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

Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Victor Boutros was recently featured in an article on Gusto about small business management. The piece, entitled “Sometimes You Just Want to Give Up on Your Business. Here are 6 Things to Do Instead,” included advice from entrepreneurs in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. “We … Continue reading Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was featured in the Belizean Government’s Daily News, in a story about its recent partnership with the Belize Police Department. The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute entered into an agreement to partner in building the capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit, formed earlier this … Continue reading Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News

Belize Enters Agreement with the Institute to Enhance the Capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit

By: KELLI L. ROSS and TAYLOR KING The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute entered into an agreement to partner in building the capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit, formed earlier this year. Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, who leads the Belizean national police department, signed the agreement in Washington, D.C., on … Continue reading Belize Enters Agreement with the Institute to Enhance the Capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit

Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

By: KELLI L. ROSS A specialized cohort of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and social workers from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda convened on October 15, outside Washington, D.C., for the first-ever Global Human Trafficking Academy. The Academy, hosted and conducted by The Human Trafficking Institute, is a unique opportunity to accelerate a country’s progress toward … Continue reading Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER Victor Boutros, Institute Co-Founder, recently spoke to a group of Baylor students who are studying in Washington, D.C. The students, who are participating in a semester-long program, heard from Boutros about the ways in which his work in the anti-trafficking space helps to engage in the common good. The New Baylor in … Continue reading Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder Victor Boutros spoke at the Speaker’s Commission on Public Policy for their inaugural summit,”Mississippi: A Road Block to Human Trafficking” recently at the Jackson Convention Center (pictured from left to right are Dave Rogers, MS Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Victor Boutros and Alyssa Courier). More than 100 national, … Continue reading Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

By: TAYLOR KING The Human Trafficking Institute selected seven students from some of the nation’s top law programs for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship class. This 8-month public service fellowship is named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy. The Douglass Fellowship provides exceptional law students a unique opportunity to utilize … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option

By: MARGARET MURRAY Uganda, to me, is a striking dichotomy: the richest land inhabited by some of the most impoverished people. My thoughts flash to one particular excursion across the country as Tony, our van driver, skillfully swerved through an unending plethora of pot-holes. Across the rural countryside, “The Pearl of Africa’s” rich soil gives … Continue reading Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option