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Guest Post: Advocacy to Action

So you want to actually do something?… Learn how to effectively advocate against human trafficking by: Chelsea Banister   The word “advocate” is thrown around a lot these days to describe people engaged in a variety of activities related to numerous causes. As someone who considers herself an advocate in the fight against human trafficking, I … Continue reading

Is talk of human trafficking at the olympics just a hype?

The Olympic Sex Trafficking Myth discussion hosted by Al Jazeera. This Stream is an interesting discussion about the myth of human trafficking during the Olympics. Yes, the numbers may be sensationalized by various anti-trafficking and anti-prostitution agencies. There is not enough evidence to prove that human trafficking increases at these large sporting events, but that is not to … Continue reading

Laws to Vacate Prostitution Convictions for Human Trafficked Victims

Hawaii has just become the sixth state to pass a law which will allow victims of human trafficking to expunge their records of prostitution related offenses. The law is an attempt to support victims of sex trafficking as they attempt to re-integrate. As we all well know…employers are unlikely to higher individuals with a criminal … Continue reading

ChipIn to Help Stop the Traffic In Our Streets

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We have created a ChipIn page to continue raising funds in order to finish our work on the road. We have made it five months on the road and have networked and interviewed more than 100 individuals in the field of anti-human trafficking. We have learned about some incredible work in the field and have also come to identify many challenges that agencies face, yet rarely talk about when it comes to working in the anti-trafficking field. We plan to publish our work and and allow those in the field, as well as individuals just learning about the issue to read our comprehensive analysis of this issue throughout the United States. We want to finish our time on the road and our next stops are the western states. We cannot do this without your support! Please take a look at our ChipIn page and donate to our cause if you can. Anything helps!

http://trafficinourstreets.chipin.com/researching-human-trafficking-in-the-us

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Where We Stand

16,000 miles, 20 states and five months ago, Ali and I set out to explore the issues of human trafficking throughout the United States. Our work began at the 2012 Super Bowl in Indiana, took us through the southern states, brought us up the eastern seaboard and now leads us through the midwest. We began … Continue reading