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The Intersection of Immigration and Trafficking

By Megan Hope, MSW, MA Coordinator, Social Service and Human Trafficking Projects, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) I once asked Mario, a trafficking survivor and former client of our organization, what he wished people knew about human trafficking. He’s a middle-aged man who was forced, defrauded and coerced ...

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Recap: December Colorado Human Trafficking Council Meeting

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate and Human Trafficking Council liaison The Colorado Human Trafficking Council met for its third monthly meeting on Friday, December 12. Given that the new Council is sorting through administrative tasks, agreeing on bylaws, and electing chairs, a portion of the meeting was spent continuing ...

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Dec 14

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Sex and Work: A Woman’s Choice

  By Laura Martínez Apráez, Maria Adelaida Martinez, and Catalina Correa Salazar, guest bloggers Laura Martínez Apráez, Maria Adelaida Martinez, and Catalina Correa Salazar, won “The Geneva Challenge on Women Empowerment.” This award was organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in ...

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The Pros and Cons of Collaboration

  by Ashley Greve (Associate Director of Advocacy) and Jenni Hankel (Associate Director of Research) Collaboration is inherent to anti-trafficking efforts, manifested as a continuous series of partnerships between victim support advocates, law enforcement, legal services and research institutions. Common sense says ...

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November Human Trafficking News

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate HTC Research Fellow Marianna Kosharovsky wrote about Russia’s Foreign Agent Act and the negative, chilling effects it has on anti-trafficking organizations. HTC Associate Victoria Robertson

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Foreign Agents Act Chills Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Russia

  by Marianna Kosharovsky, Director of the Strategic Resources Alliance at The Human Trafficking Center Anti-trafficking advocates in Russia operate in a famously cold setting where political and legal pressures freeze them out of public policy discussions. Federal Law #121-FZ, popularly known as the Foreign Agents Act, limits ...

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Recap: November Colorado Human Trafficking Council Meeting

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate The Colorado Human Trafficking Council convened for its second meeting on Friday, November 21. While the first half of the meeting was spent discussing general procedural and administrative details, in the latter portion the Council welcomed multiple presenters who educated and informed ...

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Perspectives on Human Trafficking: The University of Denver Comes Together to Move the Cause Forward

  by Ashley Greve, Associate Director of Advocacy “I know that human trafficking is awful, but I’m not an activist. I’m not going to work for an anti-trafficking organization so it doesn’t really have anything to do with me.” Sound familiar? As graduate students, the associates at the Human Trafficking Center hear this ...

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“Gem Hunt” Ignores Human Trafficking for TV Ratings

  by Holly Redmond, HTC associate From a human rights perspective, there are many concerns and controversial subjects covered in the Travel Channel’s show “Gem Hunt.” This show follows the exploits of Ron LeBlanc, Diane Robinson and Bernie Gaboury, experts in the fields of gemology and precious stone acquisition. These ...

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What’s lacking in New York’s Anti-Trafficking Legislation?

  (Photo: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, via Creative Commons) by Jeanne Crump, HTC associate On October 16th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into legislation a bill that would protect young victims of trafficking by granting two primary protections: a sealing provision of victim’s records and a decriminalization ...

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