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A Mother’s Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Jamie Chesman, mother of trafficking survivor and anti-trafficking activist Danielle Douglas, has worked with UNICEF USA'S End Trafficking project to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States.

— This year, the End Trafficking project has had the honor of working with Jamie Chesman. Jamie’s daughter, Danielle Douglas, is a survivor of human trafficking and an anti-trafficking activist. Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She shared her story of […]

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How Violence Plagues the World’s Poor

Photograph courtesy of IJM

— “The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.” – Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, ”The Locust Effect” While working in over 190 countries and territories around the world, UNICEF comes face to face […]

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Exposing Human Trafficking’s Lies — GIFT Box USA in Union Square

The UN GIFT Box, installed at New York City's Union Square to raise awareness of human trafficking.

— Emily Pasnak-Lapchick is an End Trafficking Fellow in New York. To support Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FieldNotes and the End Trafficking project are running a series of posts on child trafficking. Get an education and a better future. We can live happily ever after. See the world and earn good money. Holiday work: meet new […]

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Angie Harmon Field Visit: UNICEF’s War on Trafficking in Nicaragua

A youth leader in Bluefields, Nicaragua shows UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon a mural that adolescents painted illustrating the issue of human trafficking.

— Throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FieldNotes and the End Trafficking project are running a series of posts on child trafficking. UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon is a passionate spokesperson for UNICEF USA’s End Trafficking Project. She traveled last week to Nicaragua where UNICEF is fighting to protect children from sexual exploitation and keep them out of […]

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End Trafficking: “Tricked” — Young and Vulnerable to Trafficking

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— Jennifer K. Chan is a program officer for the U.S. Fund’s End Trafficking project. Throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, FieldNotes and the End Trafficking project are running a series of posts on child trafficking. This year, as part of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s public awareness campaign for End Trafficking, we had the honor […]

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Child-Friendly Spaces Offer Fun, Safety and Relief

Ekrem, 10, celebrates after scoring a goal near a Child-Friendly Space for Syrian refugees in Islahiye, Turkey. ©UNICEF/Turkey-2013/Yurtsever

— PBS featured UNICEF this month in a blog post highlighting Child-Friendly Spaces – safe places where children can gather, learn and play during conflicts and emergencies. Even as simple as a tent or an outdoor classroom, a Child-Friendly Space plays an enormous role in giving a child a sense of normalcy amid chaos. Children are especially vulnerable […]

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