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Human Trafficking

What Hazmat Suits, Ray Rice, and the Washington Redskins Have in Common With Human Trafficking

Mona Shattell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Leading up to Halloween, there has been a surplus of offensive costumes floating around on the internet -- hazmats suits for Ebola, dressing up like members of ISIS, and making light of domestic violence by dressing up as former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice while holding a doll with a black eye.

The Price of Sex

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Nicki Richesin

After returning to her childhood village in western Bulgaria, where she lived until the age of 11, Mimi Chakarova decided to investigate the devastating effects to Eastern European women who have been forced into the underground sex trade. She has devoted the past 10 years of her life to making her heartbreaking documentary The Price of Sex.

The Tote Project: Fashion for Freedom

Michelle Baker | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Michelle Baker

October is fair trade month. For the past five days, I've been sitting with images from a video, Hold On To Hope -- an ad for The Tote Project, a fair trade business started by two friends that serves to empower victims of sex and human trafficking.

Here's How Easy It Is For Human Traffickers To Transport Victims Into The US

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

Human traffickers are exploiting thousands of victims in the U.S. with ease mostly because authorities are not properly trained to identify these crim...

Taking Action Against Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Anti-Slavery Day was created by Act of Parliament in order to raise awareness of modern slavery and help mobilize efforts to eliminate all forms of slavery.

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

While it may seem like it’s a third-world issue, human trafficking victims are being exploited in our neighborhoods, hotels, at sporting events and ...

America's Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

You don't hear much about domestic sex trafficking from the media or government officials, and yet it infects suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

Haunting Images Tell the Story of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Rich Polt | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Kay is fully dedicated to this work. She wants the world to know not only of the misery and horrors suffered by modern day slaves, but also of the many survivors whose indomitable spirits allow them to rebuild their lives.

Man Selling Kids Camping Trips Mistakenly Shows Parents Child Porn: Prosecutors

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group...

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Immigration Reform Is Needed to Stop the Death and Exploitation of Immigrants

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Italy has long been a country of emigrants rather than a destination for immigrants. One would expect that the plight of generations past and 30 years of political debate would have produced model laws and a concrete approach to immigration.

Chilling PSA Reminds Us That Human Trafficking Victims Are Exploited In Our Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact

While it may seem like it’s a third-world issue, human trafficking victims are being exploited in our neighborhoods, hotels, at sporting events and ...

Is Backpage.com Liable?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The girls seek damages from Backpage.com -- believed to sell the most online prostitution ads involving children in the country -- for creating an illegal online marketplace and policing it in bad faith. After Backpage.com published their pictures and sales pitches about them, the girls, ages 13 and 15, were repeatedly raped by customers.

Your Next Dinner Conversation: Child Trafficking and Slavery

Rani Hong | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child trafficking and slavery aren't commonly discussed around the dinner table, but why not? More than 100,000 children are trafficked in the United States every year. However, most people don't know that, nor that it affects children in their own communities

The Day I Was Arrested for Human Trafficking

Meg Conley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Meg Conley

Child trafficking is abhorrent. We feel there is a small part of us that should be able to smell the rot coming from anyone involved in something so tremendously bad. Surely, being in the same room as them would be difficult.

Finding One's Voice: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

Free at Last: My Stroll with the CNN Freedom Project

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Ebenezar Wikina

CNN has a freedom project that has been dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery since 2002, and considering the fact that child labour is one dominant form of slavery in this generation, I decided to interview CNN Executive Editor Mr. Leif Coorlim.

Dark-Humored Drama About Human Trafficking to Open at IRT

Jody Christopherson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

The kinds of stories we are willing to tell speaks volumes to the value placed on individuals within a society. To this point, IRT Theater presents USELESS, a new dark-humored drama about human trafficking by Saviana Stanescu.

Female Troubles: Women's Rights as Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

How can anyone fail to recognize that the advancement and protection of women's full equality is a requisite to any future for human rights? No country nor international body has done enough to realize equality. With just over half of humankind being female, we can not wait any longer.

July 30: Raising Awareness Through Social Media on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Maya Laukaran | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Maya Laukaran

Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world? No? Most people don't.

A Sustainable Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume. Astonishing statistics dug up by...

192 Arrested In Human Trafficking Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdo...

Cuba, the United States and Human Trafficking

Salim Lamrani | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

The United States has once again placed Cuba on the list of countries involved in human trafficking. However, international institutions repudiate Washington's perspective.