Anti-Trafficking and Racial Justice in the Wake of George Floyd

It has been a harrowing week for the country in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Demonstrations around the country have highlighted the unrest our nation feels, particularly our black community members who have been fighting to dismantle systemic racism for far too long. LCHT Leadership Development Program Alumni (‘16) Heather Brydie Harris poignantly shared…

Stay at Hope: Continued Commitment to Emerging Leaders in Anti-Trafficking

A global pandemic has exposed the deeply entrenched inequities in the structures and systems of our society. People of color are dying at disproportionate rates, lack of access to medical supplies and capacity to care for those that are ill are ongoing concerns, and growing ideological divides between economic freedoms and centering public health and…

Unpacking the Myths: Human Trafficking vs. Human Smuggling

Distinct Crimes on the Increase Human trafficking and human smuggling are distinct crimes that are getting increased media attention due to the refugee crises in the Middle East and Europe as well as along the U.S. southern (and increasingly northern) border. In the process, their definitions are often conflated, with dangerous policy implications. Each group…

International Women’s Day and the Anti-Trafficking Movement

Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the achievements of women in history who pushed for greater equality, while marking the important issues that still demand our attention today. At the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, we’re proud to mark this special day in 2017 amidst a national atmosphere of heightened civic engagement. Be Bold…