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Feb 16

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8 Things to do Instead of Worrying about the Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth

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  By Rex Hamaker, Marketing and Communications Director Reports of waves of sex trafficking victims being shipped to major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, are popping up all over newsfeeds in the run up to the big game.  Journalists with integrity note, though often buried deep into their stories, that these fears ...

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Feb 16

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HTC Hosts Yvonne Zimmerman

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By Rachael Laustrup, Research Associate Yvonne Zimmerman spoke to students at the Human Trafficking Center on October 28, 2015.  A graduate of the Iliff School of Theology and the Korbel School of International Studies, Zimmerman, author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking(2012), sheds light on ...

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Jan 16

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HTC Hosts Author Kevin Bales

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By Corey Greer, Research Assistant Before he spoke on NPR, he spoke at DU. On November 13, 2015, the Human Trafficking Center hosted human rights author and activist Kevin Bales to speak on his then forthcoming book Blood and Earth (2016), documenting a link between abuses of labor, human rights, and the environment. A Professor […]

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Jan 16

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Emergency Departments Are Failing Trafficking Victims

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by Stacy Shomo, Research Associate The Problem Emergency departments in the United States are places where everyday lives are saved from problems like heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents. Unfortunately, they are also considered the safety net of U.S. health care- the place where people receive medical care when they can’t get ...

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Jan 16

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Supply Chain Transparency: Responses from Above and Below

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  by Jeanne Crump, Research Projects Manager With recent news about shrimp peeled in Thailand using forced labor and then being sold in American retailers like Whole Foods and Walmart, issues with ethical labor in supply chains have been at the forefront of public discussions.  There are the usual calls for boycotts and ...

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Jan 16

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HTC Staff interviewed on Male Sex Trafficking

  by Rex Hamaker, Marketing and Communications Director Jillian Janflone, Graduate Director of the Human Trafficking Center, recently spoke on a panel for Huffpost Live‘s coverage of a sex trafficking trial in Miami involving male victims.  Topics covered included gender disparities in reports of and reporting on sex ...

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Nov 15

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Embracing Social Conventions to End Forced Marriage

Members of an Ethiopian community talk about child marriage in a DFID-funded program which aims to produce behavioral changes that will end this practice.

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Forced marriage, like so many aspects of human trafficking, is often deeply entrenched in the communities where it is practiced.  In addition to high-profile cases like Boko Haram and ISIS, forced marriage is widespread in a number of countries as well as in immigrant ...

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Oct 15

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HTC Staff quoted in article on sex trafficking

Amnesty International came out with a controversial decision in August 2015 to support decriminalizing sex work.

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Events like Amnesty International’s decision to support decriminalizing sex work and the cancellation of the controversial show 8minutes have brought the longstanding, bitter debate over the relationship between sex work and sex trafficking from policy and academia ...

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Oct 15

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Fighting Wage Theft Through Strengths-based Collaboration

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(Note: This is the third blog in a series on wage theft in the Denver area based on the research of a team of graduate students at the University of Denver under the direction of Rebecca Galemba, PhD and Raja Raghunath, JD.   The prevoius posts can be found here and here.) By Anne Dunlop, Guest Blogger […]

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Oct 15

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Legal Barriers to Fighting Wage Theft

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  (Note: This blog is the second in a series on wage theft in the Denver area based on the research of a team of graduate students at the University of Denver under the direction of Rebecca Galemba, PhD and Raja Raghunath, JD.   The prevoius post can be found here.)   by Kara Napolitano, Human […]

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