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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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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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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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Jan 2017

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The Drug War and Human Trafficking: Potential Implications for the Philippines

  By Bryna Rabehl, Research Assistant The relationship between drugs and human trafficking is incredibly complex and varied. The multifaceted ways in which drugs intersect with and integrate within human trafficking cannot be confined to a single overlap. Moving away from the common tendency to study these forms of trade as ...

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Oct 2016

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Sex and Morality: Why Americans are So Averse to the Conversation on Forced Labor

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager The HTC was honored last Wednesday to have Yvonne Zimmerman, a noted theologian and the author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking, return to speak to our students for the sixth consecutive year.  Zimmerman’s speech, which highlighted the theological foundations ...

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Apr 2015

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A World Cup Built on Exploitation and Forced Labor in Qatar

  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 2015

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

  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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May 2014

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Monthly Human Trafficking Links: May

  by Dana Bruxvoort, HTC Communications Coordinator   If you missed any blog posts and articles shared by the HTC this month, here are our top picks for May. Blog posts by HTC associates Holly Redmond discusses the need to broaden perspectives on human trafficking to include more than sex trafficking. Holly shares three ...

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Apr 2014

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Sex: Drowning Out the Discourse on Trafficking

by Ryan Goehrung, HTC associate In anti-human trafficking work, we talk a lot about sex. Trafficking cases involving sexual exploitation receive the most coverage, incite the most intrigue and spark the most outrage. Despite the fact that sex trafficking cases account for less than one quarter of all human trafficking cases globally ...

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