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Human Trafficking

Mexico Frees 61 Captives Near U.S. Border

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Mexican authorities freed 61 kidnapping victims in the northern border city of Reynosa, the government said on Friday...

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

Amanda Gregory | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Amanda Gregory

The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.

Stopping the Foster Care to Child Trafficking Pipeline

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

The crisis of child trafficking and exploitation in the U.S. is finally capturing our attention. But a critical part of the story has not been told. Most of the children who are being bought and sold for sex in our nation are foster care children.

Michael Vick's Redemptive Story

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

With God's help, Vick is turning his life around. Four years and counting, he is moving steadily forward. Rather than pointing to the past, wouldn't we all be better served to be cheering him on?

Afghan Refugees Risk Smugglers, Deportation In Search Of A New Life

Agence France Presse | Usman Sharifi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

An elderly Afghan man with a bearded, tired face gazes from the television screen and says sadly: "My son wouldn't listen to me. He borrowed money jus...

New Website Promotes Supply Chain Transparency

Rani Hong | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Rani Hong

Modern-day slavery is a human rights violation hidden in the shadows of our globalized markets. Today, it is estimated that tens of millions of adults and children are living in conditions of modern-day slavery around the world.

They Walk Among Us - 30 Million People Are Slaves, Half in India

Monique Villa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Monique Villa

How many slaves work for you? Paradoxically -- in 2013 -- the question is still very relevant, and you might be surprised by the answer. Depending on where you live, what you buy, what your lifestyle is, you have almost certainly been touched by slavery. Almost nobody is clean.

The Impact of Girl Rising

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Presently, two-thirds of the world's illiterate population is female. This startling statistics paints a dim portrait of the effects of the gender education gap as a barrier to destroying global economic deprivation.

Why the International Day of the Girl is Necessary

Susan Liang | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Susan Liang

As a community and especially as women, we need to support and encourage each other. Education and girl power. Let's change the lives of girls together.

Finding My Present by Finding My Past

Susan Liang | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Susan Liang

Stress and challenges in many areas of my life had created a void that I was trying to fill with a traditional career, but clearly that wasn't working. It turns out that those challenges were exactly what I needed to push myself to focus on something greater than myself.

The Gold in Your Wedding Band: Mined by Modern-Day Slaves?

Verite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPeru is fifth largest gold producer in the world -- if illegally produced gold is taken into account.

Underground Trade Part Seven: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Human traffickers have picked up where slavery, brutal racial-based penal laws, sharecropping and Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the U.S. State Department.

The Life Out Loud: Weaving Stories to Change Lives

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

One night, Eve was confronted with the tragedy of human trafficking when she overheard a Caucasian man discussing his purchase of a very young girl for sex. Eve felt called to take action around this issue.

How This Brave Trafficking Survivor Is Helping Other Victims Escape

2013-08-28-ScreenShot20130828at6.15.32PM.png | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

By Christa Hillstrom, YES! Magazine Flor Molina thought it was her lucky break. At 28, she had just lost her youngest child and was working two jo...

The Domestic Labor and Sex Trafficking of Homeless Youth

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"Children and youth victimized in human trafficking are not social outcasts or criminals. Rather, they are our neighbors and friends, our nieces and...

The Fight to End the Exploitation of Our Youth

Erica Thompson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Erica Thompson

Once or twice a month, myself and a handful of other volunteers pack a bus and head for neighborhoods that others would give anything to get out of. Our mission is to bring light, hope and healing to our sexually-exploited youth

Girl Be Heard: Staging the Revolution via Theater

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The subjects that Girl Be Heard have explored are wide-ranging. Race, sexual orientation, body image, drugs and alcohol, suicide, trafficking, child marriage and physical abuse are all themes on the agenda.

The Awful Reason These Women Are Dancing | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

This problem is much bigger than Amsterdam. The number of humans affected by this is estimated to be in the millions, and these women wanted to make a...

Who Is A Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact

CICERO, Ill. — Cops in the Chicago area call it a "track," a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing s...

Pimpin' Is Easy -- In the United States

Michael Davis | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Michael Davis

Sex trafficking is like an infestation of roaches or ants in your neighbor's home. If they don't take care of it, then it will spread to yours, and ultimately the entire neighborhood will be infested.

The Solution To Ending Human Trafficking

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

By Iris C. Gonzales, Women's eNews YANGON, Myanmar (WOMENSENEWS)--Gold-plated pagodas with monks in reddish brown robes glisten under the August su...

A Difference of Degree, Not Kind

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Sex trafficking is not something that happens "over there." Tens of thousands of young girls are exploited in the sex trade right here in the U.S. every year.

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fi...

Notorious Human Trafficking Boss Arrested In Thailand

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

BANGKOK -- Thai authorities have arrested and charged a suspected human trafficker who allegedly sold hundreds of migrants from Myanmar into slavery t...

75 Arrested In Human Trafficking Bust

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

MADRID — Spain's government says a joint investigation by Spanish and French police has busted a gang that allegedly was smuggling Chinese citiz...