A Permanent Evil

Human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery, is one of the most wide-spread and egregious violations of human rights in our world today. Traffickers and pimps use tactics that are almost unthinkable to lure, control, and compel their victims into forced labor or commercial sex acts. These abusers use violence, threats, false promises, and the [...]

Witnessing advocacy: transforming ideas into laws

Truck stops and rest areas have become hotspots for human trafficking. Traffickers use freeways to transport victims from place to place. Stops along those routes often play host to sex trafficking, offering a steady stream of anonymous customers. From December of 2007 through August of 2011, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline received [...]

Framing the Issue: The visceral response to human trafficking

As part of the Fellowship Program, the Spring 2012 fellows came together for a joint project with the US Fund for UNICEF. In early April, we hosted a screening of Not My Life at American University. The documentary highlights the horrors of human trafficking globally.

Prior to the screening we encouraged attendees to sum [...]