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The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

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.

Jessica Prois

Human Trafficking Victim Shares Story Of Captivity On 'Freedom Day' | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

Margaret Howard became a victim of domestic human trafficking at 13 years old, when she ran away from home and was later picked up on a southern Illin...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Finds Palestinian Authority Immune From Torture Lawsuit | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The family of a Palestinian American killed while in the Palestinian Authority's custody cannot sue the organization, the Supreme Court ...

Florida House Bill to Implement Harsher Penalties on Human Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

On Friday, February 24, 2012, CBS online reported how Florida "is taking stricter action against" human trafficking.

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...

Today's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Reflect Historical Racism and Sexism

Melissa Ditmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melissa Ditmore

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, but social and economic hierarchies based on race and wealth persist to this day, especially in approaches to combating sex trafficking.

Child Sex Traffickers Deserve Stiff TVPA Penalties in Every U.S. Court

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

After numerous conversations with law enforcement officials I realized that most are under the false assumption that some form of movement is required for a predator to be guilty of child sex trafficking.

Minors in Migration: Child Trafficking in the Caribbean

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One aspect of the human trafficking equation that does not get the attention it deserves is child trafficking - particularly in the Caribbean.

Selling Children in America

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

At long last a step in the right direction! With the heart wrenching crisis in Haiti reaching its apex and human atrocities being plastered across eve...

Still Time to do the Right Thing

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taina Bien-Aime

The Wilberforce Act targets pimping and traffickers, which in turn will help prevent sex trafficking and protect its victims, which in turn will help us become effective leaders in combating human trafficking.