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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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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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Thoughts

Trafficking and Terrorism: Partners in Crime

  • June 29, 2017

This post is part of a series called “Let’s Get Intersectional” where we highlight all the ways in which trafficking is related to other industries and areas of concern. From economic development to minority rights, mental health issues to climate change, human trafficking affects and is affected by a wide variety of concerns—and to tackle one area means to grapple with.

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Thoughts

Trafficking Aware Travel Guide

  • June 15, 2017

Planning a summer vacation? Want to be an ethical traveler? Here are a few key things to know about trafficking and tourism—and how to be an aware traveler. We tend to think of trafficking as something that happens in seedy bars, dark alleys, and dirty basements. We think of it as underground—largely hidden from view. What may be harder to.

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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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