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Trafficking

Human Rights and the Fight Against Trafficking

Juhu Thukral | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Trafficking in persons clearly involves human rights concerns, based on the coercion, threats, or violence victims and survivors face. But the ways we as a community respond to human trafficking also involve very important human rights issues.

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about backpage.com is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

When Animals Disappear, So Do Our Social Structures

Avital Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Avital Andrews

Research out of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara is providing evidence that a decline in animals actually means that our social structures are crumbling.

Border Problem, Beltway Crisis

Mark Hetfield | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The children at the border are only a symptom of a crisis of extreme violence in Central America and a crisis inside the Beltway caused by a dysfunctional Congress that misses opportunity after opportunity to fix our broken immigration laws. This is a life and death issue.

A Day in the Unending Fight Against Modern Slavery

Nick Grono | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

It is a very encouraging sign of the new urgency given to modern slavery that the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being marked today.

Immigration, Child Refugees and Horrible, Horrible Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Like everything else happening in our country, the children on the border have been dragged into our political discourse, and it instantly turned ugly when the news network spotlight hit it.

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

Katie Shay | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Katie Shay

Americans love shrimp. In fact, we love it so much that we eat it more than any other seafood, and almost more than tuna and salmon combined. However, that love comes with a price -- and a steep one at that.

World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference

Juhu Thukral | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Let's talk about what we, as soccer fans around the world, can do to make some noise about labor rights and abuse of the very workers who make events like the World Cup and Olympics possible.

Making Children Count

World Vision | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
World Vision

They are denied education, health services, and at risk for exploitation, abuse and underage recruitment into armed forces. All because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted -- a birth certificate.

Passover, Liberation, and Modern Day Slavery

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Masculinity and the Crisis in Cambodian Child Rape

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Since first viewing it on a Phnom Penh newsstand, I have not been able to get a headline from a local paper out of my mind: "Figures Show General Acceptance of Child Rape." No matter how many times I read it, I can't make any sense of it.

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

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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.

Traffickers Who Torture in Egypt and Sudan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Human Rights Watch

Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees.

Hotel Industry Combats Sex Trafficking at Super Bowl

Rep. Grace Meng | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Grace Meng

With the help the region's hotel-motel workers and guests, we can put up the biggest fight yet against Super Bowl-related sex trafficking, and even use this event as a model to combat trafficking throughout the year.

Give Restitution to Victims of Child Pornography, But Also Recognize All Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Cynthia Godsoe | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Godsoe

A significant group of child victims remains unrecognized as such -- children in the commercial sex industry.

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.

An Allied Effort to Save History

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.

This 'Player' Was Celibate For A Year To Help Sex Trafficking Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

A self-admitted "player" who chased one-night stands and not much more on the relationship front, Pete Lynagh was not the kind of guy you’d expect t...

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War or the Emancipation Proclamation. It was outlawed, but not ended.

How This Brave Trafficking Survivor Is Helping Other Victims Escape

2013-08-28-ScreenShot20130828at6.15.32PM.png | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

By Christa Hillstrom, YES! Magazine Flor Molina thought it was her lucky break. At 28, she had just lost her youngest child and was working two jo...

Arms Trafficking Gang Detained

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

BRASILIA -- Brazilian police say seven people have been detained and 22 high-caliber guns and munitions have been seized in an operation targeting a b...

Who Is A Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact

CICERO, Ill. — Cops in the Chicago area call it a "track," a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing s...

The Solution To Ending Human Trafficking

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

By Iris C. Gonzales, Women's eNews YANGON, Myanmar (WOMENSENEWS)--Gold-plated pagodas with monks in reddish brown robes glisten under the August su...

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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...