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Human Trafficking

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.

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 02.12.2014 | 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.

How Do We Stop the World's Sex Trafficking Problem?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

How much longer should we wait and how many more lives need to be lost before we act? From the old Peter Paul and Mary song, "how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?

How I Tell My Sex Trafficking Survivor Story

Danielle Douglas | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Danielle Douglas

At times it feels that in the search for a good story we are willing to sell not only our own souls to the devil, but also the souls of others, including those whose souls are just regaining their strength.

Notes From a Chicago Escort

Nikolaos Al-Khadra | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Nikolaos Al-Khadra

When people do recognize escorting as prostitution, they believe it's somehow safer than street level prostitution. It isn't. Far from it.

Human Trafficking: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Dan Steele | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Dan Steele

The vast majority of detectives investigating sex trafficking spend hours behind their desks, compiling thousands of pages of case file documentation. There are no high speed chases, no shootouts and there are definitely no suspenseful, last minute rescues.

Making Tricked

Jane Wells | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Jane Wells

There is precious little data on the subject, and urban myths supporting both sides of the prostitution debate abound. We had to dispel the myths first; clarify the truths, second.

A Social Enterprise for Victims of Rape, Trafficking, Prostitution and Addiction Proves That Love Heals

Becca Stevens | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Becca Stevens

We are part of a wider movement that is changing the tide of the conversation away from blame and shame toward practical healing with quantifiable value.