On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Today, the UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. The report states that “children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide. Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 percent of human trafficking victims.” UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov “stressed that more … Continue reading UNODC releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond, a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, partnered with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest. Richmond led a session called, “2016 Federal Human … Continue reading Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium
Sounds Good with Branden Harvey hosted John Richmond on May 16, 2016, in a podcast called “Changing the World.” Click here to listen to this podcast. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet and well, the world. Every week, … Continue reading Sounds Good with Branden Harvey Features the Human Trafficking Institute
Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond published an article in the Anti-Trafficking Review titled, “Investments in Human Trafficking Prosecutions are Indispensable.” It can be read in Issue 6, May 2016. Click here to read the complete article.
Victor Boutros, Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute (pictured second to the right), and Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission (pictured on the left), were awarded the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.” In … Continue reading Boutros and Haugen win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
Shared Hope International named John Cotton Richmond a 2015 Pathbreaker Award Recipient as a result of his work to develop innovative strategies to combat demand, expose trafficking and seek justice. Click here to read the complete article. In 2000, the U.S. Department of State engaged Shared Hope International to hold Pathbreaking Strategies Conferences in six … Continue reading Richmond Named 2015 Pathbreaker Award Recipient by Shared Hope International
Each year, Baylor University recognizes a graduate age 40 or under who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year. In 2015, Victor Boutros was named the Young Alumnus of the Year. Boutros holds degrees from Baylor, where he studied philosophy, Harvard, Oxford and University of Chicago Law School, from which he earned a juris … Continue reading Boutros Named 2015 Baylor University Young Alumnus of the Year