“12 Years A Slave”: More Than a History Lesson

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

Memoir-Based ’12 Years a Slave’ Movie is Getting Major Oscar Buzz

’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 Sex Abuse Live Streaming ‘On The Rise’

“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’

USA: Woman Gets Jail for Allowing Daughter to be Prostituted

USA, St. Paul, Minn., on June 6 for UPI.com— “A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for allowing her developmentally disabled teenage daughter to be prostituted. Cheryl Ann Tchida, 51, of Woodbury, was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to surrender at the Ramsey County Workhouse in two weeks, the St. Paul (Minn.) … More USA: Woman Gets Jail for Allowing Daughter to be Prostituted

How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data

By Michael Grothaus for The Fast Company on May 14, 2013— “For years human traffickers have used the latest technology to profit from the slave trade, but now software engineers at big data companies like Palantir and Salesforce are enabling anti-trafficking organizations to fight back–thanks to a little funding help from Google. The latest estimates … More How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data

Modern Slavery Emerges From the Shadows

In the United States, American citizens and foreign nationals are trafficked—subjected to forced labor, debt bondage and involuntary servitude through the use of force, fraud or coercion—in brothels and factories, in hotels and restaurants, on farms and in homes. By Kira Zalan on April 2, 2013—”Ima Matul sat under the bright examination light in a … More Modern Slavery Emerges From the Shadows

‘EDEN’ FILM + PANEL DISCUSSION ON SEX TRAFFICKING

Sex Trafficking Awareness Event EDEN Screening + Panel Discussion on Sex Trafficking Organized by Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and Centripetal Films, Hope for Justice and World Affairs Council are co-presenters of the opening night of Eden screening with panel discussion on sex trafficking. SXSW 2012: Audience Award Best Narrative Feature – Special Jury Award Best … More ‘EDEN’ FILM + PANEL DISCUSSION ON SEX TRAFFICKING

Putting a Face on Human Trafficking—One Local Woman’s Story

As officials try to raise awareness about the existence of people who have been trafficked, a Seattle woman tells her unusual story. Her mother’s family was victimized by her father, a Ph.D. and concert violinist who worked with the U.N. By Christine Clarridge for The Seattle Times Yasmin Christopher remembers being crammed into a tiny … More Putting a Face on Human Trafficking—One Local Woman’s Story