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Let's Confine Slavery to the History Books

Monique Villa | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Monique Villa

I am convinced that big corporations are the key players in the fight against slavery. Today, if you compare state GDP to net profits, global corporations are bigger and more powerful than many nation states. They certainly have the ability to implement changes in their production chains very quickly if needed.

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Deborah Swiss | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

I first learned about Nomi Network when I purchased a "Buy her bag, not her body" tote. Trafficking survivors design and manufacture these bags with locally sourced materials such as recycled rice sacks.

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

How Men Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

By Ed Ouellette, TakePart Let me tell you a true story—Brianna’s story. Brianna was a normal teenage girl. She was an all-star athlete and a...

Gang Charged For High School Prostitution Ring

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Education

Five members of a street gang in Fairfax County, Va., are charged with forcing high school students to work in their prostitution ring, an FBI affidav...

Eleanor Goldberg

Sex Trafficking Survivor Risks Life To Fight Slavery, Spread Of HIV/AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

This story is part of a series celebrating HIV/AIDS activists in honor of Thursday's World AIDS Day. Her house has been burned down. She's had her ...

Why Didn't Someone Help Her?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

"I went to the bathroom and locked the door," 18-year-old Ashley Billasano tweeted. "I took apart a razor. I did what I had to do to forget. I swea...

Busted After Forcing Girl Into Prostitution And Tattoo Pimp's Name On Her Chest

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.24.2011 | Denver

Three people were charged Wednesday by Denver prosecutors over allegations that they forced a 17-year-old to commit acts of prostitution. Chester ...

Sexual Trafficking in Israel

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

January 11 was Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The statistics are overwhelming. Sexual trafficking makes up a significant percentage of these numbers. No country is immune.

Duo Arrested, Accused Of Prostituting 15-Year-Old Mentally Disabled Girl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people were arrested this weekend after allegedly prostituting a 15-year-old mentally disabled girl on the West Side. Around midnight on Frida...

Human Trafficking Crackdown Avoided In Albania With Speedboats

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was only after her trafficker sealed her mouth with electrical tape, drugged her and threatened to kill her family that the childlike woman, now 27...