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Human Trafficking

Obama Pushed For More Support On Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact

Updated Fri. Jan. 11, 10:36 a.m. EST Many are captives who are trafficked for sex, sold by their poverty-stricken parents. Others toil in sweatshop...

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Spotlight on Domestic Workers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

This month, in honor of National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month, NDWA is launching a project aiming to raise awareness about human trafficking of domestic workers, and to build leadership skills of survivors to be their own advocates.

The Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

While being entertained by a film, Taken, which takes place abroad that and is mere fiction, it is believed that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are victims of human trafficking in the United States alone. Every American has to understand that we have this problem.

Barbed Wire Butterflies

John Malik | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
John Malik

Barbed Wire Butterflies is a gritty tale of a most unlikely heroine and her struggle against greed, corruption and indifference.

What 'Human Trafficking' Really Means | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

RANGOON, Burma -- Earlier this year, Ko Lin, 21 at the time, left his hometown of Bago, 50 miles northeast of Rangoon, along with a friend to look for...

Jason Mraz Brings Pop To Myanmar

AP | YADANA HTUN | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment

YANGON, Myanmar — American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz mixed entertainment with education to become the first world-class entertainer in decade...

Who Benefits From Modern Slavery? You Do

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

Slavery is happening across the globe and it ends up in your home. It could be the jewelry you're wearing, the shrimp you had for dinner, the shoes on your feet, the phone in your pocket, or the Christmas decorations adorning your tree.

One Reason Why Abraham Lincoln Gets So Depressed

Robert J. Benz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Benz

Last night I saw Lincoln. Not the Spielberg movie, I saw a vision of Abe Lincoln sitting at the foot of my bed. Of course, I became nervous and out from my mouth came the silliest question anyone has ever asked Abe Lincoln, "Why so sad?"

Cultural Polaroid: Sri Lanka

Anjhula Mya Bais | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Anjhula Mya Bais

Dinner parties around the world never cease to be intriguing. The candidness and bonding that occurs naturally over food provides illuminating glimpses on the pulse of any particular culture.

Argentine Mom Rescues Hundreds Of Sex Slaves, But Not Daughter

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact

LA PLATA, Argentina — Susana Trimarco was a housewife who fussed over her family and paid scant attention to the news until her daughter left fo...

John Celock

Actress Urges Lawmakers To Stop Slavery | John Celock | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged the nation's state legislators Thursday afternoon to pass new state-level laws to comba...

The Delhi 14

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Just 72 hours ago in the Indian capital of Delhi 14 children were freed from slave labour. They were being held in dark, insanitary conditions and forced to work for up to 15 hours a day making Christmas decorations.

Yellow Peril

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We're surprised it hasn't occurred to them that they could make a lot more money just eliminating the yellow all together. Entering an intersection could be a lot like playing Russian roulette!

Terrifying Fact About Teen Prostitution In LA

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.29.2012 | Los Angeles

The majority of young people arrested on prostitution charges in LA County come from the county's own foster care system, according to county official...

A Child's Worth

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

What determines a child's worth? Where they were born or the income they produce? Today, the average cost of a child slave is $90.

Traffick Jam

Marena Dieden | Posted 01.27.2013 | Teen
Marena Dieden

Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today, and California, where I live, leads the way. Prop 35 passing is critical to confronting this epidemic.

Everything Is Made of China (Well, in China)

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In China, artificial flowers, bricks, Christmas decorations, coal, cotton, electronics, fireworks, footwear, garments, nails and toys are all known to be produced by forced labor. And China is far from being the only country on the list.

Kamala Harris Takes On Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and other law enforcement officials vowed Friday to crack down on human trafficking -- both sex trafficking ...

Female Trafficking: A New Film About Sexual Slavery

Jim Downs | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Jim Downs

Female action stars are hot, but can they really save lives? Director and writer Fiona Mackenzie thinks they can. Not just in the movies, but in real life. This conviction inspired her new film, Alpha Numeric.

Jason Mraz Makes History

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jason Mraz will make history next month when he performs in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking. Mraz will he...

Vote Yes on Prop. 35 to Fight Human Trafficking in California

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Law enforcement, human trafficking survivors, advocates, and prosecutors have all come together to put Proposition 35 on the ballot. We are fighting for the women and girls who are born, raised, and trafficked in our neighborhoods and communities. This is nothing short of modern-day slavery.

Moms On a Mission With Jada Pinkett Smith

Denise Albert | Posted 01.01.2013 | Parents
Denise Albert

Proposition 35 is something ever parent should know about. If passed, it will make penalties for human trafficking more severe and provide services to survivors and their families.

The Fight Against Human Trafficking in the United States

Don Golden | Posted 12.29.2012 | DC
Don Golden

Most Americans who are aware that slavery exists today assume i's happening outside the U.S. Unfortunately, the number of individuals, both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, who find themselves in bondage on U.S. soil is greatly increasing.

Facebook Used In Appalling Child Sex Trade

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 12.29.2012 | Technology

DEPOK, Indonesia (AP) — When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosi...

Money, Corruption and Slavery

Monique Villa | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Monique Villa

Human trafficking and slavery depend on corruption, which depends on cash. Cutting off the global flow of money that is essential to greasing palms of corrupt officials would go a long way toward ending this barbarity. How to achieve that is another story.