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The Door of No Return – My Visit to The African Slave Coast

Welcome to Gorée Island, a 50 hectare (half sq. km) paradise just off the Senegalese coast in West Africa. Today it’s a tropical paradise frequented by international tourists and local students from Dakar, Senegal’s capital, but historically this place bears the grotesque scars of slavery. For over three hundred years, Gorée was a key slave-trading centre on the […]

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Lives on the Line: The High Human Cost of Chicken

OXFAM recently released a report on the poultry industry in America. In recent years, many of us have become more conscious about how the chickens we eat are treated, but very few questions have been asked about the conditions of poultry workers. Here are some of the findings: Many workers are not allowed to take […]

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Germany’s Mega Brothels Face Mega Problems

Germany, dubbed by some as Europe’s biggest brothel, has been having some issues with its mega-brothels in recent months. On April 13, over 900 police, tax, and customs investigators raided Berlin’s biggest sex club, Artemis. The club is allegedly connected with the Hells Angels biker gang, whose members are accused of recruiting women to work in […]

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Boys Groomed for Sexual Exploitation

Think it’s only girls who are trafficked for sex? While the majority of victims are female, boys can also fall prey to sexual exploitation. By some estimates, 1 in 10 victims of sexual exploitation is male. Since a grooming process is usually a critical piece of a trafficker’s strategy, teaching kids to spot warning signs […]

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Stolen Organs – How Human Traffickers Hunt for Kidneys

I recently visited a refugee camp in East Africa, where refugees and NGO staff told me about the dangers of journeying through the desert. Some of the refugees from South Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia who are fleeing violence, conflict, and poverty attempt the risky passage from East Africa to Israel through the Sinai Desert. Others […]

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