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Human Trafficking

A New Paradigm Of Respect For Women

Zach Hunter | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Know this, girls and women: you are absolutely beautiful. God doesn't measure you according to the world's standards or compare you with some airbrushed model on a magazine cover.

Don't Forget American Women on International Women's Day

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Malika Saada Saar

T's story is not an international story. It is not the story of an exploited girl from India or Cameroon, or some other far away nation. T is from Oakland.

Fighting Human Trafficking Through Film

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The arts can impact understanding and harness visibility for the key human rights issue of the 21st Century.

Diplomat's Servant Exposes Modern Day Slavery in the U.S.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 05.05.2012 | Crime
Erwin de Leon

The diplomat brought Shanti Gurung to New York in 2006 with the promise of paying her $100 a month to do light cooking and a few chores. The 17-year-old ended up working 16-hour days, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, grocery shopping and giving massages.

Truckers Work To Put The Brakes On Sex Trafficking

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

When truck drivers break at a rest stop, they're often confronted by young girls working in the sex trade -- a trend a new human rights campaign hopes...

Florida House Bill to Implement Harsher Penalties on Human Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

On Friday, February 24, 2012, CBS online reported how Florida "is taking stricter action against" human trafficking.

Council Members, Change.org Fight To Stop Trafficking On Village Voice Site

Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact

Change.org is getting help from New York council members to pressure the Village Voice to shut down its adult section of classified ads. The social...

Help Women By Freeing The Girls

Posted 03.02.2012 | Denver

The well-published mantra from the second wave of the feminist movement may have been, "Burn your bra!" (whether they actually did or not is highly-co...

Changing the Conversation About Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Sexual exploitation is caused by exploiters. This isn't a revolutionary idea, but it's one that our culture buries in favor of other messages, especially when it comes to the sex trade.

Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

Nicki Richesin | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

I have always been proud to call progressive, liberal San Francisco my adopted home, until now. I was horrified to learn that San Francisco is one of the centers for international crime networks that smuggle and enslave women.

'Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not for Sale'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The first time I heard Rachel Lloyd speak was in 2005, the year of the 70th Annual Academy Awards. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" had won for the b...

Prostitute Or Sex Trafficking Victim: Is There A Difference?

Jane Wells | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

"I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady in the nude" said the lawyer (of Dominique Strauss-Kahn). "The de...

For the Love of Justice: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Frederick Douglass

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

In honor of Frederick Douglass' activism, here is my Valentine's Day message to New Yorkers who want to make this city a fairer, more caring and compassionate place.

Deaf Pakistani Girl Describes Horrifying Ordeal

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

LONDON (AP) — Locked in a cellar where she was allegedly raped and beaten for nearly a decade, a young deaf and mute Pakistani woman told a U.K. cou...

Fighting Child Trafficking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 04.10.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

People too often only talk about the horror and despair surrounding child trafficking and exploitation (which is a reality), but not enough about the hope, empowerment and change that is also just as much of a reality.

Is the Superbowl the Largest Child Sex Trafficking Event in the US?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

The Super Bowl is known for the bacchanalia that surrounds it. However, we don't typically think of the illegal prostitution of minors at the same time.

Should Israel Make Paying for Sex a Criminal Offense?

Ruth Eglash | Posted 04.05.2012 | World
Ruth Eglash

While it is still unclear what stance Neeman or any of the other government leaders will take -- what is clear is that more public attention needs to be paid to an issue that involves multiple rapes and modern day slavery.

MTV's $10,000 Challenge: Build Technology That Ends Human Slavery

Posted 02.01.2012 | Impact

These days, technology has the capacity to change everything -- and mtvU is hoping the end of human slavery is within that reach. MTV's 24-hour col...

Will Men Stand Up Against the Sex Slave Trade in Israel?

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Just as we need to rally to combat the crimes of sex traffickers to free women and girls, we need to ramp up our efforts to help the next generation of men make sense of the world that they see on the screen and the one they encounter in the streets.

Speak With Your Life: A Witch Doctor, The White House and Charlie

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.25.2012 | Good News
Sonya Denyse

Why does a little boy from Uganda get invited to the Oval Office? The year before, Charlie had been kidnapped by a witch doctor and brutally mutilated, but he survived.

Former Prostitute Fights Human Trafficking With Hot Cocoa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

At 12 she was a prostitute. By her teenage years she was homeless. Now, at 49, Theresa Briscoe is helping other women escape the suffering she once en...

NY Mets Pitcher Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro To Fight Sex Trafficking

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

While most professional baseball players spend their off season kicking back, New York Mets' R.A. Dickey decided to risk his safety -- and his job -- ...

Nuns Fight To Ward Off Human Trafficking At Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion

While Indianapolis businesses prepare to greet thousands of enthusiastic sports fans, local nuns are working make sure the celebration surrounding Sup...

Five Fearless Women Row The Atlantic

Leon Logothetis | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

As I write, this team of young women are on their way to becoming the first all female team of five to row any ocean.

3 Women Busted In Child-Trafficking Ring

AP | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican investigators detained three more women in the city of Guadalajara in connection with an apparent child-trafficking ring that a...