Women,Youth, Babies, Education, and Community Awareness
The Rebecca Project for Justice is a transformational organization that
advocates protecting life, dignity and
freedom for people in Africa and the United States.
We believe that vulnerable women, girls and their families possess the
right to live free of environmental, medical, physical and sexual
What We Do:
Advocate to Change Laws
Empower Women & Girls
Transform Trauma Into Leadership
Trafficked Worldwide, over 20+million are trafficked into labour.
Sex Trafficking Victims Globally
10 million + victims are under the age of 18
Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Homeless girls are more susceptible to abuse
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Bad Blood: The Story of Eugenics
Who should be prevented from having children? And who gets to decide? Across 20th century America, there was a battle to control birth – a battle which rages on to this day.
In 1907, the state of Indiana passed the first sterilisation law in the world. Government-run institutions were granted the power to sterilise those deemed degenerate – often against their will.
In the same period, women are becoming more educated, empowered and sexually liberated. In the Roaring Twenties, the flappers start dancing the Charleston and women win the right to vote.
But contraception is still illegal and utterly taboo. The pioneering campaigner Margaret Sanger, begins her decades long activism to secure women access to birth control – the only way, she argues, women can be truly free.
In the final part of the episode, sterilisation survivor and campaigner Elaine Riddick shares her painful but remarkable story.
Contributors: Professor Alexandra Minna Stern from the UCLA Institue of Society and Genetics, Professor Wendy Kline from Purdue Univerity, Elaine and Tony Riddick from the Rebecca Project for Justice
Featuring the voice of Joanna Monro
Music and Sound Design by Jon Nicholls
Presented by Adam Rutherford
Produced by IIan Goodman
Clips: Coverage of Dobbs v Jackson Supreme Court decision from June 24, 2022 including BBC News / CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford / BBC News Sarah Smith / audio of protesters from Channel 4 News. / Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger, September 1957, from the archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Fox News Interview Tucker Carlson 26th August 2022
Children under attack at shocking scale
IN CONFLICTS AROUND THE WOLRD
No safe places left for children as they are targeted in their homes, schools, and playgrounds.
The pursuit of safety, the pursuit of a better life
About Elaine Riddick Sister Sanctuary Shelter
for Girls & Women
Elaine Riddick Sister Sanctuary Shelter helps homeless women and girls with children, expecting mothers at risk, and unwanted babies. We provide a safe home for mothers and their children, nurturing both. We help mothers become productive members of society by giving them the tools and support that they need to fully provide for their little ones. This includes educating and teaching the mothers important life skills such as skill trades and financial management.