#InContext: Kenneth Kaunda

Kenneth Kaunda was the first President of independent Zambia. He is steadfast in his support for societal improvement in Africa. Kaunda was born in 1928 in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) to Church of Scotland missionaries and schoolteachers. His mother was the first African woman to teach in colonial Zambia. Kaunda followed in his parents’ footsteps … Continue reading #InContext: Kenneth Kaunda

Experienced Human Trafficking Attorney Joins Institute in Belize

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This month, New York attorney Dave Fillingame began his year-long position as Special Counsel to the Institute on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases in Belize. This marks the Institute’s first legal professional to work on the ground in Belize. In this role, Fillingame will work closely with Belize’s Director of Public Prosecutions and … Continue reading Experienced Human Trafficking Attorney Joins Institute in Belize

#InContext: J.R.R. Tolkien

By: KATHERINE CAREY J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the well-known trilogy The Lord of the Rings, exemplified leading a meaningful life, even in the face of adversity. Both Tolkien’s personal life and his celebrated books epitomize that lesson. Born in 1892, Tolkien suffered a difficult childhood. His father passed away when Tolkien was only four, … Continue reading #InContext: J.R.R. Tolkien

Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This week, human rights lawyer Tanima Kishore began her year-long position with the Institute as Special Counsel to Uganda’s Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). This marks the Institute’s first embedded expert to work in Uganda. In this role, Kishore will be based in Kampala, assist the ODPP on all trafficking cases in … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

The Institute is launching a new SPOTLIGHT series in which we are highlighting organizations who are taking bold steps in the fight against trafficking. Our first spotlight features WILLOW INTERNATIONAL. A nonprofit working to end human trafficking in Uganda through restoration, partnership, and prevention. Willow International provides individualized case management services for minor and adult … Continue reading Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS KAMPALA, UGANDA — Institute Founding Director John Richmond and Director of Law Enforcement Operations Dave Rogers recently conducted a specialized training with the Ugandan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP is the Ugandan government agency that handles and prosecutes criminal cases. Ten ODPP prosecutors attended the training including … Continue reading Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

The Let’s Give a Damn podcast featured Founding Director John Richmond on its Sept. 27, 2017 episode. John Cotton Richmond has been helping, loving, and serving people for quite some time. He started out working to free people from human slavery with the International Justice Mission. He then serve das the Special Litigation Counsel with … Continue reading Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Prosecutors will gather this week in Kampala, Uganda, where the Human Trafficking Institute will host a specialized training on effectively prosecuting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases. This is the first meeting of its kind since the Uganda Director of Public Prosecutions and the Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that dedicates … Continue reading Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Washington, DC – Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s inaugural class of Douglass Fellows during their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is the co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great grandson Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Morris toured the U.S. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass