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Author Archives: Marilyn Murray

The Supreme Court decided this week to strike down a Los Angeles ordinance allowing police to inspect hotel guest records on demand and without a warrant. Here’s what this could mean for trafficked children.

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What does it take to bring down a trafficker? It takes a powerful hero who will topple obstacles and stare down monsters: it takes a child.

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When gently asked how she was feeling, she said through tears, “I feel so alone in this world and that I have no parents at all.”

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The Round Home has been open for six years this…

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April is child abuse awareness month, but many of us live aware of abuse year-round. To the survivors of child abuse journeying with us: your healing is important to us. Your support in heart, in voice, and in gifts makes healing possible for others.

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“I need to take a shower, but my hair looks…

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Love146 has a vision that’s been accused of naivety and idealism: the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.

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The Love146 Round Home is a safehome in the Philippines offering holistic aftercare to survivors of child sex trafficking. In the Filipino language, there is a beautiful and rich word for which there is no equal in English. The word is pagdamay.

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A few weeks ago, I was able to visit some of our field projects in Asia. The trip culminated in a wedding that took place in the Love146 Round Home. The bride was a survivor of sex trafficking who moved forward from the home (was reintegrated) last year.

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Every Wednesday over lunch, Love146 staff in our U.S. office meet to discuss what’s happening in the organization and the Abolition movement. Yesterday, something unusual happened: Love146’s co-founders, Rob, Lamont, and Desirea, began sharing about “the early days.”

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“The Round Home has become a world of poems, songs, metaphors. When the girls are encouraged to think in metaphors, then they are able to take stock of their lives in a less hurting way.”

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900 Miles. On Bikes. You read right. Eight hoosiers (aka Indiana locals) are riding from Indianapolis to New York City, and they’re on the road as I type somewhere in western Pennsylvania.

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When I was in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was a big event. You got to make a valentine for everyone in your class, maybe adding some dabs of glitter to the cards going to your best friends and crushes. It’s a cherished childhood memory for me.

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