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We began “The Scale” to provide balance to human trafficking discourse. So often, the conversation around human trafficking is highly limited in terms of the topics being discussed, and is even more limited in the philosophies and approaches that are being applied to the problem. We have created a space where alternative perspectives are welcomed. We are leading a shift toward a more representative and inclusive anti-trafficking movement. IHTI prioritizes pieces backed by the weight of experience and solid evidence.
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 […]
As a student facilitator at the Miami Convening, I had the privilege of guiding a group of students through the development of a university-wide campaign to address social injustice related to human trafficking. The idea of planning […]
Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” After attending the Miami Convening as a Student Facilitator, those words couldn’t be any truer […]
Through this blog, I am going to be very honest and open. I want to share what I learned from the Summer Teach-In and how much it affected me once I was back home in Florida. […]
The only thing I was ever taught about the American Civil Rights Movement was the big names: the main trailblazers that have roads named after them, books written about them, or are displayed in museums, […]
In March 2014, the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C. based research institute focused on economic and social problems encountered in American urban areas, published the results of a study conducted for the U.S. Justice Department […]
This post is the first part of a series discussing the impact of legislation on trafficked women in Georgia.
It is believed that today 4.5 million people are victims of commercial sexual exploitation throughout the world. […]
Florida is one of the top three Human Trafficking Destinations in the U.S because…
There’s a large number of immigrants. An influx of visitors. Runaway minors. Military bases. Hotel and service industries. Agriculture’s need for cheap […]
KAMPALA, UGANDA – It was nearly a year ago that Dorothy Acan sent her oldest child, 10-year-old Thomas, to find a job in Uganda’s capital city. The family lives in the impoverished Karamoja region, and […]
One of the first things that I realized when I started my internship at IHTI was that there is a large misconception of what human trafficking entails. For many people it refers mainly […]