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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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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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Sold film sex trafficking

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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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Feb 2016

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8 Things to do Instead of Worrying about the Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth

  By Rex Hamaker, Marketing and Communications Director Reports of waves of sex trafficking victims being shipped to major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, are popping up all over newsfeeds in the run up to the big game.  Journalists with integrity note, though often buried deep into their stories, that these fears ...

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Feb 2016

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HTC Hosts Yvonne Zimmerman

By Rachael Laustrup, Research Associate Yvonne Zimmerman spoke to students at the Human Trafficking Center on October 28, 2015.  A graduate of the Iliff School of Theology and the Korbel School of International Studies, Zimmerman, author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking(2012), sheds light on ...

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Jan 2016

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Emergency Departments Are Failing Trafficking Victims

by Stacy Shomo, Research Associate The Problem Emergency departments in the United States are places where everyday lives are saved from problems like heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents. Unfortunately, they are also considered the safety net of U.S. health care- the place where people receive medical care when they can’t get ...

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Members of an Ethiopian community talk about child marriage in a DFID-funded program which aims to produce behavioral changes that will end this practice.

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Nov 2015

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Embracing Social Conventions to End Forced Marriage

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Forced marriage, like so many aspects of human trafficking, is often deeply entrenched in the communities where it is practiced.  In addition to high-profile cases like Boko Haram and ISIS, forced marriage is widespread in a number of countries as well as in immigrant ...

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Oct 2015

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HTC Staff quoted in article on sex trafficking

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Events like Amnesty International’s decision to support decriminalizing sex work and the cancellation of the controversial show 8minutes have brought the longstanding, bitter debate over the relationship between sex work and sex trafficking from policy and academia ...

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Sep 2015

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Rape Culture and Sex Trafficking

by Jillian LaBranche, Associate A discussion on sex trafficking necessitates a conversation on rape culture. Rape culture is broadly defined as an environment characterized by dominant cultural ideologies, social practices and media images that condone sexual assault by normalizing and trivializing sexual violence. While rape and sex ...

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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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