Jeanette Lopez: 2016 Miami Convening Reflection

By | 2016-09-26T11:07:22+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Solutions, Student Organizing, Uncategorized|

The IHTI Miami Convening: Student's Taking Action Against Human Trafficking was the catalyst in reigniting an anti-human trafficking movement and awareness at FIorida International University (FIU). On campus. I have been actively involved in anti-human trafficking work and have volunteered to help raise awareness at various events. Still, I realized that there was not a [...]

What you didn’t hear: Understanding Human Trafficking

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:06+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Children, Sex Work, Solutions, survivors, Women|

A crowd of more than 200 was in attendance at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to preview the CNN Special Report -- Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking. The atmosphere was somber as we had a glimpse into the lives of our children caught in the web of human sex [...]

Fighting Trafficking Demands Resources

By | 2015-08-27T15:28:56+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Labor Trafficking, Solutions|

One hundred and fifty years ago, eight months after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the states ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which declared that, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The 13th amendment brought about the official and unambiguous end [...]

Could this Initiative Swipe out Trafficking?

By | 2015-08-11T05:09:34+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Solutions|

Last month, anti-sex trafficking activists are celebrating victory as Visa and MasterCard are refusing to process payments from the adult advertisement site The two major credit card companies were urged to remove their affiliation with the site after receiving a letter from Cook County, Illinois sheriff Thomas Dart. In his letter, Dart writes, “We [...]

The Sex-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline: How Girls of Color Are Unjustly Arrested and Incarcerated

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:06+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Children, race, Sex Work, Solutions, survivors, Women|

In 2014, President Barack Obama announced My Brother’s Keeper, a desperately needed initiative to create educational and economic opportunities for black and brown boys and men. In addition to My Brother’s Keeper, there has been a new and emerging recognition that mass incarceration must come to an end, along with the school-to-prison pipeline that relegates so [...]

In the brush: The confusion between smuggling and trafficking

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:06+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Children, Labor Trafficking, Solutions|

Before I knew anything about anything I was under the impression that those crossing the Mexican/United States border were doing so voluntarily.  Similarly those migrants squeezing onto ramshackle unstable fishing boats half way across the world were, albeit exposing themselves to a harsh journey, doing so willingly to seek a better life.  From my American, [...]

Abduction Myths Surrounding Human Trafficking

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:06+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Solutions|

As Americans and global citizens we often focus on raising awareness that enslavement and trafficking exist. My team and I at End Slavery Now want to move further and push an awareness that human trafficking is wrong and, therefore, requires action against it. We analyze methods for transforming bystanders into advocates for the abolition of [...]

Journalists: The Need For Context

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:07+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Labor Trafficking, Solutions, Uncategorized, Women|

It’s not difficult to find headlines and snippets of news stories these days. Just scroll through any Twitter feed and 140 characters pass by at a single touch. Like many of my fellow “Millennials,” I use  social media as a primary means of knowing what’s happening in the world. Twitter is often cited as an [...]

Co-creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design

By | 2018-05-05T11:08:07+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Innovation, Solutions, Student Organizing|

By Cazzie Reyes, Social Media Intern for the IHTI Part of the frustration with starting and sustaining anti-trafficking student groups on college campuses is maintaining participation. Typically, these groups start with a small gathering of people who care about the issue and wish to raise awareness in their school community. The reality is, there are [...]

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