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Thoughts

Mina’s Choice

  • October 12, 2017

Mina* is a soft-spoken, self-possessed and graceful young woman. She has been a scholarship student with The Freedom Story since she was very young–always shy, yet diligent and hardworking. She might not have always been that way. She had been friends and neighbors with a couple of sisters who chose a different path. These sisters began to diverge in their.

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From Community, Hope and Healing

  • October 5, 2017

I had a different post planned for this week. Then Las Vegas happened. We at The Freedom Story are stunned and grieving with the friends and families of the victims and wounded, with the first responders, law enforcement and medical professionals who answered the call of duty, with the extended community of everyone affected. In the face of such tragedy,.

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What We Learned About In the Field Surveys

  • August 31, 2017

If there’s one thing the anti-trafficking world lacks, it’s reliable data. Good data would help us understand the scope of the epidemic; the shared characteristics of victims, survivors, and perpetrators; the impact of our interventions; and more. The challenge in gathering trustworthy data is part of what makes human trafficking possible in the first place – its invisibility. As human.

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What It’s Like to Intern for The Freedom Story

  • August 24, 2017

Guest post by Sydney Boral As the intern for The Freedom Story, I come to work armed with my laptop, my handwritten to-do list, and my wonderful sense of humor. I come into the office three times a week to work alongside our president, Rachel, as well as Dan and Alaynah, our US Team. However, our “team” is constantly evolving.

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Trafficking as a Problem for Public Health

  • August 10, 2017

This post is part of a series on intersectionality, or how child trafficking intersects with other industries and areas of concern. In this post, we discuss why reframing trafficking as a public health concern can help us see new ways–and other potential new advocates–to tackle the problem. Why Legal Approaches Are Not Enough When governments and international organizations turned their.

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3 Considerations When Donating to a Cause

  • July 27, 2017

While the weeks after the November 2016 election saw an unprecedented surge in charitable donations (see here, here, and here), charitable giving had already been on the rise. For those who are new to charitable giving, the sheer number of causes can be overwhelming. Once you’ve decided what cause you want to support, you still need to decide on the.

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On Independence and Liberation

  • July 6, 2017

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.

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Trafficking and Terrorism: Partners in Crime

  • June 29, 2017

This post is part of a series called “Let’s Get Intersectional” where we highlight all the ways in which trafficking is related to other industries and areas of concern. From economic development to minority rights, mental health issues to climate change, human trafficking affects and is affected by a wide variety of concerns—and to tackle one area means to grapple with.

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Trafficking Aware Travel Guide

  • June 15, 2017

Planning a summer vacation? Want to be an ethical traveler? Here are a few key things to know about trafficking and tourism—and how to be an aware traveler. We tend to think of trafficking as something that happens in seedy bars, dark alleys, and dirty basements. We think of it as underground—largely hidden from view. What may be harder to.

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Finding Freedom in Northern Thailand

  • June 8, 2017

A guest post by Satvika Khera What did you dream of becoming when you were younger? Think about it. We were asked about our goals when we first adorned those school uniforms with our proud smiles, and even as we changed our minds repeatedly through the years. I wanted to be a biologist because my father worked in pharmaceuticals, and.

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