Women in Philippines Pose As Nuns To Ensnare Children Into Trafficking

I’ve read and heard a lot of horrible stories about human trafficking. Every time I think I’ve heard the worst, I find another one that horrifies me. This one certainly falls into that category: According to a news outlet in the Philippines, girls in the countryside were lured away from their home with the promise of studying in Manila, and almost abducted into a life of human trafficking—by women dressed as Catholic nuns. Continue Reading...

Video: Hilton and Alderman on the Tragedy of Human Trafficking

Detail from Pamela Alderman’s “The Scarlet Cord” Those of you who are regular readers here at the Acton PowerBlog are very familiar with Elise Graveline Hilton’s extensive research and work on the subject of human trafficking, both here on the blog and also through her recently published monograph, A Vulnerable WorldContinue Reading...

Radio Free Acton: Elise Graveline Hilton on Human Trafficking

This week on Radio Free Acton, I spoke with my colleague Elise Graveline Hilton about her new monograph A Vulnerable World: The High Price of Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is not a pleasant subject to discuss; it can be hard to believe that in our modern world, people are still enslaved and exploited sexually or for their labor, treated as nothing more than commodities to be used in the pursuit of illegal profit. Continue Reading...

The High Price of Human Trafficking

“Human trafficking is broader in scope than most people realize,” says Elise Hilton in this week’s Acton Commentary. Today, human trafficking impacts entire industries, and job sectors – both legitimate and illegitimate. Continue Reading...