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She Dances
by Mel December 13th 2009, 02:10 PM

Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 1 (July 2009).

She Dances
by Katrina

With the release of volume three, Avatar will now contain a monthly, noteworthy cause that the editors feel is sometimes unrecognized, unknown, but utterly unique. We hope "Cause of the Month" will raise awareness for these great causes, the purpose of these movements, and the visions that started them all.

"Every girl deserves to dream. Every girl deserves hope. Every girl deserves to love and to be loved. Every girl deserves to dance. When she dances she is alive… when she dances she is free. She's free to live, to laugh, to love. She's free in her heart… she's free in her spirit. Hope moves within her… beauty finds her. She Dances."

Each year, 800,000 girls are trafficked across international borders for the sole purpose of sexual exploitation. Our first "Cause of the Month," She Dances, was born in Birmingham, Alabama with one woman's passion for putting an end to this sexual trafficking and international exploitation. Today, twenty-seven million people in this world are being held as slaves, and She Dances would like to start to put an end this cruel and unjust slavery.

"Our vision… To show love turned into action and then freedom."

The movement behind She Dances truly focuses on finding a peaceful way to end slavery. The founders of this organization realize that fighting violence with violence is not the answer, so they instead have created She Dances to calmly, but firmly, respond to this call for justice and stop women and children from all over the world from being statistics and numbers.

The first organized project of the She Dances movement is called "Hope In Honduras" and is named to represent the "freedom and hope that girls in Honduras deserve." Unfortunately for the women and children of Honduras, one of the epicenters of human trafficking, no one is safe on the streets day-to-day. She Dances is partnering with L.A.M.B. (Latin American Missionary and Bible orphanage) to create a safe home for twelve girls aged seventeen or under and victims of sexual exploitation living in fear back on the streets of Honduras. One of the ways to get involved with She Dances includes this project, so if you're interested, more information can be obtained by emailing connect@shedances.org.

"This home will be more than a roof over their heads, but a place where they can be healed physically and emotionally, and have a new life filled with freedom and hope."

Though She Dances is a new and small organization, the mission and hopes of its founders speak volumes. For more information, ways to host events, plus a small store featuring merchandise designed to raise questions and spark conversation on "Hope In Honduras" or She Dances as a whole, please visit the website at www.shedances.org

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