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Human Trafficking

What 'Human Trafficking' Really Means

www.theatlantic.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Law & Order: SVU Confronts the Terrorist in the Little Black Dress

Allison Leotta | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Allison Leotta

What's more disturbing: sex slavery or international terrorism? SVU tackled the question with its trademark mix of ripped-from-the-headlines issues, hairpin plot turns, and girls in skimpy dresses.

'Alcoholic' Sells Wife For $110 To Pay For Booze

Posted 10.17.2012 | World

A 42-year-old Indian man described as an "alcoholic" allegedly attempted to sell his wife for about $110 to pay for his drinking habit, the Times of I...

Dr. Phil Airs Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story - Oct 17

Susan L. Travis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Susan L. Travis

Little Sara Kruzan killed her trafficker when she was 16 years old. Sara's aunt, Anne Catherine Rogan, speaks eloquently of her niece, now 34 years old.

A Small Victory in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Bibiana Ferraiuoli Suarez | Posted 12.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Bibiana Ferraiuoli Suarez

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious violations imaginable against our most basic human rights. I soon learned that it also has no boundaries. It is not confined to far away countries, it happens every day in most developed countries.