The battle lines in the fight to conquer human trafficking span the globe, because modern-day slavery exists in every nation on earth. San Francisco Bay Area residents have an opportunity this Sunday to hear from distinguished front-line leaders who’ve been remarkably successful at combatting trafficking in several slavery hot spots — including Ghana, India, Nepal, the Philippines and the U.S.
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Women are at the core of the modern abolitionist movement, and can help end slavery by working together. That’s the key takeaway from the Women Ending Slavery Spreecast, which is now available online. The hour-long discussion unfolded last Friday to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014.
The Spreecast highlighted what slavery looks like today, what women are currently doing to end slavery, and how you can help women and children break free from this global injustice. Speakers included Free the Slaves read more >
Last Saturday, I was standing on hallowed ground. As I rose to speak to hundreds of people gathered for a benefit concert at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, I had to take a deep breath. That’s because on that very spot, 150 years ago, anti-slavery activists were attending the funeral of one my wife’s ancestors, the noted abolitionist and congressman, Owen Lovejoy.
I knew that my words could never be as powerful as the eulogy delivered in 1864 by Plymouth read more >
Tina Frundt has always believed in the power of creative thinking — it helped her survive sex trafficking and become a grassroots anti-slavery leader.
Her creativity has recently caught the media spotlight, allowing Tina an opportunity to show a global audience that freedom and recovery are possible for slavery survivors.
Last year’s recipient of the Fredrick Douglass Freedom Award, activist Tina Frundt, made headlines when she returned to Cleveland—the place she had been trafficked into sex slavery when she was just a teenager.
Frundt has been active in the fight against the multimillion dollar sex trafficking industry, starting her own anti-slavery non-profit called Courtney’s House—a place where services and resources are provided to survivors of the trade in Washington, D.C.
Frundt’s visit to Cleveland was covered by local newspaper The read more >
Modern day slavery is the human rights issue of our time. It’s not just a foreign issue—slavery happens right here, in the U.S. Thousands are trafficked into the country every year, and countless more are trafficked within the U.S.
Take a stand against this egregious human rights violation. Join us in the DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk (SMS Walk), scheduled for October 23. Thousands will gather at the National Mall to raise awareness about slavery, and raise money for organizations working read more >
Craigslist representatives testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on sex trafficking of minors this morning. It was the first time the website made a detailed public statement about the recent take down of their “Adult Services” ads. Craigslist removed these ads under pressure from human rights groups who said they facilitated the sex trafficking of minors.
Under a barrage of media scrutiny and accusations of facilitating sex trafficking, Craigslist quietly took down the adult services section of their website last week. Other than emblazoning a bold “censored” bar over the adult services link on their website—which they took down a few days later without statement—Craigslist has been largely silent on the matter.
But on Wednesday, Craigslist will break its silence at a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism read more >
Tina Frundt is a survivor of childhood sex trafficking, right here in the U.S. Now, through her organization Courtney’s House, she dedicates her life to helping others out of sex slavery. For her work in guiding people to freedom, Free the Slaves has awarded her the Frederick Douglass Freedom Award.
Here is her story of survival. Via Huffington Post:
Tina Frundt says that no little girl dreams of becoming a sex slave when she grows up. That’s why Tina read more >