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11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

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11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

Image by Ryan Holloway   January is the official month for Human Trafficking Awareness. In 2019, we have the tools to gain knowledge within seconds, passenger self-driven cars, take flight over oceans, practically live and breathe digitally, and shrug at how effortless global connectivity is. In 2019, we also have 40 million sex, labor and organ slaves that span the entire world. In one whole day, we could operate completely encompassed by futuristic technology, while coexisting with inhumane and outdated back alley offense on human dignity. It begs the question: if we are so smart and so modern, how does...

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

While one may experience the empowerment to travel more, there’s an opportunist lurking in the shadows waiting to leverage tourism with commercial trafficking. Tourism runs deep in the DNA of a country and has the power to build a country’s economic status. According to the World Tourism Organization, the volume of tourism, “equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, food products or automobiles”. According to End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT),  “International tourist arrivals increased from 528 million in 2005 to 1.235 billion in 2016.” Tourism provides jobs to lift people out of poverty, preserve culture, and add to...

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Your Impact, Their Freedom | The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to Support Women

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Your Impact, Their Freedom | The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to Support Women

We all love the Holidays! But this 2018 Season, we want to make sure you are well in the know that there are so many amazing gifts out there that can make both a cheerful and social impact during this time of giving. We are in the middle of an exciting cultural shift when it comes to shopping. With the boom in social enterprises that offer creative, functional and purposeful products, it’s easier for anyone to make an intentional purchase that will actually make a net-positive impact for humanity as well as bring hope. So before you get wrapped up...

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It Takes All of Us: Everyday Actions We Can Take to Combat Human Trafficking

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It Takes All of Us: Everyday Actions We Can Take to Combat Human Trafficking

(Photo by Paula Watts Photography)   What could I possibly do to cultivate more awareness to human trafficking? Can I actually make a impact in such an overwhelming crisis?   The concept of ending the multifaceted and complex problem that is human trafficking can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to conceptualize how one person can make a difference. We know that to create systemic, long term change, it takes all of us-- a unified force--choosing to do one thing differently every day. When we all work together, even our small actions have collective power. Today, we have a guide on how...

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The Controversial FOSTA-SESTA Bill and Why We Need it

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The Controversial FOSTA-SESTA Bill and Why We Need it

(Image by Volkan Olmez)   On April 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law the long awaited and fought for FOSTA-SESTA bills, which amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. From now on, any websites that aids the facilitation of online commercial sex trafficking will be held accountable. This, certainly, is a win for our nation’s history. However, when I took to the internet for a victory lap, I was surprised by the onslaught of criticism and lack of empathy for the many victims that, at last were being recognized. There has been countless cries for the rights of...

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