April 5, 2019 in Take Action, Human Trafficking Education, U.S. Trafficking
Familial Sex Trafficking: A Crime Against Children

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 with dubious...

April 3, 2019 in Take Action, Human Trafficking Education, U.S. Trafficking
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 trafficking is often...

March 15, 2019 in Take Action, Human Trafficking Education
Cybersex Trafficking: Grooming & Exploitation Online

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 provide sexual services...

March 8, 2019 in Human Trafficking Education, U.S. Trafficking
Human Trafficking and U.S. Immigration: 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 to help you better...

February 8, 2019 in Survivor Stories, Take Action, Human Trafficking Education
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, several questions about ...

December 21, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Take Action, Rescue Missions, Search + Rescue
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.

December 14, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
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 that doesn’t ease the tension or calm my heart that’s racing inside my chest. Every case is...

December 7, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions
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 me to work in. The...

November 30, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
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 are full of bright...