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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Busy week this week! We are training statewide code enforcement and department of health officials in Florida and attending the MassChallengeTexas BootCamp in Austin! The MassChallenge program identifies promising startups all […]
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!
In order to fully understand the ways survivors experience their exploitation and the ways traffickers defraud and coerce victims from other nations, we have to make an effort to understand the conditions survivors and traffickers experience in the source countries.
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 […]
Soon after our team trained Jupiter Department of Health officials, they identified human trafficking at the massage parlor where Robert Kraft was arrested. Our CEO speaks on NBC Nightly News and in an op-ed about this growing national anti-trafficking effort.