Abolition Through Adoption: A Revolution to End Slavery!

As author Shane Claiborne writes in his book Irresistible Revolution, there is a disconnect in our world between people who need help and those who can give it.  The is due partly to the ‘charity world’ we live in, where we can write a cheque or even have an automatic monthly withdrawal from our bank […]

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Life After Being a Victim of Human Trafficking

You’ve been a victim of human trafficking. You’ve been rescued. Now What Are They Gonna Do With You? One question I get a lot is about what happens to human trafficking victims when they are found. Does government policy help them or re-victimize them? Do they have any rights in a country that is not […]

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ESPN Video on Sex Trafficking at the World Cup

Two days ago I wrote a post about the link between the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and sex trafficking.  In it I discussed the debate that is raging in the media about whether big sporting events cause and increase in sex trafficking, or whether these concerns are merely alarmist propaganda and abolitionist sensationalism. […]

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Not for Sale Creative Clip

I love coming across creative pieces that shed light on sex trafficking.  Here is one I came across recently by Not for Sale, an anti-slavery organization based out of California. Michelle Brock Not For Sale | Shadowhands from Not For Sale Campaign on Vimeo.

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“Innocence” by Trent Williams

When we are faced with the horrors of modern day slavery and exploitation, the first thing most of us struggle with is a feeling of helplessness mixed with a sense of responsibility.  This can be a dangerous combination as it leaves many in a dust of apathy and despair. After reading “A Crime So Monstrous: […]

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Why I’m Excited About the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report

The U.S. State Department 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report was released this week, celebrating its 10th year anniversary.  Here is why I am excited: for the first time in the history of this report, the U.S. included itself in the list of countries analyzed.  Finally!  Over the years my biggest irk about this human trafficking […]

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Smuggling and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?

From the legislative perspective, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between smuggling and human trafficking.  I have been reading an article by Dina Francesca Hayes called “Used, Abused, Arrested and Deported: Extending Immigration Benefits to Protect the Victims of Trafficking and to Secure the Prosecution of Traffickers,” in which the […]

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