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Trafficking Matters: A Douglass Fellowship Podcast

The Human Trafficking Institute

From The Human Trafficking Institute's Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In each episode, you'll hear from Douglass Fellows as they speak with those who are working to decimate human trafficking and how you can join the movement. Douglass Fellows are 3rd year law students who participate in a nine-month fellowship program with the Institute. (www.TraffickingInstitute.org / www.DouglassFellows.org)

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The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom
Apr 26 2022
The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom
In the third episode of the second season of the Trafficking Matters Podcast, Douglass Fellows Natalie Assaad and Christy Salzman interview Professor Julie Dahlstrom, the Director of the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program at Boston University School of Law. They talk about the intersection of immigration and human trafficking, specifically labor trafficking.If you or someone you know is currently in danger of human trafficking, you can view the National Human Trafficking Hotline website here. You can reach the Hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or texting 233733.  Here, you can learn more about the Human Trafficking Institute, the Federal Human Trafficking Report, and the Douglass Fellowship. You can read Professor Dahlstrom’s bio here. You can learn more about the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Clinic here. You can learn more about the basics of labor trafficking here. You can learn more about the intersection of temporary work visas and labor trafficking here. You can read Professor Dahlstrom’s article addressing the application of trafficking statutes to domestic violence and sexual assault here. You can read the piece by Annie Smith addressing the under prosecution of labor trafficking here.We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at natalie.assaad@traffickinginstitute.org and christy.salzman@traffickinginstitute.org.Music: Blurry Vision by Corbyn Kites Thank you for listening to the Trafficking Matters Podcast!
The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom
Apr 26 2022
The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom
In the third episode of the second season of the Trafficking Matters Podcast, Douglass Fellows Natalie Assaad and Christy Salzman interview Professor Julie Dahlstrom, the Director of the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program at Boston University School of Law. They talk about the intersection of immigration and human trafficking, specifically labor trafficking.If you or someone you know is currently in danger of human trafficking, you can view the National Human Trafficking Hotline website here. You can reach the Hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or texting 233733.  Here, you can learn more about the Human Trafficking Institute, the Federal Human Trafficking Report, and the Douglass Fellowship. You can read Professor Dahlstrom’s bio here. You can learn more about the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Clinic here. You can learn more about the basics of labor trafficking here. You can learn more about the intersection of temporary work visas and labor trafficking here. You can read Professor Dahlstrom’s article addressing the application of trafficking statutes to domestic violence and sexual assault here. You can read the piece by Annie Smith addressing the under prosecution of labor trafficking here.We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at natalie.assaad@traffickinginstitute.org and christy.salzman@traffickinginstitute.org.Music: Blurry Vision by Corbyn Kites Thank you for listening to the Trafficking Matters Podcast!
Combatting the online exploitation of children
Apr 2 2021
Combatting the online exploitation of children
In this episode, Sam and Alicen speak with Yiota Souras, the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2020 was a high-volume year for NCMEC’s efforts, with more than 21.7 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation made to NCMEC’s CyberTipline. Yiota explains why the risk of exploitation of children is on the rise in COVID-19 and how we can all better protect them. She also explores NCMEC’s involvement in the Backpage litigation and explains potential implications on other internet providers such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pornhub. If you or someone you know is currently in danger of human trafficking, you can view the National Human Trafficking Hotline website here. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or texting 233733.  Here, you can learn more about the Human Trafficking Institute, the Federal Human Trafficking Report, and the Douglass Fellowship.  You can learn more about NCMEC here and their efforts to combat child trafficking here. You can read the study on COVID’s impact on children and exploitation here.You can learn more about Backpage, NCMEC’s involvement in litigation against Backpage, and the Senate report here. You can find the documentary I am Jane Doe here.To learn more about pending concerns and litigation against Pornhub in both the United States and Canada, read this and this.We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at samantha.franks@traffickinginstitute.org and alicen.rodolph@traffickinginstitute.org. Music: Blurry Vision by Corbyn Kites
Human Trafficking Myths & Legends
Jan 21 2021
Human Trafficking Myths & Legends
Welcome to Trafficking Matters: A Douglass Fellowship Podcast. In Episode 1, you'll hear from Douglass Fellows* Alicen Rodolph and Samantha Franks as they unpack myths and legends about human trafficking and how you can join the anti-trafficking movement. If you or someone you know is currently in danger of human trafficking, you can view the national human trafficking hotline website here. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or texting 233733.  Here, you can learn more about the Human Trafficking Institute, the Federal Human Trafficking Report, and the Douglass Fellowship.  For the formal definition of human trafficking, you can look to the Palermo Protocol.For more information about the harmfulness of QAnon conspiracy theories, you can read this New York Times article or this feature from Rolling Stone.For the Seven Things you should know about trafficking, look here.For the International Labor Organization’s breakdown of human trafficking numbers, look here.For a breakdown of the gender, race, and age of trafficking victims, look here.The Human Trafficking Hotline explains who is the most vulnerable to human trafficking, including notes on children without care from their biological families. The Hotline also explains what signs you should look for if you suspect human trafficking.You can find the UK Modern Slavery Act here. You can read the 1910 International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Trade here.We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at samantha.franks@traffickinginstitute.org and alicen.rodolph@traffickinginstitute.org. *Douglass Fellows are 3rd year law students who participate in a nine-month fellowship program with the Institute.