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Human Trafficking

Woman Abused, Attempted To Inseminate Captive Over 2 Years

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.29.2017 | Crime

A young woman smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico said she endured two years of horrific abuse at the hands of a Florida woman who repeatedly tried to ...

What’s Really Missing In The D.C. Missing Girls Case

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.27.2017 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The media and D.C. police and city officials were hammered for allegedly ignoring the plight of more than a dozen missing black and Latina girls in Wa...

What Is Human Trafficking?

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.29.2017 | Impact
Tom Lowery

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It’s the exploitation of people and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some t...

Here Are Some Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About D.C.'s Missing Teens

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 04.02.2017 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON ― In mid-March, The Huffington Post and other news outlets published stories about the number of missing black and Latinx teenagers in th...

Motel Turned Blind Eye To Child Sex Traffickers For Profit, Teen's Suit Claims

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.14.2017 | Crime

A motel accused of looking the other way as children were shuffled in and out of its rooms for sexual exploitation is facing what may be the first law...

Anti-slavery Movement says Trump Approach to Fighting Slavery "Falls Short"

Free The Slaves | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Free The Slaves

A little-noticed executive order last week from President Donald Trump has directed federal officials to ramp-up efforts to target transnational crimi...

White House Threatening Rule that Combats Slavery in Africa

Free The Slaves | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Our work to end slavery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is under threat. Our Congolese partner organizations say an executive order bein...

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Terminal 3 in Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 - The wifi signal barely c...

Womankind Emerges from NYC Asian Women's Center

Jim Luce | Posted 02.01.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

On the heels of President Trump's inauguration and historic women's marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women's Center changed its name to ...

Standing Firm for Freedom

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Trafficking Prevention Month ends today, but we would like to ask Free the Slaves supporters to remain vigilant throughout the year. With fast-moving ...

5 Ways You Can Help Stop Child Sex Trafficking

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

It is most likely happening in the city you live in. It may be happening in your neighborhood. It might even be happening to someone you know.

My New Year's Resolution: Stop the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Trafficking Survivors

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

For lawmakers and advocates in Washington, D.C., this New Year marks the beginning of a new Administration, a new Congress, and an opportunity to refl...

The Power of Unconditional Love to Heal the Trauma of Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

The team at Sojourner Center is dedicated to the field of domestic violence. We go to work every day now at a campus that includes the Southwest's lar...

Why I Free Slaves: Psychologist Sheila Siegel

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.20.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Sheila Siegel, a retired clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, first saw slavery in a shop in Jaipur, India. She had gone in to buy a ...

Why I Free Slaves: Teacher Robert Birk

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.19.2016 | Education
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel In Robert Birk's 8th-grade English class, his students read The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. The abolitionist's powerful auto...

Yellow Cabs and Strip Clubs:New York Sells Inequality

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 12.16.2016 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

I get angry about things, then go on and work. ― Toni Morrison Gloria Steinem often reminds us that the strongest predictor of whether a country...

Why I Free Slaves: Rabbi Debra Orenstein

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Slavery is a key part of Jewish identity. The central narrative of Jewish faith is being enslaved in ancient Egypt; it is the story th...

Global Human Rights Award for our Congo Partner

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Overcoming fear is essential to freedom, and in eastern Congo there is plenty to be frightened about. Millions have died in conflict over the region's...

A Beautiful Journey: In Kolkata, a New Light Shines Over an Old Darkness

Karen J. Francis | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel
Karen J. Francis

© Anirudh Agarwal I was nervous when I entered Soma Home, a girls' residence established by New Light India to house and raise the children of Kolk...

Why I Free Slaves - Actress Virginia Williams

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Virginia Williams, a Hollywood television actress, did not seek out Free the Slaves. She was actually wary at first. Seven years ago ...

Why I Free Slaves - Investor Margaret Graff

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.30.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Margaret Graff, an investment professional in Atlanta, helps her clients find charities that are both authentic and inspiring. She cou...

Don't Call Kids Prostitutes -- Count the States Protecting Them

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

I was at first infuriated, then deeply unsettled, by the headline and language of a Washington Post story last month that described two girls between ...

The Same Old, Same Old is Not Working for Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

If we want a world free from domestic violence, we must demand new ideas. At Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence research, advocacy, shelt...

Meet the Woman Taking on a Billion Dollar Industry

Jacqueline Lisenby | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Lisenby

There are a variety of reasons women start businesses. Financial is one. Some women decide to turn a hobby into a business. Then, there's Jan Edwards...

Why I Free Slaves - Author James Hannaham

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.18.2016 | Black Voices
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel In the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, James Hannaham sees slavery everywhere: the coffee shop, crowded sidewalks, the vegetable aisle of h...