Plight of Syrian Child Refugees in Lebanon

A report recently released by the Freedom Fund suggests that up to 70 percent of Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon work. They found that forced labor is becoming more common as refugees become more desperate.

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Human Trafficking and Armed Conflict

Armed conflict and human trafficking frequently coincide. Complex emergencies such as armed conflict, civil wars, and genocide mean vulnerable populations are at an increased risk for exploitation and trafficking.

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Prajwala: An Eternal Flame

Every year in India, over 200,000 women and children are inducted into the flesh trade. Of these, approximately one-third are under 18 years old. Sex trafficking is not only a severe violation of human rights but also results in adverse physical, psychological and moral consequences for the victims.

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The New Administration and Human Trafficking

Last month, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the US. So far, his administration has passed numerous executive orders that have received intense backlash from the left. In addition, the Republican-led congress has confirmed a number of Trump’s cabinet nominees with strong resistance from the liberal camp.

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Let’s Foster Both Love and Human Rights on Valentine’s Day

Two of the most prevalent symbols of Valentine’s Day are chocolate and roses. However, you may not know that these two items, especially to meet the high volume created by Valentine’s Day, are responsible for egregious labor exploitation of women and vulnerable children.

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What Manhood Means to Me

As an educator, activist, author and co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, I spend most of my time – and have spent most of my adult life – thinking about and talking about what it means to be a man. 

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“Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month”

This January marks the fifth anniversary of “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” in the United States. 

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2016 Highlights in the Anti-Trafficking Movement

In 2016, the anti-trafficking movement has made a number of strides forward in combatting trafficking in persons in the US and abroad. As we look forward to combatting human trafficking in 2017, we wanted to take some time and reflect on the steps forward we took in 2016.

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Part 3: A Call to Action

When thinking about moving forward in the movement towards atoning slavery, Social Movement Theory lends a helpful hand. The theory describes four stages: emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. This movement’s stage...

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Part 2: Connections between Chattel Slavery and Modern-Day Human Trafficking

Although the Justice for Chattel Slavery and Anti-trafficking movements have yet to work together on eradicating slavery and the historical imprint of slavery in our society, there is a stark connection between the two movements in the US. 

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Reckoning with History: the Atlantic Slave Trade at American Universities

During the antebellum period, slaves built and were sold to fund some of the United States’ most prestigious universities. It was not until the 2000’s that these institutions began to acknowledge and come to terms with this part of their past.

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Is Your Candidate of Choice Opposed to Human Trafficking?

With the US election right around the corner, it is important for Americans to be informed about where the presidential candidates stand in regards to human trafficking. This blog outlines the positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the issue.

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What is in Your Chocolate this Halloween?

What are you doing this Halloween? According to the National Retail Federation, over 70% of Americans plan to hand out candy on the 31st, a day that will generate over $8.4 billion dollars...

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Part 8: What to Do if you Think your Teen has been Approached by a Pimp or Trafficker

The idea that someone you know or even your own teen could have been contacted by a pimp or trafficker is terrifying.  Chances are, this will never happen to your family, but if it does, you should know exactly what to do.

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Part 7: Do you Know Who your Kids Are Chatting With? Why Online Safety Matters

Social media plays a big role in most of our lives, particularly for our teenagers. Unfortunately, social media and the Internet also play a big role in child sex trafficking.

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Part 6: Protecting your Teen from a Pimp

Pimps are master manipulators.  They are talented actors and salespeople and target girls who are emotionally vulnerable.

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Part 5: Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

We are thrilled to feature Tina Frundt, founder of Courtney’s House and a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, on protecting children from human trafficking.

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Part 4: How to Foster an Environment Where Children Feel Comfortable Speaking Up

Talking to children about issues like child sex trafficking can be intimidating, for both parents and children alike.

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Part 3: The Educator’s Role in Talking to/Teaching Children about Human Trafficking

In today’s tumultuous climate for America’s youth we have to wonder how educators are able to stay on track when it comes to actually doing what they went to college to learn to do, teach.

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