Prevention: All about ACEs

As I discussed in my previous blog post about human trafficking prevention, we must move very upstream in order to be most effective in stopping human trafficking. In this post I continue with the topic of prevention and discuss the linkages between adverse childhood...

Field Trip

Last week I traveled with Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN) on a field trip to Rayong and Khlong Yai near the Cambodian border. We visited a couple of LPN’s Learning Centers that serve as a remedial school/drop-in center for migrant children who otherwise...

Frank and Kyle

I first met Frank at press briefing where he gave a brief testimony of what life was like for him as a slave aboard a Thai fishing vessel. A week later I presented a workshop on trauma informed care and self-care to the staff and peer leaders of the Labour Rights...

The “Upstream” Work of Prevention

There is a disconnection between the intention to abolish slavery and most of the interventions being done that actually don’t apply to the prevention of slavery. You have all heard this: “Join us in our effort to stop human trafficking by donating $$$ towards...

DON’T Just DO Something!

As I read this online newspaper article, I was struck by the fact that although it tells us very little about human trafficking, and also reveals that despite our increased “awareness” of the problem many people couldn’t tell you what it actually is...