UNREPORTED: Domestic Abuse is an UNREPORTED crime
February 21, 2019
Hosted by Opal Singleton
This week we will have as our guest, Veera Mahajan, author of the critically acclaimed book "Unreported," about recognizing and overcoming domestic abuse. As a vocal survivor of spousal abuse in her own right, Veera found the help and strength to finally recognize and leave her former situation. No longer a victim, Veera Mahajan is now a victor. Making it her life mission to help others escape domestic abuse that she too suffered, Veera's crowning achievements have been real-life coaching, mediation, and training others in the field, and in the homes, schools, colleges, and churches of her community. Veera has interviewed many who like her, suffered, and overcame abuse. Through book, she has encouraged many from around the world, who have been living in abusive situations, to be better able to not only recognize the reality of their situation; to understand that they are not alone, and that with the right help a life of happiness and freedom awaits them on the other side.
EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.