Hip-Hop Humanitarian launches an ANTI Human-Trafficking, ANTI Child-Pornography Campaign. IamConstance.org to provide victims with a voice
Los Angeles, CA â€“ Mr. J Medeiros is an eloquent hip-hop artist on a mission to create massive social change through music, in more areas than one. In keeping with the release of his debut solo-album â€œOf gods and girlsâ€ on July 24th, 2007, Mr. J officially launches his anti child trafficking campaign â€œIamConstance.orgâ€ in Los Angeles today; a website that relates to the non-traditional, â€œhitâ€ single off the album: â€œConstanceâ€.
â€œConstanceâ€ is the true story of a girl raised in The Philippines, kidnapped, and forced into prostitution and internet pornography at a young age. The video for â€œConstanceâ€ (which has already compiled over 100,000 views on YouTube), illustrates how Americans support this scenario everyday through â€œlegalâ€ and â€œillegalâ€ internet porn sites.
â€œPeople donâ€™t see the connection between clicking on the internet here and someone being raped in a hotel room on the other side of the world,â€ exclaims J, â€œI want people to recognize our responsibility in what is happening here. Child pornography is a $3 Billion dollar market and the porn industry all together is $57 Billion worldwide; it brings in more money than professional football, baseball, and basketball franchises combined.â€
The story of Constance aims to show the massive population of pornography users, that they may be fueling rape, abuse, human-trafficking, and child pornography. This is where the â€œIamConstance.orgâ€ campaign comes into play â€“ the website hosts countless anonymous accounts from victims of trafficking, kidnapping and abuse. The purpose is to create change by revealing the magnitude of these atrocities.
The â€œI Am Constance Campaignâ€ was born when J released the video online, and was immediately flooded with hundreds of YouTube comments, MySpace letters and personal accounts from women and men sharing their painful stories evoked by watching â€œConstance.â€ This sent Medeiros on a mission to tell these peopleâ€™s stories, and show how many people are affected by this issue.
Mr. Jâ€™s hope is to increase awareness and accountability for these crimes. More than half of sexual assaults go unreported. J has partnered with organizations like HUMANTRAFFICKING.ORG, I Am Coming, and XXXchurch, in the hopes to break the silence about these crimes. They aim to rally support to demand that the UN increase minimum penalties for Human Trafficking worldwide. â€œ800,000 women and children are kidnapped, trafficked and raped each year. Thatâ€™s 2200 people each and every day, one every 39 seconds. Traffickers who are arrested may receive as little as 1 -4 years in prison. This has to stop,â€ demands J.
To watch the Constance video or to read like-minded â€œConstanceâ€ stories, and to visit Mr. J’s MySpace go to: