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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Interviews

In Gratitude to Lisa

  • September 14, 2017

About two years ago, Lisa Winterfeldt offered to volunteer with The Freedom Story, and in doing so, created a new and vital role in our organization. She served as International Liaison, the link between our two offices, helping facilitate communication across the globe. She has been instrumental not only in her function as ambassador between two offices (and thus two.

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News

Honoring Plah Chermue

  • September 7, 2017

One of our staff members, Plah Chermue, has been with us since The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) was in its infancy. She has played an instrumental role in shaping the organization, and helping it run as well as it has. Unfortunately, her time with us at The Freedom Story is coming to a close–and for good reason! We’re.

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Thoughts

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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Thoughts

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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