comprehensive legislation to protect them, and educate the communities most impacted, to create safe spaces, programs, and supports for those who were abused,” says Lavern Deer, FWDO Founder and CEO.

Maria Sachs, Former FL Senator FDWO Life Time Achievement Award

Human Trafficking is on the rise in America. The number of reported cases is over 35% higher between 2016 and 2017 nationally and over 50% higher here in the State Florida; according to The Florida Department of Children and Families. It is important to raise awareness for the general public to become aware of these alarming numbers, names and types of Human Trafficking Statics are listed as …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette