CSW 58: The Catholic Church and Human Trafficking

by (@JohnGoerke) March 19, 2014

During a day focused on Human Trafficking, the Catholic Church was praised by high ranking UN officials for its efforts to end this grisly practice, while a ruling of the US District Court was criticized for interfering with the Church’s work.

IRD Board Chair Receives Woman of the Year Honors

by (@TheIRD) June 6, 2013

In May the World Congress of Families (WCF) honored IRD board Chair Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse for her steadfast advancement of pro-family issues. WCF released the following statement acknowledging Dr. Crouse’s recognition: At a special ceremony at World Congress of Families VII, in Sydney, Australia on May 17, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse and Ignacio Arsuaga […]

Sex Trafficking is Sexual Assault

by (@TheIRD) April 18, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, the European Union released its first “Trafficking in human beings” report. This report, providing data concerning human trafficking in the EU from 2008-2010, revealed that sexual exploitation is the most prevalent and growing type of trafficking in the EU. Women make up 96% of all people trafficked for sexual exploitation […]

The Dark Descent of Pornography

by (@TheIRD) February 10, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@AaronGaglia) Recently, Anna Broadway, author of “Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity” called for Christians to pray for buyers of sex and users of pornography. She got the idea from seeking God on how to pray. “I asked God how I could pray for men, [and] got the idea […]

The Dark Side of International Adoption

by (@TheIRD) February 7, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) Regent University’s Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, has raised the profile of human trafficking and child protection, such adoption, issues within Christian and secular circles. On January 11-12, the Center hosted its latest engagement of modern social issues with the second annual Seeking Justice of […]

Linda Smith on Sex Trafficking and the Normalization of Aberrant Sexuality

by (@TheIRD) January 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) On January 9th, Family Research Council held an event entitled Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery in order to educate the public about sex trafficking in the U.S.  This event featured two speakers with a Q & A afterwards. The Honorable Linda Smith, founder and President of Shared Hope International and Mark Blackwell, founder […]

Shared Hope International Releases States’ Sex Trafficking Report Card

by (@TheIRD) January 3, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) As fall wound down, Shared Hope International, a faith-based anti-trafficking organization, released its annual Protected Innocence Challenge Report in Washington DC. The study, which assigns A thru F letter grades to all 50 states’ efforts to combat human trafficking, has quickly established itself as one of two dominant aids for non-federal […]

Regent University Anti-Trafficking Gathers Local, National Leaders

by (@TheIRD) December 13, 2012

by Addie Darling Last Wednesday, Regent University and the Protecting Children Foundation hosted The Model City Conference, a gathering on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus to discuss the growing problem of sex trafficking in the region, as well as ways individuals and organizations are working to stop it. In recent years, the $40 billion a year […]

Human Trafficking and Joseph Kony’s “Wife”

by (@TheIRD) November 9, 2012

By Mikhail Bell Most American 16-year-olds anticipate the thrill of finally receiving a driver’s license and junior prom. Across the pond in Central Africa, different realities inform the teenage experience, as the rescue of Joseph Kony’s wife showed. In February, Invisible Children (IC) staff, as part of an UN-funded flier program, announced a high-profile individual: […]

Child Trafficking on the Rise in Mali

by (@TheIRD) October 13, 2012

By Addie Darling According to reports from a senior U.N. official this Wednesday, extremists looking to impose a radical interpretation of Islamic law in northern Mali are abusing human rights, enacting violence against women and paying families to give their children over to rebel armies. This escalation in human rights abuses continues the trend of […]