Being that I work overseas, you might expect that I would use today to talk about Trafficking in Persons in the country I live in currently (Albania). Or, the country I just came from (Kazakhstan). Or, the country where I did research on human trafficking (Chile). Or, the country where I knew children who were … More Human Trafficking Awareness Day
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?
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”
If you get CNN, it is really worth checking out Inside Africa this weekend. They are doing a special on slavery and human trafficking. Reports include the move from child beggars to adult prostitution, the woman who is suing her government (story below), and how modern day slavery works in Africa.