(PRWEB) August 25, 2014
According the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida is a major source of human trafficking, a matter that prompted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to convene the first meeting of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking this week.
Paola Martinez, Human Rights Coordinator of the Church of Scientology of Tampa, believes this is an important new development. “Human Trafficking is one of the most hidden crimes of our era. The most vulnerable victims are the children who are forced into labor, drug trafficking and prostitution, depriving them of education, health and other basic freedoms.”
Martinez took on coordinating the Tampa Church’s human rights initiative because she believes human rights education is vital. She provides workshops and seminars in schools and organizations throughout the Tampa Bay region. And she has learned that human rights abuse affects children and teens far more often than most parents know.
“Education Consultants and Research Group estimates 160,000 children stay home from school each day for fear of being bullied. When I go to local schools, teenagers beg to have this campaign implemented,” she says. “They need our help to end bullying and other violations of human rights.”
To meet other Scientologists and see how they use Scientology to better their lives and the world around them, visit the Scientology website.
Drug abuse and criminality, intolerance and inhumanity, disasters both natural and man-made pervade and degrade every segment of society. So daunting are these issues that efforts to eliminate them are all too often overshadowed by efforts to merely contain the damage.
In recognition of the vital necessity to stem the downward spiral, the Church of Scientology and its members sponsor secular education programs that effectively curb drug abuse, instill tolerance, raise awareness of human rights and uplift morality across whole populations.
A series of video presentations have been published on the Scientology website and the YouTube Scientology channel.
To provide more information on these initiatives, the Church has published a new brochure, Voice for Humanity—Real People, Real Help. To learn more, visit the Scientology website.