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11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

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11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

Image by Ryan Holloway   January is the official month for Human Trafficking Awareness. In 2019, we have the tools to gain knowledge within seconds, passenger self-driven cars, take flight over oceans, practically live and breathe digitally, and shrug at how effortless global connectivity is. In 2019, we also have 40 million sex, labor and organ slaves that span the entire world. In one whole day, we could operate completely encompassed by futuristic technology, while coexisting with inhumane and outdated back alley offense on human dignity. It begs the question: if we are so smart and so modern, how does...

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

While one may experience the empowerment to travel more, there’s an opportunist lurking in the shadows waiting to leverage tourism with commercial trafficking. Tourism runs deep in the DNA of a country and has the power to build a country’s economic status. According to the World Tourism Organization, the volume of tourism, “equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, food products or automobiles”. According to End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT),  “International tourist arrivals increased from 528 million in 2005 to 1.235 billion in 2016.” Tourism provides jobs to lift people out of poverty, preserve culture, and add to...

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