Belize Officials Seek Victim-Centered Approach to Anti-Trafficking Work

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Belize City, Belize—Over 65 Belize government officials gathered earlier this month to improve victim-centered techniques in anti-trafficking investigations. They received training from the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations on forensic interviewing for victims of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Institute, in coordination with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, shared best practices … Continue reading Belize Officials Seek Victim-Centered Approach to Anti-Trafficking Work

#InContext: Helen Keller

BY: MEAGHAN NEWKIRK Helen Keller was born a normal, healthy baby girl, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. Tragedy struck when, at 19 months old, she suffered a severe illness that left her both blind and deaf. As a young child, Helen learned to express basic commands, but over time she grew frustrated with … Continue reading #InContext: Helen Keller

#InContext: J.R.R. Tolkien

By: KATHERINE CAREY J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the well-known trilogy The Lord of the Rings, exemplified leading a meaningful life, even in the face of adversity. Both Tolkien’s personal life and his celebrated books epitomize that lesson. Born in 1892, Tolkien suffered a difficult childhood. His father passed away when Tolkien was only four, … Continue reading #InContext: J.R.R. Tolkien

Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This week, human rights lawyer Tanima Kishore began her year-long position with the Institute as Special Counsel to Uganda’s Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). This marks the Institute’s first embedded expert to work in Uganda. In this role, Kishore will be based in Kampala, assist the ODPP on all trafficking cases in … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

The Institute is launching a new SPOTLIGHT series in which we are highlighting organizations who are taking bold steps in the fight against trafficking. Our first spotlight features WILLOW INTERNATIONAL. A nonprofit working to end human trafficking in Uganda through restoration, partnership, and prevention. Willow International provides individualized case management services for minor and adult … Continue reading Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS KAMPALA, UGANDA — Institute Founding Director John Richmond and Director of Law Enforcement Operations Dave Rogers recently conducted a specialized training with the Ugandan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP is the Ugandan government agency that handles and prosecutes criminal cases. Ten ODPP prosecutors attended the training including … Continue reading Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Prosecutors will gather this week in Kampala, Uganda, where the Human Trafficking Institute will host a specialized training on effectively prosecuting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases. This is the first meeting of its kind since the Uganda Director of Public Prosecutions and the Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that dedicates … Continue reading Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond reflect on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog. July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money … Continue reading Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons