Women & Girls


November 15, 2019 Celia Williamson Story

"A Seat at the Table"

Dr. Celia Williamson's book is an inspiring blueprint for any modern-day abolitionist. It is the true story of an African American girl born in a poor neighborhood in Toledo, OH who grew up to become an internationally renowned academic and anti-trafficking activist.

August 16, 2019 Tifany Boyles Spotlight

Arming Women in the Quest to Prevent Trafficking

The first of a multi-part case study on sex trafficking prevention.

December 03, 2015 Mariah Long Opinion

How a Twitter Story Made You Aware of Sex Trafficking

Her storytelling perfectly captured how blurry and confusing the lines can get for people when it comes to sex trafficking.

November 05, 2015 Story

Rupa's Story - Rescued from a Brothel

Finishing out our series with Nicole Robyn of Polished Pearl is the story of her first encounter with modern-day slavery.

October 07, 2015 Mariah Long Story

Pimping v. Trafficking - Consequences for Victims

While talking about the inner workings of a trafficking case, she brought up that it is incredibly difficult to get a trafficking conviction; so, most prosecutors will avoid it. This challenge has major implications for the victims.

September 22, 2015 Mariah Long Opinion

Challenges of Running an Aftercare Shelter

She once threatened a trafficker trying to gain information about the women inside her shelter. Monica charged, "I know where I am going when I die; hell is going to eat you alive." Yes. That happened.

July 13, 2015 Jessica Munoz Opinion

Human Trafficking is a Health Care Professional Issue

Children being sold for sex or “prostituted” need to be recognized and identified as victims of child abuse.

June 29, 2015 Mariah Long Video

Brook Bello - Survivor to Champion

Hear about the conditions and processes that perpetuate cycles of exploitation.

June 13, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Trafficking in Temples

Socially outcast, the Dalits are a marginalized group often subjected to caste-based violence and labor exploitation. In the Karnataka state, groups of Dalit women and children are working together to change these conditions.

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More Harm Than Good: Online Rumors and the Fight Against Modern-Day Enslavement

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Ending the Third Slavery

In 2016, Dr. Earl Lewis convened a meeting on slavery among 40 principle collaborators—scholars, organizations, and instiutions—at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Out of this meeting came the "Slavery and Its Aftermath" initiative at the Center for Social Solutions. This project aims to tackle America’s original sin—slavery.