#InContext: Gary Haugen

By: ALICEN RODOLPH Reflecting on history, what is most perplexing and indefensible are “the simple failures of compassion.” In these failures, we watch societies experience the destruction that occurs when oppression and injustice reign unchecked. Oppressor replaces oppressor, free to persecute because individuals who have the ability to speak out remain silent. Perpetrators are emboldened … Continue reading #InContext: Gary Haugen

Darling Magazine Features Institute in Its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight’ Series

This month, Darling magazine highlights the Institute in its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight,’ a series that shines a light on nonprofits doing impactful work on the ground level. The article features an interview with Marie Martinez Israelite, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services. Darling got to chat with Marie about her role at The Human Trafficking Institute … Continue reading Darling Magazine Features Institute in Its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight’ Series

Freedom For All Interviews Tyler Dunman

Freedom For All recently interviewed Institute Special Counsel to Uganda Tyler Dunman for a partner story on their website, entitled “Fighting Human Trafficking During The Pandemic: A Look At The Human Trafficking Institute’s Work In Uganda.” Chloé Perceval, Freedom for All Communications Manager, writes, “As the pandemic keeps affecting us all, we want to keep … Continue reading Freedom For All Interviews Tyler Dunman

An Open Letter: Freedom Needs Truth

Freedom Needs Truth is a coalition of organizations, including the Human Trafficking Institute, dedicated to fighting human trafficking, who are warning about the dangers posed by QAnon conspiracy theories. On October 21, 2020, Freedom Needs Truth posted an open letter to Candidates, the Media, Political Parties, and Policymakers. Click here to read the letter.

Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

By: KELLI L. ROSS In recent months, there has been an increase in child sacrifice cases as a form of child trafficking in Uganda. The Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman has supported the work of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ugandan Police Force to arrest and charge suspected … Continue reading Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

By: KELLI L. ROSS John Freeman joined the Institute as the new Director of Law Enforcement Operations on August 17. He brings 21 years of experience with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), U.S. Department of State, where he retired in July 2020. As the Director of Law Enforcement Operations, John will co-lead the Institute’s programs … Continue reading John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

By: KELLI L. ROSS The Human Trafficking Institute welcomed it’s fourth class of Douglass Fellows with a virtual orientation on August 20-21. Four third-year law students from some of the nation’s top law programs will participate in the 8-month public service fellowship named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and … Continue reading Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Finale looked slightly different than previous year-end celebrations. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Fellows class marked the end of their fellowship with a virtual event in April. And, while their second semester was altered, their accomplishments were not diminished. “We recognized the fellows for their contributions over … Continue reading 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children

By: KELLI L. ROSS Tyler Dunman, the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda, recently assisted in getting a Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) officer properly charged with the first-ever Aggravated Trafficking in Children charge to be filed in Kabale District. In mid-June, the UPDF officer was arrested and charged after abducting and sexually exploiting a 16-year-old … Continue reading Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children