April 20, 2016Comments are closed.
On February 29, 2016, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) co-sponsored a Briefing on Capitol Hill about the health issues suffered by domestic trafficking victims. The panel consisted of domestic survivors of sex trafficking and experts on the medical issues that trafficking victims suffer. The themes discussed included links to the opioid […]Continue reading
July 14, 2014Comments are closed.
“Once again the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report has shed light on the tragedy of modern day slavery. Around the world many men, women, and children are being subjected to inhumane treatment, exploited as commercial sex objects and forced to work as slaves. The TIP Report provides valuable information, and is an […]Continue reading
June 27, 2014Comments are closed.
Global Centurion was founded five years ago to help communities think creatively about how to reduce demand for commercial sexual exploitation in order to end human trafficking. Over the last couple of years new NGOs have begun to work on the issue, and now we are beginning to get traction in the public sector too. […]Continue reading
April 4, 2014Comments are closed.
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago recently released the Annals, a bi-annual journal covering health law topics. In this Winter 2014 issue, Laura Lederer, J.D., President of Global Centurion, and Chris Wetzel, published an article on “The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in […]Continue reading
March 4, 2014No Comments
Global Centurion Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the 4th Annual Norma Hotaling Anti-Trafficking Awards. The three awardees for 2013 are Kathleen Mitchell (Founder of DIGNITY House), James Dold (Former Senior Policy Counsel to Polaris Project), and Melissa Farley (Founder of Prostitution Research & Education). Read about them here: 2013 Norma Hotaling […]Continue reading
July 8, 2013No Comments
Dear Global Centurion Foundation friends, we wanted to highlight a Letter to the Editor from Melissa Farley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Prostitution Research & Education, to the New York Times, regarding Robert Kolker’s article “The New Prostitutes”. Please share her thoughtful reply to your circles. _______________________ To the Editor, New York Times, July 2, 2013 There […]Continue reading
June 26, 2013No Comments
Do You Know the Next Norma Hotaling Award Recipient? Norma Hotaling (1951-2008), founder of SAGE, transcended homelessness, addiction and prostitution to transform her suffering into opportunity and hope for others. Trafficked into prostitution as a child, she remained trapped in the sex industry for eighteen years. By sheer personal will, she overcame the vicious […]Continue reading
June 3, 2013No Comments
New Laws Take Aim at Human Trafficking in Government Contracting Although federal government contractors have long been prohibited from engaging in human trafficking, in recent years, allegations of labor trafficking and sex trafficking in federal contracting have surfaced. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. government, particularly Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State (DoS), […]Continue reading