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Oct 2017

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2017 TIP Report: Political Influence and Inconsistent Rankings

  By Leanne McCallum, Senior Associate and Brooke Ward, Interim Social Media Director The much-anticipated U.S. Department of State (DOS) Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 was released earlier this June to a cacophony of criticism. As in past years, anti- trafficking organizations were vocal about the perceived politicization ...

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Feb 2017

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Jumping to Conclusions: Unpacking the “Human Trafficking by the Numbers” Methodology

  By HTC Staff: Catie Fowler, Jocelyn Iverson and Leanne McCallum In the world of academia, it is important to remember that even educated guesses are just that– guesses. A recent report published by the University of Texas at Austin, entitled Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and ...

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Aug 2016

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The UN’s Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Director of Communications and Social Media The United Nations (UN) has long been seen as the global leader for issues concerning human rights.  The relatively nascent anti-human trafficking movement is no exception, as can be seen by the adoption of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking ...

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Jul 2016

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2016 TIP Report Release: What You Need to Know

By Leanne McCallum, Human Trafficking Index Project Manager The highly anticipated United States Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) 2016 was released last month to a surprising response. The TIP Report, which was mandated by the U.S. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and subsequently enacted in ...

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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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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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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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Feb 2015

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Can snowball sampling estimate human trafficking?

  by Ashley Greve, Associate Director of Advocacy and Oliver Kaplan, Associate Director  Note: This blog post was originally published at Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. a partnership with openDemocracy and researchers from Africa, Asia, America, Australia and Europe. You can find the original post here. The news is full of ...

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Feb 2015

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A Year of Research Blogging on Human Trafficking

  By Oliver Kaplan, Associate Director As I recently blogged, we just marked the one-year anniversary of the Human Trafficking Center (HTC) blog. In that year, in addition to our blogs on current events, we published a number of blogs specifically focused on research. These include blogs on human trafficking patterns, the ...

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Aug 2014

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Monthly Human Trafficking Links: August

  Here is the HTC’s summary of August news and research on human trafficking. Associate Director of Advocacy Ashley Greve blogged about the need for collaboration in services for human trafficking victims and survivors. Ashley discussed the overlap between fields of service provision such as intimate partner violence, family ...

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