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Modern Slavery

Reimagined Women's Magazines Swap Cover Girls For Slaves

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

An advocacy site has given glossy women's magazines a makeover, replacing quintessential headlines and photos with messages that convey a much more gr...

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

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.

The Failed Prostitution Experiment

Lauren Hersh | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

When governments fail to tackle the demand side of the commercial sex industry, they not only fail to protect people in prostitution, they also financially benefit through the increased tax income generated from the exploitation of people.

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...

Trio Enslaved Mother And Daughter For 2 Years

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime

ASHLAND, Ohio — A mentally disabled woman charged with shoplifting a candy bar asked to be jailed because three people "had been mean to her" &n...

Uniting Against Sex Trafficking

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Today, approximately 27 million people around the globe are forced into slavery-two thirds into sex slavery. And Jews are not exempt from this.

Hidden In Plain Sight: A Story Of Human Trafficking

AVODAH | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
AVODAH

Victims can be found on street corners, in brothels and in agricultural fields throughout the country and around the world. If you've ever been to a large sporting event, a nail salon or a massage parlor, then you likely have contributed to a system that enables and supports trafficking.

Supporting Former Slave Laborers in Building New Lives

Pranitha Timothy | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Pranitha Timothy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIt's a powerful thing to watch a child, man or woman walk free from the rice mill, factory or brick kiln where he or she was enslaved.

Say No To Slave And Sex Trafficking

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Why should LGBT people care? All social issues are LGBT issues, and around 10 percent of the millions of people who are trafficked are LGBT. As citizens of the world, we cannot just care about issues that we think are "ours." If we are human, then human trafficking is about all of us.

The "End It" Movement: Are These Truths Self-evident?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

We ask you to make a choice. Take up a worthy cause. Be a part of history. On Tuesday, April 9, a worthy organization known as END IT will make its ...

America's 21st Century Slavery

Douglas A. Blackmon | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Douglas A. Blackmon

By the first years after 1900, tens of thousands of African Americans had been sold by southern state governments. This isn't an easy story for Americans to accept. The idea that basic freedom was denied to an enormous population until the middle of the 20th century fits nowhere in the triumphalist accounts we prefer.

How Men Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

By Ed Ouellette, TakePart Let me tell you a true story—Brianna’s story. Brianna was a normal teenage girl. She was an all-star athlete and a...

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

How Can We Tell Those in Slavery That the U.S. Congress Won't Help?

Karen Stauss | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Karen Stauss

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has helped many people escape brutal abuse. Sadly, Congress allowed it to expire at the end of its last session. It must reauthorize the act to preserve America's role in abolishing slavery in the 21st century.

Human Trafficking Victim: I Was Kidnapped And Sold At Age 7

Posted 01.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Rani Hong was just 7 years old when she was kidnapped from her mother's home in southern India and sold into the international slave trade. "A frie...

The Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

While being entertained by a film, Taken, which takes place abroad that and is mere fiction, it is believed that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are victims of human trafficking in the United States alone. Every American has to understand that we have this problem.

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.

Thankful For A New Day For Florida Farmworkers: Publix, Join The Fair Food Program

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

As we thank God for the many people and their hands that produce our food, we can be thankful for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program. Publix Supermarket needs to hear from us that it is time to change.

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.

Against Our Will: Poetry From Survivors of Human Trafficking

Alicia Keys | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Alicia Keys

Modern-day slavery is real. Whether it's sex trafficking or labor trafficking, in which people are being made to work brutally long hours with no pay, it's happening right in our backyards and it's heartbreaking.

Mira Sorvino, In Pursuit Of Justice

Guideposts | Posted 12.09.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

When you look into the eyes of someone who's had all their basic human rights stolen, their dignity stripped away, treated like an object, not a human being, how can you turn your back? How can you not speak out and act?

Let's Put An End To Slavery Once And For All

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Natalie Pace

While slavery is no longer acceptable in the developed world, legally or socially, the sad truth is that it is still rampant -- hidden in the underbelly of society (all around the world) and woven into the supply chain of some of our goods.

150 Years After Emancipation Proclamation, Slavery Still Exists

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.22.2012 | Impact
Free The Slaves

September 22nd marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves in Confederate states during the Civil War. Slavery, however, still exists in the U.S.

Fasting From Rotten Tomatoes: The High Holy Days And The Emancipation Proclamation

Rabbi Wendi Geffen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Our tradition envisions that the gates of Divine Judgment close at Yom Kippur's end, necessitating reflection and atonement for our sins in the past. This year, I'll be adding to the list: for the sin we have committed against You by mindlessly reaping the benefits of slavery.