Soap With a story
Twice Cleansed™ is a new brand of high quality, handmade organic olive-oil soap. It is fundamentally an anti-trafficking micro-finance initiative with the goal of contributing to the eradication of human sex-trafficking, one of the worst human scourges on earth today.
For Twice Cleansed, the goal is to provide jobs with dignity in at-risk communities and assists in the development of community centers that extend education and training to young people vulnerable to being trafficked. Completion of this goal will result in skills being acquired and societies being transformed. Twice Cleansed is dedicated to providing valuable job training and life skills to reduce vulnerability to trafficking predators and thereby reduce the fear of being sold into human slavery.
Join Skin Deep Exposures Magazine in the fight against human trafficking! It is real, it is happening and it is closer to home than you think. The realities of this epidemic are incredibly disturbing and heart breaking. So many young girls (and boys) are being SOLD into slavery by their parents or forced into it by coercion, threat of violence or manipulation. It is so easy to turn a blind eye to this problem. It is a sickening reality to face, but the fact is that so many are being directly affected by human trafficking. They NEED others to step up and fight for them, to spread awareness for their situation and to be their voice when they can not speak for themselves! You can make a difference from the comfort of your own home simply by purchasing a bar of soap. Twice Cleansed Soap is organic, non toxic, fragrance free, dye free, and consisted of 80% olive oil. Profits from every bar of soap sold are dedicated to funding the fight against trafficking, starting first with preventative measures that create jobs with dignity as an alternative. Check out the Twice Cleansed store to learn more about their soap and their fight against human trafficking.
A STORY of HOPE—shaped as a bar of organic, olive oil soap;
A CAUSE worthy of the effort;
A COMMITMENT to fighting sex-trafficking around the world;
A GOAL of redeeming lives while refreshing our own.
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WHAT IS SEX-TRAFFICKING?
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”
Domestic minor sex trafficking occurs when U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident minors (under the age of 18) are commercially sexually exploited. Children can be commercially sexually exploited through prostitution, pornography, and/or erotic entertainment.
The commercial aspect of the sexual exploitation is critical to separating the crime of trafficking from sexual assault, molestation or rape. The term “commercial sex act” is defined by the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act as the giving or receiving of anything of value (money, drugs, shelter, food, clothes, etc.) to any person in exchange for a sex act.
The age of the victim is the critical issue — there is no requirement to prove force, fraud, or coercion was used to secure the victim’s actions. The law recognizes the effect of psychological manipulation by the trafficker, as well as the effect of threat of harm which traffickers/pimps use to maintain control over their young victims.” –twice cleansed website