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Human Trafficking

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...

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...

Seriously?! Child Sex Trafficking Victims Recovered By FBI May 'Go To Jail'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

Some of the children who were recovered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's huge sex trafficking sting in late July could go to jail if available...

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

Our Stories: Babylon Sisters

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

The film project Babylon Sisters deserves our support for a master storyteller's passionate and compelling voice on the inhumane issue of human trafficking today.

Fighting Human Trafficking, One Community at a Time

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

Fighting human trafficking has become one of the great civil and human rights issues of our generation. That is why yesterday, August 1, I participated in a convening of the NGO community in Washington D.C., to discuss the issue of trafficking.

Demand for Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Are we uncomfortable going after buyers because they do not adhere to our constructs of who is a criminal?

Evolving Our Image of Human Trafficking

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Sex sells, I get it, but there's a dangerous stagnation, when more people than ever may be familiar with the term "human trafficking", but not associate it with where the shirts on their back or the food in their shelves came from.

Malaysia Economic Growth and Its Human Trafficking Issue

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact
Ludy Green, Ph.D

Despite Malaysia's recent increase in prosperity, the country remains plagued by thousands of human trafficking cases annually. A lack of opportunity for economic growth in neighboring countries leads many individuals to join criminal networks that traffic young girls and women.

Tea Shop Owner Saves 11 Orphaned Girls From India

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.26.2013 | Impact

There ain't no party like a Learning Tea party. An Atlanta café owner has gone from raising funds through tea parties to establishing a Darjeeling...

The SOLD Project

Rachel Goble | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Rachel Goble

It was October of 2007 when I found myself sitting in a brothel in the center of Mumbai, listening to Nita tell me her story. She told me, "My life is not like yours, I'm stuck here and I can never leave."

Modern Day Slavery?

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices

By Dana Feldman SANTA ANA, Calif., July 11 (Reuters) - A Saudi princess charged with bringing a Kenyan woman to the United States as a...

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

We have become avid consumers of the most precious commodity: data. We spend 58 minutes a day browsing our mobile phones. We buy from the web, we comm...

Change, and I mean it

Monique Villa | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

Everybody seems to be in love with the word 'change'. It's powerful, evocative, and courageous. But I have lost count of the times I've seen this word...

State Department Reveals Scope Of Human Trafficking Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Only 46,570 out of an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking were identified in 2012. That is the conclusion of a new report released by th...

The Role of Religion in Anti-Slavery Efforts

Cameron Conaway | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

For collaboration to be possible, many groups with different beliefs must work together. This seems to make it particularly hard for those working within faith-based groups to speak out about the problems they've watched religion create.

Opportunity for Federal Contractors to Lead on Human Trafficking

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kelly Heinrich

The award of a federal government contract is contingent upon a laundry list of complex, lengthy, substantial assurances. Through those assurances, i.e. regulations, the USG has the leverage to shape corporate policy and is doing so quite purposefully for human trafficking.

Education: The First Step to Ending Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Modern forms of slavery are now commonly referred to as human trafficking. This rebranding of slavery happened in earnest about two decades ago perhaps as an attempt by experts to better represent the contemporary attributes of this illicit industry.

The Fight Is on Against Child Sex Trafficking in New York State

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York
Kevin M. Ryan

The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.

Uncool! -- Google and Facebook's Human Trafficking Complicity

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Until Facebook and Google are willing to do far more to stop the slave traders nothing can be done on a big scale to end the traffic in human beings.