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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

"It's Not My Problem" Is No Longer Acceptable: Child Trafficking in the United States

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

With domestic and international terrorism, refugee crises around the world, and a Presidential race filled with ugly diatribe dominating the news cycles, it seems there is no place for an issue like child exploitation in the news.

The Epidemic That's Taking Children's Lives But Almost No One Is Talking About

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.

Let's Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in January and Beyond

Megan Foo | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Megan Foo

Designating a "Human Trafficking Awareness Month" thus not only ensures that issue of human trafficking is visible on the public radar screen, but more importantly mobilizes us to take steps to effect sustainable change in the lives of trafficked individuals across the world.

Woman Who Escaped Her Sex Trafficking Captors Becomes Advocate For Victims

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact

After Jhinna Pinchi escaped her sex traffickers in 2009, she braved her way through death threats and triumphed over legal red tape repeatedly in an e...

Human Trafficking Survivors Open Up About Horrors

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact

A $32-billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the U.S. State Department. An es...

Everything You Need To Know About Human Trafficking In 1 Graphic

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

From the World Economic Forum to the approaching Super Bowl to the current advocacy month, awareness surrounding human trafficking is swelling. To ...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably also know that trafficke...

Jessica Prois

Human Trafficking Victim Shares Story Of Captivity On 'Freedom Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

Margaret Howard became a victim of domestic human trafficking at 13 years old, when she ran away from home and was later picked up on a southern Illin...

WATCH: Alvin Ailey Tackles Human Trafficking

Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

From a young man's reckoning with a diagnosis of HIV ("Home," 2011) to the story of African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom ("Reve...

Human Trafficking and Stopping the Unthinkable

Nicole Melancon | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

An estimated 5.5 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking -- an absolute disgrace. What is even harder to believe is that thousands of these children are within the United States and child trafficking occurs within every single state.

Human Trafficking Victims Face Greater Peril by Congressional Delays

Mary C. Ellison | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Mary C. Ellison

All across the country, people are waking up to the fact that modern-day slavery is happening in their own backyards, and they want their elected officials to take action.

Could Congressional Indifference Kill the 'Most Important Anti-Trafficking Law Ever Passed'?

Greg Asbed | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Greg Asbed

There is simply no justification for returning to the dark days when forced labor went mostly unrevealed, and vulnerable workers were forced to suffer in silence at the hands of their employers.

Obama Pushed For More Support On Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact

Updated Fri. Jan. 11, 10:36 a.m. EST Many are captives who are trafficked for sex, sold by their poverty-stricken parents. Others toil in sweatshop...