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Human Trafficking

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 09.12.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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.

Stop Pulling Up the Ladder on Immigrants: The Wilberforce Act and Our Short National Memory About Immigration

Gyasi Ross | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

Don't let your elected officials succumb to the pressure of a few hypocrites/bigots with loud microphones. Hear these immigrants out the same way that this nation's Indigenous people heard this nation's white ancestors out. That's what the Wilberforce Act requires.

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Senate: Please Pass These Anti-Trafficking Laws

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At Covenant House, the hemisphere's largest movement of programs and shelter services for homeless and trafficked young people, we see far too many kids who have been forced into prostitution.

Why We Must Empower Victims of Human Trafficking

Sen. Roger Wicker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Roger Wicker

Although news headlines often glibly refer to a "war on women" in political terms, policymakers might well devote more energy to sex trafficking -- a nightmarish war faced by the most vulnerable among us, young women who are being bought and sold for sex against their will.

Our Complicity in the Somaly Mam Scandal

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

It is time we inspect the basic motives to why we engage in this fight against injustice. Whether it is on grounds of human decency and equality, or because we are compelled by our faith; let's recalibrate our moral compass so it is not led astray by our tendency to strive for the sensational stories.

Raid By Thai Police Exposes Human Trafficking Ring

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — A raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand exposed a ring that trafficked Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the c...

Why I Support Canada's Proposed Prostitution Laws

Georgialee Lang | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Georgialee Lang

The view that prostitution subordinates and victimizes women and girls is not particularly popular, but I have seen it first-hand when I lived on Granville Street in the early 1970's and in Vancouver's west end in the 80's. The image of a "happy hooker" is a Madison Avenue gimmick that has no basis in reality. When my husband, Doug, ran the Vancouver Vice Squad, I saw again the squalor and exploitation of young, addicted woman, both tragic and poignant.

Unaccompanied Minors are "Uniquely Vulnerable" to Trafficking

Emily Roenigk | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Emily Roenigk

The crisis shows the inherent connection between our current immigration system and the prevalence of modern-day slavery.