Friday, March 28, 2014

Sweetie (March 28, 2014) (Feminist Paper Doll Project 2014)

March 28, 2014
Sweetie (Terre Des Hommes) 

Sweetie is not a real person. She is a virtual construct created by the organization Terre Des Hommes designed to capture the identities of "webcam child sex tourists". Webcam child sex tourists are largely more affluent, Western men who log on to sites operated out of more impoverished countries. In these poorer countries, children often become commodities. Children are parked in front of webcams and forced to perform sexual activities for viewer who pay to chat with the children. This activity is illegal according to international law, but these laws are largely unenforced for a variety of reasons.

Terre Des Hommes designed Sweetie to look and act like a 10 year old girl. She is "operated" and her program then tracks and collects the identities of the people who engage with the program. That data is then sent on to Interpol and local law enforcement.

Human sex trafficking is rampant and in unfortunately in our own backyards- not just in far away places. Terre Des Hommes states that at any given moment there are 750,000 online child sex predators. During the 2014 Super Bowl in Phoenix, the McCain Institute received tips for 84 child victims in ads place in the New York/New Jersey area over the course of 10 days. These were unique hits from decoy ads placed.

Find out more at Terre Des Hommes:

The McCain Institute:

And at the Polaris Project:

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