Categories About Human Trafficking

5k Results – 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Spoken For by running the Run Against Traffick 5k this year!! Below are the results listed by bib number. Bib Time Place 1 36:24.2 58 4 43:38.2 70 5 51:41.9 101 6 19:15.6 3 7 46:36.6 84 9 48:43.5 92 10 26
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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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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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My Life in the Sex Industry – Part 1

My name is Marni and I used to be a part of the sex industry. This is the first of several blogs where I will tell my story. Each time I post I hope you gain insight and understanding from my experiences. Today I am a happily married mother of two ki
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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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Protecting Children From Sex Trafficking

Protecting Children From Trafficking Human trafficking is a hot-button issue in our society. A parent may see things in the news about girls being rescued from sex-trafficking rings and additionally view movies like “Taken” and wonder where in al
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6 Books About Human Trafficking

Spoken For recommends the following 6 books for those interested in learning more about human trafficking in America.   White Umbrella – Mary Frances Bowley Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest sto
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