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R.E.A.L. Friends Don’t
February 2, 2021

R.E.A.L. Friends Don’t

Although the mechanisms that facilitated state-sanctioned slavery in the United States are no longer in place, the social constructs that …

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How Students Can Help Address the Exploitation of Incarcerated Workers
January 19, 2021

How Students Can Help Address the Exploitation of Incarcerated Workers

Around the country, correctional industries are quietly furnishing our public universities with beds, desks, bookshelves, and more. These businesses, born …

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A Call for Catalytic Investment in Prevention and Strategic Global Leadership in Anti-Trafficking Efforts
January 5, 2021

A Call for Catalytic Investment in Prevention and Strategic Global Leadership in Anti-Trafficking Efforts

The administration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris has the opportunity to spearhead a major turning point …

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Donating to Anti-Trafficking Organizations
December 22, 2020

Donating to Anti-Trafficking Organizations

As the year draws to a close, in addition to giving gifts,  many Americans will donate to causes they believe …

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Opaque Supply Chains are Hiding Whether the Fashion Industry is Benefiting from State-Imposed Forced Labor
December 8, 2020

Opaque Supply Chains are Hiding Whether the Fashion Industry is Benefiting from State-Imposed Forced Labor

The government of China is perpetrating human rights abuses on a massive scale in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur …

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How Child Labor Could Be Fueling Your Electric Car
November 24, 2020

How Child Labor Could Be Fueling Your Electric Car

In December last year, a landmark legal case was launched against the world’s largest tech companies globally by fourteen Congolese …

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An Anti-Trafficking Holiday Shopping Guide
November 17, 2020

An Anti-Trafficking Holiday Shopping Guide

The gift-giving season is upon us. In the United States alone, holiday retail sales surpassed $1 trillion in 2019. But …

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Nebraska, Utah Vote to Eliminate Slavery as Punishment for a Crime
November 10, 2020

Nebraska, Utah Vote to Eliminate Slavery as Punishment for a Crime

Slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime is legal in the United States and that must end.  The …

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Four Ways the Current Administration has Weakened Protections Against Labor Exploitation and Trafficking
October 27, 2020

Four Ways the Current Administration has Weakened Protections Against Labor Exploitation and Trafficking

The current administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on its broader attack on workers’ rights. Despite …

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The Moment of Truth for the Global Seafood Industry
October 13, 2020

The Moment of Truth for the Global Seafood Industry

On September 30, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that fish harvested by the distant water fishing (DWF) fleets …

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