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Human Trafficking

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

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...