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The Story of a Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking

Kelly Dore is the Director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition and Legislative Liaison for United Against Slavery. In that capacity, she has become a powerful...

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Familial Sex Trafficking: A Crime Against Children Hiding in Plain Sight

Human trafficking has been identified in all 50 U.S. states.1 The majority of the time, this crime isn’t being carried out by wanted criminals or strangers passing through town...

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13 Myths About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most misunderstood social justice issues of our time. It is highly complex and often difficult to measure or identify. Additionally, human...

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What is Cybersex Trafficking?

Cybersex trafficking is the exploitation of a person through the internet via webcam, photos, videos, or other digital media. Like sex trafficking, the victim is forced to...

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U.S. Immigration & Human Trafficking: A Dark Connection

We hear news about immigration almost daily in the United States. Unfortunately, human trafficking is one of its dangerous and all-too-common byproducts. In this post, we hope...

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St. Bakhita Day: Honoring a Slave Turned Saint & Recognizing Global Slavery

The following interview was conducted by TER’s Vice President of Communications, Amy Roth Sandrolini. She asked her old friend, Sr. Eugenia Bonetti, a Roman Catholic nun,...

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Until She Is Free (Part 4: The Donor)

Ding.

My eyes dart from the computer screen to my phone on the far corner of my desk. It won’t hurt to check it quickly. I’m at a stand-still with these reports anyway.

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Until She Is Free (Part 3: The Social Worker)

Waiting is always the hardest part.

I’ve supported rescue operations at least a dozen times before, but thatdoesn’t ease the tension or calm my heart that’s racing inside my...

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Until She Is Free (Part 2: The Survivor)

Trigger Warning: Please note that the following story may be a trigger for trauma, sexual abuse, and violence.

 

I’m sitting in the back of the rusty old vehicle Adesh drives...

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