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Improving Human Rights and Welfare in India

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Recent articles on bonded labor and human trafficking in India highlight the all too easily overlooked fact that democracies often sustain egregious human rights violations within their own borders.

Internet Providers Need To Do More To Stop Child Sex Live-Streaming: UNICEF

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor families in the Philippines are pushing their children into performing live sex online for paedophiles arou...

Amnesty International attacks Norway for violating human rights of sex workers

Alison Bass | Posted 05.26.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

My hat's off to Amnesty for having the guts to stand up and shout the truth. I hope that some day the state and federal governments in this country will listen.

How Beyonce's 'Ivy Park' Label Should Solve Sweatshop Scandal: Switch Suppliers

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Beyonce's label, Ivy Park, launched in collaboration with British fast fashion company Topshop, is quickly falling short of her stated goal to "celebrate every woman and the body she's in while always striving to be better".

World Needs To Help Thousands Of Migrant Children Who've Disappeared: Nobel Laureate

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact

ISTANBUL, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world must give urgent attention to children caught up in conflict, disasters or exploitation, Nob...

Trafficking Hotline Aims To Rescue Thousands Of Kids Who Disappear In South Asia

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact

NEW DELHI, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian nations will set up a toll-free helpline and online platform to fight human trafficking, ...

This App Has Saved More Than 200 Girls From Trafficking, Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact

A new app tracks vulnerable girls in India and Bangladesh so nonprofits can help prevent trafficking and child marriage -- instead of trying to rescue...

Why Laws That Criminalize Buyers of Sex Only Make Sex Work More Dangerous

Alison Bass | Posted 05.02.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

The End Demand folks who are pushing this agenda are not concerned with the rights and safety of the women and men who sell sex; they are on some kind of high-minded moral crusade to "rescue" people who don't want or need to be rescued.

Ending the Exploitation of People and the Planet

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There could be no more urgent political or policy agenda. There are two global crises that are increasing exponentially in scale this year, trapped in a vicious reinforcing cycle, one making the other worse.

The U.S. Has More Tigers In Captivity Than There Are In The Wild

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

There are more captive tigers in the United States, living in private homes and on display in traveling zoos and roadside menageries, than there are i...

New Film ‘Sold’ Tells Story Of 13-Year-Old Girl Trafficked Into A Brothel

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact

Part of what makes human trafficking so challenging to combat is the fact that it’s perpetrated behind closed doors. Authorities struggle to identif...

More Than 80 Million Children Missed School Due To War, Disaster

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted l...

Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic.

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

Memories in the Sands of Libya

Frank Browning | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

Everywhere memory is in danger--in our heads, in our disappearing bookstores, in the Twittering reduction of communication to chatter, and as the black market in physical markers of memory scales unparalleled heights enriching the world's richest collectors to the benefit of revolutionary terror.

ISIS Defector Reports on the Sale of Organs Harvested from ISIS-held 'Slaves'

Anne Speckhard | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

In February of 2015, Iraqi Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim requested the UN Security Council to investigate the deaths of 12 doctors in Mosul, Iraq who he claimed had been killed by ISIS after refusing to remove organs from dead bodies.

CCF participates in first-ever international workshop on illegal cheetah trafficking.

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Dr. Laurie Marker

Under the umbrella of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), cheetahs were the sole focus of attention for three days in Kuw...

Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette Unite on Award-Winning Trafficking Film

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The taut drama becomes even more chilling with the knowledge that it is re-enacted everyday in some form in countless brothels in India and beyond -- more often than not, without the intervention that saved Lakshmi.

Pop-Cultural Heritage: The Daily Show, ISIS, and Looted Antiquities

Katie A. Paul | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Katie A. Paul

Popular culture is no stranger to archaeology. The subject has made its way into some of America's favorite movies, TV shows and video games. But archaeology has most often been referenced in popular culture as a novelty, and much of that is a result of its most famous pop-culture icon, Indiana Jones.

Tackling Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.

Stop Saving And Start Loving: The Healing Power of Relationships

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 06.12.2016 | Good News
Elisabeth Corey

Children are born with needs that are hard for adults to meet. And so, deep inside, there is a part that waits for those needs to be met by others.

Wanting The Best For Our Children

Ricky Martin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ricky Martin

As a father, I want my children to be safe from harm, and I want that very same thing for their children. We owe it to them -- and we owe it to our families.

App Helps Fearful Trafficking Victims Open Up To Police

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was while traveling in Thailand after graduating from college that...

Truck Drivers Can Help Fight Sex Trafficking. Here's How

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Bo Quickel understands the way to stop sex trafficking comes down to simple economics. "I want to end slavery," he told WLTX News. "So in order to ...

The Average Hipster Employs 27 Slaves Each Day. Here's How To Change That

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact

Updated on May 7, 2015; 12:30 p.m. EST. Hipsters may value social progress, but their coffee habits say otherwise. That's according to the team ...