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Giving Tuesday Fundraising Resources

Human trafficking is one of the world’s most devastating crimes, but if we all band together, we can stop it. We need advocates like you to spread the word about human trafficking this Giving Tuesday. Download the free social media graphics and captions below to engage your community in the fight against trafficking! 3 ways … Continue reading Giving Tuesday Fundraising Resources

Prosecutors & Investigators Throughout Uganda Implement HTI and Liberty Shared’s New Tool

This year, our Uganda team, Liberty Shared, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) created a new tool for prosecutors working on human trafficking cases. The Trafficking in Persons Mobile App Platform (TIPMAP) is Uganda’s first database designed to collect and share data about human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.  Ensuring prosecutors and … Continue reading Prosecutors & Investigators Throughout Uganda Implement HTI and Liberty Shared’s New Tool

First 2021 Human Trafficking Convictions in Belize, HTI Provides Survivor Support

Two defendants in Belize were sentenced on October 28, 2021, for charges related to child trafficking after being convicted on September 28, 2021. Justice Antoinette Moore sentenced Jeffrey Perez to 12 years in prison for child sexual exploitation. Petrona Montejo was sentenced to 10 years for providing a child for sexual exploitation This decision marks … Continue reading First 2021 Human Trafficking Convictions in Belize, HTI Provides Survivor Support

HTI Assists in Trial Resulting in Conviction of Teacher on Human Trafficking Charges

On October 8, 2021, a Ugandan school administrator was found guilty on all charges of child trafficking and given a life sentence. This is the first case in Uganda in which a convicted defendant of child trafficking has been given a life sentence. The defendant had been the headmaster of a boarding school where he … Continue reading HTI Assists in Trial Resulting in Conviction of Teacher on Human Trafficking Charges

HTI and ODPP Celebrate Release of Essential Prosecution Guidelines

This week, our team in Uganda and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) celebrated the release of a set of guidelines for prosecutors trying human trafficking cases. Our team provided support in writing and crafting the guidelines which will be distributed to prosecutors across the country in upcoming trainings. All prosecutors are expected by the … Continue reading HTI and ODPP Celebrate Release of Essential Prosecution Guidelines

Special Counsel featured in PBS NewsHour segment

Our Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman was featured in a segment on PBS NewsHour that aired on September 28, 2021. The segment focused on the impact of COVID-19 on child labor and sex trafficking in the country as schools closed. Tyler provided insights into the types of trafficking that have increased due to children … Continue reading Special Counsel featured in PBS NewsHour segment

HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

Security magazine recently interviewed Director of Legal Engagement Lindsey Roberson about mitigating risks of human trafficking in supply chains. Lindsey shared insights for companies about proactive identification of possible labor trafficking and prevention of trafficking through supply chain transparency. The article provides recommendations for businesses looking to prevent forced labor being used to create their … Continue reading HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

HTI Welcomes 5th Class of Douglass Fellows from Top Law Schools

On Thursday, September 9th, our 5th class of Douglass Fellows began their orientation and met our team. This year’s fellows come from top law schools throughout the country and have each already shown incredible dedication to combating trafficking. The Douglass Fellows represent the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders working to decimate human trafficking at its … Continue reading HTI Welcomes 5th Class of Douglass Fellows from Top Law Schools

Uganda Police Force Celebrates HTI’s Gift of 2 Vehicles

On Tuesday, August 24th, our team in Uganda participated in a ceremony to hand over two new vehicles to the Uganda Police Force Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) for use in their human trafficking investigations. The vehicles were purchased by HTI after the CID expressed a need for bigger vehicles that would allow them to pursue … Continue reading Uganda Police Force Celebrates HTI’s Gift of 2 Vehicles