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Love and Trafficking: How Traffickers Groom & Control Their Victims

“I can’t believe she fell for that.” “If I were him I would have told someone!” “I would have seen right through it.” If you’ve never been targeted by a trafficker – or in an abusive or manipulative relationship of any kind – you may well think that nothing, ever, w Continue reading . . .

Lessons Learned about Trafficking 40 Years Later: A Survivor’s Perspective

Editors Note: This guest blog post features the reflections and opinions of an expert in human trafficking who offers historical perspectives on progress in the anti human trafficking field in the 20 years since enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.  By Cheri Crider I Continue reading . . .

What We Know About How Child Sex Trafficking Happens

What most people think they know about child sex trafficking generally involves stories – young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel. While situations like these do exi Continue reading . . .

Racial Disparities, COVID-19, and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking and the COVID-19 pandemic have something in common: Both take advantage of those most affected by the inequities prevalent in our societies. COVID-19, like human trafficking, can happen to anyone. But they are a lot more likely to happen to people who are already facing oth Continue reading . . .

2020 Trafficking in Persons Report Recommendations

Last week, the U.S. Department of State released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons or TIP Report. Produced annually, the TIP Report ranks every country on a series of criteria related to governments’ efforts to fight human trafficking. The criteria are defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection A Continue reading . . .

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