Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

This week we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the momentous document created in the aftermath of World War II. The United Nations included this statement as Article 4 of the declaration: “No one shall...
Families, Individuals Often Drive Human Trafficking

Families, Individuals Often Drive Human Trafficking

Juana* (name changed) was barely 17 when she came to the United States. She was invited to live with her cousin’s family and to help care for her three young children while the parents were at work, in exchange for room and board. Her cousin and cousin’s husband would...
US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

The United States led the world in the fight against human trafficking. But that was 20 years ago. In 2000, the United States Congress passed the bipartisan-supported Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) – the global gold standard for legislation that defined...
Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Some of the everyday words we use have racist connotations. That was the focus of a July 7 article published by CNN, which asked readers to consider changing their vocabulary. I don’t disagree, except for one problem: Masters and slaves still exist. We still need the...