Human Trafficking

That New Anti-Human Trafficking Law Is Destroying Lives & Will Increase Human Trafficking

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8Email  The cause of fighting human trafficking has been a hot topic for a few years now, and rightfully so. I’m one who has been so passionate about the issue that I did four years of doctoral work on the topic, from the brothels of India to all the major geographic regions of the …

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A Mom’s Kids Targeted At IKEA By Human Traffickers? Highly Improbable

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail A now viral Facebook post by Southern California mom, Diandra Toyos, reports that she and her children were stalked by probable human traffickers while shopping in IKEA. The post has now been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook. I saw it float through my newsfeed by multiple people, and had many readers email me …

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Congratulations Anti-Trafficking Activists, You Just Put The People You “Care” About In Danger

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail January is Human Trafficking awareness month, and in a not-so stunning turn of events the federal government– bolstered by the efforts of anti-trafficking activists– just ensured that a lot of people are about to be in danger. In fact, these social justice advocates– well meaning, but many of whom don’t actually understand the dynamics …

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The Demise of Backpage.com Would Lead To More Trafficking, Not Less

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailRecently the CEO of the website Backpage.com was arrested on charges related to human trafficking, a move that is being celebrated by many in the anti-trafficking world. Once Craigslist stopped publishing classifieds for erotic services, Backpage.com became the go-to website to publish these. As the now predominant publisher of classifieds that include erotic services (though, the ads are veiled), …

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Why The Anti-Trafficking Movement Ignores The Voices Of Sex Workers

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When I was part-way through doctoral work that included conducting extensive field-based research in the world of human trafficking, I had a small crisis: What I was learning and discovering did not line up with what I believed going into the study. I had a few experiences previously that initially triggered me to reconsider the …

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No, The Super Bowl Isn’t The Largest Sex Trafficking Event In The World

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail Perhaps you’ve seen it in your newsfeed this year or in a year past. Regardless of who published it, the article is likely to have a shocking headline similar to: “Super Bowl is Largest Human Trafficking Event”, or something to that effect. However, that claim is completely untrue. During my last 4 years …

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Why Sex Still Dominates Christian Focus On Human Trafficking

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail In 2008 I first entered seminary and quickly found myself passionate about justice issues with a fervor I hadn’t experienced before. The issue that ended up blinking the brightest on my justice radar was the issue of human trafficking– something often reported to be the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. What had long been …

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“I Am A Human Trafficking Survivor, And This Is My Story”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail This post is part 2 of a series on human trafficking I am doing with trafficking survivor, Meg Munoz. In this post, I’ve asked her if she’d share her story with us. You can find part one, here. … BLC: From what I know of your story it seems you have experience / a …

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