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May 15

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Difficulties in Re-integrating Uganda’s Child Soldiers

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  by Jillian LaBranche, Associate “The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has the potential of becoming the sub-saharan al-Qaeda.” So stated Norbert Mao, a prominent Ugandan politician in 2013. The rebel group, which builds its ranks by brutally abducting children from Acholiland in Northern Uganda, has not only terrorized ...

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Apr 15

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A World Cup Built on Exploitation and Forced Labor in Qatar

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  by Kara Napolitano, Associate Note: This blog post was originally published on the International Human Trafficking Institute website. You can find the original post here. Changing the date of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the sizzling summer months of June and July to November and December may make it safer for players ...

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Apr 15

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Considerations When Interviewing Trafficking Victim/Survivors

Considerations must be taken into account when talking to victims/ survivors of human trafficking.

  by Jennifer Hankel, Associate Director of Research Interviews with victims/survivors of human trafficking is an especially salient way to gain information on a first-hand basis to help inform policy and social service provision. Interviews also pose critical ethical considerations related to the interviewee’s agency. As ...

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Apr 15

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Microfinance and Human Trafficking: Models for Prevention and Rehabilitation

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  by Jeanne Crump, HTC Associate In the last 20 years, the microfinance field has made significant progress in closing the global economic inequality gap. It has also been a useful tool in preventing the root causes of vulnerability many trafficking victims fall prey to. In addition, microfinance programs that provide human ...

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Apr 15

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Trafficking in the Tea Industry and What Can Be Done About It

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  by Nicky Mades, HTC Associate In 2012, 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the United States. Despite this large quantity, the average cost of a cup of tea when made at home averaged only 0.03 cents. The high quantity of tea consumption, coupled with its low purchasing price, has resulted in many […]

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Mar 15

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Modern Servitude Beneath the Guise of the Islamic Marriage Contract

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  by Corey Greer, HTC Associate Summer Marriage is a phenomenon bridging Islam and slavery that is reported less often than atrocities such as Boko Haram’s abduction of 276 girls or the slaying of 12 Charlie Hebdo employees, but is equally as important. Documentation in the news and in the US Trafficking in Persons Reports ...

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Mar 15

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February HTC Blog Link-Up

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  by Jeanne Crump, HTC Associate February marked our one year anniversary of blogging at the HTC. We were nominated for “Best Blog” in the Duck of Minerva contest, explored a wide breadth of topics on and surrounding trafficking, and continued our efforts in publishing, high-quality, researched-focused content. If you ...

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Mar 15

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Unimplemented laws and social norms lead to migrant abuses in Saudi Arabia

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  by Kara Napolitano, HTC Associate Saudi Arabia has a population of 28.8 million people — one-third of whom are migrants.  Migrant workers (mostly from South Asia) depend on employment in Saudi Arabia for their families’ livelihood. The country is governed based on Sharia, or Islamic, law, which has not been codified ...

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Feb 15

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More Than a Signature: Addressing the Ineffectiveness of International Law Curbing Child Trafficking in Haiti

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  By Lauren Jekowsky, HTC Associate From ruthless military dictators to natural disasters and cholera outbreaks, the people of Haiti have historically been socially and economically crippled, resulting in its current standing as the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Because of Haiti’s dilapidated infrastructure, ...

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Feb 15

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Update from the Human Trafficking Council Planning Retreat

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  by Victoria Robertson, HTC Associate On Friday, January 23, the Human Trafficking Council convened for the fourth time and hosted its first all-day Planning Retreat. The first half of the meeting was spent covering administrative tasks. Foremost, the council welcomed two new members, Jill and Lester. For the rest of the first ...

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