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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyards

AWHONN | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women

by, Leith Merrow Mullaly, RN, MSN, IBCLC Slim and obese, tall and short, strikingly beautiful and very plain, black, Asian and white...literally the ...

Human Trafficking Survivors Share 5 Ways To Help End Practice

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact

A new report is ensuring human trafficking survivors’ voices are heard. On Tuesday, the U.S. government released its first-ever report on human traf...

Traffickers Likely To Prey On Kids In Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact

Before Hurricane Matthew hit, underserved children in Haiti were at risk for human trafficking. The effects of the storm have now exacerbated those ri...

Game Theory Applied

Diana Mao | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Diana Mao

From the results of the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum in June to the endless, senseless violence making forgettable headline after forgettable he...

NBC Comedy About Mail-Order Bride Canceled After Twitter Backlash

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact

NBC canceled a new show called “Mail Order Family” after it provoked a serious backlash online. The series, which Deadline reported was in devel...

A New Start for Toronto Trafficking Survivors

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Is there anything better than a new beginning, a safe bedroom to call your own, the smell of a fresh coat of paint, and people around you who want not...

Prosecution Without Persecution: Tackling Criminals, While Respecting Migrants' Rights

Yury Fedotov | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Yury Fedotov

For justice to prevail, and to apply to every child, woman and man, we must work ceaselessly together, share responsibility and acknowledge that we cannot stand on the side lines while humans suffer.

'Kung Fu' Nuns Bike The Himalayas To Protest Human Trafficking

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion

Clad in black sweatpants, red jackets and white helmets, the hundreds of cyclists pedaling the treacherously steep, narrow mountain passes to India fr...

A Supreme Court Step to Fight Trafficking

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The highest court in the country has spoken, and now, considered one of the most common places for child sex trafficking victims to be ad...

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

Croatia's Upcoming Elections - Rampant Voter Fraud, Anti-Semitism, Far-Right Surge and Security Threats Impacting the West

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, International Leaders Summit Croatia's electorate prepares to vote for the second tim...

How Mobile Phones Provide Hope to Slaves in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Malika Mehta How do you reach people enslaved in India to inform them that freedom is possible? Call them! Mobile phones are everywhere in Indi...

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

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Maria E. 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 08.26.2016 | 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...