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June 12, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove In a piece for the Guardian this week, Kate Hodal and Chris Kelly share the story of Myint Thein, a Burmese fisherman who spent two years as a slave on a boat in Thailand. Like...
June 11, 2014
By Nicky Lazar This week marks the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, and with it renewed calls to combat human trafficking. Recently, nuns backed by the Pope launched a campaign called "Play...
June 10, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove Last week the American Bar Association released a report  on the efforts of Fortune 100 corporations to address human rights violations, including human trafficking and...
June 09, 2014
Top News CHIDREN AT THE BORDER Over the weekend, the Obama Administration began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. southern border to a makeshift holding center in...
June 06, 2014
As part of its anti-trafficking campaign seeking to disrupt the slavery exploitation network, Human Rights First is calling for accountability and justice for individuals who benefit, or have ...
May 30, 2014
In a piece for the Huffington Post this week, General Charles C. Krulak, President of Birmingham-Southern College, calls on educators to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking in...
May 21, 2014
By Jill Savitt A report released this week from the International Labor Organization (ILO) provides new estimates of the profitability of human slavery, putting the total business of forced labor...

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Factsheet | July 25, 2014
“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business,...
Factsheet | June 23, 2014
GENERAL RESOURCES  Download Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (gBCAT) gBCAT’s mission is to “mobilize the power, resources, and thought leadership of the business...
Factsheet | June 12, 2014
Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are among the fastest growing criminal activities in the world, affecting virtually every country according to the United Nations.  Trafficking and...
Factsheet | June 10, 2014
Human Trafficking: Defining the Phenomenon Human trafficking is a human rights violation that involves the practice of holding another person in compelled service by force, fraud, or coercion....