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Human Trafficking

Tackling Nepal's Human Traffickers

Nick Grono | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nick Grono

There's a long way to go, but working with local communities is a powerful strategy that can make a real difference to those who have been trafficked, or are in great risk - which is why we are committed to working in Nepal to combat modern slavery long after international memories of the earthquakes have faded.

Making a Dent in the Sex Trafficking Dilemma: The Story of Sudara

To The Market | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Sudara was established to provide training and jobs for survivors of human trafficking. By creating employment, and thus the opportunity for economic independence, Sudara offers an alternative pathway for women and children who have been otherwise unable to leave the sex industry.

Here's Proof Truckers May Be Better Poised To Rescue Sex Trafficking Victims Than Cops

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact

Sex trafficking remains a largely hidden crime in the U.S., but a fleet of truck drivers across the country are leading the charge in exposing the cr...

Religious Sisters Dress Up As Prostitutes To Rescue Trafficking Victims From Brothels

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infil...

Human Trafficking, Where Children Are Invisible

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Trafficking in persons is a profitable international trade; it is the third source of income for organized crime after drugs and arms. A complex phenomenon which interconnects with many factors and fuels the flow of international migration, it is a market that feeds itself endlessly.

Human Trafficking Survivor: I Was Raped 43,200 Times

CNN | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Mexico City (CNN)Karla Jacinto is sitting in a serene garden. She looks at the ordinary sights of flowers and can hear people beyond the garden walls...

US States Are Getting Better At Combating Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

It remains a crime largely hidden from public view, but U.S. states are at least starting to take a more forthcoming approach to combating child sex t...

If We Can't Measure Slavery, Does It Exist?

Monique Villa | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Monique Villa

Today, modern-day slavery is an invisible crime. There are no chains, the injuries are psychological, and the victims walk among us, mostly unnoticed, trapped in dark and illicit networks operating in the shadows.

'No Really... What Are You?'

The Establishment | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
The Establishment

I can almost feel my mother's heart break when I'm asked about my family history. I'm proud of my Filipino heritage, and proud to be an American, but when I think of the cost and loss my mother suffered, my pride is twinged with betrayal.

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story

Kelley Calkins | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kelley Calkins

Yeonmi Park's childhood reads like the kind of fiction best-suited for sadists, marked by starvation, the execution of a friend's mother, the imprisonment of her father, human trafficking, and chronic sexual violence.

In Dialogue With Emma Gage at the Nexus Youth Summit 2015

Sharad Khare | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

During my time at the Nexus Youth Summit this summer, I met a very smart, charismatic young woman that is changing the world through her passion of fashion and helping those who are affected by human trafficking.

Modern Slavery and American Exceptionalism

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

Everyday, we unknowingly feed the slave labor machine in our consumption of goods for which it is impossible to distinguish between those tainted by and free of slave labor.

A Beautiful Hope: A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lisa Williams

Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?"  Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.

A Salute to Warrior Women Past and Present

Alicia Nunn | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Alicia Nunn

Being the Warrior Woman that I am, I break down every barrier placed in front of my goals, even my own limiting beliefs. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to. And she is more than a secretary, sex object, and maid.

Modern Slavery and Measuring the SDGs

Fiona David | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Fiona David

In September 2015, world leaders gathered in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (or 'SDGs'). Alongside areas of focus such as poverty, hunger and health, the SDGs include a focus on productive employment and decent work.

Why You Should Stand With Andy Hall

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

We ask the company to thoroughly investigate and take action to ensure there is no modern slavery or exploitation in their business.

Nobel Laureate urges governments to follow U.N. lead on ending slavery

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The new U.N. global development pact may have been a significant step towards ending human trafficki...

Prayers for Howard Schultz, Starbucks and the Coffee Industry

Jonathan Walton | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

Would you pray with me? Father in Heaven in the mighty, transformative name of Your Son Jesus, I plead your redemptive blood over the coffee industry...

A Pimp's Ad, Direct to Our Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

It is hard enough to be a homeless young person, pulling yourself off the streets, without criminals luring you in the other direction, attempting to sexually exploit you in exchange for affordable rent.

Now That You Know

April L. Bogle | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
April L. Bogle

I cannot get this terrible thing off my mind. Neither could Susan Norris, so she wrote a book about it, Rescuing Hope, to help her find some peace.

Accused Sex Offender Allegedly Branded Runaways With Signature Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.01.2015 | Crime

 An Aurora, Colorado, man accused of taking in male runaways he met on Grindr in exchange for sex allegedly had another requirement --...

2015: Children As A Commodity (Trafficking of Children)

Christopher Burgess | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Christopher Burgess

The year is 2015. What has transpired in 15 years, and the hundreds of children who were 12 in 2000 and are 27 today? Yet child sex trafficking continues. Indeed, the number of persons in slavery today is greater than it was three years ago in 2012.

Face-to-Face with Pope Francis

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Although he still ends most encounters with the petition, "Pray for me," he is smiling and radiant. In accepting the heavy cargo that is the papacy, with all of its entanglements, intrigues, risks and dangers, and its daily uncertainties, Pope Francis is calm and reassuring.

A Protestant Minister Looks Forward to the Pope's Visit

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

In this age, it is particularly encouraging and hope-filled that the face of global Christianity belongs to Francis -- a view shared by many.

Reflections on Visa Pour L'image 2015

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Adriana Teresa Letorney

One of the main highlights of Visa Pour L'image was seeing and meeting dozens of freelance photojournalists roaming the streets of Perpignan during the professional week hoping for an opportunity to connect and share with other photographers and editors.