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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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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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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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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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Jun 2015

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Legalizing marijuana may heighten Colorado street youths’ vulnerability to human trafficking

  By Elizabeth Harrell, Events Coordinator The legalization of marijuana for recreational use has long been contentious. Some proponents argue that legalization of marijuana has many positive impacts, including increased state revenue through taxation, and in the long-run will lessen the burden on the criminal justice system. ...

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May 2015

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Difficulties in Re-integrating Uganda’s Child Soldiers

  by Jillian LaBranche, Associate “The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has the potential of becoming the sub-saharan al-Qaeda.” So stated Norbert Mao, a prominent Ugandan politician in 2013. The rebel group, which builds its ranks by brutally abducting children from Acholiland in Northern Uganda, has not only terrorized ...

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