Story by J. David McSwane / Photography and video by Dan Wagner— “Wearing only a sports bra and boxers, bruises on her back, the girl surged through the salon’s door. Her feet were bare and bleeding from the race over asphalt, her speech a frenzied heave as she spilled the secret of where she had … More “The Stolen Ones”—A Herald-Tribune Special Report
A note from our friends at Polaris Project: 9,298 cases of human trafficking. 72,000 calls, emails, and online tip reports. Five years of hotline data. People are reaching out to our National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline every single day, from every state in the country, and telling us that human trafficking is happening in … More USA: New Report Shows Modern Slavery Trends
By Nisha Varia and Foreign Policy In Focus on November 7, 2013— “ Women from forty countries—nannies, housecleaners, community organizers and trade unionists—gathered in Uruguay at the end of October to establish the first global federation of domestic workers. There were few television cameras, no celebrities to give a keynote speech, no large commitments of … More Labor Rights for All: The Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
By Kevin Bales for The Huffington Post on October 18, 2013— “Millions of Americans will soon see the poignant story of a man who was ripped from his family in the 1800s and brutalized by a vicious slaveholder before finally breaking free. It’s important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave … More “12 Years A Slave”: More Than a History Lesson
’12 Years a Slave,’ which screened at the Toronto Film Festival, is already being discussed as an Oscar Best Picture frontrunner. The movie arrives in theaters Oct. 18. By Molly Driscoll on October 1, 2013 for The Christian Science Monitor— “The film “12 Years a Slave,” based on the memoir by slave Solomon Northrup, is … More Memoir-Based ’12 Years a Slave’ Movie is Getting Major Oscar Buzz
“Child sexual abuse streamed live online through services like Skype has been highlighted as an emerging threat by experts. Figures show an increasing number of offenders have been targeting vulnerable families overseas to set up live access to children over webcams in exchange for payment. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s (Ceop) annual report … More Child Sex Abuse Live Streaming ‘On The Rise’
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS on July 9, 2013— Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight thanked supporters. “The three women held captive in a Cleveland house for a decade before being discovered and released in May spoke publicly for the first time in brief video statements released Monday night.” To read more, please click here.