If you've ever seen the movie "Taken," your view of human trafficking might be warped like mine was.
Girls kidnapped and kept in cages. In foreign countries. Never seeing the light of day.
While all this made for a thrilling, Liam Neeson film, it doesn't match reality. Those things can be true of trafficking victims, but they’re not the norm. Experts tell us that human trafficking is often much more subtle. It[...]
"What kind of trouble?" I asked her.
It didn't matter what I said or did; she wasn't going to tell me.
"I keep my problems inside," she said.
If you're the parent[...]
The name sounded interesting when I saw it on the job listing site, but I had no idea what it meant. To advocate is to….fight for? Speak on behalf of? Defend? Support?
It turns out all were true.
Victim advocates do so much, but because what we do is confidential, most of it goes unnoticed. We walk survivors through the most devastating crises of their lives. We fight for the rights of those who[...]