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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.

December 01, 2018 End Slavery Now Story

You Can’t Get AIDS From A Hug: Why We Honor World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is the day we honor those who have passed on from HIV/AIDS, support those who are living with it, and renew our commitment to finding a cure or vaccine in our lifetimes. It is also a good day to remember that those most vulnerable to modern day enslavement are also at risk for HIV infection.

January 04, 2016 Story

Ravi Shanker Kumar

More than 300,000 children are estimated to be trapped in India’s carpet industry.

December 28, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Top News Stories in 2015

Here's a brief recap of the most talked about stories, investigations and developments in the anti-trafficking field.

December 07, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Restavek Freedom in Haiti - Kathie

A common practice in Haiti that forces children to work as domestic servants.

November 22, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Restavek Freedom in Haiti - Rose

“In 2010, you know the earthquake [happened]. And my mom was dead."

November 09, 2015 Cazzie Reyes Story

Forced Labor in Fishing Boats

“I was born into poverty. I tried to study and go to school. After that, I tried to receive work and earn an income. So, I applied to a Thai company. I didn’t know I was going to be trafficked."

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.

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October 09, 2020 End Slavery Now 4965

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

During the summer of 2020 rumors about human trafficking spread on social media like wildfire. They implicated celebrities like Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as the online home-goods retailer Wayfair. These rumors are unfounded.

October 21, 2020 Earl Lewis 4965

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.