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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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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

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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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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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

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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Interviews

Stories That Mean Something

  • July 20, 2017

Ever since I read Justin Dillon’s book A Selfish Plan to Change the World, I’ve been struck by this quote: “When some charity organizations use desperation to convince us to give, they miss the full potential of who we are by focusing only on our potential donation…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel needed beyond my donation..

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