Read the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

Every year, the Department of State releases the Trafficking in Persons report analyzing each country’s work – or lack thereof – in combatting human trafficking. The report was released this month. READ THE 2020 TIP REPORT.

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principle diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. Click to read …

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NC Stop Human Trafficking stands with protesters and activists

NC Stop Human Trafficking stands with protesters and activists

NC Stop Human Trafficking fully supports activists across
the country and the world.

When black and brown people are oppressed, we all are. When
communities of color are oppressed, exploitation flourishes.

Being an anti-human trafficking organization means we must
also be advocates against racism, policies that perpetuate abuse against people
of color and systems designed to oppress people of color.

Since the birth of our nation these systems of oppression
have been crafted to maintain control over entire communities.

These systems have led to violence or death, incarceration
and a thousand …

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Wrong Arm of the Law: HSI Agents Should Protect, Not Abuse

Wrong Arm of the Law: HSI Agents Should Protect, Not Abuse

We all
know what big press conferences look like announcing the arrest of human
traffickers at the culmination of a years-long investigation. 

The common rhetoric around these conferences are the lauding of
law enforcement and prosecutors and inevitably addressing that victims were
“rescued.” 

It is difficult to fathom that some of those victims may have
needed deliverance from the officers sworn to protect them – but that was the
case in Arizona in 2018.

It certainly didn’t look like officers were involved in the sexual
assault of human trafficking victims during a press conference in September …

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What is Missing Children Day?

What is Missing Children Day?

The story highlighted in this blog is based on actual survivor experiences but is not an actual account.

A 9-year-old girl, Anneliese, plays on her iPad while her mom, April, finishes up her work for the day.

Anneliese is playing a game online and chatting with a new friend she met through that game.

Anneliese and her new friend talk about their mutual love for ice cream cones and how nice it is to have new friends.

This new friend suggests to Anneliese that they should …

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Developing Resilience is Human Trafficking Prevention

Developing Resilience is Human Trafficking Prevention

Developing resilience is human trafficking prevention.

To end sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, we must first find where the poisonous plant began to take root and grow.

In the fight to eradicate human trafficking, prevention is the key, and that key is made up of community involvement and attitudes, shifting social structures, relationships and individual knowledge.

We must develop resiliency in children at an early age. A person becomes more vulnerable to being trafficked if they endure a series of adverse childhood experiences. When we can …

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#GivingTuesdayNOW: Services in the Time of COVID-19

#GivingTuesdayNOW: Services in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the fabric of our society, our mental wellbeing and, for many, our finances.

As an independent, small nonprofit, NC Stop Human Trafficking isn’t immune to that strain and uncertainty. That is why on May 5, we will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW. It is global movement to encourage support of causes.

While NC Stop Human Trafficking has suspended our in-person education and awareness initiatives and community meetings, we are still working. We discovered a way to creatively pivot to virtual platforms, and …

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Viva La Revolution: It’s Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week is a global movement that campaigns for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. This campaign is done through research, education, collaboration, mobilization and advocacy.

The revolution began on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza
Factory collapse in Bangledesh. The factory collapse killed 1,138 people and
injured hundreds more in 2013. This catastrophe led to questions about why the
Rana Plaza Factory was so terribly unsafe and how such tragic loss of life
occurred.

The investigation into the collapse and the tragic loss of life …

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The Problem and the Scope: Commercial Exploitation of Children in the U.S.

The Problem and the Scope: Commercial Exploitation of Children in the U.S.

Child sexual abuse is directly connected to human trafficking.

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The Dark Side of Agriculture: Labor Trafficking in the Fields

My journey into anti-human trafficking work began in the fields of Eastern North Carolina. I had just gotten a new job at a newspaper. I wanted bylines. I wanted awards and accolades. I was the stereotypical hungry journalist.

I did not know, when a volunteer with the Farm Laborers Organizing Committee in Dudley, North Carolina, contacted me, what exactly to expect.

All I knew is that I was going to jump at the opportunity to tell the stories of men and women who were a mystery to me. 

I …

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PCBRACE2020 February Edition – A Lamb’s Place Transitional Housing

Click to listen to the February edition.

Check out the most recent podcast episode of PCBRACE2019. TEDI BEAR CAC Community Educator Bonnie Jean Kuras and NC Stop Human Trafficking Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson host this podcast to raise awareness about mental health in the community and building resilience as well as providing the communities in Pitt County with valuable information about available resources.

We are talking with Lauren Anzelone and Brittany Bradford of A Lamb’s Place, which is an organization creating transitional housing for youth aging …

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