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Human Trafficking Causes & Intersections

Apple’s decision (and indecision) on child sexual abuse material – and the complexity of balancing privacy and protection.

September 3, 2021
Many people are responding to Apple's announcement - supporting or lauding it - without recognizing and speaking to the real complexities that Apple is...

Where Does Human Trafficking Occur? Child Trafficking Hotspots

August 27, 2021
Trafficking occurs wherever there are people. If you looked at a map of trafficking referrals, major highways, and human population density, you’d find they...

Why Pride Matters for Ending Child Trafficking

June 28, 2021
For the vast majority of LGBTQ+ youth, the systems setup to protect and build resilience – family, laws, religion, peers groups… — can be...

Words Matter: Why We No Longer Call Trafficking “Slavery” and Anti-Trafficking “Abolition”

March 30, 2021
At Love146, we have used the terms “slavery” and “abolition” and we have passed this problematic language on to our followers. As we strive...

How Child Trafficking is Related to Isolation

January 25, 2021
A young person without strong relationships will be easier for… Read more

How Child Trafficking is Related to Unemployment

January 19, 2021
Economic pressure caused by unemployment or underemployment in a family… Read more

How Child Trafficking is Related to Housing Insecurity

January 10, 2021
Children at risk of losing their housing, or without safe… Read more

How Child Trafficking is Related to Food Insecurity

January 4, 2021
A key to preventing trafficking is knowing that traffickers use… Read more

How System Change Will Help End Child Sex Trafficking

October 22, 2020
Many assume that ending child trafficking just requires us —… Read more

Racism and the Exploitation of Children are Connected

September 18, 2020
Over a year ago, we started to share what we’ve… Read more

“Love146 will never abandon me.”

March 14, 2020
As schools and many community activities close, many children will spend more time online. This is where most youth in our care met their...

Child Trafficking Statistics

January 3, 2020
1. At any given moment, an estimated 40.3 million people… Read more

Facebook’s “Privacy-Focused” Future Won’t Do Enough to Protect Children

March 7, 2019
Facebook has a long history of taking a vocal and ardent stance against child sexual exploitation, yet it continues to be one of the...

I’m so pissed off: How our web analytics further reveal the problem of sexual exploitation

June 8, 2018
We were thrilled when we noticed a spike in the number of people who viewed one of our videos. Until we looked deeper and...

Drive Like Your Kids Live Here

May 30, 2018
Proximity inspires action. The closer we are in proximity to the actual people affected by injustice, abuse, or harm, the more we are impacted...