James Pond is the Founder and Executive Director of Transitions, an organization restoring the lives of young girls rescued from sex trafficking through the power of a dream. After 8 years in the Marine Corps and 10 years in corporate America, James and his family gave up their lives in the U.S. and began working to combat sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. Transitions operates innovative and holistic programs for survivors that have gained international attention for their professionalism, pioneering spirit, and success. James completed his master’s degree doing extensive research on global slavery issues and has consulted on anti-trafficking projects in Indonesia, Greece, India and the U.S. He currently lives between Phnom Penh and Cincinnati with his wife and three children.
See James elsewhere:
• James’s Blog
• Transitions Website
James Pond :: History of Sex Trafficking
“Sex trafficking isn’t something new…it’s only coming into our purview because of globalization,” according to James Pond, Founder and Executive Director/Consultant at Transitions. In fact, sex trafficking is probably one of the oldest forms of exploitation in human history.
James Pond :: How are girls rescued from sex slavery in Cambodia?
“When someone says there are 27 million slaves in the world today, my first question is ‘Who counted them?’” says James Pond, Founder and Executive Director/Consultant at Transitions. Anti-trafficking is complex because of the underground nature of the commercial sex industry, but the typical rescue is fairly tame, uneventful and non-violent.
James Pond :: What should we be doing to address male sexual entitlement?
“I think as fathers we need to start raising our sons with a greater level of integrity,” says James Pond, Founder and Executive Director/Consultant at Transitions. “I think we need to be more vocal about it, and I think we need to be talking to other men.” The answer to male sexual entitlement will come from men speaking into it and having honest conversations about sexuality and the way women are treated and viewed.
More James Pond Videos
James Pond :: Are any organizations addressing the demand for prostitution in Cambodia?
James Pond :: Are boys sexually trafficked in Cambodia?
James Pond :: Are there girls in Transition Global’s program dealing with substance abuse?
James Pond :: Can we eliminate the demand for commercial sex?
James Pond :: Can trafficked women return to their families in Cambodia?
James Pond :: Can Transitions Global’s program work in the absence of jobs for women?
James Pond :: Christianity vs. Buddhism at Transitions Global
James Pond :: Do Cambodian politics help or hinder sex trafficking?
James Pond :: Do girls that are re-trafficked have access to Transition Global’s program?
James Pond :: Does the male sex drive propel sex trafficking?
James Pond :: Does Transitions teach Christianity to the girls in the program?
James Pond :: Does Transitions Global teach victims of sex trafficking how to develop healthy relationships?
James Pond :: How are girls referred to Transitions Global?
James Pond :: How can formerly trafficked girls re-enter a society that has exploited them?
James Pond :: How does Transitions Global address medical issues?
James Pond :: Is sex tourism an issue in Cambodia?
James Pond :: Is there corporate support for anti-trafficking work?
James Pond :: Is there opposition to Transitions and their anti-trafficking work?
James Pond :: Is there a relationship between pornography and sex tourism?
James Pond :: Prostitution-related Stigma in Cambodia
James Pond :: Supply and Demand in the Cambodian Sex Industry
James Pond :: What is Transitions Global’s process and success rate?
James Pond :: What kind of worldview do the girls in Transitions Global’s program have?
James at The Justice Conference 2012
James Pond :: Are formerly trafficked boys being rehabilitated in Cambodia?
James Pond :: Are more girls sold or kidnapped into sex trafficking?
James Pond :: Do the recovering girls have a voice in their rehabilitation?
James Pond :: Does Transitions intend to begin a U.S. program?
James Pond :: Does Transitions offer internships?
James Pond :: How do you reintegrate girls across borders?
James Pond :: How have you kept yourself and your staff from burning out?
James Pond :: How was your international staff received by the Cambodian locals?
James Pond :: What are the difficulties working with formerly trafficked adults?
James Pond :: What is your role as a male in rehabilitating trafficked girls?
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