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

Trauma Screening: Creating a Norm in Healthcare

By: Kristine Alarcon Edited By: Sharon E. Chin Traumatic experiences, whether it is domestic violence or childhood abuse, have a serious effect on the mental and physical health of a person. A research team at UCSF is pushing towards making it a norm in primary care to screen for these issues. It is important that … Read more Trauma Screening: Creating a Norm in Healthcare

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

Cancer Survivor Story: The Cards She Wished She Got

By: Kristine Alarcon When Emily McDowell was 24-years-old, she survived Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma after nine months of radiation and chemo before going into remission. With a background in design, Emily McDowell launched “Empathy Cards” when she was 38-years-old. She started this project to say the things she wanted to hear when she was ill. … Read more Cancer Survivor Story: The Cards She Wished She Got

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