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Ramona: A Story of Perseverance in Kensington

Ramona shares her story of recovery and escape from a past of violence and drug addiction in south Kensington, Philadelphia.

Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips. This Is Life in America’s Booming Service Industry

As job seekers are flooding into the service industry, they’re being met with low pay, few benefits and no raises as they age and gain more expertise.

Dade County Florida Program for Trafficked Children

Listen to the podcast here. It might be pushing it to call the Trump administration’s family separation policy a cause of the national rise in the sexual trafficking of children, but there is evidence to…

How domestic abusers weaponize the courts

After a breakup, litigation is often a way for harassers to force their victims to keep seeing them.

Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.

Homes to Heal Trafficked Children

In Miami, a program designed for trafficked foster youth is showing promise.

Maternity Care Crisis (Averted?)

Dad was speeding down I-95 past the Philadelphia Airport, his heavily pregnant wife moaning in the SUV. The drive was too far; the traffic too congested. Eventually, he pulled over and with the help of…

Trump Exposed for Undercutting Trafficking Victim Protections

Listen to the episode here. See Jenna’s article at the 4:11 mark. The Trump administration is cracking down on key protections for victims of human trafficking, an international crisis impacting 40 million victims. MSNBC Chief…

How a Miami Judge Pioneered a New Way of Handling Minor Human Trafficking Cases

Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesias established the GRACE Court, one of the first trauma-informed courts for juvenile survivors of human trafficking.

‘The Ones Nobody Misses’: Scope of Human Trafficking in Alabama Wider than Reported, Experts Say

Human trafficking is deeply misunderstood, and misconceptions allow traffickers to operate unnoticed—and often in plain sight.

Claira’s story: A ‘Broken, Normal’ Woman Preyed Upon by ‘Life’

More than 200 cases of sex or labor trafficking have been reported from Alabama to the national trafficking hotline since 2015.

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

As awareness and understanding around human trafficking grows, so do its myths, filtered and fertilized through social media and misunderstandings.

Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall

Trump’s Administration has not only mischaracterized the issue of trafficking in America but also recently introduced changes that have made the situation worse for victims.

Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

While a woman’s right to pump her breast milk is legally protected in the United States, the privilege doesn’t extend to incarcerated moms.

When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly?

There are so many of barriers facing women in below-poverty-line neighborhoods, but one that is rarely talked about is the pervasive sexual harassment.

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.

A Long Women’s March through Congress

It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.

Why Trump’s Immigration Policy Will Hurt All Americans

Throughout U.S. history, politicians have demonized immigrants at the expense of society as a whole. In a bid to whip up his base in the closing days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced…
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