While I lived in Cambodia, I heard that MTV was starting a counter-trafficking campaign. I was intrigued by the idea. So much of the program, in so many parts of the world, is victims not realizing their vulnerabilities and others not knowing the warning signs to spot and report trafficking. Still, I never concretely see… More What I learned from Lucy Liu
As taken from the Latin American Herald Tribune: Senior Chilean Cops Fired for Links to Prostitution SANTIAGO – President Michelle Bachelet’s government fired four high-ranking members of Chile’s PDI investigative police for alleged ties to a prostitution ring that exploited underage girls. Among the officers forced into early retirement is Hector Soto Candia, the PDI’s… More In the News: Chilean cops fired for links to (child) prostitution ring
I have worked on human trafficking issued both in the US and abroad. Clearly, my first run-in with the world of slavery and trafficking was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova; however, domestic trafficking within the US and trafficking too the US are clearly on my radar. When I studied trafficking in Chile, many… More Why look abroad when we still have slavery in the US?
Craigslist is a great free service for buying, selling, and locating all types of things. You can rent an apartment; you can discuss your taxes. You can read the missed connections*. And, apparently, you can buy sex– sometimes from underage trafficked children. The first time I heard about this was in 2006 in San Diego… More Shame on you Craigslist! (or NOT)
I learned about Somaly Mam when I was living in Cambodia and working against human trafficking in the region. She is a local name and a local hero. I can’t imagine what a person feels when they live through what she has survived. I often wonder how these children have the strength to persevere. But… More How one woman took lemons and is making really loud and life changing lemonade
Please take two minutes and twenty two seconds to watch this trailer and educate yourself. http://www.notforsalecampaign.org There are 27 million people living in slavery…some of them are in your backyard… As a backyard abolitionist, we want to inform you of an opportunity coming to your city. As you may have heard, Not For Sale has… More “Never forget: Justice is what Love looks like in public”
This is a continuation of Reporting Suspicions of Possible Missing Child or Child Trafficking: Part I: My Story. First of all, please get out your cell phones and program in the following numbers: National Center for Missing And Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Human Trafficking Information and Referal Hotline: 1.888.3737.888 Non-emergency Police Number in Your Area:… More Reporting suspicions of possible missing child or child trafficking: Part II: How