Knowledge is Power

From Francis Bacon to Thomas Jefferson – many wise people have understood that knowledge is power. What are you learning this week?  If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know we are passionate about learning all that we can about human trafficking and related issues. We also know that often this is a moving target. Will you join …

Why Word Choice Matters: Human Trafficking, Smuggling, and more

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Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling, Migration, Immigration, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers are labels for people that are often and easily confused. Explaining any one of these terms requires an in-depth look at its context in the United States and around the world. It’s important to understand the differences between these terms for two reasons. First, these terms are used so often …

Knowledge is Power

Learning IS doing something. As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power!” In order to prevent human trafficking from ever happening in the first place, we must be aware that it exists. We must also continually learn about the many changing facets and causes of this evil crime. But perhaps, most important after learning about the issue, is understanding what is already …

Human Trafficking 101: Who are the Victims?

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We are working through our Human Trafficking 101 blog series, and this is part three. If you missed the first two posts in this series, make sure to go back and read part one, Uncovering Myths and Intricacies and part two, Human Trafficking Happens Everywhere. And now, for the rest of the story: Where does it all begin for a human trafficking victim? The …

Human Trafficking 101: It Happens Everywhere

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Human trafficking happens everywhere. Yes. Even in the United States. Many Americans feel positive that human trafficking only happens “somewhere else” – like in Thailand, India, or maybe Mexico. Somewhere “over there.” It’s hard to fathom that human trafficking takes place on U.S. soil, too. As with any atrocious crime, it’s easy to operate under the false assumption that it …

Human Trafficking 101: Uncovering Myths and Intricacies

Human trafficking.  The very phrase seems incomprehensible, and yet the sale of souls in our world today is a reality that is as widespread as it is horrifying. Have you seen news stories about human trafficking, but wondered what it means? Have you learned a bit from a movie or poster, but when someone asks you to explain human trafficking …