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Internet Safety for Victims and Survivors of Violence

The internet and social media are powerful tools for anyone experiencing trafficking or violence. They can be essential resources to access help and resources, and valuable platforms to connect with friends, family members, advocates, and service providers. Unfortunately, the internet can also be used by traffickers to begin, continue, or escalate exploitation, making it all the more important to ensure internet safety.

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Mel’s Recommended Reading List

Mel, our former Executive Director, has put together a guide to her recommended books to support you on your journey to educate yourself about human trafficking. As a bonus, this list includes more than just books about trafficking.

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Reference Guide to Human Trafficking Headlines in Wisconsin

Since human trafficking often stays hidden in plain sight, many people do not think it is happening in their communities. So, we’ve created this reference guide to headlines across our home state in order to show a more realistic snapshot of a growing issue throughout Wisconsin and across the United States.

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5 Free Documentaries that Teach Us about Sex Trafficking in America

It's essential as allies in the fight to end sex trafficking to have a realistic, evidence-based understanding of the issue in order to more accurately educate others. We can start by learning from documentaries that depict sex trafficking from a victim-centered lens and share knowledge from experts in the field. We've put together a collection of five must-see documentaries to get you started in learning about sex trafficking in America. All are free to stream, you do not need a subscription service to view them.

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5 Free Documentaries that Teach Us about Human Trafficking Worldwide

It's essential as allies in the fight to end human trafficking to have a realistic, evidence-based understanding of the issue in order to more accurately educate others. By gaining a global perspective of the issue, we can understand the widespread toxicity of human trafficking and do our part in our own communities to prevent it. We've put together a collection of five must-see documentaries to get you started in learning about human trafficking worldwide. All are free to stream, you do not need a subscription service to view them.

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5 Free Documentaries that Teach Us about Labor Trafficking in America

Identifying labor trafficking is an important piece to understanding human trafficking as a whole. Learning about labor trafficking through realistic evidence-based documentaries is one way that we can build our knowledge base. We’ve put together a collection of five must-see documentaries to get you started in learning about labor trafficking in America. All are free to stream, you do not need a subscription service to view them.

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3 Typologies of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Let’s take a look at three typologies of human trafficking that have made headlines in recent years to better understand the scope of trafficking.

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Shelter from the Storm: Leading the Fight

In Wisconsin, human trafficking is defined statutorily as any kind of labor or sex act that is induced by force, fraud, or coercion — or any form of manipulation when the person engaging in such acts is under 18. Often driven underground, it is a widespread issue, particularly in Lofy’s backyard. Because of the innovative work of Lofy and his colleagues, the region is also becoming a national example of how to better address and prevent the problem.

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Stopping Human Trafficking: FBI Works with Partners to Get Traffickers Off the Streets

Racine Police Department Investigator Neal Lofy and co-founder of Fight to End Exploitation, who works human trafficking cases for his department and also serves on the local FBI task force, explained the importance of taking a collaborative approach in human trafficking cases and using the FBI’s available resources, such as administrative subpoenas of prostitution websites.

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