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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.

The Al Capone Approach to Combatting Human Trafficking

The Al Capone Approach to Combatting Human Trafficking

* Trafficking is a $150-billion-a-year global mega-business.
* Trafficking flourishes because it’s extremely profitable and there’s rarely any penalty for this crime.
* The anti-trafficking organization Polaris is taking a new approach to preventing trafficking: making jail time more likely by using the traffickers’ financial records.

To Prevent Human Trafficking, Block Traffickers’ Profits

To Prevent Human Trafficking, Block Traffickers’ Profits

* Human traffickers prey on both adults and children alike, generating $150 billion a year.
* Traffickers use violence to terrorize victims into silence, making the chances of a trafficker doing jail time less than 1 in 100.
* Anti-money laundering organizations have begun to find and seize traffickers’ illegal profits, but their efforts are under-funded.

Going After Trafficking’s Achilles Heel

Going After Trafficking’s Achilles Heel

The speaker, Duncan Jepson, is the founder of Liberty Shared, an anti-trafficking organization. He and his colleagues are attacking the Achilles’ heel of trafficking, and that is, the obscene profitability that results when labor costs are close to free.

With Human Trafficking, Words Make a Difference

With Human Trafficking, Words Make a Difference

In a moment we’ll get into how this relates to human trafficking, and we’ll be talking with Amy Rahe, Director of North America at the Freedom Fund. But first, a brief story impact of the words we choose. It has to do with my niece, a pulmonary physician.

Keeping Trafficking Survivors From Being Re-trafficked

Keeping Trafficking Survivors From Being Re-trafficked

Peace Promise, an Anti-Trafficking organization in Pennsylvania knows why. According to Susan Vigliano, “Most of these people who are in prostitution have vulnerabilities and very few have the life skills they need to function in society and be self-supporting.”

Right to Be Free

Right to Be Free

Dillon’s organization, Right to Be Free, addresses a major root cause of vulnerability and the trafficking that goes with it. We’re talking poverty.