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Labor Trafficking

Healthcare: Are your staff educated to recognize human trafficking?

Holly Austin Smith | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Holly Austin Smith

When I was 14 years old, I was lured away from home by a man I met at a New Jersey shopping mall. This man told me that I was pretty enough to be a mo...

How a Human Trafficking Victim Shook This Sheltered American Girl to the Core

Rachel Pross | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Rachel Pross

What 13-year-old girl wakes up one day and says she wants to be a prostitute when she grows up? That was the question Timea Eva Nagy posed as she addressed the crowd -- a room full of regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering specialists, me included, just last week.

Unaccompanied Minors are "Uniquely Vulnerable" to Trafficking

Emily Roenigk | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Emily Roenigk

The crisis shows the inherent connection between our current immigration system and the prevalence of modern-day slavery.

The Domestic Labor and Sex Trafficking of Homeless Youth

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"Children and youth victimized in human trafficking are not social outcasts or criminals. Rather, they are our neighbors and friends, our nieces and n...

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.

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.

Say No To Slave And Sex Trafficking

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Why should LGBT people care? All social issues are LGBT issues, and around 10 percent of the millions of people who are trafficked are LGBT. As citizens of the world, we cannot just care about issues that we think are "ours." If we are human, then human trafficking is about all of us.

Slavery at the Super Bowl? 5 Helpful Facts for Fans

Kavitha Sreeharsha | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Kavitha Sreeharsha

Are you planning to wear a team jersey? Commemorative and other team apparel could include cotton harvested by forced labor or sewn in factories by forced labor. Did you buy a new flat-screen television for your Super Bowl party?

Who Benefits From Modern Slavery? You Do

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

Slavery is happening across the globe and it ends up in your home. It could be the jewelry you're wearing, the shrimp you had for dinner, the shoes on your feet, the phone in your pocket, or the Christmas decorations adorning your tree.

Kamala Harris Takes On Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and other law enforcement officials vowed Friday to crack down on human trafficking -- both sex trafficking ...

Broadening the Lens on Human Trafficking

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

Graphic stories of young girls being forced into prostitution and branded by pimps attract reader sympathy, but they also create a sense of invisibility for other forms of trafficking.

What the U.S. Government Knew About Najlaa

David Isenberg | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union, newly released documents reveal that the U.S. government and KBR were even more aware of the problem than previously known.

DynCorp Does Due Diligence

David Isenberg | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Dyncorp's new Supply Chain organization, stood up last year, has introduced several tools that are updated regularly to evaluate subcontractors on an ongoing basis.

A Morally Reprehensible Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Trafficking in persons takes different forms. It might be forced labor, sex trafficking or bonded labor, to name a few examples. We now have people enslaved than at any time in human history, with estimates ranging from 12 to 27 million people.

SFO Launches Program To Combat Human Trafficking

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.20.2012 | San Francisco

An innovative new program at San Francisco International Airport will train airport personnel to identify and stop human trafficking on commercial air...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Which States Are Doing Most To Stem Slavery?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day highlights the fact that it's no longer possible to have a "not in my backyard" attitude about modern-day sla...

Homeless Youth Labor and Sex Trafficking in Denver

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Impoverished young people in Denver are routinely promised jobs with good pay and travel, but it's a scheme to traffic them into hard labor. Urban Peak gets kids out of these situations.

VIDEO: Less Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns, More Action Campaigns

Jamaal Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jamaal Bell

I recently spoke to David Batstone, Director of the Not For Sale Campaign, to discuss human trafficking. I focused on the question of how can the everyday citizen help combat human trafficking.