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.

Jeanette Lopez: 2016 Miami Convening Reflection

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Daniel Alvarez- 2016 Miami Convening Reflection: Small Groups, Big Changes

September 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

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 […]

Reem Kader: 2016 Miami Convening- Through the Eyes of a Student Facilitator

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments


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 […]

Reem Kader: Summer Teach-In Reflection

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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. […]

Akua Yamoah: Summer Teach-In Reflection

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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, […]

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The Current State of Sex Trafficking Legislation in Georgia

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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The Impact of Georgia Legislation on the Lives of Trafficked Women

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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. […]

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Why IHTI is Ready to Mobilize Florida

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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Drought-stricken Rural Area of Uganda Provides Pipeline of Children for Traffickers to Exploit

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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The Way We Choose to Consume Matters

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]