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Apr 2017

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Left Without a Choice: Remedying Lack of Choices for Victims of Human Trafficking

  By Bernadette Recznik, Guest Blogger* No one chooses to be trafficked. Yet in many ways limited choices force individuals to enter, remain in, or return to situations of exploitation. Despite being a  fundamental component to reducing vulnerability, victimization, and revictimization, the need to broaden the choices available ...

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Apr 2017

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Trafficking in Children? Actually No – Why Illegal Adoption is NOT Child Trafficking

  By Amber Moffett, Graduate Associate Director Why choose to adopt a child from another country? For many, it’s the inability to have a child themselves. For others, it may be that they simply want to provide a child with the opportunity for a better life than what would be provided them in a third-world […]

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Mar 2017

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From Congo to Cell Store: Transparency is Key in Combating Human Trafficking

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager and Elise Mann, Research Assistant On February 23rd, President Donald Trump vowed to bring the “full force and weight” of the US government against the “epidemic” that is human trafficking.   However, a recently proposed Executive Order would have a significant negative impact on ...

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Mar 2017

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Benefiting Traffickers with Hard-Line Immigration Policies

  By Amber Moffett, Graduate Associate Director “Trafficking is migration gone terribly wrong.” – David Feingold These words given by David Feingold in his piece Trafficking in Numbers: The Social Construction of Human Trafficking Data give a whole new insight into what human trafficking is, what realms human trafficking ...

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Mar 2017

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H&M: A Corporation with a Conscience?

  By Joey White, Research Assistant   Global retailer H&M has fully embraced the value of ethically sourced products as a major part of their brand, but is this act of corporate social responsibility the real deal, or just another form of PR? Contradictions in H&M’s Fair Labor Reporting The company’s most recent ...

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Feb 2017

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Jumping to Conclusions: Unpacking the “Human Trafficking by the Numbers” Methodology

  By HTC Staff: Catie Fowler, Jocelyn Iverson and Leanne McCallum In the world of academia, it is important to remember that even educated guesses are just that– guesses. A recent report published by the University of Texas at Austin, entitled Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and ...

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Feb 2017

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FishWise Release of Seafood Social Responsibility and Traceability White Papers

  By Jen Cole, Guest Blogger* Between 2014 and 2017, investigative stories from the Guardian, the Associated Press, and the New York Times documented instances of human rights abuses in the seafood industry. In addition, a flurry of media stories around seafood mislabeling have peppered the media landscape in the past few years. ...

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Feb 2017

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Disproportionate Impacts of Human Trafficking on Native Communities

  By Victoria Sweet, JD – Guest Blogger* Although attention to human trafficking has grown in recent years, it has affected marginalized populations throughout history. Trafficking has impacted Native communities for centuries, since the earliest point of contact with Europeans. According to journal accounts, Christopher ...

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Feb 2017

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Her Body is Not for Sale, But Her Necklace Is

  By Annalise Yahne, Research Assistant What comes to mind when you hear the words “sex trafficking”? An innocent child chained to a bed? A woman standing in the doorway of a brothel? Or perhaps you think of a bracelet, necklace, or bag that you bought, one that was made by a survivor of sex […]

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Feb 2017

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The Forgotten Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf States

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Director of Communications and Social Media The rights of migrant workers in the construction sector of the Gulf States have recently been placed under scrutiny by the international community.  Particularly in countries such as Qatar, which will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the government has felt ...

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