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Human Trafficking in Michigan

Acton’s Communication’s Specialist, Elise Hilton, recently penned an op-ed for the Detroit News on human trafficking. She argues that not only is it bigger than people realize, but it’s happening in Acton’s home, Michigan. Continue Reading...

Will An EU Ban On Thailand’s Slavery-Dependent Fishing Industry Make A Difference?

A Cambodian boy working on a Thai fishing vessel It is no secret that Thailand is rife with human trafficking. It is the world’s number one destination for sex travel. (Yes, that means people travel to Thailand solely for the purpose of having sex with men, women and children who are trafficked.) Thailand’s fishing industry is also dependent on human trafficking, often using young boys at sea for long periods of time, sometimes working them to death. Continue Reading...

Vatican Launches Website To Educate, Fight Human Trafficking

Meeting with world faith leaders at the Vatican, December 2014 The Pontifical Science Academies has created a website to both educate and fight human trafficking. (Pontifical Academies are academic honor societies that work under the direction of the Holy See and the bishop of Rome, the Pope.) The new website, www.endslavery.va, is one outcome of Pope Francis’ ecumenical Global Freedom Network held last year. Continue Reading...

Ridding Labor Supply Chains Of Human Trafficking

Trafficked workers striking against Signal International While sex trafficking gets a lot of media attention, labor trafficking is the larger problem globally. Recently, the largest court case ever involving labor trafficking was settled in Mississippi against Signal International. Continue Reading...

Free Ebook Giveaway: A Vulnerable World

Please note update on free ebook giveaway. Acton’s latest monograph, A Vulnerable World: The High Price of Human Trafficking, will be available as a free ebook download beginning Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13. Continue Reading...

Women Of Liberty: The Grimke Sisters

Angelina and Sarah Grimke March is Women’s History Month, and during this month the Acton PowerBlog will be highlighting a number of women who have helped advance the cause of liberty and a free and virtuous society. Continue Reading...