There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Mitzi Perdue MPA
Human trafficking is complex, chaotic, and challenging. Politicians are too often unaware of the tools academics can provide them with for addressing the problem.
Law enforcement is playing an increasingly important role in ending the Philippines status as a top destination for sex tourism.
Ninety percent of the refugees from the war in Ukraine are women and children. Traffickers are targeting them.
Individuals whose work involves hearing stories of human trafficking or other trauma may experience debilitating symptoms of trauma themselves.
When almost suicidal, a porn star got names, locations, and photographs of illegal activities. Her goal is to assist law enforcement in stopping the law breakers.
A 2007 Oprah Winfrey show on child trafficking in Ghana inspired a viewer to initiate a program for action that is rescuing children today.
Hollywood may portray trafficking victims as shackled or bound. The bonds that attach a victim to her trafficker are most likely to be psychological.
Trafficking survivors understand scenarios where people’s intentions are malign. Many are working right now to defend against cyberattacks stemming from sanctions warranted by the Ukraine invasion.
Social service providers have a new tool for screening homeless young adults to identify victims of labor and/or sex trafficking.
By giving the most vulnerable immediate financial opportunity, solar-powered lighting alleviates the poverty that leads to trafficking.
One group is marshaling resources to eliminate human trafficking in one country as a way to discover what could work for the rest of the world.
She tried to tell the world about Jeffrey Epstein and the people he ensnared in his sex trafficking ring. It took 13 years to get anyone to listen.
Helping individuals escape from being sex-trafficked is not easy or always successful.
The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery works to raise awareness, bring perpetrators to justice, support survivors, and develop sustainable solutions to replace exploitative systems.
Gender inequality enables sex trafficking; it’s the underlying misogyny and sexism of the “johns” who normalize the purchase of women’s bodies.
Modeling appears to be a glamorous industry, but it’s rife with sexual exploitation. A new organization is working to make it safer.
After being rescued, sex-trafficked children need restorative care if they’re to avoid being re-trafficked.
A new report on human sex trafficking provides data that anyone can use to help prevent and stop the trade.
A clever hand signal is playing an important role in alerting people to trafficking situations while increasing public awareness of human trafficking.
Young people experiencing normal ups and downs may look for emotional support on the Internet, where predators have well-honed playbooks for reeling them in.
The internet is the preferred place for predators to groom children. Parents and guardians need to develop situational awareness skills to protect their children
Vanda M looks back on what caused her to be trafficked, and the factors that restored her to a close-to-normal life.
Thistle Farms teaches its survivor employees something that may be new for them: how to have a healthy and empowering relationship with money.
Modern game theory combined with network theory helps reveal ways to prosecute human traffickers for financial crimes and destroy trafficking networks.
Individuals and organizations can make everyday purchases that do not tolerate forced labor in the supply chain.
Sex trafficking thrives in the U.S. A free online training program teaches ordinary people how to help stop it.
Anti money-laundering efforts are a powerful tool for stopping human trafficking.
Play is a way to speed up the connection and trust that helps with healing.
Sex trafficking survivors may have CPTSD. It’s everything bad about PTSD, only worse.
COVID-19 hits the survivors of sex trafficking in particularly harsh ways. When businesses that hired them close, without work, being retrafficked is too often the outcome.
Author and speaker Mitzi Perdue is the Founder and President of Win This Fight, Stop Human Trafficking Now! The organization raises funds and awareness for other anti-trafficking organizations.