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Polaris Project

When You Believe in Something Enough, Drop Everything and GO FOR IT!

Rich Polt | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Gloria left her full time marketing job in August of last year to become a Digital Activist Fellow with the Polaris Project, an organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Jessica Prois

What You Need To Know About The Super Bowl And Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact

Numerous media reports have indicated that beyond the theatrics of the halftime show and the fanfare in the bleachers, there lurks a dark side to the ...

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.

Keeping Foster Kids Safe From Prostitution

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers tackled the pipeline from foster care to prostitution, hearing from child advocates and a victim of sex trafficking raised in foster care.

Underground Trade Part Seven: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Human traffickers have picked up where slavery, brutal racial-based penal laws, sharecropping and Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the U.S. State Department.

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fi...

WATCH: How Big Data Is Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact

For some 27 million victims of modern-day slavery, there is one combatant leading the way in terms of prevention and protection: technology. A rec...

WATCH: Google Award Helps Nonprofits Fight Human Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.19.2013 | Impact

Three organizations fighting global slavery and trafficking were collectively awarded $3 million by Google last week. The money comes in the form o...

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.

Google Donates $11.5 Million To Fight Modern-Day Slavery

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery ...

How Travelers Can Help Stem Human Trafficking

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

The hospitality industry is increasingly making things decidedly inhospitable for a certain kind of person: human traffickers. Hotels, airlines and ...

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

Child Sex Trafficking and The Politics of Pimping

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

244,000. That's the number of young Americans under the age of 16 believed to be at risk of child sexual exploitation that includes prostitution and...

Man Arrested In Chicago For Allegedly Pimping Wife On Craigslist

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Clinton Danner, 32, was arrested in downtown Chicago Sunday night as he arrived to pick up his wife from a hotel where "he made her stay for the weeke...

WATCH: How Big Data Is Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact

For some 27 million victims of modern-day slavery, there is one combatant leading the way in terms of prevention and protection: technology. A rec...