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Human Trafficking

Women On TV Are Still Being Sexually Exploited

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES -- Teenage female characters are sexual fodder for broadcast network TV series, especially comedies, according to an advocacy group's new ...

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

We have become avid consumers of the most precious commodity: data. We spend 58 minutes a day browsing our mobile phones. We buy from the web, we comm...

Change, and I mean it

Monique Villa | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

Everybody seems to be in love with the word 'change'. It's powerful, evocative, and courageous. But I have lost count of the times I've seen this word...

Female Miner Honored For FIghting Human Trafficking

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As president of one of the world's few associations for women miners, Simona Broomes travels regularly to gold and diamond mi...

State Department Reveals Scope Of Human Trafficking Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Only 46,570 out of an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking were identified in 2012. That is the conclusion of a new report released by th...

The Role of Religion in Anti-Slavery Efforts

Cameron Conaway | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

For collaboration to be possible, many groups with different beliefs must work together. This seems to make it particularly hard for those working within faith-based groups to speak out about the problems they've watched religion create.

Opportunity for Federal Contractors to Lead on Human Trafficking

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kelly Heinrich

The award of a federal government contract is contingent upon a laundry list of complex, lengthy, substantial assurances. Through those assurances, i.e. regulations, the USG has the leverage to shape corporate policy and is doing so quite purposefully for human trafficking.

Education: The First Step to Ending Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Modern forms of slavery are now commonly referred to as human trafficking. This rebranding of slavery happened in earnest about two decades ago perhaps as an attempt by experts to better represent the contemporary attributes of this illicit industry.

The Fight Is on Against Child Sex Trafficking in New York State

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York
Kevin M. Ryan

The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.

Uncool! -- Google and Facebook's Human Trafficking Complicity

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Until Facebook and Google are willing to do far more to stop the slave traders nothing can be done on a big scale to end the traffic in human beings.

Our Daughters Are Not for Sale

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Today, we are bringing together the "Women of the House"--Republican and Democrat--and girl survivors of trafficking to address this modern-day form of slavery.

Victim Blaming Has Achieved a New Low Watermark

Lori Day | Posted 08.03.2013 | Media
Lori Day

When you consider that animals bring on their own assaults, it is not hard to understand this same mentality when applied to all sorts of people by other people.

A Community of HOPE

Catalyst Foundation | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Catalyst Foundation

The same children that had no hope and dreams just a few years ago now want to be teachers, doctors, social workers, motorbike mechanics, home owners and so much more.

Protecting the Most Vulnerable by Ending Child Trafficking

Perri Peltz | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Perri Peltz

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn the United States, we have a growing and significant problem where young girls are sold for sex. As part of our global commitment to improve the lives of women and girls, we can't forget these vulnerable girls in our own communities.

1/4 Of Homeless Youth Sex Trafficking Victims, New Study Reveals

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Today we are releasing the findings from one of the largest human trafficking studies among homeless youth in New York history, and the news is numbin...

Hailey Dunn's Mother Talks About Missing Cheerleader's Death

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The mother of a 13-year-old West Texas cheerleader found dead in March said Tuesday that since her daughter went missing more than t...

Part II: Trauma Training Should Be Mandatory for Yoga Teachers

Margaret Howard | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

Yoga teachers can go a long way toward taking care of their students by avoiding triggering traumatic responses in those students have traumatic injuries. And you should, as part of responsible, ethical teaching practice.

Part I: Trauma Training Should Be Mandatory for Yoga Teachers

Margaret Howard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

The environment of the yoga class is particularly ripe for trauma triggering because of its inherently intimate nature, arising out of the integration of mind and body and the teacher's position as a leader and spiritual or physical authority, and the fact that trauma can be held in the body.

Forced Into Prostitution -- and Denied a Lifeline

Florrie Burke | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Florrie Burke

Some may argue that prosecutors need every tool at their disposal to find traffickers and hold them accountable. But allowing condoms to continue to be used as evidence in trafficking cases would be detrimental to the health of the very people we are trying to help.

Why It Takes So Long to Open a Safe House

Amirah | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe idea of creating safe homes in the U.S. that provide whole-person restorative care for adult trafficking survivors is surprisingly new, so there's no proven blueprint for how to do it.

Restore Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

Made By Survivors | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Made By Survivors

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn our experience, abject poverty is a common factor for victims of human trafficking.

Momentum Grows to End Human Trafficking

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Too often, those of us who fight against human slavery beat our heads against the walls of misinformation and prejudice.

Keeping Up the Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

As the girls described the atrocities they had suffered -- in many cases, for years -- my blood boiled. How on earth could this happen time and time again, right here in our community? How could the internet be used so blatantly as a tool to sell our children into slavery?

Opportunity, Dignity and Hope for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Joy Bitonio | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Joy Bitonio

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNo matter where you are on the globe, we are all women. Let's challenge each other to accomplish small victories that lead to real change by taking action now.

A "Volunteer Vacation"

Catalyst Foundation | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Catalyst Foundation

Catalyst Foundation has had amazing volunteers since July 1999. We have enlisted the help of hundreds of people from around the globe -- ones that found us during a random Internet searches, families that have adopted from Vietnam, young Vietnamese American college and high school students, war veterans, teachers and friends.