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EMPOWER HER NETWORK RECEIVES $450,000 GRANT TO ADVANCE SYSTEMS-BASED SOLUTIONS TO COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION New Funding will Provide Graduated Services for Survivors Nationally, Breaking Down Sexual Exploitation and Poverty Cycles in Marginalized Communities  January 28, 2020 —Empower Her Network today announced a $450,000 grant over a three-year...

A common argument for the decriminalization of sex work is that if women choose to sell their body, that’s their right. In discussions, this can be positioned as a feminist, almost entrepreneurial stance. Coming from the anti-trafficking world, I look at this with a different...

Yesterday congress performed a rare feat in near-perfect unity by doing the right thing despite pressure from the deep pockets of Silicon Valley. Three cheers for the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. The victory is shadowed by one painful question: why the hell did it...

Women talk a lot these days about finding their “voice”—after enduring lifetimes of insecurity and self-doubt, experiences of sexual harassment, or the simple day-to-day experience of a culture that encourages—or enforces—women’s silence.  How do you find your voice when you’ve been silenced for so long?...

When collaborating with a survivor of human trafficking, there are times an exchange punches me, taking my breath for a moment.  This week I checked in on Harriet after an involved surgery that landed her 4 weeks of bedrest and asked if she knew what...

Imagine you are a young girl living in poverty.  Someone comes in and promises hope for your future, a better life for you and your family.  You take that opportunity, only to learn that you were tricked.  You find yourself being a commodity of a...

Yesterday, as I waited to pick up my son at school, I scrolled through Facebook and couldn’t help but smile at all the lovely Diwali posts. Pictures of people dressed in their Indian finery and celebrating this holiday left me nostalgic. I moved from my...