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Human Trafficking

Doesn't Bella Deserve Better?

Lauren Hersh | Posted 08.18.2014 | New York
Lauren Hersh

In New York, a person who commits statutory rape receives a higher penalty than a person who buys sex from that same child, signaling that the child who has been bought is less worthy of protection. It is time that Albany sets aside politics and protects people.

Are We Letting the Scandal Over Somaly Mam Distort the Realities of Child Trafficking?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Many argue that Somaly Mam did a lot to focus attention on the plight of these children even if she was lying about her own circumstances and, indeed, she did. But now it turns out that may have caused irreparable damage.

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Deborah Swiss | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

I first learned about Nomi Network when I purchased a "Buy her bag, not her body" tote. Trafficking survivors design and manufacture these bags with locally sourced materials such as recycled rice sacks.

Pope Francis And Archbishop Of Canterbury Vow To Fight Human Trafficking

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to...

AnnaLynn McCord Debuts Film on Human Trafficking

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

AnnaLynn McCord wears Alice + Olivia complimented with bracelets by RUBBS to her 'I Choose' film premiere, by GenArt & powered by CÎROC - Photo Cred...

20 Percent of a Country Enslaved: A Cry for Mauritania

Mary David | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Mary David

Although he was born free, Biram Dah Abeid and his family know well the pain of slavery. Dah Abeid and his family are from the West African country of Mauritania.

Violence Against Women Must Be Recognized and Stopped Around the World

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

On this Father's Day, and every day for that matter, we must engage boys and men as partners in the eradication of gender-based violence, once and for all. The cycle of violence begins with men -- men who would say "no more, not ever."

Stories Are Not for Sale

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

To be champions of what is right, we must act in the right. Strength and change start with truth.

A Young Woman Creating Video Games for Social Justice

Global Kids | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

One day in high school, somebody from Global Kids came to recruit people for a program called the Virtual Video Project. He said we could get a stipend, and we could work in the virtual world.

Does 'Tranny' Matter to a Slave?

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
R. Kyle Alagood

While LGBT Internet activists and news sites cover the great "tranny" debate, news from Louisiana is that a trans woman was found on the side of the road last week after allegedly having been held in slavery for months.

Bring Back Our Girls ... Bring Back Our Freedom

M. Garuba | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
M. Garuba

Human trafficking is real. It exists. It is unforgivable. It is a crime both against the girls themselves, the human mind, and the progress of mankind.

Stripper Kidnapped, Beaten Forced Into Prostitution: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

A Texas woman who worked as a stripper says a trio of crooks including other women held her against her will and forced her to work as a prostitute fo...

Articles on Migrant Labor Abuses in the Gulf Don't Tell the Whole Story

Pardis Mahdavi | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Pardis Mahdavi

Contrary to what some articles would have the public believe, Emirati and Qatari citizens are, for the most part, quite concerned about labor abuses in their own country.

This Photographer Raised $50,000 To Fight Human Trafficking After Being Offered A Baby For $50

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

Everything changed for Tanner Wendell Stewart when he was in Bulgaria in 2012. Stewart, a Seattle-based photographer, had spotted a man holding a ...

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference

Juhu Thukral | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Let's talk about what we, as soccer fans around the world, can do to make some noise about labor rights and abuse of the very workers who make events like the World Cup and Olympics possible.

Human Trafficking: the Contemporary Form of Slavery

Gen. Charles C. Krulak | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Gen. Charles C. Krulak

The demand for this slave labor derives from the search for commercial sex or cheap labor. So why isn't the current slave trade an issue of more concern?

Pimp Caught With Underage Girls, Condoms, Book On Pimpology: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

A man suspected of forcing underage girls into prostitution at a Motel 6 was caught with condoms and a book on "pimpology," police say. Chester Bro...

Jon Ward

Evangelical Leader Not Waving White Flag On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since becoming the political point man a year ago for the Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore has more than once been interpreted...

#SaveUSChildren

Robert J. Benz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

So, what distinguishes the Nigerian schoolgirls and U.S. children at risk of being trafficked? Why has one group received so much attention and the other very little? Well, semantics may play a role in how we react to different groups of children that become victims of violence.

One Month of Waiting in Nigeria

Rani Hong | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

In the last several weeks, the plight of over 200 girls and young women kidnapped in Nigeria has gained much needed international attention. Stolen fr...

PHILIPPINES: Fighting for the Sisters I Left Behind

World Pulse | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

A former victim of human trafficking, today Myrna Padilla is using her success in the IT industry to create an online network of support connecting wo...

Let's Rescue All the World's Children Who've Been Kidnapped for Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

So may the righteous anger over the Boko Haram crime inspire a renewed commitment to eradicating slavery. While we wait and hope for the rescue of the Nigerian girls, let us also mobilize on behalf of the millions who did not appear in the headlines.

Human Trafficking Does Not Occur in a Vacuum

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Ai-jen Poo

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the International Domestic Workers Federation, and the Africa Domestic Workers Network stand with the young wo...

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.