Kim was sharing the story of her career on LinkedIn, the same place where others talk about theirs. The difference being, Kim’s career wasn’t pursued by choice. Her story is based on the true accounts of sex trafficked victims. Kim represents the voices of many women and her LinkedIn profile demonstrates how easily these women can be deceived into prostitution.
Unfortunately, Kim’s profile was restricted - a metaphor for the way these victims are being ignored. So we published a plea to Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) asking him to restore her account. LinkedIn issued us with an official response stating that they supported our campaign but would not be reinstating Kim’s profile.
Currently Kim has no voice. These women need to be heard. Their stories need to be spread.
We want you to be Kim’s voice.
Think of it this way: we’re all just a couple of connections away from each other. If you share her story, more people will know about sex trafficking. The more people that know about sex trafficking, the more can be done to help these women. Simply click on any of the buttons above to share Kim’s story and keep her voice alive.
We are a group of interns at BBH Asia Pacific. We’re working with HOME to raise public awareness of sex trafficking. HOME’s work involves all aspects of migrant labour, including sex trafficking. Their mission is to respond to the special needs of migrant communities. They provide humanitarian assistance for the effects of crisis migration for women like Kim. For further information on HOME, its Anti-Trafficking Programme and how to get involved, check out:
HOME has provided direct assistance to more than 50,000 men and women migrants and victims of human trafficking and forced labour. HOME started a 24-hour hotline in November last year to provide assistance to victims of trafficking in persons. They've been receiving between 10 and 20 calls each day. 10% of the calls relate to the issue of sexual exploitation.