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A cab driver in the UK saved a woman from being sex trafficked. Tahir Mehmood, a cab driver since 2004, got called by a man, 26-years old, and picked up a woman he was supposed to drive to a specific location in town. Mr. Mehmood got alerted when he realized, she...

Seattle Against Slavery

Beyond Freedom got the chance to talk to Seattle Against Slavery about their work to fight slavery and especially sex slavery in Seattle. What is Seattle Against Slavery? It is a grassroots coalition working with local and national non-government and also government...

How to get a Rape Kit

What is a Rape Kit? A Rape Kit means that you have the tools to collect DNA evidence in case you were raped. Usually, the DNA evidence is collected at a crime scene and during the medical examination of the victim. But what if you decide not to report the crime...

Trafficking in Germany

The USA is not the only country struggling to end human trafficking. Although Germany got praised for the efforts the country is putting into dealing with sex trafficking, it is also far behind when it comes to solving the issue. One problem is that the different...

The Problem with FOSTA/SESTA

A huge amount of sex trades takes place online, or rather, took place. Websites like Craiglist and Backpage got shut down last year thanks to a Bill named FOSTA/SESTA. With online pages that allow advertising sex buying a human being for sex, even underage people was...

Helping Survivors

Let´s face it: Human trafficking is a booming business. There are about five million victims of sex trafficking and more than 16 million people work under forced, slave-like, conditions. The majority of these victims are women and girls. In many countries, the...

Sex trafficking and democracy

Advertising democracy can be the answer to deal with the immense problem of sex trafficking, modern slavery, and human trade. Why is that so? There is a clear connection between human trafficking and authoritarian states. The problem in numbers: There are over 40...

News: Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein is rich and, excuse the pun, as many rich people he got bored and had too much time at hand. Some years back he was prosecuted for having had sex with young girls, many of them not older than 14. He got away, because he has money and because he is...

United States number One consumer of sex

The State Department recently released a report about human trafficking. In the report, the top three countries in which women and men fall victim to sex trafficking are the USA, Mexico, and the Philippines. Why, in such a country like the United States, is sex...