We have trained Law enforcement officers, Teachers, Medical professionals, business, multiple clubs, schools, reservations, in several counties in Montana.
Glory For Ashes is volunteer based, and all our events have been offered at no cost to the participants. This requires a great team of commited volunteers that selflessly give their time and some times resources to help with events. We have many volunteers in several cities that are actively working to help organize events to bring awareness about and prevent human trafficking.
Founder & Director
I am Grace Manchala the Founder, Executive Director of Glory For Ashes. I started Glory For Ashes, because of the personal experiences of abuse and trauma. Through my recovery I am now able to help many people.
I am Phinehas Manchala. I am 18 years old and a student of Flathead Valley Community College. I am majoring in computer science and I am the graphic designer for Glory for Ashes. I do a lot of other things as well for Glory for Ashes.
Grace clenched her newborn close to her chest as sobs wracked her frail body. She stood at the edge of a dark rooftop; the lure of death sweeter than life itself. She could see no way out, not just for her, but for her baby as well…
Finding Grace is a heart-wrenching story of an Indian girl whose childhood is shattered by abuse and splintered by evil. Paralyzed with fear, her screams are silenced by the religious ironclad dictates of shame and honor. Can Grace overcome her tragic past and cultural disgrace? Will she ever claw her way out of her nightmare and maybe, one day, even find forgiveness and redemption?
Survivors experience a certain level of trauma, hindering them from living their fullest life. Most victims hide behind guilt and shame, some fill their emptiness with addictions………
This book is a guiding tool for parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, youth group leaders, teenagers, guardians, and survivors to understand the ways in which abuse most often occurs, and to shed light on the signs and indications of abuse. It is to encourage, to start healthy conversations, in order to prevent unforeseen trauma and drama.
Join Grace Manchala in her sweeping memoir as she gives you a first-hand account of the God who embraced her pain and pursued her into her deepest sorrow. Experience the powerful love of the God who transformed a woman once crushed and fragmented into a woman fearless and unstoppable.
Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs
To bring awareness about abuse and its implications leading to Human Trafficking
To end human trafficking and help victims of abuse to be restored.
Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery. A victim is forced, in one of a variety of ways, into a situation of dependency on their trafficker and then used by said trafficker to give sexual services to customers.
Poverty, Lack of Education, demand for Cheap Labor, demand for Sex, Lack of Human rights for Vulnerable groups, Lack of legitimate economic opportunities, Social factors and cultural practices, Conflict and natural disaster, unsafe immigration policies, Broken family system. https://www.humanrightscareers.com/issues/10-causes-of-human-trafficking/
Psychological and Behavioral Clues Being able to recognize the psychological and emotional consequences of human trafficking can also be helpful in identifying victims. Victims often: · Develop general feelings of helplessness, shame, guilt, self-blame, and humiliation; · Suffer from shock and denial, or display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, panic attacks, anxiety, and depression; · Suffer from sleep or eating disorders; · Become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol as a way to cope with or “escape” their situation, or as a method of control used by their traffickers; · Become emotionally numb, detached, and disassociated from the physical and psychological trauma and display “flat affect”; or · Experience “trauma bonding” with the trafficker, positively identifying with the trafficker and believing that, despite repeated abuse, the trafficker is a loving boyfriend, spouse, or parent.
Human Trafficking is happening in every continent in the world. In the United States, major cities in Texas, Florida, New York and California, see human trafficking in higher numbers than other cities. Human trafficking is both a domestic and global crime, with victims trafficked within their own country, to neighboring countries and between continents. Victims can vary from different age groups and different gender and people group. Women and children are often used for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, beauty industry. Men are more likely to be used for forced labor apart from sexual exploitation, organ trafficking. One in five victims of human trafficking are children. Children are also exploited for the purposes of forced begging, child pornography or child labor. Their smaller hands may also be used in tasks like sewing or untangling fishing wire.
Learn the indicators of human trafficking so you can help identify a potential trafficking victim.
Be a conscientious and informed consumer. check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.
Volunteer and support anti-trafficking efforts in your community.
Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know you care about combating human trafficking, and ask what they are doing to address it.
Host an awareness-raising event to watch and discuss films about human trafficking
Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.
Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include modern slavery in their curriculum
Be well-informed. Set up a web alert to receive current human trafficking news
Work with a local religious community or congregation
Students: Take action on your campus
Health Care Providers: Learn how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims
Attorneys: Offer human trafficking victims legal services
Law Enforcement officers and schoolteachers were given continuing education credits for the training seminars held in 2017 and 2018.