It Can Happen to Anyone

Jessie Foster was your average 21 year old from British Columbia. She lead a very normal life until she moved to Vegas in 2005. She was forced to work in the sex industry until she went missing in 2006. Today her mother still searches for her. One important thing to take away from this cautionary […]

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Fair Trade Friday Spotlight: Theo Chocolate

Theo Chocolate produces premium organic fair trade chocolate. They control the entire production, from the growing and harvesting of the cacao to the sale of the final product. This allows them to insure no one is exploited while delivering creamy chocolaty goodness to consumers. Some  other cool facts about Theo Chocolate: They were the first organic chocolate […]

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Colorado Man Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges

A Colorado man was indicted on charges of human trafficking. Who was this man you ask? Hardened career criminal? Petty thug? No, he is Kizzy Kalu, CEO of “Global Energy Initiatives” and worse, the operator of a fraudulent NPO called “Global Village Hope.” So this man was masquerading as one of the good guys all the […]

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Introducing our new Interim Executive Director!

As of January 1, I am thrilled to introduce Robert Beiser as the Interim Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery.  Robert’s work with us over the past two years as Public Awareness Campaigns Director has moved the No One Should Be Forced Campaign into the national spotlight.  He has served as Repair the World Director […]

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Interactive Slavery Map

By: Christina Sherry, Advocacy Intern Not for Sales’ interactive slavery map lets you view incidents of human trafficking in your city, state, region and country. Take a look here: http://slaverymap.org/ Here you’ll find details of the cases, including persons charged and specific details.  There are 1, 560 reports listed since 2008.  While many of the incidents […]

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Welcome our new Communications Manager!

We’re thrilled to introduce Stephanie Lund as our new Communications Manager!  With a Masters in Online Marketing and years of experience, she will bring an expert eye to our team.  Stephanie is passionate about giving back to her local community and being involved in organizations that are fighting human trafficking locally.  Join us in welcoming […]

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Rob Mckenna talks human trafficking

Rob McKenna gives three reasons that Washington is a known trafficking hotspot: 1. We sit on an international border 2. We have more organized street crime than most of the country, and they’ve moved to sex trafficking 3. We have a young population, which means if they’re kicked out of their home or run away […]

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Local Labor Trafficking Conviction 10/19/11

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1110/111019seattle.htm Click on the link above to read about another excellent example of our local collaborative work among law enforcement and NGOs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ye-Ting Woo shared, “This case was superbly handled by the HSI Tacoma Group and SPD High Risk Victim’s Unit, both of whom responded during the weekend to rescue the victim […]

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