IJM trained Magistrate helps free hundreds of slaves in one night. Justice for many because a few cared to learn her name and carry it forward

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 11.56.03 PMStunning: this unfolded in front of us in texts to Gary Haugen while he delivered his keynote to us at #IJMSummit. This is the goal; that all peoples know the worth of each human life and their right to Justice. They have the power, understanding, tools and will to set their own people free.

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What does child mining look like, America?

The following article is written by friend and partner Roger-Claude Liwanga, a native of the DRC. It is startling first-hand observation and reporting.  Roger-Claude, Founder, and Casondra Turner-Liwanga, Co-founder and Director of Operations at Promote Congo, work tirelessly to improve human rights and the social and legal landscape of the DRC.  They are determined that no obstacle is immovable.…


House Passes TVPRA Legislation Within Violence Against Women Act

February 28, 2013-ADVOCACY, STAFF NOTES, MODERN-DAY SLAVERY, ATEST TVPRA Heads to the President ByDAVID ABRAMOWITZ More than a year after it expired, the cornerstone of U.S. anti-human-trafficking law is now heading to President Obama under the Violence to Protect Women Act. After a head-spinning couple of days, today the House relented and passed the Senate version of the…


Human Trafficking Solutions

In the past months I’ve noticed a marked increase in searches for “Human Trafficking Solutions”. They’re escalating weekly as people are learning just how serious the problem of slavery has become. The difficulty for many making these searches is that there are no easy, complete or final solutions. Numbers and statistics are helpful and harmful depending on…


Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery

No Human Trafficking is attending, if you or your NGO will be there, look for one of our staff and let’s get acquainted! http://www.yale.edu/glc/modernslavery/index.htm Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery Gilder Lehrman Center’s 14th Annual International Conference November 8-10, 2012 http://www.yale.edu/glc/modernslavery/index.htm Thursday, November 8, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room…


Snarks In The Water

There are times when the most overwhelming thing about working in counter human trafficking is not the horrible crime of slavery itself but the seeming obtuseness of those who must understand it in order for the wheels of Justice to turn in aid. I don’t believe it’s a deliberate attitude in most cases. The crime…


Slaves At Home – Domestics: The invisible, unquestioned house slave.

The category of Slavery known as “Domestic” is so ubiquitous internationally as to be paradoxically invisible.  The term maid is interchangeable with  house slave.  In many affluent, caste, ethnic, religious or financially divided areas owning maids is an accepted practice .  Some countries have newspaper advertising sections devoted to the buying and selling of maids. We have…


Slavery everyone averts their eyes from: Maimed Child Beggars

Certain types of slavery or human trafficking get very small amounts of press coverage.  The more sensational ($ for media outlet), the more coverage.  Sextrafficking gets the lion’s share and to be fair, is the biggest percentage in many areas, but there are still huge numbers enslaved in the other forms and even in sex…