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Thoughts

5 Reasons Prevention is the Best Way to Combat Trafficking

  • February 28, 2019

With all due respect to our friends in intervention and aftercare, we’re going to spend a few minutes promoting prevention! Before we begin, let’s be clear about the three main sectors of the anti-trafficking movement: prevention, intervention, and aftercare. What do these things mean? Prevention Prevention seeks, just as the name suggests, to prevent trafficking before it starts. It seeks.

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News

Latest in Trafficking News

  • February 21, 2019

Some promising signs in the news lately! Trafficking May Be Shifting from Thailand to Malaysia Human rights groups in Malaysia have noticed an uptick in people engaging in child sexual exploitation after crackdowns in other Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. While one doesn’t celebrate the continuance of this exploitation in other countries, we can cautiously take this.

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Thoughts

Changing Attitudes on Family Violence

  • December 28, 2018

Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.

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News

Child Labor: There’s an App for That

  • September 27, 2018

Child labor and forced labor are phenomena that are notoriously difficult to track. However, the U.S. Department of Labor has compiled thousands of pages of research and recently released a study showing what kinds of child and forced labor they have been able to track, in which countries, and for which goods and industries. The U.S. Department of Labor tracks.

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Interviews

Becoming More

  • May 14, 2018
When Blah joined The Freedom Story seven years ago, at the age of 17, she had already lost both her parents and her grandmother. She had gone to live with an aunt who, instead of being the caring, stable provider that young Blah needed, struggled with alcohol abuse. Blah dropped out of school in middle school. When she talks about.
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News

In the News: The Fruits of Collaboration

  • February 22, 2018

In our news roundups over the past year or so, we’ve been able to highlight some of the fantastic efforts by other industries who have stepped up to join the fight against human trafficking. While pulling together the news for this month’s roundup, a very clear trend emerged: the fruits of those efforts. From industries ranging from airlines, to schools,.

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Thoughts

Confronting the Beast: Racism’s Role in Human Trafficking

  • January 18, 2018

In honor of the week of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, it seems appropriate to shine a more direct light on the ways in which racism intersects with the trafficking in humans. Just as monetizing human beings on the basis of skin and origin defined the slave trade centuries ago, so too does it inform and mold modern day slavery..

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Thoughts

What to Look For in 2018

  • January 4, 2018

There’s nothing like a new year for a sense of revitalization, fresh energy, and optimism for what’s to come. While 2017 was a challenging year in many ways, and for many people, we are looking forward to the possibilities 2018 might bring! Though 2017 was a year in which many people had to tighten their belts, what might have gone.

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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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