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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 12.08.2016 | 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...

Stopping Sex Trafficking

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sex trafficking is a $100 billion industry worldwide. Victims, many of whom are as young as 11-, 12- and 13-years old, face unspeakable horrors. They ...

Ending Slavery is Something All Voters Agree On

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Free The Slaves

With the divisive 2016 election now behind us, and calls for healing and unity coming from political leaders, it's important to note that the fight ag...

Silicon Valley Is Combating Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.28.2016 | Technology
Stephanie Hepburn

Human traffickers worldwide use technology to recruit, exploit, and monitor their victims. They lure victims in Internet chats and forums, post online...

New Film Series Spotlights Seven Inspiring Abolitionists

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Free the Slaves filmmakers have traveled the globe to document inspiring stories of slavery and freedom. Now, they're turning the came...

Business Leaders Discuss Combating Slavery in Fishing and Electronics

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Free The Slaves

Story by Jonny Bywater Photos by Namu Williams Fishing and electronics are two of the most visible industries where modern slavery is affecting produ...

Innovative India Activists Win Award for Fighting Bonded Labor Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Slavery is woven into the fabric of society in rural India. In Prem Bai's village of Koya Gunjapur, people struggle to afford food and...

How I Survived Sexual Violence To Become An Ultra Athlete

Norma Bastidas | Posted 10.27.2016 | Sports
Norma Bastidas

Yes, I'm a remarkable woman, but we all have the capacity to achieve excellence. It's not the circumstances that determine whether or not we have a chance of succeeding, but rather our ability to keep hope alive.

Third Parties in America: When Will the Media Become Democratic?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

The lockdown on 3rd Party candidates and Democracy is further exemplified by the concession of the Presidential debates by the League of Women Voters to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyards

AWHONN | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
AWHONN

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...