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Human Traffickers

The Disturbing Reality of Human Trafficking and Children

Allison Chawla | Posted 12.20.2015 | Impact
Allison Chawla

Slavery is not dead at all. It is actually thriving and cashes in more than $8 million a year without any law that prohibits this type of slavery.

Five Travel Tips To Help Stop Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).

Too Few Groups Can Give Trafficking Victims Escape From ‘Hell'

Associated Press | JULIET LINDERMAN | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact

BALTIMORE (AP) — Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomato...

Tough Anti-Trafficking Laws Won't Be Effective Without Funds: Officials

Associated Press | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

As awareness of America's sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those g...

Raid By Thai Police Exposes Human Trafficking Ring

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — A raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand exposed a ring that trafficked Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the c...

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

Subway Owners Arrested After Human Trafficking Investigation

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

Married couple Amrutlal Patel and Dakshaben Patel were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly harboring and employing illegal aliens in their four Subway R...

Afghan Refugees Risk Smugglers, Deportation In Search Of A New Life

Agence France Presse | Usman Sharifi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

An elderly Afghan man with a bearded, tired face gazes from the television screen and says sadly: "My son wouldn't listen to me. He borrowed money jus...

Technology to Fight Modern Slavery

Bradley Myles | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Bradley Myles

Human trafficking and slavery is in all of our backyards. It exists in nearly every country on earth and is a $32 billion industry. Technology can also be a powerful force to stop traffickers and help victims of this abuse find help. But there is still more we can do.

WATCH: The Newest Voice Against Child Sex Trafficking

Posted 03.15.2013 | Black Voices

Human trafficking has taken center stage not only in Washington, where president Obama outlined steps to combat the form of modern-day slavery last ye...

Ending Human Trafficking -- Now Is Our Time for Action

Amol Mehra | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Amol Mehra

By all measures, 2012 was full of successes in the battle against these egregious human rights violations, but even more so, the stage is set for 2013 to be a truly historic turning point in the fight against human trafficking.

California Puts Human Traffickers On Notice

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California voters sent a strong message to human traffickers Tuesday when they elected to impose harsher sentences on those convicted of the crime. ...

Human Trafficking Happens More Than We Know

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Sex work and human trafficking are not the same. A sex worker is someone with agency, who is over the age of 18 and willfully choosing to do sex work. Trafficking victims and survivors are people who are trapped, coerced and threatened.

11-Year-Old Albino Girl BEHEADED In Swaziland Witchcraft Ritual

news.ninemsn.com.au | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An albino girl from Swaziland has been shot dead and then beheaded for the sake of witchcraft, according to reports....

Live-Streaming The Freedom Awards: Celebrating Anti-Slavery Heroes

Peggy Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peggy Callahan

I dreamed up the Freedom Awards because in Free the Slaves we insist that the people who are closest to slavery should be the leaders and spokespersons of the anti-slavery movement. Who better to tell the world that this is real slavery?