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16 August 2020
More than 2,500 missing people have been found in Egypt because of work by the Facebook page Missing Children, which compiled a vast trove of photos and uses facial-recognition software to match faces to cases. The pa...
25 September 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Treating women who are coerced into human trafficking as victims provides opportunities for recovery. Alongside the passage of legislation against human trafficking in Ohio, Franklin County courts have implemented a r...
19 June 2019
Miami, Florida, United States
Miami is home to a special type of child welfare program called CHANCE (Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation) that is designed specifically for youth in foster care that have been ...
30 May 2019
Benin City, Nigeria
Nigeria’s Committee for the Support of Dignity of Women has helped hundreds of human trafficking victims with temporary shelter, economic aid, and reconciliation with their families. The faith-based program visits sch...
9 April 2019
New York, New York, United States
Online buyers of sex now have a great chance of running into the NYPD's latest initiative to combat trafficking amongst prostitution: a chatbot called Freedom Signal. Originated by an organization called Seattle Again...
2 April 2019
Findlay, Ohio, United States
Truckers Against Trafficking are making an impact in reducing sex trafficking in the US by educating truckers, their companies, and the law enforcement that intersect with commercial drivers on how to spot sex traffic...
20 March 2019
Colorado, United States
In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...
31 January 2019
West Bengal, India
In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...
25 October 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
In San Francisco, a law that offers amnesty to sex workers who report violent crimes to police is designed to save lives and reduce crime overall in the city. It comes as the city’s police department faces a massive p...
20 August 2018
Denver, Colorado, United States
The group Truckers Against Trafficking launched in 2009 to enlist the help of truck drivers to spot and report cases of human trafficking, which was common at many truck stops. The group trains truckers through video ...
Joseph Darius Jaafari
10 July 2018
Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...
Public Radio International (PRI)
15 June 2018
My Red Light is a brothel in Amsterdam run by sex workers. While sex work is legal in the country, exploitation and human trafficking is still pervasive. However, My Red Light tries to counter this by only hiring “peo...
29 May 2018
Equip is a business in Lebanon that is trying to prevent further abuse of domestic workers, by helping them communicate better with their employers. “Their business model relies on employers paying for the company’s...
16 April 2018
When Emily Kennedy was a teenager traveling in Eastern Europe she saw street kids she learned were trafficked by the Russian mob and decided to tackle human trafficking in her college work. The company she launched, M...
5 December 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States
In 1995 El Monte, a US sweatshop in California that housed workers without paying them, was raided. “The El Monte raid changed the garment industry.” After the raid, former president Bill Clinton created a sweatshop t...
14 November 2017
Arkansas, United States
Truck stops are a hotspot for human trafficking. In Arkansas, where trucking is one of the state’s largest industries, truck drivers are being trained to spot human trafficking. If they see anything suspicious, they c...
28 October 2017
Under 800 Words
A software helps investigators link crimes in different parts of the country to find patterns that indicate human trafficking. Traffic Jam uses artificial intelligence to comb through reams of public records and data,...
9 July 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Largely unbeknownst to the public eye, Cleveland has been battling human trafficking in various forms for many years. Recently, the city has become a leader in trying to eradicate this longstanding problem. Thanks to ...
18 April 2017
London, Ontario, Canada
Volunteers all over Canada are working hard to implement the Canadian government's mission to resettle 12,000 Yazidi refugees. A large part of the plan focuses on mental health support for this heavily-traumatized pop...
28 March 2016
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Over 3000 Words
Empower, a sex workers' rights organization with over 50,000 members, has been steadily pushing to improve the working conditions of women in the sex trade in Thailand. In addition to advocating for decriminalization ...
25 January 2016
Albany, California, United States
A new law seeks to protect vulnerable guest workers and unwary businesses from unscrupulous recruiters by requiring them to register with the state and meet certain requirements.
18 January 2016
San Francisco, California, United States
California class-action lawsuits against corporations are pushing the envelope on accountability for human trafficking and slavery in supply chains. The keyword is transparency: If companies are forced to disclose on ...
11 January 2016
Samut Sakhon, Chang Wat Samut Sakhon, Thailand
In Thailand, the Issara Institute gives freed workers money, instead of services, and a chance to make their own choices. The system disavows paternalistic programs that tie strings to aid.
4 January 2016
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle's anti-trafficking program has enabled a high number of prosecutions against human traffickers. The program's task force depends on coordinating a number of actors across agencies and gaining funding from the ...
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