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Human Trafficking

14-Year-Old Raises Money To Fight Human Trafficking In Ghana

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

To nominate a Greatest Person of the Day, email impact@huffingtonpost.com Tyler Page was only 10 years old when he first realized he could have an ...

A Girl Like Rachel Lloyd

Jane Wells | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Jane Wells

We've all seen scantily clad girls: on the street, on the Internet, in ads for "gentlemen's" clubs. Bodies and faces that conjure a myriad of responses: lust, fear, curiosity, perhaps even contempt, but rarely the most appropriate one: trafficking victim.

Bloggers Work Together To Stop Possible Sex Trafficking

Daily Beast | Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact

The Internet is often vilified as a guilty party in organized crime. But in one case, the power of an online network may have actually stopped it. La...

Reflections on Women's Day and the Silent Killer

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Tuesday was International Women's Day, and celebrations were in full effect around the world, where for many countries, it's a national holiday. Sinc...

International Women's Day: The Day After, Loss of a Friend

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eve Blossom

Wouldn't it be great to continue to hear everyday about these individuals, organizations and efforts that are making a difference in our lives?

WATCH: Somaly Mam Savin On Saving Girls From Human Trafficking, International Women's Day

Crane.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

"Each of them has a strong story. Each of them gives me hope. Each of them stands up. Each of them inspires me...

A Kenyan Brothel's Lasting Impression

Ashley Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Judd

Shola was a teenager -- six feet tall, rail thin and heartbreakingly gorgeous. Two months pregnant, hungry, with no education, no skills and her health collapsing, Shola made a poor and disempowered woman's classic "choiceless choice."

Volunteer Trip To Nepal Turns Into A Life Of Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When 29-year-old Conor Grennan decided to move home to the United States after eight years in Europe, he opted to take a year-long detour around the w...

More Businesses, Consumers Work To Stem Human Trafficking

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Companies are not powerless bystanders. Businesses play a crucial role in ensuring slave labor doesn't infect the products we buy. But it can be an uphill battle.

Washington Insiders Break the Silence on Violence Against Women in V-Day DC A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer 2011

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Diana Mao

V-Day is a global, activist movement to stop violence against women and girls and the catalyst behind creative events that revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women organizations.

Free the Girls Hosts Denver's Largest Bra Drive

Katie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Katie Tate

A bra to women in the US is a no-brainer; you have to wear one. A bra is very different to the women in many parts of Africa; it is a status symbol, and it might prevent them being raped.

Peter Buffett: Emotional And Musical Philanthropy

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Srinivasan Pillay

Peter Buffett has arrived, and you want to meet him as much as he wants to meet you.

'Inhumane' Thai Baby Breeding Farm Busted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A total of 14 Vietnamese women -- half of them pregnant -- have been rescued from an "illegal and inhuman" surrogate baby breeding ring in Thailand, t...

Change in Algeria Fundamental for Human Rights and Security

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

The Algerian people have promised to march every Saturday until democratic change is introduced; the question is, on which side of the line will the United States stand when the chaos is unleashed?

When 'Help' is the Problem: Questioning 'Human Trafficking' Policies in the Gulf

Pardis Mahdavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pardis Mahdavi

Current human trafficking policies are having a detrimental effect on those they are designed to help. There is a sharp disconnect between stereotypes of the typical "trafficked victim" and the reality of forced labor and migration globally.

Truck Them and Stereotype Them -- It's All Good in Popular Culture

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

The developers of "Smuggle Truck" claim the iPad game attempts to mock our nation's inhumane and impractical immigration laws. Sadly, the effort falls flat.

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.

Scientology Under FBI Investigation For Work Done For Tom Cruise: Report

Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

According to a report in The New Yorker, the Church of Scientology is under investigation for human trafficking and using free labor -- in part, to se...

Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America

Tiffany Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

Women should be able to access victim services, regardless of their immigration status.

The State of Whose Union?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We all agree our government needs major restructuring: five agencies that handle housing problems? It's crazy! But an overhaul isn't achievable, and innovation and reconciliation are impossible, if we're all hunkered down feeling unsafe.

Let's Not Let the Super Bowl Be a Business Opportunity for Sex Traffickers

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Young women and men, some of them under 18, are frequently shuttled from city to city, sold to have sex with sports fans and conventioneers who are traveling without their families.

Excerpt from Investigative Story: A Los Angeles Underground Industry Uncovered

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ashley M. Williams

Stylish and confident, yet barely five feet tall, Ima Matul used her slender frame to quickly push open the front office door of the Coalition for Abo...

PMSC and Trafficking: Room for Improvement

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

How well are both governmental personnel and contractors doing in policing themselves in the area of sex trafficking? A new report tells us.

An Investment to End Slavery

Somaly Mam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Somaly Mam

Currently, there are 27 million slaves around the world. While honored to be able to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, I worried I would not be able to do the facts justice.

The Reluctant Volunteer: Reuniting Trafficked Children In Nepal

Conor Grennan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Conor Grennan

I never really wanted to volunteer. What I actually wanted was to be able to say I volunteered. That's how I ended up in a small village south of Kathmandu, Nepal.