DC and Brooklyn: Reject Fully Decriminalizing Sex Trade

A large part of our work with partners in Europe has been learning the ins and outs of the different partial decriminalization models that exist. Overwhelming our European partners agree […]

3 sex trafficking victims extracted from traffickers in separate cases in 24-hour period, 1 man arrested

In McLennan County, TX, population 250,000, their sheriff’s department is all hands on deck to end human trafficking. Over the weekend – their patrol guys detected 3 separate human trafficking situations that could easily have been overlooked or ignored – and when they notified their human trafficking department – the lead detective showed up for them and the victims.

R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

The only difference between R. Kelly’s behavior and classic pimp controller trafficking into commercial sex is that R. Kelly kept the women and girls to himself – making this “personal sexual servitude”, and not “pimp-controlled sex trafficking”. Regardless of the type of trafficking, we need to be calling it what it is and holding perpetrators like R. Kelly accountable.

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Human Trafficking

Complex trauma and traumatic childhood experiences are vulnerabilities that traffickers deliberately prey upon when identifying and recruiting their victims. Epstein’s predatory behavior is just like every other trafficker – this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labor?

While this article is an in-depth study on the labor trafficking across agricultural fields in Italy, the survivor accounts and experiences, and the traffickers’ behavior, are identical to the reality in every nation that relies on agriculture as part of their economy.

Sex Trafficking Survivors: Open Letter to Presidential Candidate

“We know that human trafficking and sexual exploitation are human rights issues, fueled by gender, racial, and income inequalities. If we truly want equality, we must work toward a world where no one is bought, sold or exploited.”

CyberWeek: AI/ML to End Human Trafficking

It was an honor for our CEO Rochelle Keyhan to speak alongside our partners ThetaRay about their groundbreaking unsupervised machine learning, and ways high tech data solutions can help us end human trafficking.

Out of Sight: Modern Slavery in Pacific Supply Chains of Canned Tuna

A few committed tuna companies (Thai Union, Bumble Bee Foods and Clover Leaf Seafoods) are working consistently to improve their approach to human rights, with innovative measures to address modern slavery, such as digital traceability of fish, and measures designed specifically to protect migrant fishers from abuse.

Lack of trafficking convictions and trainings have blunted Britain’s anti-slavery response

Insufficient coordination, data-sharing across agencies and jurisdictions, and sector-specific training, are universal problems w/ anti-trafficking efforts. Join us as we support the scaling of our National best practices to our international partner nations across Europe!

RENATE: Our work with Nordic Model Countries and EU

Our CEO was in Sweden this past week with the RENATE network of survivor support agencies. As a group, throughout the week, we discussed the ways human trafficking manifests in […]