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Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER When Amy Howard was young, she realized that someone’s environment can truly inspire their life. After developing easy-to-use, professional DIY product lines and helping countless people rescue and restore things from the past, Amy wanted to provide women around the world with the same opportunity. A Makers’ Studio is her way of … Continue reading Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

John Richmond Sworn-in as Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons

By: MOLLY WICKER On Wednesday, November 14, John Cotton Richmond, Institute Co-Founding Director, was formally sworn-in by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo as the Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons and the Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP). The ceremony was held in the Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading John Richmond Sworn-in as Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons

Institute Celebrates 2018 Global Human Trafficking Academy with Finale Dinner

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute marked the conclusion of its inaugural Global Human Trafficking Academy on October 26 with a finale dinner at the Library of Congress. Cohorts from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda came together with U.S. and international government officials, non-profit leaders, and Institute staff members to celebrate the success, collaboration, … Continue reading Institute Celebrates 2018 Global Human Trafficking Academy with Finale Dinner

Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case

By: TAYLOR KING “Throughout the next two weeks, you will be taking on your own human trafficking case. You will gather evidence, interview a human trafficking survivor, find other witnesses, decide what suspects to charge and end with a mock trial,” explained David Fillingame, Institute Special Counsel in Belize, as he introduced the Global Human … Continue reading Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case

Academy Attendees Learn About Systems-Based Victim Advocacy

By: MOLLY WICKER For victims of human trafficking, there is no shortage of services that need to be provided to account for all aspects of recovery. In many cases, these services come from two places: either systems-based or community-based. Systems-based victim services provide a different way of approaching the services sector within human trafficking while … Continue reading Academy Attendees Learn About Systems-Based Victim Advocacy

Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

By: MOLLY WICKER New Friends, New Life, a nonprofit that restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and children, presented Victor Boutros with its International ProtectHER Award at its annual luncheon on November 9. Victor was honored for his work with the Institute, specifically for training and partnering with foreign governments … Continue reading Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Victor Boutros was recently featured in an article on Gusto about small business management. The piece, entitled “Sometimes You Just Want to Give Up on Your Business. Here are 6 Things to Do Instead,” included advice from entrepreneurs in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. “We … Continue reading Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

International Justice Mission Applauds Confirmation of John Richmond

By: MOLLY WICKER International Justice Mission recently published their support of John Richmond’s confirmation as Ambassador-at-Large for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. “I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Richmond on the front lines of the fight against slavery and witnessed his perseverance … Continue reading International Justice Mission Applauds Confirmation of John Richmond

Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was featured in the Belizean Government’s Daily News, in a story about its recent partnership with the Belize Police Department. The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute entered into an agreement to partner in building the capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit, formed earlier this … Continue reading Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News