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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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Feb 2017

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Disproportionate Impacts of Human Trafficking on Native Communities

  By Victoria Sweet, JD – Guest Blogger* Although attention to human trafficking has grown in recent years, it has affected marginalized populations throughout history. Trafficking has impacted Native communities for centuries, since the earliest point of contact with Europeans. According to journal accounts, Christopher ...

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Feb 2017

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Her Body is Not for Sale, But Her Necklace Is

  By Annalise Yahne, Research Assistant What comes to mind when you hear the words “sex trafficking”? An innocent child chained to a bed? A woman standing in the doorway of a brothel? Or perhaps you think of a bracelet, necklace, or bag that you bought, one that was made by a survivor of sex […]

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Dec 2016

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Georgia’s Safe Harbor Amendment on Human Trafficking Not All That It Appears

  By Laura A. Dean, Guest Blogger* Georgia voters decidedly adopted constitutional Amendment 2, the so called Safe Harbor Act by proponents and “pole tax” by opponents on Tuesday, November 8. With over 83 percent of the vote in favor, this amendment was approved with a higher percentage than any other constitutional ...

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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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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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May 2016

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Sending the Vulnerable to Traffickers: Refugees and Migration Policies

By Amber Moffett, Research Assistant “With the expanded scope of informed participants across sectors, and an increase in transnational research on core legal issues and procedures, there is hope for a significantly stronger international refugee protection regime. The search for the necessary political will, however, remains a ...

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May 2016

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Djibouti’s Ranking Watered Down in TIP Report?

  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 first blog – Djibouti: The Next Thailand? – can be read here. As has been observed in previous HTC blogs and ...

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May 2016

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Film Review: Sold

  By Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Bottom line The goal of the film is to raise awareness and money to fight trafficking. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably sufficiently aware that minors are commercially sexually exploited.  Instead of buying a ticket, donate directly to anti-trafficking ...

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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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