Host: Bidemi Nelson
Each day, throughout the world, including the United States, more children are trafficked into prostitution, forced labor, child marriage and other slavery-like conditions. Each day sees the growth of skills and experience of traffickers and those who purchase trafficked persons. To fight against these people and to provide care for abused children, knowledge is one of the most effective weapons. Learn about what is going on, what you can do about it, and about the organizations and people standing up to those who exploit children.
A Shield for the Innocent with Bidemi Nelson
Bidemi Nelson is an individual who strongly supports the enforcement of the rights of children. With increased child abuse cases across the globe, the average child has almost become voiceless. Bidemi’s philosophy is that silence promotes abuse, and she has taken it in her stride to become the lost voice. Bidemi states: “I believe in the positive power of the media as a weapon of change. It is our joint responsibility to ensure an abuse and violence free world for our children. This is my way of being part of that change.”
After leaving the Nigerian banking industry Bidemi decided to dedicate her life to the fight for an abuse and violence-free world for children. Today, she is affiliated with the CNN FREEDOM PROJECT; she also does volunteering work to further the cause of ending the scourge of human trafficking. Presently, she is involved in volunteer work, public speaking and public awareness campaigns.