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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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Aug 2015

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The Case for Prevention: One Piece in the Anti-Trafficking Puzzle

by Sarah Davis, HTC Associate   “Human trafficking is not a new phenomenon. Activists have worked throughout history to eradicate slavery and exploitation, and no one organization or individual stands alone in this movement. The problem is complex and constantly changing, and everyone must play a role in creating a solution as ...

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Jun 2015

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Trafficking in Plain Sight: Exploitation of Sales Crews

  by Ashley Greve, Staff If a salesperson knocked on your door and asked for money to purchase their product, would you recognize them as a potential victim of human trafficking? Trafficking in the form of door-to-door sales jobs happens every day- even in Denver. If you’ve ever heard of debt bondage and thought that […]

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Apr 2015

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Microfinance and Human Trafficking: Models for Prevention and Rehabilitation

  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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May 2014

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Immigration controls: Protecting borders to end trafficking?

by Dana Bruxvoort, HTC associate (This is the first post in a three-part series about migrants’ rights and human trafficking.) Human trafficking is a rare site of public consensus, typically eliciting a visceral public reaction. This type of public concern makes human trafficking a convenient platform upon which to build ...

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Mar 2014

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Human Smuggling, Trafficking and Immigration Reform: Recommendations for Policymakers

by Heather Randall, HTC associate One often overlooked aspect of the controversial issue of immigration reform is the connection between undocumented migration and human trafficking. Efforts to strengthen border security can paradoxically drive vulnerable illegal migrants into the arms of human smugglers and actually lead to an ...

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Feb 2014

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Trapped to Pick Berries in Finland: The Many Forms of Labour Trafficking

  By Silvia Tamminen, HTC associate Much of the reporting on labour trafficking is about domestic servitude or exploitative work conditions in developing countries such as India, Brazil and Mexico. Countries of Northern Europe, such as Finland, are rarely associated with labour exploitation and human rights violations. However, ...

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