Injustice and the Art of Car Repair

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A few months ago, I experienced a series of events that caused me to pause and reflect on some of the systems of injustice in our world.  It all started early in the morning when I turned the ignition to our '98 Corolla and it failed to start.  The short version is that after half of a box of baking soda, 5 cups of water, $6.53 worth of hardware, and an hour and half of my time...  

Forum addresses abuse of Cambodian migrants in Malaysia

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Multiple recruitment agencies have sprung up in Cambodia to facilitate the growing number of Cambodian women who are migrating to Malaysia to find employment as maids and house workers.  Amidst this trend are numerous reports of hard labor and abusive situations exemplified in this report.  

Research Aims to Understand Experiences of Reintegrated Trafficking Survivors

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Entering its second decade of concerted global efforts, the anti-trafficking movement has seen a number of aftercare and recovery shelters developed to assist victims of human trafficking. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the resources to maintain contact with these survivors once they have been reintegrated back into their communities.  

"Real Men Don’t Buy Girls" - Much ado about nothing?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hats off to the Demi & Ashton Foundation for their just launched creative advocacy campaign “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.” One would think that raising awareness around commercial sex trafficking and exploitation is a no-brainer, but there are detractors. While most everyone would agree that the involvement of minors is wrong, there are those who would see campaigns such as this one as going to far in condemning the “commercial sex industry” as a whole. 

Delta Airlines fights Child Trafficking

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Last month, Delta Airlines became the first major airline to sign ECPAT's Tourism Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism was developed by ECPAT to set an ethical standard for responsible business practices that contribute to a significant reduction in incidences of child sexual exploitation.