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Sexual Slavery

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.

Child Trafficking in Your Own Backyard

Deborah Swiss | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Linda Constant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Linda Constant

The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.

Half the Sky Movement Diary

Robert Hanna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Robert Hanna

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe story began with an image. Somaly Mam had snuck into the brothel and took a snapshot of a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl.

The "End It" Movement: Are These Truths Self-evident?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

We ask you to make a choice. Take up a worthy cause. Be a part of history. On Tuesday, April 9, a worthy organization known as END IT will make its ...

Sex Slavery and the Throwaway Girls

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

In many parts of the world, young girls are lured with promises, or simply carried off to be sold as sex slaves. Born in poverty, they are condemned to live a sad and hopeless life. The cries of these throwaway girls have been largely ignored until recent years.

Human Trafficking Happens More Than We Know

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Sex work and human trafficking are not the same. A sex worker is someone with agency, who is over the age of 18 and willfully choosing to do sex work. Trafficking victims and survivors are people who are trapped, coerced and threatened.

2.4 Million People Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one tim...

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan Examines Sexual Abuse in Afghanistan

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

"Western soldiers will no longer be dying on a daily basis and, frankly, who will care any more about the deaths of Afghans after 2014? Can we honestly believe that, in this likely scenario, combating the abuse of poor children will be a priority?"

The Modern Abolitionist Movement: Putting An End To Sex Slavery In America

Tom Matlack | Posted 07.18.2011 | Impact
Tom Matlack

Sex trafficking exists within the broader commercial sex trade, often at much higher rates than most people realize or understand.

End Slavery Now

AnnaLynne McCord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
AnnaLynne McCord

A true heroine of our time, Somaly was sold into slavery at age 12 and forced to work in a brothel. Somaly managed to escape her captors, vowing to never forget those left behind.

Slavery and Supply Chains

Julia Ormond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Julia Ormond

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires retail sellers and manufacturers doing business to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.

The Abolition of Slavery -- We Have Come a Long Way, or Not?

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

As I walked through the Cape Coast Castle, I realized that the slavery of centuries ago is not very different from modern day slavery -- the gross violation of human rights and the apathy of the masses towards their plight.

Several Types of Slavery Linked to Congo's Mining Industry

Free The Slaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's vital that people in slavery are engaged in developing their own solutions. They tell us that boycotting slave-tainted and conflict-tainted products will only make their lives worse.

Brilliant Film Premiers Monday in NYC, Offering Solution to Global Child Exploitation

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Not often does a filmmaker present both an untenable social problem - and its solution. Not often is its filmmaker an artist as well as a banker and ...

Homaidan Al-Turki, Colorado Man Who Kept House Keeper As Slave, Has Conviction Upheld By Supreme Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sponsors House Hearing on Child Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

In order to undertake the darker side of immigration reform, such as child trafficking, lawmakers must create a sustainable budget and measurement system that collates factual data and statistics.

Slavery, Passover and The World Cup

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

This post has been adapted from a piece written on Passover and slavery for Rabbis For Human Rights-North America's annual Passover distribution. You...

Bound Together: Contemporary Slavery and Global Poverty

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Steve Gutow

As individuals, we resolve to do all kinds of things. But it is those commitments we resolve to do as a society which are both more difficult and more meaningful. This decade, let us resolve to end human slavery.

Diary of an Escaped Sex Slave

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abigail Pesta

You think slavery went out with Abraham Lincoln? Ask my friend Sreypov Chan about that. When she was seven years old, her mom sold her into sexual slavery.

Obama's Abolitionist

E. Benjamin Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
E. Benjamin Skinner

Lou de Baca is that rare breed of political appointee whose only qualification is that he is enormously qualified to do the job.

AIDS Health Workers and Anti-Trafficking Activists -- Is There a Conflict?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

In March of 2008, I interviewed a senior State Department Official who discussed efforts to highlight awareness of the link between sex trafficking and HIV/AIDS.

Trade Cards, Not People

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cathleen Falsani

Call Response weaves raw footage shot undercover in brothels and sweatshops in the developing world with talking heads such as Cornel West.

In Response to the ABC Nightline Special on Sex Trade in Haiti

Arthur Fournier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arthur Fournier

Exploitation of vulnerable people has nothing to do with ethnicity or culture and everything to do with poverty and the survival choices poor people are forced to make.

Period Panties Protest

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I always knew my undies were powerful. In college someone went to the trouble of breaking into my apartment to steal them. (Side story: the perp wa...