Monthly Archives: August 2015

The power of words and imagery: Stigma around trafficking

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By Azra Halilovic As we move toward our goal of establishing the drop-in center, many of us at Traffick Free have engaged in conversations around the power of messaging, whether it be words or images. Reading just about any article or surfing any image search related to this topic tends to yield the same results: “prostitute,” “hooker,” and “exotic

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International diplomacy, tools for combating human trafficking: TVPA and TIP

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By Sangeeta Sunny The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has been reauthorized three times since its inception in 2000. In 2013 it was amended as Title XII of the Violence Against Women Act with the intent of combating both domestic and international trafficking. Subtitle A, dedicated to combating international trafficking, is organized into eight sections:

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Where Does Human Trafficking Occur?

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By Sangeeta Sunny and Azra Halilovic The short answer? Everywhere. Trafficking is an international affliction on human rights. The problem is so complex and concealed that it’s hard to accurately say how many people have been or are currently being trafficked, but the numbers are staggering all across the board. Estimates suggest that between 21

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