Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

In DAME Magazine’s recent article, How the Pandemic has Affected Survivors of Human Trafficking, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, commented on the pervasiveness of labor trafficking within the U.S. The article describes how the economic instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already-challenging financial situations of trafficking survivors … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, our team highlighted the accomplishments of a woman survivor leader working in the anti-trafficking field. We were thrilled to host Shamere McKenzie for a live conversation on Instagram to discuss her work as the CEO of the Sun Gate Foundation and what being a woman in the anti-trafficking … Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

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

#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