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Rebuilding Lives

Restore NYC’s mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign national survivors. Many know us from our work in our ground-breaking safehome, where women can heal and receive care for up to a year. But we serve more women through our partnerships with The Human Trafficking… Read more »

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Freedom Ladder

The thing is I’m 13 and I’ve never done a blog before so here it goes. I always loved to create art and write, but I never was serious in my work until I realized that this could be my future. So then I started getting serious writing short stories, full-fledged pieces of art, and… Read more »

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Red Light, Green Light

Vivian was sixteen when she ran away from home. She was born into a family where domestic and community chaos was a daily occurrence. Physical and sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol and violence of the seemingly survival kind was a way of life that surrounded her day and night. Her direct exposure to and experience… Read more »

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Dear Captive: A Letter From a Rescuer

  This post from The Exodus Road  is being reprinted with permission. The Exodus Road is committed to fight for the freedom of every person on the planet. Their work has rescued hundreds of people from slavery. They are working to empower the rescue of victims, while equipping the nationals to continue the fight and encouraging collaboration… Read more »

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Free the Slaves

I first became interested in got into social justice issues years ago when I first found out about human trafficking through my church. I’ve done the Stop Child Trafficking walk in NYC twice, but when all I thought I could do to raise awareness was raise money, I thought, “like anybody could do that,” so… Read more »

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Lion at the Door

Tyndale’s publication, Church Around the World Bulletin, recently reported that human traffickers are targeting the disaster victims of Nepal, following this year’s devastating earthquake in that region. Traffickers, disguised as rescue workers, are luring people into sex slavery by means of promising them relief aid and housing. It seems almost as soon as legitimate support… Read more »

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International Justice Mission

  Walking into the offices of International Justice Mission’s headquarters in Washington, DC is like walking into any other business. There are offices and cubbies and the chatter of fingers firing away on keyboards.  But what is happening there is truly extraordinary. It is literally a place where lives are saved, families restored, prisoners set… Read more »

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Slave Labor

I am a fourth grade teacher. I love so many things about my job, but my absolute favorite subject to teach is history. Each year, the fourth grade begins our study of American history with the Civil War. We discuss the issues that lead to the war, such as states’ rights, slavery and racism. It… Read more »

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The Letter That Changed My Life

The journey into social justice for me began the summer of 2010 with a support letter. Support Letters: Any of you who have worked in ministry or have gone on a mission trip have probably written a few of these with hesitancy. You hate asking people for money, even though you know that your letter… Read more »