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Human Trafficking

Memo to the New York Times: It's Sex Trafficking!

Susan Danish | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Susan Danish

The New York Times had a great opportunity recently to create awareness about the face of slavery today -- human trafficking of women and girls for co...

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

Violence Packs a Uniquely Devastating Punch on the Poor

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Through reflecting on countless conversations, travels, lectures and books one aspect of violence is made particularly clear: Our world's poorest people are especially vulnerable to it.

The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

Christine Bader | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Christine Bader

Of course, the international community -- companies included -- should be fighting for equal rights for all. But before urging companies to turn their attention outwards and lobby host governments, we should seek evidence that they are addressing the risks to human rights in their own operations.

Human Trafficking: It Doesn't Have to Be a Big Hairy Scary Issue

Liz Forkin Bohannon | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Liz Forkin Bohannon

When I was eight years old, my family took a summer vacation to Chicago where my parents' worst nightmare came true. Sipping a milkshake one moment --...

Sex Trafficking At The Super Bowl? It's A Problem Every Day

Suzanne Grimes | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Grimes

Although there is a market for commercial sex around the time of the Super Bowl, this market demand exists 365 days a year.

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.

Super Bowl 'A Huge Arena For Sex Trafficking'

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA and SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement agents in New Jersey have redoubled efforts to fight what they worry could be one of the biggest menace...

Finding a Lost Son

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay 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.