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Human Trafficking

21st Century Abolitionist

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Anisa Mehdi

Abolishing slavery is not a 19th century concern that was concluded with the 13th Amendment in 1865. Slavery is alive and well today at an unprecedented level.

Finding Hope in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Human trafficking, or the exploitation of vulnerabilities for commercial gain, can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This type of injustice is nothing new.

Human Development and the Integration of Vulnerable Migrants

Donald Kerwin | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Immigrants must respect the core values and laws of their new communities. However, it does not follow that they should be required to abandon their cultures. Unity, not uniformity, should be the goal, and the foundation for unity should be a commitment to shared values like justice, the rule-of-law, civil rights, religious freedom, equality and the common good.

Bay Area Nuns Fight Human Trafficking Before Super Bowl, All Year Long

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.07.2016 | Impact

A group of nuns from across the Bay Area uses its platform to campaign against human trafficking. In recent months, they have increased their ed...

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

Sex Trafficking Hype Surrounding The Super Bowl Does More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact

Every year, media outlets warn of the impending sex trafficking tidal wave that's supposed to hit whichever city is hosting the Super Bowl. Every yea...

DC Hotel Joins Fight Against Child Prostitution

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 02.04.2016 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

On Friday, AccorHotels, the owner of Hotel Sofitel in Washington, DC, joined the global fight against child prostitution.

Victims of Human Trafficking Must Be Treated As Victims

Preston Shipp | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Preston Shipp

As we commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness month, we should be especially concerned with healing victims of the kind of trauma caused by being trafficked for sex, even if those victims have acted out violently.

A Letter To The Good Men Out There

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

There are men in our communities who are predators and pedophiles. But not all men are like that. You are not like that. So I'm asking you: will you please be our protectors? Would you be a voice of conscience to the men around you?

Feds Allegedly Handed Immigrant Teens Over To Human Traffickers

The Washington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Latino Voices

On the phone, the boy was frantic. After traveling hundreds of miles from a village in Guatemala, he had made it across the U.S. border and into a go...

In North Dakota's Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

While other parts of the west were overtaken with the fracking boom, the Turtle Mountain Band said no thanks. Here's the difference it made.

How to Avoid (or Not Avoid) Your Neighbor

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

"Love your neighbor!" That's what I said as I challenged my church with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. After concluding the service, I made my way...

Five Harmful Myths About Human Trafficking

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Human trafficking is complicated. It's kept under wraps, overlooked, and often ignored. Few reliable studies exist about its prevalence. As a result, it's often hard to separate myth from fact when trying to understand this horrific abuse of human rights.

The Dangerous Rise of Online Child Pornography

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child pornography has found a welcome home on the internet, and is in truth a multi-billion dollar online industry, with over 100,000 sites dedicated to the crime, and is one of the fastest growing online businesses.

Human Trafficking and Racial Justice

Juhu Thukral | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Even as there is greater understanding of these issues of coercion, there is still a basic confusion over how to describe trafficking, and how to convey the experiences of victims and survivors.

"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.

It's Time To Take Note and Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Dr. Michael B. Brown

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time for realizing that slavery actually did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. As a matter of fact, the U.S. State Department tells us that there are 12.3 million "trafficking slaves" around the world today.

When Human Trafficking Victims Are Among Your Church Congregation

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Everyone is looking to be loved. Anna was no exception. While still in her late teens, she met and fell in love with an older man who gave her what she craved. "Could he be the one to love and accept me for who I am?" she wondered.

The Next Wave of Retail

Diana Mao | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Diana Mao

The Global economy experienced sluggish growth in 2015 with large retailers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Macy's experiencing dips in their reven...

The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking and Foster Children

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child Sex Trafficking. It's an ugly secret that many in the 21st century simply do not know about. It is also an ugly dark secret that many today wi...

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.

Massage Parlor Owner’s Robbery Story Doesn’t Have A Happy Ending

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Crime

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FBI & Local Police Seize Adult Entertainment Website "The Review Board"

Katherine Koster | Posted 01.07.2016 | Crime
Katherine Koster

On Wednesday morning, dozens of local adult workers and clients in the Pacific Northwest were logging onto The Review Board to place advertisements, c...

An Vote Tomorrow to Keep Kids Safe

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.

U.S. Ban on Thai Seafood Unlikely

Matt Rusling | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Matt Rusling

Calls are growing louder for a U.S. ban on Thai seafood imports amid shocking reports of slave labor used in the industry. But the United States is unlikely to take any major action against Thailand right now.