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Thoughts

On Poverty and How it Contributes to Trafficking

  • July 12, 2018

Hint: It’s not just about the money Poverty is one of the single greatest predictors of vulnerability to trafficking—and the reason why is easy to understand. When people are struggling to pay for food or rent, school, or for health care, they become desperate for solutions. They become easy targets for traffickers. Combined with other factors like statelessness, lack of.

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On Independence and Liberty

  • July 5, 2018

How was your 4th of July celebration? Did you enjoy BBQs, parades, and fireworks with family and friends to honor American Independence? Were there any more somber moments to reflect on our history and what freedom means for our country, or for our people? Let us reflect on two quotes from former American Presidents in honor of our Independence: “Liberty has.

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Profile of a Victim

  • June 21, 2018

Breaking Down Victim Stereotypes Human trafficking is a topic that has been in the public spotlight for several years now, and still there are so many problematic portrayals of who becomes victimized, how and why, which leads to faulty stereotypes and faulty understanding of the problem, at least with how it operates in South East Asia. We’re going to address.

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The Case of Female Traffickers

  • June 7, 2018

The overwhelming stereotype of traffickers is that of the male perpetrator, either working alone as a pimp or as part of a larger crime network. However, the evidence is starting to show that this stereotype does not reflect a reality where, increasingly, women are not just victims, but also perpetrators in the trafficking of others. The latest UNODC report showed.

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Raising Trafficking Awareness

  • May 31, 2018

In a 2014 study surveying 1,102 men, women and youth age 10 years or older who were receiving post-trafficking assistance services in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam, the respondents were asked whether they had ever heard of human trafficking before they had left home. Fewer than half (44.1%) of all participants (from the various countries of origin) reported that they.

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8 Ways Parenthood is Social Justice

  • April 12, 2018

“Parenthood is social justice. It’s the greatest form of social justice. As parents we are able to provide things to another human being who can’t acquire those things for themselves yet. And if we do our job well, it will have a manifest benefit to other human beings.” – Justin Dillon Ever since I interviewed Justin Dillon about his book,.

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Best Reads: Articles on Trafficking

  • March 29, 2018

It would be nearly impossible to compile a comprehensive bibliography of all the articles written about trafficking children, or humans more generally. Over the past two or three decades, there has been an explosion of literature delving into trafficking, from a variety of perspectives–though if I may say, only a handful or so represent major advances in understanding. Assuming readers.

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On Trauma and Healing in Poverty

  • March 15, 2018

When people think of poverty, trauma is not always the first problem that comes to mind. However, research has repeatedly shown that the two are often related: that in poverty, often comes abuse of various kinds (alcohol, drugs, physical, emotional, sexual), stress that is detrimental to children’s brain growth and development, and fewer layers of protection against the worst circumstances.

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Impact: Transforming Educational Opportunities

  • March 8, 2018

Did You Know…? that 47% of 15-year-olds attending village schools in Thailand are functionally illiterate? While Thailand continues to grow in productivity and opportunity, certain regions like the North and Northeast continue to lag behind in productivity. One of the biggest shames is that even when kids are in school, they don’t always receive the level of quality in education.

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Men With No Country

  • March 1, 2018

Did you know… …that there are people in this world who do not have citizenship in any country? For most of us, citizenship is never a question. It is something we are entitled to by birth, and from birth, we enjoy all the benefits the state provides: access to health care, education, the right to hold a legal job, licenses.

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