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Trafficking in Tribal Nations: the impact of sex trafficking on Native Americans

January 22, 2018 In the United States, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In support of this occasion, the Human Trafficking Search weekly blog seeks to examine areas of the human trafficking crisis that do not typically make the...

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Top Countries for Modern-Day Slavery: Part II

January 2, 2018 Our December 18th blog detailed the five countries where modern-day slavery is most prevalent. In Part II of our series, we look at the countries with the greatest number of individuals living in modern-day slavery. According to the Global...

Rating State Efforts to Combat Child Sex Trafficking – A Review of the 2017 Protected Innocence Challenge 

How effectively does your state address child sex trafficking? Shared Hope International’s Protected Innocence Challenge grades each state and the District of Columbia on their efforts to combat child sex trafficking; the HTS Blog reviews these grades and national progress to end child sex trafficking. Encourage your state to #raisethegrade

Action Required: Recommendations for Stakeholders Against Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the third in a blog series to summarize the research.

Comparing Compensation: What Inmates in Private Prisons Would Otherwise Get Paid

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the second in a blog series to summarize the research.

Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons: A Blog Series

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the first in a blog series to summarize the research.

The Connection between the Mara Salvatrucha and Human Trafficking

The Mara Salvatrucha, better known by their acronym MS-13, is one of the largest and most violent transnational criminal organizations in the world. Their motto is “Kill, Rape, Control.” Since the 1980s, MS-13 members have typically engaged in a wide range of violent and criminal activity including, drug distribution, murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, immigration offenses, kidnapping, carjacking/auto thefts, and vandalism. More recently there has been a rise in MS-13 engaging in human trafficking.

Forced Begging

The human trafficking industry is commonly associated with secrecy: operations occur underground, behind the scenes, hidden from the public eye. There is, however, at least one type of human trafficking in plain sight. The victims of forced child begging will interact with anyone whose path crosses theirs.