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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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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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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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May 2015

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Memex Helps Find Human Trafficking Cases Online

  By Seth Daire, Associate In February 2015 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, announced the Memex program, which aims to create new internet search engine technologies that better discover, organize, and present information relating to specific subjects. Their ...

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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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Considerations When Interviewing Trafficking Victim/Survivors

  by Jennifer Hankel, Associate Director of Research Interviews with victims/survivors of human trafficking is an especially salient way to gain information on a first-hand basis to help inform policy and social service provision. Interviews also pose critical ethical considerations related to the interviewee’s agency. As ...

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Jan 2015

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Saturday Marks 150th Anniversary of Congress Outlawing U.S. Slavery

  By Sarah Davis, HTC Associate Note: This post was originally published on Free the Slaves Blog. January 31 marks a monumental moment in the history of slavery in the United States. On that date 150 years ago, the House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. It abolished legal slavery in the United ...

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Jul 2014

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Talking about Trafficking: Should we use the words slave and slavery?

  by David Esarey, Human Trafficking Projects Manager To enter the world of anti-human trafficking is to be bombarded with a seemingly endless supply of jargon: forced labor, modern-day slavery, victim-centered, force, fraud and coercion. Like most disciplines, the anti-human trafficking movement has developed its own vocabulary ...

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