When will we start de-glamourizing depictions of human trafficking?

When will we start de-glamourizing depictions of human trafficking?

Jes Richardson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Today, thousands of people will “shine a light on slavery.” As a survivor of sex trafficking, I am deeply grateful but I am also deeply concerned. Who doesn’t want to stop slavery? Well, except for those who own slaves. There’s always them… But […]

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN Justice (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With her guide dog by her side, child sex trafficking survivor Margeaux Gray presented perhaps the most powerful testimonial at the January U.S. Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. “This is my first time speaking in front of an audience like this,” she began. “Even […]

Trafficking victims New York need our protection not our scorn

Trafficking victims New York need our protection not our scorn

Lauren Hersh for Equality Now  – WNN SOAPBOX Making a pivotal decision today, legislators at the State of New York Assembly (U.S.) are voting on an important bill that affects women and girls throughout the State – the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. Over 100 organizations statewide have come together to plea for the […]

INDIA: Sex-trafficked girls receive rescue, help and new lives

INDIA: Sex-trafficked girls receive rescue, help and new lives

Davinder Kumar – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA: As evening falls, the girls get restless. Huddled in a group, some go very quiet, while others become agitated. The large hall of residence fills with an atmosphere of fear and anxiety. One of the girls breaks down as she recounts her experience at […]