29 Aug 2021

A human trafficking operation joined by 12 states has rescued 47 victims and arrested 102 people, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Aug. 27. “Using both buyer-centric and victim-centric ‘sting’ human trafficking operations, Missouri and participating states were able to rescue 47 victims and sex workers, and provide needed medical services to 41, and arrested 102 acr...

18 Feb 2021

These Marilyn Manson accusations are about to explode. Over the past two weeks we’ve been watching carefully as more and more women have spoken out about their treatment at the hands of the Beautiful People singer. After Evan Rachel Wood finally chose to publicly name Manson as her abuser, multiple women followed suit, including the Westworld star...

15 Sep 2020

https://youtu.be/8I-juKpddKo When Tabea Oppliger learned about human and sex trafficking, she knew she needed to do something to help. Her company, kite.pride, employs and empowers survivors of this industry, and raises awareness to inspire change. For more #GrottoStories subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/GrottoNetwork Connect with us on social me...

11 Sep 2020

Slavery exists anytime someone is forced to labor against his or her will, for the benefit of another, with no ready means of escape. Abolition exists anytime someone stands up against slavery. The passion, commitment and actions of individuals at every step along this continuum form a network of modern-day freedom conductors fighting against the slavers and supporting the enslaved. T...

11 Sep 2020

Today, more than a quarter of the world’s slaves are children. These children are forced to commit commercial sex acts, forced into a system of domestic servitude or employed in occupations that are mentally, physically, socially and morally harmful. Supply needs and industry demand for cheap, unskilled labor are some of the leading causes of child labor. Specifically, production proc...

10 Sep 2020

An estimated 20.9 million are victims of forced labor, a type of enslavement that captures labor and sexual exploitation. Forced labor is most like historic American slavery: coerced, often physically and without pay. All other categories of slavery are a subset of forced labor and can include domestic servitude, child labor, bonded labor and forced sex. State authorities, businesses and...

10 Sep 2020

Bonded labor, also known as debt bondage and peonage, happens when people give themselves into slavery as security against a loan or when they inherit a debt from a relative. It can be made to look like an employment agreement but one where the worker starts with a debt to repay – usually in brutal conditions – only to find that repayment of the loan is impossible. Then, their enslavemen...

08 Sep 2020

Sex trafficking is a crime when women, men and/or children are forcefully involved in commercial sex acts. In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, it's estimated that there are 4.5 million victims of sex trafficking. Worldwide, false promises are ways in which t...

07 Sep 2020

Domestic servitude is the seemingly normal practice of live-in help that is used as cover for the exploitation and control of someone, usually from another country. It is a form of forced labor, but it also warrants its own category of slavery because of the unique contexts and challenges it presents. Victims of domestic servitude may appear to be nannies or other domestic help, but t...