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Good News from the Anti-Trafficking Front

Sometimes it’s important to pause and take note of how anti-trafficking efforts are having a positive impact. Many organizations are working tirelessly to expose injustice, change systems, and rescue victims. Here are some examples of progress we’re making as a global community. TRANSFORMING CRIMINAL JUSTICE Cambodia’s police have generally been known as “ineffective, untrained, and […]

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VIDEO: Modern Day Slavery in the UK

Do you live in the UK or know someone who does? Here are some sobering stories and facts about slavery in your own backyard. “I explained to her everything that was going on, so they called some police to help me out of that place.” Survivor, recounting how she reached out to a teacher for […]

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The Most Critical Piece of the Anti-Trafficking Movement Starts with the Letter “L”

This week, Washington Senator Pam Roach was removed from the state’s human trafficking task force.  The reason?  She made insensitive comments about trafficking victims, implying that they could be “illegals” and “probably spend their money on drugs.”  Her comments demonstrated a serious lack of understanding and empathy, disqualifying her from being part of a victim-centred effort. While the […]

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Crash Course on Slavery in the Americas

Here’s an excellent episode of Crash Course, on the history of slavery. I once met a woman in the South who tried to convince me that slavery wasn’t that bad, jarring me into the realization that the spirit of exploitation, rooted in entitlement, has not disappeared. When it comes to our responsibility to end injustice, I think Frederick […]

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Why Thailand’s Top Human Trafficking Investigator Fled to Australia

Imagine being a police investigator who’s been tasked with uncovering a human trafficking operation. You take your job seriously, and in one year expose a massive trafficking enterprise and produce more than 150 arrest warrants.  One of the accused is a lieutenant general in the army, a trafficking kingpin.  You’re celebrated by the international community and feel proud to serve […]

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Is Mom Coming Home in the Morning?

“Here, you can go through these as well,” my mom said as she handed me a rubbermaid container. A few months ago, I took on the task of sorting through my old childhood memories. I’d just found my old stuffed animals and was about to move onto the Polly Pockets when my mom placed the […]

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