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Human Trafficking

Weaving Together Women on Two Continents

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Brittany Merrill Underwood had planned on spending the summer in Europe, but instead found herself in a rural Ugandan village with no running water or electricity. At a time in her life when she could only think about herself, Brittany was inspired by a woman who sacrificed the little she had to care for others.

Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

Amid continued communal strife in Myanmar, Muslim women and children are increasingly finding themselves in vulnerable situations that have yet to be adequately recognized and addressed. This post glimpses the related issue of human trafficking.

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
OECD

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

The Hidden Slavery Epidemic

Daniel Davis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

What remarkably few in America know is that today in both this country and around the world there are an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in bondage via the blight of human trafficking.

Fighting to Exist in the Dominican Republic

World Vision | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
World Vision

While many countries take steps forward, one country has taken a significant step back for many of its citizens over the last few months. People who were born in the Dominican Republic, who have never known another country as home, are losing their citizenship.

Legalize It? Seriously?

Chris Baughman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Chris Baughman

Legalization does not benefit the people selling sex; nor does legalization produce female empowerment. What it does is serve the owners of brothels, pimps and the johns who frequent them.

Listening to Survivors: Europe Trend Towards Positive Change

Lauren Hersh | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Lauren Hersh

Europe is finally starting to listen to survivors. A new trend is emerging -- criminalizing the buyers, traffickers and pimps that fuel the inherently violent commercial sex industry, while decriminalizing and providing services and exit options to people in prostitution.

Reducing the Vulnerability Associated With Human Trafficking

Keeli Sorensen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Keeli Sorensen

It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.

How Do We Stop the World's Sex Trafficking Problem?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

How much longer should we wait and how many more lives need to be lost before we act? From the old Peter Paul and Mary song, "how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?

How I Tell My Sex Trafficking Survivor Story

Danielle Douglas | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Danielle Douglas

At times it feels that in the search for a good story we are willing to sell not only our own souls to the devil, but also the souls of others, including those whose souls are just regaining their strength.

Notes From a Chicago Escort

Nikolaos Al-Khadra | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Nikolaos Al-Khadra

When people do recognize escorting as prostitution, they believe it's somehow safer than street level prostitution. It isn't. Far from it.

Human Trafficking: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Dan Steele | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Dan Steele

The vast majority of detectives investigating sex trafficking spend hours behind their desks, compiling thousands of pages of case file documentation. There are no high speed chases, no shootouts and there are definitely no suspenseful, last minute rescues.

Making Tricked

Jane Wells | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Jane Wells

There is precious little data on the subject, and urban myths supporting both sides of the prostitution debate abound. We had to dispel the myths first; clarify the truths, second.

A Social Enterprise for Victims of Rape, Trafficking, Prostitution and Addiction Proves That Love Heals

Becca Stevens | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Becca Stevens

We are part of a wider movement that is changing the tide of the conversation away from blame and shame toward practical healing with quantifiable value.

The Pope Is Leading And It's Time to Follow

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

It's hard to miss: Pope Francis is a man with a mission - to bring his papacy "to the streets" and to comfort the "untouchables."

Subway Owners Arrested After Human Trafficking Investigation

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

Married couple Amrutlal Patel and Dakshaben Patel were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly harboring and employing illegal aliens in their four Subway R...

Supply Chain Compliance and Legal Education

Rani Hong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rani Hong

One way companies can practice corporate social responsibility is to comply with relevant laws that ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor.

In Our Own Backyard

K. Sujata | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

What keeps this industry booming is the demand for cheap labor or services, or for commercial sex acts. Sex trafficking is big business, one of the world's biggest human rights issues and it's happening in our own backyard.

Eight Facts You Didn't Know About Child Sex Trafficking

Nathan Harden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nathan Harden

LOVE146--an international charity that provides aftercare and rehabilitation for children rescued from sexual slavery--has collaborated with Nashville-based rock group Band of Love on a new video to increase public awareness on this issue.

This Jewelry Is Awesome -- But The Touching Story Behind It Is Even Better

Posted 11.10.2013 | Style

We love jewelry as much as the next girls, and we love it even more when there's a great backstory. (Why do you think thrift stores and flea markets a...

Spanish Police Break Up Sex Slave Ring

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

MADRID -- MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, In...

Needs of Eritrean Refugees Demand Attention

Curt Goering | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Curt Goering

Decades of instability in Eritrea have led to the current situation. Many refugees have experienced horrific treatment, first at the hands of their government, then on the long, dangerous journey to escape. Up to 3,000 flee to Sudan or Ethiopia each month.

Mexico Frees 61 Captives Near U.S. Border

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Mexican authorities freed 61 kidnapping victims in the northern border city of Reynosa, the government said on Friday...

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

Amanda Gregory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Amanda Gregory

The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.

Stopping the Foster Care to Child Trafficking Pipeline

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

The crisis of child trafficking and exploitation in the U.S. is finally capturing our attention. But a critical part of the story has not been told. Most of the children who are being bought and sold for sex in our nation are foster care children.