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Human Trafficking

365: How the Focus on the Super Bowl Hurts Trafficking Victims

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

What's the biggest event for human trafficking in the U.S.? If you said the Super Bowl, you'd actually be wrong. It's understandable, however that you...

Give Restitution to Victims of Child Pornography, But Also Recognize All Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Cynthia Godsoe | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Godsoe

A significant group of child victims remains unrecognized as such -- children in the commercial sex industry.

Shining a Super Bowl Spotlight on Human Trafficking

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Christine Pelosi

Though human trafficking is endemic 365 days a year, it is especially rampant on Super Bowl Sunday. This week is the time for us to urge everyone -- in the shadows of the Super Bowl or the streets of your hometown -- to do your part in helping stop the scourge of human trafficking.

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

Snowstorms Leave Human Trafficking Victims out in the Cold

Mary David | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Imagine she retreats to a shelter where aggressive, belligerent, or intoxicated people accost her, make snide comments about her child, and multiply the fears that first led her to the shelter. Should she stay? Would you?

Everything You Need To Know About Human Trafficking In 1 Graphic

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

From the World Economic Forum to the approaching Super Bowl to the current advocacy month, awareness surrounding human trafficking is swelling. To ...

How Can You Fight Human Trafficking? Here's One Simple Way.

Cameron Conaway | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Behind every number is a human being with a story worth telling and a life of freedom worth living.

Human Trafficking, Marriage Arrangement Gets 3 Collared

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Three Indiana men were charged after a woman claimed she was beaten, sexually assaulted and forced into sex slavery and an arranged marriage. Gurde...

WATCH: Human Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out

HuffPostLive | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Shyima Hall, a 24-year old girl from Egypt, was sold into slavery at 8 years-old and eventually trafficked into the U.S. She shares her story as part ...

Ocean Traffic

Peter Neill | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Only within the past few years have maritime museums around the world addressed human trafficking as part of the larger maritime story.

Sex Trafficking: Beyond the Abstract Evil

Cameron Conaway | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Just as we work to empathize with and learn from the survivors, so too must we demystify the criminals and learn to speak about them as though they are real-life human beings (because they are).

To Stop Traffickers, Stop Their Supply of Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

While there are no firm numbers of how much the forced sex and labor trade expands during the week of the Super Bowl, the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors means more homeless kids may be put at risk. And make no mistake, vulnerable kids are at risk.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably also know that trafficke...

Man Allegedly Tries To Buy 10-Year-Old Girl For $400 To 'Please Him'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to buy a 10-year-old girl online to "please him." Robert W. Thomas Jr., 36, was arres...

Dignitary's Maid Reveals Indignities of Domestic Work

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Though household labor has evolved from its rigid historical forms, a new chapter of the period drama for the era of globalization has emerged in New York's rarefied diplomatic scene, with curious case of Sangeeta Richard, the domestic worker of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

One Good Thing About the 113th Congress: Ending Child Trafficking in the U.S.

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. What is not known to many, is that this past year, significant numbers of Senators and Representatives have powerfully stood up for some of our most hurt, victimized and forgotten girls.

Finding a Lost Son

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The film takes artistic license, but the key details are true: Philomena, 50 years after her 3-year-old son Anthony was taken from her at the Sean Ross Abbey outside the Tipperary town of Roscrea, breaks down and tells her other children the long-kept secret about the older brother they never knew.

Weaving Together Women on Two Continents

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Brittany Merrill Underwood had planned on spending the summer in Europe, but instead found herself in a rural Ugandan village with no running water or electricity. At a time in her life when she could only think about herself, Brittany was inspired by a woman who sacrificed the little she had to care for others.

Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

Amid continued communal strife in Myanmar, Muslim women and children are increasingly finding themselves in vulnerable situations that have yet to be adequately recognized and addressed. This post glimpses the related issue of human trafficking.

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
OECD

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

The Hidden Slavery Epidemic

Daniel Davis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

What remarkably few in America know is that today in both this country and around the world there are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in bondage via the blight of human trafficking.

Fighting to Exist in the Dominican Republic

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

While many countries take steps forward, one country has taken a significant step back for many of its citizens over the last few months. People who were born in the Dominican Republic, who have never known another country as home, are losing their citizenship.

Legalize It? Seriously?

Chris Baughman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Chris Baughman

Legalization does not benefit the people selling sex; nor does legalization produce female empowerment. What it does is serve the owners of brothels, pimps and the johns who frequent them.

Listening to Survivors: Europe Trend Towards Positive Change

Lauren Hersh | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Lauren Hersh

Europe is finally starting to listen to survivors. A new trend is emerging -- criminalizing the buyers, traffickers and pimps that fuel the inherently violent commercial sex industry, while decriminalizing and providing services and exit options to people in prostitution.

Reducing the Vulnerability Associated With Human Trafficking

Keeli Sorensen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Keeli Sorensen

It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.