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Curated items that are fundamental to understanding human trafficking you might not find elsewhere.

What are the signs of human trafficking?
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What are the signs of human trafficking?

Texas ranks second in the country as the state with the most cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force designated Friday Statewide Human Trafficking Sign Day. The groups are asking Texas businesses to post signs in their…

Interview with John DiGirolamo, author of “It’s Not About the Sex”
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Interview with John DiGirolamo, author of “It’s Not About the Sex”

Click the red “Play” button to watch the interview. Or click here if you do not see the video. I had the pleasure of interviewing John about his book and his live training events. We discuss the book in the first part of the interview and his live training events in the second half.  You’re in…

LIVE Tues Aug 16th at 8p CST End Human Trafficking with Billy Joe Cain and Texas Bigfoot Conference with Craig Woolheater

LIVE Tues Aug 16th at 8p CST End Human Trafficking with Billy Joe Cain and Texas Bigfoot Conference with Craig Woolheater

UPDATE: YouTube Podcast from Curious Realm, above Posted on August 15, 2022 Tune in to the Curious Realm LIVE Tues August 16th at 8pm CST as host Christopher Jordan welcomes human trafficking activist Billy Joe Cain, founder of Radical Empathy Education Foundation, co-founder of PB&J Learning, and developer of Trapped: A VR Detective Story a revolutionary VR game that puts you…

ATEST Applauds Overwhelming Bipartisan House Passage of the First of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act
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ATEST Applauds Overwhelming Bipartisan House Passage of the First of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act

ATEST Applauds Overwhelming Bipartisan House Passage of the First of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act July 27, 2022 • 5:37 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – Legislation to reauthorize the key law that underpins the U.S. government’s efforts to combat human trafficking and forced labor has passed the House of Representatives with…

Hey Journalists! “Tips for Using Images,” from The Irina Project
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Hey Journalists! “Tips for Using Images,” from The Irina Project

Photojournalism and media illustrations hold the power to tell a story worth a thousand words — pictures can draw readers into the story being told or turn them away. Using this power to accurately report on human trafficking takes sensitivity, an understanding of human trafficking, and the willpower to move beyond sensationalism.

Hey Journalists! “Language Matters,” from The Irina Project
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Hey Journalists! “Language Matters,” from The Irina Project

Language used in communication about sex trafficking requires careful consideration; language is never neutral. The ways that media and their sources represent trafficking can influence the ways that audiences understand and respond to the issue and to its victims. It is important to avoid language that sensationalizes or trivializes the issue, misrepresents the issue, or blames and stigmatizes trafficking victims and survivors.

Where to get help with your rights to justice, equality and civil liberties
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Where to get help with your rights to justice, equality and civil liberties

 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We don’t have all the answers, but we do have a lot of local resources to help you navigate this difficult time in our communities. See below for a list of human rights resources that will help you find an ally and get help.  This list will keep growing, so if…

Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Shares Tips to Help Educators Prevent, Report Trafficking
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Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Shares Tips to Help Educators Prevent, Report Trafficking

JUNE 23, 2022 ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit recently participated in the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference to share with Georgia’s teachers and public safety personnel important information on how to recognize, prevent, and report trafficking. “Georgia’s teachers are in a unique position to not only recognize the signs…

Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts
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Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts

When you hear the words “sex trafficking” what flashes through your mind? Do you see young children locked in cages? Do you see foreign women tied up with rope? Do you see Liam Neeson coming to the rescue? The types of scenarios you likely just imagined can happen, however, they are rare. It is crucial…