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Excerpts from 'the Biography of Venetia Joubert'


Re human trafficking/sexual slavery in Cambodia/Thailand and Charity abuse


Joubert felt extremely unhappy when she counted at least one Lexus pas by her each second, in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in an area funded by Ngo's/charity organizations. The money from the charity organizations appears to be being used by government officials and the charity organizations themselves and not on the people, as the people in the surrounding areas are desperately poor. Her suspicions were confirmed when she spoke to a number of charity and social workers as well as local people.


She noticed many children on garbage dumps sifting for food or goods to sell.


Joubert felt quite traumatized when she visited several Cambodian orphanages. Joubert went to one and found a boy of 9 years old who suffered from cerebral palsy. This meant that he was unable to move and merely stared at the ceiling all day. The Catholic nuns who looked after him seemed very disinterested in changing his environment for him. He also had 6 massive lesions in his lips and his lips were severely bleeding. His lips were slit in 6 places. When Joubert asked what was wrong, they stated he had 'a fever'. Joubert researched cerebral palsy and found out that he was suffering from vitamin deficiencies because he had not been fed correctly. Joubert offered to help to raise money for the orphanage, however the elder nun refused her help. Joubert offered to adopt the child, but the nun said that it was a lengthy process and probably not achievable. She then told Joubert that she was dressed inapropriately and could only return fully covered from head to toe. Joubert wanted to take photographs of the child but was not allowed to.


Joubert told the story to a local teacher. The teacher stated that she had taken all her money and bought clothing and food and bedding for one orphanage, however when she came back she found out the principle had sold everything and syphoned the money into his account. Joubert also witnessed children she felt had been sold into sexual slavery and were also forced to pick pocket. She heard children as young as 6 and 9 years old using the world 'yum-yum' to foreigners which meant they were asking to provide felacio for money. She noticed how every time she went to the border, the children's hair had been dyed and recolored so as to look like different children so that people would think they were giving funds to new children. They were receiving very little money however. She was told by some social workers that children were bought for the price of a bicycle into slavery (human trafficking/sexual slavery). Often their fathers had sex with them before selling them to 'inititiate' them. They also were given heroin, which is in plentiful supply in Cambodia and very cheap and available, to prevent them from leaving the industry.



She was also told that the females who were too young to have sex because their vaginas were too small, had natural cork placed in them. Then water was added to force the vagina to expand. Joubert was told also that there were housing facilites that had hundreds of prostitutes in supply, most were made of cardboard boxes in abandoned buildings. Nevertheless the buildings were 'serviced' well as male customers were provided with duck eggs, and a plentiful supply of drugs along with multiple women and children. For three dollars or less a whole orgy could take place...


To worsen matters, when Joubert briefly taught in Bangkok, one of the teachers in her company was arrested for being a pedophile. Hundreds of photos were found in his apartment of him performing acts with children of ten and under, each was paid the equivalent of a few bars of candy.


Re alternative energy:


Joubert feels that wind power, sea power and hybrid cars could end the gas and electricity problem, thus saving lives (in countries such as Darfur) by providing food for the poor at low costs. She also feels that these could ensure massive rapid global transportation. Initially, however Joubert feels that people in Africa and even certain parts of Asia need to be provided with manure, water, and seeds to help support themselves. Medicated charcoal and antibiotics needs to be allocated to prevent diarrhea and urinary tract infections and nets need to be provided to prevent malaria. Joubert contracted typhoid while in Thailand in 2007 and became anorexic as a result. She was impoverished and unable to pay for a doctor at the time and the experience changed her life. She then did some research. She read that dehydration is one of the lead causes of death in the world due to dirty water and felt this should be emphasized in global charity documentation. She felt that antibiotics should be made readily available to the poor to stop lower respitory infection (colds) which is also one of the leading killers. She noticed that the 'street children' she was encountering either suffered from AIDS due to sexual abuse, diarrhea and/or colds. In her still photos you can see symptoms of these illnesses in the children.


Re problems in south africa/zimbabwe



As a teenager, Venetia became involved in many charities and felt frustrated when she was unable to help the burgeoning population of babies in orphanages. At this point of her life she decided to dedicate her life to making films about poverty. Later, just before she graduated school, she was subjected to viewing horrific events related to faction fighting in South Africa, where she witnessed brutal uncensored deaths, such as the necklacing, burning and decapitation of victims of opposing tribal gangs. Ruscilla Joubert who was known in society pages for her sharp mind and insightful thoughts, was then asked to write a thank you speech for Foreign Minister of South Africa Pik Botha, whom she hoped would help in aiding the transition process from apartheid to post apartheid era. Venetia Joubert’s sister, Camilla, wrote an article regarding her fears for Zimbabwe’s people and about the current genocides occurring ( in the Vancouver Sun Newspaper (2008)


Joubert's aunt, Roylene Angel, appears in her videos and talks about the enormous Aids problem in South africa. she states that she believes at least half of South Africa is infected but that the problem is hidden and cannot be documented as people infected do not go to hospitals. She also talks about babies and children being raped in South Africa, where the rape/violence toward children and women levels is at the highest in the world.'


Please call your senator re asking for more orgnaizations to be monitered on line so that funds are not syphoned to the wrong people. Also call re helping Zimbabwe with their famine.....or make your friends/family associates can make a difference, it all starts with one....

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Taken on March 5, 2009