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Passover, Liberation, and Modern Day Slavery

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Nancy K. Kaufman

Through the retelling of our history as slaves, we are also compelled to remember that slavery still exists in our midst.

Florida Teen Kidnapped By Suspected Sex Trafficker: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

A Florida man allegedly lured a 14-year-old girl into his car, then kidnapped her, sexually assaulted her and tried to force her into prostitution. ...

Yes, White American 'Girls Next Door' Can Be Sold Into Sex Trafficking, Too

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

What does the face of human trafficking look like? Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regardin...

Holly Smith, Author of Walking Prey and Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shares Advice and Her Story

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Holly is indisputably courageous for sharing her personal story, which helps to illuminate that children (and adults) from all walks of life, can be the target of traffickers.

Disturbing New Report Details Hispanic Role In Sex Traffic

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 04.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Whether people are aware of it or not, sex trafficking is a serious issue in several major U.S cities. Despite law enforcement efforts and preventa...

'This Is Not Prostitution -- This Is Child Rape.'

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

As a human rights movement, the anti-trafficking movement must urge for laws, policies, and practices that hold both the trafficker and the buyer accountable for their crimes.

Child Trafficking in Your Own Backyard

Deborah Swiss | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.

Tricked Documentary Film Is a Shocker

Jay Weston | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I went to the first Los Angeles screening of a feature documentary film entitled TRICKED. It was a brilliant, horrifying film about the sexual trafficking-slavery industry preying upon young people in the United States.

After Going Undercover To A Brothel Selling Kids For Sex, This Man Is Now Fighting Child Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

In the fall of 2002, Rob Morris stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Southeast Asian brothel with a group of men who were staring hungrily at young girls t...

Radically Peaceful: Humanizing Oakland's Youth

Lila Igram | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Yoga Activists Fight Human Trafficking

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

These projects point to a growing number of yoga activists who utilize the practice to address political and social issues and share yoga with underserved populations. The goal is direct if not simple: use yoga to make the world a better place.

When Girls Are Part of the Solution Everyone Benefits

Lauren Hersh | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

Our journey began in March 2013 with the creation of Project Impact, an arts-based leadership workshop for teen trafficking survivors. We spent three months working with the 15-18 year-old residents of JCCA's Gateways

Tough Mothers, Nobody's Slave

Deborah Swiss | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, it's an opportunity to take action and end the human trafficking that still exists today.

Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You're a Sex Trafficker

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

A U.S. Federal Circuit Court has ruled that customers who arrange for or have sex with children under age 18 are to be considered human traffickers. Wow. That's a big and heavy stick we can use to protect kids who are forced into having sex for someone else's profit.

U.N. North Korea Human Rights Report & A Call to Action

Mike Kim | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Mike Kim

The worst thing we can do is ignore the problem in North Korea and hope it goes away on its own. We must not take this information and move on with our lives. What if the world passively looked on as Hitler made his march through Europe and just hoped for the best?

The Disposability of Boys

Cameron Conaway | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

The UN's recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed again...

Memo to the New York Times: It's Sex Trafficking!

Susan Danish | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Susan Danish

The New York Times had a great opportunity recently to create awareness about the face of slavery today -- human trafficking of women and girls for co...

Accused Pimp Gets Life In Sex Trafficking Case

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his ...

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

SVU Shines a Light on the Horrific Practice of "Rehoming"

Allison Leotta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Leotta

Tonight's SVU did something only this show can: It entertained and riveted, while teaching about a horrifying American problem. In this gut-wrenching ...

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Sensationalism

Adam Banner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Instead of wasting time and money on rumor-mongering and passing redundant legislation, perhaps we should be looking to the root of the problem for solutions.

Violence Packs a Uniquely Devastating Punch on the Poor

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Through reflecting on countless conversations, travels, lectures and books one aspect of violence is made particularly clear: Our world's poorest people are especially vulnerable to it.

The Super Bowl Could Never Not Be Breeding Grounds For Sexual Exploitation

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Some claim that concerns about a link between sex trafficking and the Super Bowl are overblown, hyperbolic, or, simply, myth. Some have even suggested that a strong law enforcement response is harmful to victims. While it is unfortunately true that there have been arrests of prostituted women in Super Bowl-related policing--a counterproductive strategy that discourages victims from seeking desperately needed police protection--law enforcement is right to step up efforts to investigate trafficking on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia: The Intersection of Rights and Poverty

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.

Sex and the Super Bowl

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Lenore Skenazy

Why would a hooker waste time and money hoofing it to a one-weekend event where the prospects are dim, the rooms overpriced and the police on the prowl?