What is Fair Trade and Why You Should Care

What is Fair Trade and Why You Should Care

 

Written by Marielle Ondik

Fair Trade is a certification that means a product is slave-free, child labor-free and exploitation-free. As an anti-human trafficking non-profit, we encourage people to be conscious consumers, and avoid purchasing products made by exploited people whenever possible. The problem is that many times there is no way to know the circumstances under which a particular product is made.

When a product is certified Fair Trade, you know that you are purchasing an item that didn’t contribute to exploitation.

 

Top Companies that use slave labor
Nestle

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Five reasons why human trafficking is a public health issue

Five reasons why human trafficking is a public health issue

By JOHN BARRA

In recent years as we learn more about the atrocity of human trafficking and the myriad of services and collaborations needed to combat it, it has become exceedingly clear that this is not just a criminal justice or social issue alone. We cannot legislate trafficking away, nor arrest our way out of it and providing survivor support alone will not solve the problem.  There is a suitable umbrella to muster our resources and build the relationships and skills needed to combat this issue. …

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Homeless youth, trafficking and lack of opportunity

Homeless youth, trafficking and lack of opportunity

 

By Melinda Sampson

 

One of the most vulnerable populations that fall prey to human traffickers is homeless youth.

One of the most comprehensive studies involving the intersection of homelessness among youth and human trafficking, “Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth” from Loyola University, found that nearly 1 in 5 homeless youth experience either labor or sex trafficking – in some cases both.

Researchers gathered data from 641 respondents at Covenant House (a network of homeless shelters for youth)  sites in ten cities in the U.S. and Canada. …

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GEMS Training- May 2018

GEMS Training- May 2018

WRITTEN BY: Kari Carr

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend “Child Victims in the Commercial Sex Industry: Examining Commercial Sexual Exploitation & Domestic Sex Trafficking” – a training led by Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)  and hosted by the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) in Charlotte, N.C.

 

The  three-day, train-the-trainer event included seven modules conducted with a mixture of  seminar-styled lecture and plenty of activities to keep the audience engaged. The most rewarding of the activities was on day three, when attendees …

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Traffick Review- May 2018

Traffick Review- May 2018

Written By: Kari Carr

An admirable goal–to raise awareness about human trafficking. Unfortunately, the film Traffik falls short in that it perpetuates myths about human trafficking. So one can hope that it will at least be entertaining.

 

There are two main facts that the movie does state: human trafficking is modern slavery and that after drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world.

 

The rest is a horrific chase, cram packed with plenty of …

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Human Trafficking Awareness Walk

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hey guys! Long time no blog! Hope everyone is having a great first few months in 2018. We are already ⅓ of the way done with this year – how can this be possible? It’s definitely been a busy couple of months – at least for me. One project that has kept me pretty busy throughout the course of this semester is the Human Trafficking Awareness Walk that I have been co-planning. I have been co-planning this walk with a former intern …

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State of the Child Conference 2018

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hi guys! Happy March and happy Spring – even though North Carolina can’t make up her mind whether she wants it to be Spring or Winter! Just the other day it was snowing. Yes! Snowing in the middle of March! On a side note, can you believe we are already three months in to 2018? I have less than a month left in my internship – I have no idea where time has gone. It seems like just yesterday I was shaking …

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Webinars

Written by: Kelly Gettle

 

During my first two weeks I have watched three different webinars. A webinar is a seminar that you can watch and interact with on the internet. The first webinar that I watched was on January 9th. This webinar was out on by NCCASA. It was titled “Navigating the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act: History, Implementation, and Implications.” This first one was mostly about background information on human trafficking. The webinar discussed the Mann Act and how it related to human trafficking. It also …

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Meet the New Intern

Written by: Kelly Gettle

Hi guys! My name is Kelly Gettle and I am a second semester senior at East Carolina University studying social work! I am from Goldsboro, NC – roughly an hour South West of Greenville. This is my very first internship so I am really excited to start learning all things new! I chose the career path of social work because I am a firm believer that everyone was put on this Earth to make a difference! I believe that my way of …

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10 Podcasts to keep you up to Date on Human Trafficking

Written by: Abigail Domingo

More people are starting to dive into the world of podcasts, so here are ten podcasts to listen to on the way to work, at the beach, or in your kitchen. Stay updated and informed because awareness is the key to stopping the true crimes from happening.

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast         
By Sandra Morgan & Dave Stachowiak

This bi weekly podcast will challenge you to study the issues related to human trafficking, become an educated voice in understanding this global problem, and …

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