Program Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers

By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin   Joy, whose real name is withheld to protect identity, and her husband made coconut wine and sold two barrels a week to support their family in the hills of Ormoc City in the central Philippine islands. Nearly half the population in the region lives in poverty. … Read more Program Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers

North Korea: Profit through Citizen Sales

By: Luis Gay Edited By: Sharon E. Chin ┬áThe North Korean government is conducting state-sponsored trafficking of its citizens and claiming that it is a way to “generate new income.” Citizens are forced to do manual labor in other countries while the North Korean government appropriates most, if not all, of their wages. According to … Read more North Korea: Profit through Citizen Sales

Account of a Child Pornography Victim in Iowa

By: Sara Kim Edited by: Sharon E. Chin   Sex trafficking is a silent crime where the voices of victims are not often heard. In order to combat the silence, Linda chose to speak out about her own experiences as a sex trafficking victim. Linda, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, had been … Read more Account of a Child Pornography Victim in Iowa

Abusing Vulnerability: Catastrophes Escalate Human Trafficking Levels

By: Luis Gay Edited by: Sharon E. Chin In regions devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, which killed more than 7,000 people, hundreds of thousands people living in rural communities are now homeless and left without possessions. Human traffickers are taking advantage of the vulnerability that young women are facing and abducting … Read more Abusing Vulnerability: Catastrophes Escalate Human Trafficking Levels

Festival Season May Draw Traffickers to Big Cities

By: Charmaine Santos Edited By: Sharon E. Chin Human trafficking is a looming problem facing many large cities across America. Due to the increased amount of tourism and business gatherings that occur when big cities hold huge annual events, human traffickers hope to capitalize on them; pimps are inconspicuously targeting their next victim in a … Read more Festival Season May Draw Traffickers to Big Cities