Shandra Woworuntu arrived in the US hoping to start a new career in the hotel industry. Instead, she found she had been trafficked into a world of prostitution and sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence. It was months before she was able to turn the tables on her persecutors. Some readers may find her account of the ordeal upsetting.I arrived in the United States in the first week of June,

In 1943, Abraham Maslow published “A Theory of Human Motivation.” His theory is that humans have a hierarchy of needs ranging from the most fundamental needs at the lowest level to the need for self-actualization at the highest level. Humans can’t reach the next level of “need” until they achieve the prior level. But today traffickers are using this theory to identify the needs of our youth. Traffickers may follow

We’re joining Generation Freedom because the United States has a critical role to play in ending human trafficking and modern slavery. Tell the 2016 presidential candidates to join us!

Survivor Thoughts from Survivor/Advocate Kristy Flowers!

NewsChannel 21 photojournalist Steve Kaufmann shows us a Bend Boy Scout’s unique, visual project that puts a focus on the issue of human trafficking.