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Trafficking Victims Protection Act

How States Can Help End Trafficking

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Sadly, trafficking in human beings is not yesterday's news. Worldwide, it is estimated that more persons are held as slaves today than at the peak of the slave trade. In the US, efforts to address trafficking have intensified in the last two decades.

New York's Sex Trafficking Law Needs to Change: It's Time to Listen to the Real Experts

Lauren Hersh | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Lauren Hersh

Sex traffickers prey on the vulnerable for financial gain. They provide girls and women with the "love" they are yearning for and through coercion and manipulation force them to make them money through prostitution.

Women's History Month Call to Service: Free Our Sisters From Sexual Slavery

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As we celebrate Women's History Month and lift up the sheroes of liberation, we must free our sisters from sexual slavery. Human sex trafficking is a danger to our communities and a scourge on our souls; it must be stopped.

How Can We Tell Those in Slavery That the U.S. Congress Won't Help?

Karen Stauss | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Karen Stauss

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has helped many people escape brutal abuse. Sadly, Congress allowed it to expire at the end of its last session. It must reauthorize the act to preserve America's role in abolishing slavery in the 21st century.

From Delhi to D.C.: How Women Can Fight Back

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Will having more women in high-level positions eliminate all gender violence? No. But there's a link between seeing women in power -- and empowered -- and seeing them as equals.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Spotlight on Domestic Workers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

This month, in honor of National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month, NDWA is launching a project aiming to raise awareness about human trafficking of domestic workers, and to build leadership skills of survivors to be their own advocates.

What 'Human Trafficking' Really Means | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

RANGOON, Burma -- Earlier this year, Ko Lin, 21 at the time, left his hometown of Bago, 50 miles northeast of Rangoon, along with a friend to look for...

Some Things Are Just Unacceptable

David Isenberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

This is not some merely some picayune issue for bureaucrats to fuss over. As Sen. Portman testified, "This is about something much more fundamental, and that's who we are as a people. It's about respecting and protecting human dignity."

Escort Ads, Sex Slaves and Four Dead Women

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If can't monitor its ads carefully enough to keep nudity out of its ads, how can anyone believe that it can keep underage people from being offered up for sale?

Va. Resident Fights To Shut Down Illegal Massage Parlors, Save Trafficking Victims | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact

Jessica Johnson relishes a good fight. No--not one that involves black eyes and bloody noses. Johnson's enemy is an elusive behemoth: international...

When The Trafficking Victims Protection Act Fails

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

According to the Department of Health and Human Services' fact sheet on the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA): The TVPA ... created new la...

A Message to Trafficking Victims that Their Lives Matter

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

I'm acutely aware that as I've had the opportunity to heal and grow, I've been able to experience a freedom that was denied me when I was in the commercial sex industry. Sara Kruzan has never experienced that freedom.