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Human trafficking news and analysis from The Nation
July 17, 2019
The Migrant Crisis, Through the Eyes of Human Traffickers
Emiliano Monge’s novel
Among the Lost
leads a reader through the hellish migrant trail from the perspective of its most amoral agents.
July 5, 2019
What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger
Overnight, an EU-backed law criminalized the main source of income in the city of Agadez. It didn’t stop migration, but it wrecked the economy.
October 18, 2018
‘On Her Shoulders’ Honors the Courage and Tenacity of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad
In Alexandria Bombach’s documentary, we see the burden placed on celebrity survivors, particularly those from the non-Western world.
October 11, 2018
‘Those Kids Are No Longer Yours’: An Investigation into Uganda’s Adoption Market
How parents lose their children to families in the United States.
May 18, 2016
Desperate Syrian Refugees Begin a Hunger Strike in Greece
“Tell the EU governments this deal is the biggest shame in the history of the whole EU.”
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April 20, 2016
The EU Is Now Criminalizing Refugees
The move to detention rather than welcome has led to a rapid downward spiral in conditions.
October 20, 2015
Fed-Up Refugees Are Actually Breaking Through Border Controls in the Balkans
“Today we said ‘enough’ and decided to march.”
September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
September 14, 2015
How Xenophobia Could Ruin the Best Thing About the EU
If the European Union can’t agree on a common resettlement policy for refugees, one of its signal achievements—open borders among member nations—could disappear.
August 6, 2015
Amnesty International’s Long-Due Support for Sex Workers Rights
The international organization has a history of facing controversial issues. This week, it hopes to tackle sex work decriminalization.
Melissa Gira Grant