2010 Stop Modern Slavery Walk

The DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk was organized by community members who volunteered hundreds of hours during the past year to make this event a success! More than 2,200 activists came out to the National Mall on October 23 to take a stand against human trafficking. The day was filled with speakers and performances as well [...]

Intersections of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence: Things to be aware of during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time for reflection and for increasing awareness about the high rate of intimate partner and familial violence that occurs in the U.S. and around the world.  As President Obama’s recent presidential proclamation indicates, despite many gains, “domestic violence remains a devastating public health crisis [...]

Why Did Carmen Sell Sex?

Mezzo-sopranos often joke that we only ever get to play boys, crones, or prostitutes. As one of the great mezzo roles, Carmen is fittingly a gypsy who sells sex. Like many other musical depictions of commercial sex, she has no pimp, and selling sex is often portrayed as her right as an independent woman.

With [...]

Survivors Speak

Recently four leaders in the movement to combat sex trafficking, who are also survivors of sex trafficking, joined together at “Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex” in Washington, D.C.

Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director and Founder of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, moderated the panel and began [...]