RVP Newsletter - May 2022

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Issue No. 5

RVP Newsletter

2022


TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Webmasters

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Human Trafficking is Gender Blind

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RVP takes on RICON!

3

RVP Wrapped

4

Contact/About Us

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Hello readers!

This

issue

newsletter

is

a

for

sad

the

one,

term

at

least

(we’re

for

both

me

going

and to

be

Andy. gone

It’s this

our

last

summer),

and we can’t thank you guys enough for sticking around! We hope you were

able

to

learn

from

and

enjoy

our

newsletter

throughout

the

months - we definitely enjoyed creating it.

We hope you enjoyed meeting the graphic designers last issue. They are

the

most

important

part

of

this

project

-

without

them,

the

newsletters would never get released, and nothing would look pretty! Our graphic designers are amazing, and we hope you liked learning about them just as much as we did while writing it.

For

our

last

inequalities

issue, in

we

have

trafficking

an

interesting

that

we

hope

article you’ll

about be

the

able

gender to

take

something away from. We also have an RVP wrap-up to recognize a few

of

the

things

our

members

were

able

to

accomplish

this

term!

Again, thank you for sticking around, and we hope to see you in RVP or at one of our events next term.

-Andy and Jordan 2021-22 Co-Webmasters


HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS GENDER BLIND Let’s break down the stereotype

This isn’t to say that males cannot

that only women and girls can be

become victims of trafficking. Even

victims of trafficking. It’s true that

though sexual trafficking mainly

sexual trafficking mostly affects

affects women, there are still a

females, and this is due to the fact

great number of victims who are

that sexual exploitation and

male. When people think of

violence, domestic servitude, and

trafficking, they mainly think of

forced marriage, which all lead to

sexual exploitation, and since most

forms of sexual trafficking, most

victims are female, it may be

commonly affect females. Since

harder to identify and therefore

sexual exploitation is the most

help male victims of sexual

common form of trafficking, mostly

trafficking. Males are more

women and girls are victims of

susceptible to other for of

trafficking in general. They

trafficking, such as labor or organ

account for 71% of all victims

harvesting. For example, over 80%

detected globally

of victims of trafficking for organ removal are male.

Trafficking that targets and harms females exist primarily due to

Since women and girls are the

cultural norms; in many countries,

most common victims of trafficking

it’s very common for abuse against

in general, most aid and

females to be normalized, or at

organizations aim to aid females

the very least, seen as something

primarily, and while this does make

that can’t be helped or fixed. A

sense we must not forget that

lack of protection, opportunity,

anyone can be a victim of

and legislation for women and

trafficking. Additionally, the hope

girls makes abusive relationships

for organizations and government

and trafficking unavoidable for

entities aiding with this crisis is

many victims. For example, in many

that they will focus on providing

countries, girls drop out of the

aid for all gender and age

schooling system early (around

identities to best aid anyone, as

middle-school age) in order to

well as focus more on preventing,

help their families or be married

prosecuting, and/or convicting

off. Therefore, they aren’t able to

traffickers.

stay in school and are more vulnerable to trafficking.


RVP takes on RICON! Recently, some of RVP's advisors and student board members took a trip to Houston for this year's Rotary International Convention (RICON), an annual event where Rotary clubs and organizations can display and promote their work! We were able to meet lots of new faces and gain more support for RVP at the convention, as well as learn about similar projects by other Rotary clubs around the world.

"Participating in RICON has helped me and my other RVP members learn more about different Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotarians' backgrounds, and more about each other." - Hung Le


#RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED #RVPWRAPPED 50

5

attended

newsletters written and designed

16 2

zoom calls

flyers/posts designed

meetings planned

722

5170

40 3

books read

coffees drank

polaroids snapped

cups of boba consumed (weekly average)

D E5 P P A R W P V R # D5E P P A R W P V R events

hours

coordinated

slept (on average)

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contact us @rotaryd5170vietnamproject @RVP5170 rvpinternationaloutreach@gmail.com rotarydistrict5170vietnamproject.org

Interested in sponsoring or collaborating with us? Feel free to reach out at RotaryDistrict5170VietnamProj@gmail.com for more information.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT: Save the Children Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

UNICEF Orphaned Starfish Foundation The Polaris Project

NEWSLETTER DESIGNED BY RVP GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: HAYLIUE TAN AND JULIA MAO


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