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The Anti-Trafficking World’s “Leverage Man”

The Anti-Trafficking World’s “Leverage Man”

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include ending modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030. It’s a daunting challenge, but Tom Hall, Head of Global Philanthropy for the financial institution UBS, has some compelling ideas on how to achieve it.

A Street-Level View of Human Trafficking

A Street-Level View of Human Trafficking

* Women rescued from trafficking are too often returning to “the life.”
* High-frequency buyers may be incarcerated, but too often, when they get out, they go right back to doing it again.
* Traffickers were often themselves abused as children.

Stopping Human Trafficking: Why So Little Progress?

Stopping Human Trafficking: Why So Little Progress?

* Ending human trafficking can’t happen when addressing only individual parts of the problem.
* Well-established tools and techniques exist for combatting human trafficking on a systems level.
* The agriculture industry, with thin profit margins, relies on human trafficking.

Restoration after Being Trafficked

Restoration after Being Trafficked

Almost daily, Alicia Corrado confronts a great mystery. She’s the Executive Director of the North Star Initiative, an organization helping survivors of sex trafficking. The mystery is, how can survivors of sex trafficking be so unimaginably resilient?

Make Foster Care Rare and Brief

Make Foster Care Rare and Brief

* Children in foster care are at increased risk for trafficking.
* Removing a child from his or her parents can be a balancing act between dangers at home and possible danger of trafficking.
* In some cases, the trauma of removal can be as devastating as the crisis that led to the removal.

The Evil Ecology of Human Trafficking

The Evil Ecology of Human Trafficking

* There’s a tight connection between prostitution and criminality.
* Traffickers are often motivated to encourage pornography.
* Trafficking doesn’t exist in isolation; it is part of a whole ecosystem of criminality.