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Human Trafficking

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...

Human Trafficking Victim Shares Tragic Story At DNC, Praises Clinton's Efforts

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

A devastating, but largely hidden issue, got center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Ima Matul opened up about the years ...

Minnesota Mom Accused Of Beating, Enslaving Chinese Woman As Her Nanny

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

A Chinese woman’s American dream turned into a nightmare, authorities say, when she was enslaved by a Minnesota woman who starved and beat her while...

Africa needs collaboration and support to tackle crime at sea

The Conversation Africa | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Hennie van As, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Illegal fishing and its associated criminal activity at sea is an intractable and major interna...

Obama raises the stakes for multinationals to combat human trafficking

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Dimitar Georgiev In February 2016, President Obama finally eliminated a loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930 that allowed imports regardless of how ...

Debt-Free Weddings Prevent Slavery in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Rajneesh Kumar Yadav Free the Slaves India Country Director Indian weddings are legendary - they are large, loud, colorful, and can last for days....

US adds to pressure on Qatar to move on labour reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A recently published US State Department report on human trafficking provides Qatar with yet another roadmap to counter World Cup-...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Ad Campaign Reveals 'Ugly Truth' About Human Trafficking In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact

If you think human trafficking is a terrible thing that happens in countries far away, you’re dead wrong. A new ad campaign from the San Diego Distr...

Irrepressible Hope: 4th Of July, There Is Still Much To Celebrate

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Is all right with our country? Of course not. But all is not wrong, either. And on the 4th of July there is still much to celebrate. There are worthy dreams we know are being pursued.

You Could Help Save A Trafficking Victim's Life With Your Hotel Room Pic

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Just snapping a photo of your hotel room the next time you go on vacation could help save a trafficking victim. Human trafficking is the world’s fas...

New 30-Min Film Takes You Face to Face with Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Today we are thrilled to release a poignant new film that features the work of Free the Sl...

Book Review: Child Migration and Human Rights in a Golden Age

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Tinsley

Princeton's promotional website begins its pitch for this book with the question, "Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise?"

North Korean Refugee Speaks Out About Being Trafficked And Abused In China

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

When Ji-hyun Park fled North Korea for China, she was forced into marriage, separated from her child and imprisoned in a labor camp. Today, she uses h...

These are People. Not Stories to be Sold.

Rachel Goble | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Rachel Goble

The anti-trafficking world turned 15 this year (by definition), and it seems like we're starting to, well, act 15 as well. Stories of deceit, of trickery, of allowing white lies to grow into big hairy black ones continue to emerge.

Alarming Number Of Refugee Children Traveling Alone: Report

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than nine out of ten refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe through Italy this year are traveling ...

At The United State Of Women We Raise Our Voice For Girls

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

There's no better time to raise our voices for the rights of women and girls in the United States than now. That is why we are elated to join thousands of other women and girls' advocates at the historic United State of Women Summit on June 14.

Walking Free With Barry: Des Moines, Iowa

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

(Des Moines, Iowa - 333 miles West of Chicago) Barry Jurgensen, the history teacher from Arlington High School in Nebraska, set out from Nebraska Cit...

How Low Would We Go for TPP?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The more the public hears about TPP, the less we like it. For most voters, TPP is too low to go. We are very much looking forward to stopping TPP, and starting a "rethink" of our approach to globalization.

Fighting Slavery Should be a Priority For The Next UN Secretary-General

Nick Grono | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Nick Grono

Co-authored by Anna de Courcy Wheeler, senior program officer for legal and business initiatives at the Freedom Fund. Slavery is endemic in our mod...

Noor Tagouri on Empowering Women

Irum Ibrahim | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Irum Ibrahim

Tagouri uses her role as an inspirational figure to educate others on various types of social issues, such as racism, mental illness and trafficking.

Trafficking Survivor Completed World’s Longest Triathlon To Help Other Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

This woman went from trafficking victim to triathlon victor. When Norma Bastidas shattered the world record for longest triathlon in 2014, by completi...

A Refugee Crisis on Jordan's Border

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Rana F. Sweis

The war in Syria has forced more than five million people to flee from their homes. The vast majority of them are not in Europe. They are living in ne...

In Nepal, where the slavery journey begins

Monique Villa | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Monique Villa

One year after the earthquake, Nepal has become the poorest country in Asia, surpassing Afghanistan. Last week, I visited the Kathmandu valley for a f...