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Micah Hartmann

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The Devadasi: Female Slaves in Modern India

According to Reuters, an estimated 20 million commercial prostitutes are living in India, and 16 million of them are female victims of sex trafficking.1 This overwhelming...

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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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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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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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Until She Is Free (Part 1: The Investigator)

My partner and I just arrived at the target location. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. A red neon sign is glowing near the door of the bar we’re approaching. The streets...

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Causes & Effects of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a global, complex, and heartbreaking issue. For approximately 40 million people, it’s not some obscure, disconnected concept that’s hard to comprehend;...

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Does Slavery Exist in America Today?

Slavery? In "the land of the free and home of the brave"? Could it be? The answer is simple: yes. In fact, the estimated number of people living in conditions of modern slavery...

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14-Year-Old Girl Rescued Twice in 3 Months

Kamini*, a young girl from rural India, was first rescued in February of 2018, along with three others. She was left in the hands of the local Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

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