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What Happens in Vegas... Corporate 'Sexual' Responsibility?

Christine Bader | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Christine Bader

What an employee does outside of the office both reflects on the company and signals how he or she will behave on the job. Which is why, after years of insisting that corporate social responsibility must be all about a company's core business, I began to think differently.

7 Sadly Disturbing Truths On International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact

On International Women’s Day, we have a number of groundbreaking accomplishments to celebrate. This year alone, women in the U.S. won the right to s...

Woman Accused Of Enslaving Servant Guilty Of Keeping Illegal Immigrant

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A hotelier's widow who had been accused of cheating an Indian household servant out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary and ...

Underground Trade Part Six: The Shame (of Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Sometimes it's hard to imagine this thing we used to call "shame." In the era of reality TV and YouTube, where almost anything goes, shame seems like a social anachronism.

Trafficking Victims: Local Problem, World Epidemic

Rani Hong | Posted 03.03.2013 | World
Rani Hong

There are millions of other individuals, like that little girl I was -- imprisoned, enslaved, and silenced -- unable to tell their stories. I speak for those without a voice. Join us in this battle.

Women's History Month Call to Service: Free Our Sisters From Sexual Slavery

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As we celebrate Women's History Month and lift up the sheroes of liberation, we must free our sisters from sexual slavery. Human sex trafficking is a danger to our communities and a scourge on our souls; it must be stopped.

Underground Trade Part Five: Taken into China (Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Vietnam is losing its children. The numbers tell only part of the story of human trafficking, and those numbers vary depending on who you ask.

'Those Are My Daddy's Hoes'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Miami

A Miami Beach man, who allegedly forced women in South Florida and Nevada into prostitution, will serve 15 years for beating and strangling one of his...

Prophet or Predator?

Mickey Goodman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Former Ms. Michigan, Christine Marie, was a single mother of four, a successful entrepreneur, Young Mother of the Year and deeply committed to her Mormon faith until she fell under the spell of a self-proclaimed religious prophet who debased and prostituted her in the name of religion.

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

Is Your City Government Punishing Human Trafficking Victims?

Margaret Howard | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

Though how to do so is up for debate, advocates and researchers agree that addressing demand for commercial sex is critical in curbing human trafficking.

Can't Buy Me Love

Nina Burleigh | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

This week, while we pick through our Valentine's Day chocolates looking for the good ones and watch our roses wilt, let's think about buying love. Not with chocolates, lingerie or jewelry, but with cash or credit card.

When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Kathryn Bolkovac had a passion for representing an institution that symbolizes the culture of peace, humanity and international justice like no other in the world. After living up to the moral standards set by the very same institution, her career in international law enforcement ended in April 2001.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

How Men Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

By Ed Ouellette, TakePart Let me tell you a true story—Brianna’s story. Brianna was a normal teenage girl. She was an all-star athlete and a...

Underground Trade Part Four: One Town in Thailand (and human trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Phillip Martin

The beach town's famed nightlife was already in full swing. Pattaya is a "Wild West" of bars, massage parlors, brothels and strip clubs. I watched as inebriated men wandered up and down the red-light district with its neon-sketched bars to the left and right.

God Loves Vaginas

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I can't help but think that part of the Good News I'm called to share is this: the Church does not hate vaginas. Even better, God certainly doesn't. Of that I'm certain.

Jail One Sex Trafficker, Save Thousands of Girls, Activists Say

Barbara Borst | Posted 04.19.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

More than 380 families lived for generations under a bridge southeast of downtown. Now scattered across the city, the families say that several children are missing and that they fear human traffickers have kidnapped them to sell their organs for profit.

Prostitute Shares Her Side Of The Story, And It's Not Pretty

The Bakersfield Californian | Rachel Cook | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Nancy became a prostitute at age 17. "I started selling drugs at first and then I went and did a double date with a girl. I made $300 in like 15 minu...

What to Get a Survivor on Valentine's Day

Asia Graves | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Asia Graves

This year, the organization I work for, FAIR Girls, is having a Valentine's Day party in celebration of girls avoiding and escaping trafficking. On this day of love, our girls will celebrate the fact that we have found love within ourselves and for each other.

UN Report: Child Trafficking On The Rise

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

A new U.N. report paints a grim picture of the millions of people trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor: They come from at least 136 dif...

WATCH: Lisa Ling Visits Underage Sex Worker One Year After Rescue

OWN | Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Ashley can't sleep in the dark. But it's not a horror movie she once saw that keeps her awake at night; instead, she is haunted by the horrific life s...

Underground Trade Part Three: The Business of Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."

Underground Trade Part Two: The Route Through Queens

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.

Underground Trade, Part One: Hiding in Plain Sight

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Wellesley, Mass., went from a town renowned for its colleges and highly educated residents to a place where cops busted an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor.