Category: Policy

Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Expired TPVA

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has expired. Seth and JJ talkd about how the Trump administration and a GOP Congress failed to reauthorize the TVPA, which means funding for many programs ended in 2017. Despite early indications that the Trump administration may prioritize anti-trafficking

Comfort Women: WWII Japan’s Military Sex Slaves

This episode contains graphic descriptions and explicit content. Women were recruited, coerced, and abducted on a mass scale, to be systematically raped by soldiers and officers, by order of the Japanese military during World War II. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone shine light on the horrific abuse these women experienced. While the Japanese government has

DRC Conflict Mineral Rule and Forced Labor

The Trump administration may suspend the DRC Conflict Mineral rule that requires US public companies disclose whether they have conflict minerals (cassiterite, wolframite, and coltan, and gold) in their supply chain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone look at how conflict minerals are mined with forced labor, how

Ashton Kutcher Testifies to Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Ashton Kutcher of Thorn and Elisa Massimino of Human Rights First testified about their anti-trafficking work and gave recommendations to Bob Corker’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 15, 2017. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone share highlights and discuss  post-trafficking services and labor trafficking in supply chains. Sources: https://www.c-span.org/video/?424036-1/ashton-kutcher-testifies-modern-slavery-human-trafficking https://www.wearethorn.org http://www.projectvic.org http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/campaigns/bankrupt-slavery https://polarisproject.org/befree-textline