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Human Trafficking

Sewing The Fabric Of New Lives, One Stitch At A Time

To The Market | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
To The Market

ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.

No Longer Can We Keep Our Eyes Closed to Human Trafficking All Around Us

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Today, at this moment in history, it is estimated there are between 27 million and 30 million slaves globally. More than half of those are women and more than a third are children.

This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

Paula Froelich | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Paula Froelich

Buddhist nuns are everywhere among the streets of Myanmar -- of all different ages, some as young as 5. Dressed in pink loose-fitting shirts and pants with orange scarves, they have shaved heads and rely on alms to pay for their schooling, food, housing, and other basic needs.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 66: How Do We Make the Promise a Reality?

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

As this generation rises to power in public and private leadership roles, those at decision-making tables across the spectrum will have an opportunity to think critically about their own actions.

Pope Francis Challenges World On Exploitation And Slavery

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for a global mobilization to combat human trafficking and slavery on Wednesday, appealing to consumers to...

Justice Beyond Anger

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Is there ever a place for righteous anger in the pursuit of social justice? I think you have to discern your answer. I think you have to use wisdom.

365 Days to Globalize the Spirit of the 13th Amendment

Robert J. Benz | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Passing the 13th Amendment helped to reconcile inconsistencies that were forged into our founding documents about: who we are as a nation, who we are as a people and how we wished to define ourselves as individuals.

Religious Leaders Sign Declaration Against Modern Slavery

L'Huffington Post | Guilia Belardelli | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Empathy, love, respect, equality: these are the common denominators which caused the leaders of the world’s major religions to sign a declaration co...

Human Rights and the Fight Against Trafficking

Juhu Thukral | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Trafficking in persons clearly involves human rights concerns, based on the coercion, threats, or violence victims and survivors face. But the ways we as a community respond to human trafficking also involve very important human rights issues.

Student Led High School Prostitution Ring: Police

Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high...

Ending Human Trafficking in Honduras

David Weiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

Across the globe, economic unrest and political violence have led to a dramatic increase in migrants moving to new countries in search of safer environments and better opportunities.

10 Countries With The Most Slaves

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worl...

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about backpage.com is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

The Truth About Slavery

Monique Villa | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Monique Villa

An increasingly global economy calls for international standards and regulations. We have them across the airline industry, why shouldn't we have them to keep slavery out of the supply chains?

Seeing Traces Of Sex Trafficking On Tinder Is A Reminder This Crime Is Happening Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact

Tinder users are never certain of what they'll see before swiping right, but they likely don't expect to find the face of a sex trafficking victim. ...

Christian University Offers Scholarships To Human Trafficking Survivors

USA Today | Ben Sheffler | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship. PLNU, a ...

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 12.20.2014 | 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.

VIMEO Video

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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.