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U.S. Senate Voted to Hold Backpage.com in Contempt

On Thursday, March 17th, the United States Senate unanimously voted to hold the classified website Backpage.com in contempt of Congress, the first time in two decades for such a charge to occur. The website is known for connections to sex trafficki
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Freedom House is Now Open

Freedom House is a three-phase, faith-based Transitional Housing Program in New Mexico that is dedicated to restoring the lives of sexually abused, prostituted or trafficked women. Through detoxing, counseling, and receiving God’s love, these women
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Hot Air Balloons and Sexual Exploitation

by Shelley Repp Albuquerque, NM is known for a variety of things – Breaking Bad, fabulous year-round weather and the International Balloon Fiesta.  The Balloon Fiesta as a whole is a nine-day family friendly event.  It is touted by the internatio
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A21 #WalkforFreedom

Spoken For is passionate about supporting other organizations who are fighting human trafficking. The A21 Campaign is hosting a Walk for Freedom on October 17, 2015 in locations all over the world. There are several walks within driving distance of A
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4 Social Enterprises that Empower Survivors

by Christy Sobolik According to the Social Enterprise Alliance, social enterprises are “businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social,
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My Life in the Sex Industry – Part 2

by Marni Hello again! My name is Marni and in my last post I told you the beginning of my story and how I became the typical party girl. In this post I will explain my first encounter with the sex trafficking industry. To pick up where I left off, I
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3 Lesser-Known Forms of Human Trafficking

People have begun to gain awareness about the phenomenon of human trafficking over the last few years. Although there are still many misconceptions about it – what it is, where it happens, how common it is, what causes it, etc. – people are at le
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Glorification of Pimps – What It Is, and Why It’s a Problem

by Christy Sobolick “You’re such a pimp!” “I got my car pimped out!” Have you ever heard someone call a man a “pimp” as a way of praising his skill in attracting women? Or say they got their car all “pimped out”
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Domestic Human Trafficking vs. International Human Trafficking in the United States

Domestic Human Trafficking vs. International Human Trafficking in the United States by Christy Sobolick A common misconception about human trafficking is that it always involves the transportation of victims across international borders. While this i
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