Celebrating St. Patrick: From Slave to Saint

Written by John Roach for National Geographic (from 3/16/09): “On St. Patrick’s Day—Tuesday, March 17—millions of people will don green and celebrate the Irish in, and around, them with parades, good cheer, and perhaps a pint of beer. But few St. Patrick’s Day revelers have a clue about St. Patrick, the man…” For the rest … More Celebrating St. Patrick: From Slave to Saint

Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act

“Congress has been extremely busy introducing legislation addressing human trafficking, as we called on them to do last month. Under Senator Grassley’s (R-IA) leadership, the Judiciary Committee unanimously passed two critical human trafficking bills. First, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), improves victim services while also enabling law enforcement … More Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act

Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

Originally posted by Ryan Masters on January 21, 2015, for Santa Cruz Sentinel— “Deborah Pembrook is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. She is also a survivor of the human sex-trafficking trade. On Tuesday night, Pembrook joined a panel of community leaders which included police officers, social workers and representatives from faith-based organizations for … More Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

Maine’s First Human Trafficking Safe House to Open Thanks to $400K Grant

Originally posted by Sarah Delage, WCSH, on December 8, 2014— “A local agency has received a grant to open Maine’s first Human Trafficking safe house. St. Andre Home in Biddeford has traditionally provided shelter and resources to pregnant homeless women. They received a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the Next Generation Foundation to open a … More Maine’s First Human Trafficking Safe House to Open Thanks to $400K Grant

Human Trafficking Safe House to Open in Maine

Originally posted by by Sarah Delage, WCSH, on December 8, 2014— “A local agency has received a grant to open Maine’s first Human Trafficking safe house. St. Andre Home in Biddeford has traditionally provided shelter and resources to pregnant homeless women. They received a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the Next Generation Foundation to … More Human Trafficking Safe House to Open in Maine

Women in Mauritius Making ‘Geminist’ T-shirts Earning Less than the ‘Living Wage’ Set by the Government

By BEN ELLERY AND NICK CRAVEN FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY on November 8, 2014— “The women paid 62p an hour in Mauritius making £45 ‘feminist’ T-shirts earn less than the ‘living wage’ set by the government of the Indian Ocean island. After our revelations last week about the ‘sweatshop’ conditions endured by workers producing the … More Women in Mauritius Making ‘Geminist’ T-shirts Earning Less than the ‘Living Wage’ Set by the Government

PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

FEATURED EVENT PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION To learn both views and more from local Seattle experts on the positions of legalizing prostitution, decriminalization, and the human rights issues in this provocative topic. DATE: 11/18/14 TIME: 5:15 PM (DOORS OPEN @ 5 PM) LOCATION: RONALD GEBALLE AUDITORIUM @ UW PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BUILDING A102 MAP COST: FREE … More PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE