Opinion Pieces

#YATíQueTePrometieron

October 07, 2016
By Luis Wertman Zaslav, President of the Red Nacional de Consejos Ciudadanos de México
 
Una promesa de amor, de trabajo, de casa. En suma de una mejor vida, es normalmente la puerta de ingreso a la trata de personas, uno de los crímenes más atroces que hemos creado en la historia. 

CNN Opinion | Fighting sex trafficking in the 'town built on exploitation'

December 01, 2015

By Bradley Myles, Special to CNN

(CNN) Rosa was only 17 years old when she was approached in her small hometown in Mexico by a man claiming to sell clothing. Instead, he began courting her and she quickly fell in love with him.

Huffington Post | Combating Human Trafficking in the Hotel Industry

July 22, 2015

By Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris

A teenage girl uses cash to rent a room with an older man. A housekeeper, who appears to be living on site, nervously averts eye contact when a guest approaches. A string of men enter and leave a particular room throughout the night, each staying for only 30 minutes at a time.

The News Journal | How 13-year-old Marta fell prey to human traffickers

August 30, 2014

By Chris Ann Kehner, Director of Policy for Polaris 

Abandoned by her parents at 13, Marta fell prey to human traffickers in her native Guatemala.

Forced to work in the sex industry for two years, she fled, undertaking a long, arduous journey in search of safety.

Huffington Post | Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl? It's a Problem Every Day

January 31, 2014

By Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris and Suzanne Grimes, President & COO of Clear Channel Outdoor 

CNN | Bradley Myles: We still need to end slavery

August 23, 2013

The extraordinary new film "12 Years a Slave" immerses us in the reality of historical slavery at a deep level of complexity and nuance.