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July 11, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Words (Still) Matter: There is (Still) No Such Thing as a "Child Prostitute"

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on human trafficking charges has brought this issue back into the spotlight. It is important to make sure that when discussing this case the media and private citizens use words respectful of what his alleged victims went through.

June 07, 2016 John Pepper Opinion

Capsizing Boats and Trafficking

We don’t know the particular circumstances which were leading these women, men and children to embark on this perilous journey; but, we can be sure that they face huge risks once – or even if – they’ve made it to land.

January 28, 2016 Mariah Long Opinion

Pros and Cons of Suing Nestle

The case against Nestle for not disclosing that its pet food could have been made with seafood caught using forced labor has been dismissed.

December 28, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Top News Stories in 2015

Here's a brief recap of the most talked about stories, investigations and developments in the anti-trafficking field.

December 03, 2015 Mariah Long Opinion

How a Twitter Story Made You Aware of Sex Trafficking

Her storytelling perfectly captured how blurry and confusing the lines can get for people when it comes to sex trafficking.

December 02, 2015 Caleb Benadum Opinion

Human Trafficking, Refugees and Displaced Persons: What Terms to Use

In the last nine months, the press has put some miles on the word “refugee.”

November 23, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Opinion

Backpage.com v. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

In late June 2015, Dart sent letters asking Visa and MasterCard to stop allowing their cards be used to pay for sex ads on Backpage.com.

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