#InContext: George H.W. Bush

By: MOLLY WICKER On the evening of November 30, George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States passed away peacefully in his home in Houston, Texas. Remembered for his kindness, compassion, humor, and prolific writing, Bush served in numerous capacities in the public and private sector before finally ascending to the Presidential office … Continue reading #InContext: George H.W. Bush

#InContext: Amanda Nguyen

By: JASMINE DELA LUNA Imagine having your life constantly marked by the experience of your sexual assault. Imagine having to relive the trauma associated with that assault every six months. Now imagine having the courage to do something about it. This was the experience of Amanda Nguyen, the sexual assault survivor who blazed the trail … Continue reading #InContext: Amanda Nguyen

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

#InContext: Kenneth Morris

By: SARAH HAMILL Kenneth B. Morris Jr. is the descendant of legends. He is the great-great-great grandson of Fredrick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Douglass and Washington were both born into slavery and later became well-known abolitionists and advocates for equal education. Today, Morris is living out his own legacy in … Continue reading #InContext: Kenneth Morris

#InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

By: JESSICA SKOCIK As a child, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to destroy all the laws that were unjust to women by physically cutting the pages out of her father’s law books. Instead of wielding a pair of scissors, the adult Stanton would wield language and become a leading voice in the early Women’s Suffrage Movement. … Continue reading #InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

#InContext: Michelle Obama

By: MEGHAN POOLE Former First Lady Michelle Obama quickly became a role model and idol for young girls around the world when she embraced the role of First Lady with grace and dignity. As a mother of two young girls, she called herself the “Mom in Chief,” while proving that women and girls can make … Continue reading #InContext: Michelle Obama

Febrey Cited in News Report about California

By: MOLLY WICKER Annick Febrey, Director of Government and Corporate Relations was cited by Visalia Times Delta on October 22 in a news article about the prevalence of human trafficking in California. “California is leading the way on labor trafficking, in terms of cases filed,” Febrey said. “Those cases take time – two-thirds as long.” … Continue reading Febrey Cited in News Report about California

ATEST Supports John Richmond Nomination

By: MOLLY WICKER The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) supports the nomination on John Cotton Richmond to be the next ambassador-at-large to combat human trafficking and modern slavery. In his post, he will also direct the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP). Richmond is a founding director … Continue reading ATEST Supports John Richmond Nomination

John Richmond Featured on Starfish Project Blog

By MOLLY WICKER Co-founder John Cotton Richmond was recently featured on the Starfish Project blog, talking about his role in the fight against human trafficking. “Hope springs from the fact that human trafficking can be stopped,” he said. “We are not powerless to confront this surge and we are not relegated to merely mitigating the … Continue reading John Richmond Featured on Starfish Project Blog