What Do We Know About Human Trafficking in Cambodia?

Thursday, July 07, 2011
"How many children are caught up in prostitution in Cambodia?" 

"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. 

"I Thought it Could Never Happen to Boys"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

When you think of a human trafficking victim what images come to mind? Recently, I searched "human trafficking victim" on Google Images and of the first ten pages where a 'victim' was portrayed, only four or five pictures were male (excluding numerous pictures of Ashton Kutcher!). The vast majority of the images depicted a young female. The international anti-trafficking movement is understandably focused on the trafficking of women and children, and while the international community is beginning to recognize that men are often trafficked for labor, we must also ask if counter-trafficking efforts are failing to address the sexual exploitation and trafficking of boys. 

Reflections on Isaac’s Life

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, I spent three and half weeks in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic involved in the relief efforts. This was, needless to say, a life-changing experience in which I encountered countless stories of both tragedy and resilience, and my own participation took an unexpected twist from a small role in the food distribution and medical relief of thousands to an effort to save one child.