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Human Trafficking

Connecting the Global Epidemic of Human Trafficking to the Domestic Violence Epidemic

Maria Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Maria Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Last year, Americans were riveted by a terrifying story about an FBI sting in which four Arizona men were caught planning to participate in an auction...

Lessons Learned From A Human Trafficking Activist

Suraj Sehgal | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Suraj Sehgal

At the end of the day, as a human being, I believe we are obliged to protect each other regardless of age or gender. Don't we all deserve to live freely and without fear, our fundamental right to safety guaranteed? So let's push for this vision of a future, together!

Merging Is More Than A Traffic Term

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Germayne Graham UCF Forum columnist On my drive to work I have to merge onto three very busy roadways. I am constantly saying to myself: "Please j...

Nearly 60% Of Countries At Risk Of Using Slaves In Supply Chains: Report

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact

LONDON, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according ...

Teaching Supply Chain Managers How to Fight Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves They typically work in nondescript cubicles in corporate office parks -- and they usuall...

The Seeds Of Compassion: On The Path To Ending Slavery

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

Photo by Lisa Kristine When I was a child growing up in Detroit, my Irish Catholic mother tried to instill in me a deep respect for two principles: P...

Catholic Church Responds to Slavery at Sea

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and S...

Cosmopolitan Revolt: 'Born Again Virgin' Movement Spawns Empowerment

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Noel Irwin Hentschel

"Sex in the City" is out of vogue and has departed prime time. Every human wants to be loved and to love, but does not want to be used or abused. The...

Fighting Slavery a Bipartisan Priority in 2016 Election

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Free The Slaves

The Democratic and Republican conventions are over, and the 2016 general election campaign is now underway. Party officials at both conventions includ...

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

Who Gets the Gains from Trade?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Let's start the debate about trade policy on the right foot. Everyone I know is "for" trade. A better question is, "Who gets the gains from trade?" ...

Homeless Youth Deserve The National Spotlight

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

As the nation's two parties gather for their nominating conventions, we hear a lot of talk about homeland security, public safety, and economic opport...

2016 Freedom Award to Target Bonded Labor Slavery in India or Nepal

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Free the Slaves periodically honors survivors, activists and organizations that demonstrate outstanding courage, innovation and dedication in the figh...

Human Trafficking Victim Shares Tragic Story At DNC, Praises Clinton's Efforts

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact

A devastating, but largely hidden issue, got center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Ima Matul opened up about the years ...

Minnesota Mom Accused Of Beating, Enslaving Chinese Woman As Her Nanny

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

A Chinese woman’s American dream turned into a nightmare, authorities say, when she was enslaved by a Minnesota woman who starved and beat her while...

Africa needs collaboration and support to tackle crime at sea

The Conversation Africa | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Hennie van As, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Illegal fishing and its associated criminal activity at sea is an intractable and major interna...

Obama raises the stakes for multinationals to combat human trafficking

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Dimitar Georgiev In February 2016, President Obama finally eliminated a loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930 that allowed imports regardless of how ...

Debt-Free Weddings Prevent Slavery in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Rajneesh Kumar Yadav Free the Slaves India Country Director Indian weddings are legendary - they are large, loud, colorful, and can last for days....

US adds to pressure on Qatar to move on labour reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A recently published US State Department report on human trafficking provides Qatar with yet another roadmap to counter World Cup-...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Ad Campaign Reveals 'Ugly Truth' About Human Trafficking In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact

If you think human trafficking is a terrible thing that happens in countries far away, you’re dead wrong. A new ad campaign from the San Diego Distr...

Irrepressible Hope: 4th Of July, There Is Still Much To Celebrate

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Is all right with our country? Of course not. But all is not wrong, either. And on the 4th of July there is still much to celebrate. There are worthy dreams we know are being pursued.

You Could Help Save A Trafficking Victim's Life With Your Hotel Room Pic

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Just snapping a photo of your hotel room the next time you go on vacation could help save a trafficking victim. Human trafficking is the world’s fas...

New 30-Min Film Takes You Face to Face with Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Today we are thrilled to release a poignant new film that features the work of Free the Sl...

Book Review: Child Migration and Human Rights in a Golden Age

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Tinsley

Princeton's promotional website begins its pitch for this book with the question, "Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise?"