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Nov 2016

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Psychological Abuse is an Inherent Part of Human Trafficking

  By Seth Daire, Research Assistant Monetary profit may be the tangible driver for human trafficking and other forms of slavery, but control is the psychological benefit. A person does not need to be bought or sold to be trafficked. Physical abuse or restraints aren’t required for it to be trafficking. Underlying the illegal ...

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Jul 2016

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How a Bad Economy Can Increase Human Trafficking: The Case of Madagascar

  By Seth Daire, Research Assistant The international approach to ending human trafficking is highly centered around law enforcement. While an essential component, focusing solely on law enforcement efforts can divert attention from other important factors, such as economic vulnerability.  Such was the case in Madagascar, where ...

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Jun 2016

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The Global Slavery Index: Helpful or Harmful?

  By Jeanne Crump, Senior Associate The Global Slavery Index, published by the Walk Free Foundation and its partners, estimates the number of people living in modern day slavery in 167 countries. In their 2016 findings, Walk Free estimates there are 45.8 million people enslaved worldwide. According to the Foundation, the index ...

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Missing Links and Misperceptions: Examining the Current Criminal Justice Response to Human Trafficking

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May 2016

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Missing Links and Misperceptions: Criminal Justice and Human Trafficking

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Research Assistant Roadblocks Misperceptions, preconceived notions and a lack of adequate training have put up multiple roadblocks within the criminal justice system to the liberation and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking.  The fact that trafficked persons are already a vulnerable, often ...

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Apr 2016

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Djibouti: The Next Thailand?

  By guest bloggers Hannah Kooy & Sanne Terlingen,* OneWorld.nl This blog is part of a series based on the original, investigative research of the authors.  Their full report can be found here. The second part of this series will be published soon. One hundred thousand a year. That’s the International Organization for ...

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30

Mar 2016

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Constitutional Loophole Allows Forced Labor in the U.S.

  By Briana Simmons, Research Assistant The Non-abolition of Slavery Recently, many prominent anti-trafficking organizations lauded the passage of a bill  closing a loophole that allowed the import of goods produced by forced labor.  None of them noted the irony that the US Constitution allows for such goods to be produced, ...

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Mar 2016

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Sanctions against the DRC Won’t End Slavery

  By Catie Fowler, Research Assistant The Issue The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation beset by civil conflict.  A multitude of armed groups vie for power in the eastern Kivu provinces of the country, waging guerilla-style warfare against the Congolese military and against each other.  These groups control the ...

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Feb 2016

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Women for Wives: State Enabled Exploitation in China and North Korea

  By Jillian ‘JJ’ Janflone, Graduate Director This is the first in a two-part series about North Korea and human trafficking.  The second entry can be found here. Too often forced marriage is framed as an issue of culture, socio-economic need, or religion. Yet forced marriage stretches far beyond these perimeters. Indeed, ...

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Feb 2016

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FTS Leader Teaches DU Students How to Free Slaves

Note: This blog was originally published on the Free the Slaves website. You can find the original post here.  By Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications When asked what he does for a living, Maurice Middleberg answers with a smile: “I free slaves.” On February 9, he told students just how he does it, as […]

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Feb 2016

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Spotlight: Child Marriage in Yemen

by Katie Smedema, Research Assistant “… I learned that marriages to little girls are not unusual in the countryside, so for these people, I didn’t seem like an exception.  There is even a tribal proverb [in Yemen] that says, ‘To guarantee a happy marriage, marry a nine-year-old girl.’” -Nujood Ali, I am Nujood, Age 10 ...

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