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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!