Thoughts

Why Mentorship Matters to Trafficking Prevention

  • November 16, 2017

  “I…want *sniff* to talk *sob* to Kru Ball,” a kindergarten-aged girl whimpers to me as I step out of the classroom at the Pong Phrae Resource center. I don’t recognize her, though on Saturdays new students are not uncommon. I take her to talk to Kru Ball, who successfully calms her down. It is close to the beginning of.

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Thoughts

The Hidden Side of Victim Services

  • November 9, 2017

Why More People Don’t Come Forward One of the most immediate responses to  human trafficking is rescue and rehabilitation. From policy makers to private individuals seeking to make a change, a great deal of attention and money go directly to victim services. One also might assume that victims, at the first available opportunity, would run directly for help and be.

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News

Trafficking in the News: October

  • November 2, 2017

Here are some of the most recent events! A Huge FBI Operation Leads to Rescue of 84 Children and Arrest of 120 Traffickers The multi-state operation was part of the Lost National Initiative, which has been responsible for finding and identifying 6,500 children since its 2003 inception. Source: NBC News   Senate Panel to Vote on Online Sex-Trafficking Bill The.

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Interviews

Impunity and Risk in a Culture of Toxic Masculinity

  • October 26, 2017

It’s Everywhere Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or taking a break from media, an important practice for maintaining sanity these days), you’ve probably heard of Harvey Weinstein. Co-founder, with his brother Bob, of Miramax, Weinstein was a major Hollywood player for years, producing huge films, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and hit tv shows, such.

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Thoughts

What the Media Gets Wrong about Sex Trafficking

  • October 19, 2017

A few months ago, I began receiving several emails from students taking a university course that apparently covered topics related to sex trafficking, and they were asking questions about narrative and framing, and the potential negative repercussions associated with problematic narratives. Because we are concerned with ethical storytelling, I decided to put together a FAQs list on this topic presenting.

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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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Thoughts

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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News

August & September in the News

  • September 28, 2017

We’ve had a few big items recently in the news about trafficking. Here’s the latest scoop: Thailand New Study Shows Trafficking Rampant in Thai Fishing Industry The International Justice Mission (IJM) has recently received a grant from the Walmart Foundation, along with funding from the U.S. Department of State, to study trafficking in the global seafood supply chain. Together with.

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News

What’s So Controversial About SESTA?

  • September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, September 19th, the U.S. Senate held its first hearing on a bill titled the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). SESTA aims to penalize online companies that enable the facilitation of online sex trafficking, such as the notorious Backpage.com, the online advertising website that accounted for 73% percent of cases of suspected child sex trafficking in the U.S..

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News

Introducing Ethical Storytelling

  • September 21, 2017

Ask someone who they are. They might tell you about their family, their home, their dreams, or their fears. They might tell you about where they grew up. Or the kind of work they do. Or all about their favorite sports and hobbies.  No matter where they start, unless they’re giving you the drabbest of information – I’m 5.7, of.

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