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Thoughts

The Importance of Trust in Anti-Trafficking

  • May 4, 2017

When I first started working in trafficking prevention in Thailand about 6 years ago, the scene here looked like a plethora of disparate organizations working in their tiny spheres of influence, with little to no communication between them. Over the years, the scene has changed dramatically. The greatest change came with a collaborative effort between the Royal Thai Police, international.

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Thoughts

The Costs of Sex Trafficking

  • April 6, 2017

When we talk about child victims of the sex trade, the moral costs are clear: no child should fall prey to sexual predators. That message alone should provide the rallying cry to end trafficking and exploitation, however, what it doesn’t say is that society bears costs as well. The focus is on the effect on victims and their families—as it.

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News

ACT Impact Report

  • March 16, 2017

We have been partners with and financial supporters of The ACT Center (Children’s Advocacy Center) in Chiang Mai, an organization dedicated to helping child victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by working with law enforcement officers to bring offenders to justice and by providing counseling services to overcome the trauma of abuse and return to school and a more hopeful.

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Interviews

Prevention Through Prosecution

  • February 2, 2017

When I first started working with The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) over six years ago, the anti trafficking community looked very different from today. There were three separate sectors to combat trafficking: prevention (which is where we fit), intervention (typically understood as rescues and where law enforcement fit), and aftercare (rehabilitation services for victims). The different sectors had.

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News

Trafficking in the News

  • November 10, 2016

Trends in the News on Trafficking We’re breaking with our traditional format of relating the news to highlight an interesting trend in reporting on the news about trafficking, especially in regards to Thailand/Southeast Asia. In the past few months, there has been a growing narrative on the relationship between trafficking, human rights norms, and international trade and cooperation. Increasingly, human.

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News

Last Month, Today: The News from August and September

  • September 29, 2016

LOCAL California is decriminalizing prostitution for minors who are victims of trafficking. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law several bills designed to better protect young trafficking victims by preventing disclosure of their personal details, providing victims’ services to trafficking witnesses, and allowing testimony through closed-circuit televisions in court. However, some of the bills were highly controversial, including ones to allow human.

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Thoughts

How is Congress Doing in the Fight Against Human Trafficking?

  • September 1, 2016

You might have noticed an important U.S. election is coming up in just a couple of months. Presidential politics aside, a big part of the action lies with Congress. How do our Congressional leaders stack up in the fight against human trafficking? Join us here for a quick inside look!   Embed from Getty Images Senators such as John McCain,.

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News

Last Month, Today: The News in July

  • August 18, 2016

LOCAL Ad Campaign Reveals ‘Ugly Truth’ About Trafficking in U.S. In July, the San Diego District Attorney’s Office launched a new ad campaign directed at debunking myths about sex trafficking. These billboards can be found around the city, and even at popular sports events where the information is projected onto buildings. These posters say, “The Prostitution Myth: Sex trafficking? Not.

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Thoughts

Should Sex Work Be Legal?

  • August 11, 2016

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock/EdOnly The debate over the legalization of prostitution and how it affects trafficking The debate over the legalization of prostitution is inextricably linked with the prevalence of sex trafficking. Many believe that decriminalizing sex work will improve the current state of sex trafficking and the conditions for sex workers, arguing that moving the sex trade above board.

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Thoughts

Why Is Homeland Security Chasing Pedophiles?

  • August 2, 2016

Reporting From the Field I recently had the privilege of attending a conference where one of our partner organizations, Thai law enforcement, representatives from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and staffers of U.S. Congressional members committed to fighting trafficking all participated. In the meeting, law enforcement officials briefed the Congressional staffers on their most recent counter-trafficking efforts and.

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