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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Australian iReporter JArvela said that for International Women's Day in 2014 she wanted a world where women and children could be free from exploitation. "The statement I chose is significant to me," she said. "Throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate study, I have focused on gaining an understanding of the complex social, political, and even envoronmental forces behind human trafficking; in particular women and children. My travel and professional life align with the goal of one day being in a position to have an affect on this often unrecognised, and sometimes accepted, issue of international slavery."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    March 8, 2014 International Women's Day.

    'Build a world where I can say that there are no longer women and children trafficked into prostitution.'

    This photo was taken on Dawes Point in Sydney, Australia. The iconic Sydney Opera House is behind me on this overcast summers day.

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