Former Sex Slave Helps Trafficking Victims Through Fashion

By: Luis Gay India native Anna Malika, 29, was adopted by an American family in which she “experienced sexual abuse as a child that led to self-harm, eating disorders and alcohol abuse later in life.” During her teen years, Malika was also in a “deceptive relationship with an older man” who sold pornographic pictures of … Read more

Branded by Pimps But Rebranded by New Life

By: Sara Kim Human trafficking may be closer to our lives than many of us assume. Although many people in the United States picture poor areas of hunger-stricken countries when it comes to the phrase “human trafficking,” it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and children in the U.S. are sold for sexual … Read more

Story of a Human Trafficking Survivor

By: Janice Tjeng   Jen Spry, a 42-year-old registered nurse, was once a victim of child trafficking. When she was 8, her neighbor caught her and the other children at her neighborhood, Norristown, Pennsylvania. She was tortured and sexually assaulted for two years as part of her daily routine from 3-6pm. At that time, no … Read more

Mental Health Care for Immigrant Youth

By: Kristine Alarcon   On April 21, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Dream Resource Center (DRC) released a study called “Pol(ICE) in My Head.” The study focused on the mental health of undocumented and uninsured youth revealing that there is limited access to health care for undocumented youth especially when it comes to … Read more

Champion Against Forced Abortions Named “Top Ten People of 2013”

By: Reggie Littlejohn “It doesn’t matter if you’re pro-choice or pro-life. Forced abortion is not a choice.” -Reggie Littlejohn Reggie Littlejohn is the founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.  A graduate of Yale Law School, she is an acclaimed international expert on China’s One Child Policy.  Her organization has been called the “leading voice” … Read more