In movies and other popular portrayals of human trafficking, recovery of the victims is where the narrative often ends. Yet for NGOs, law enforcement, and
In the mid 90s, advocates at the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (APIWFSC) were alarmed by a disturbing trend in domestic violence cases.
Last Friday night, the auditorium at the Filipino Community Center was packed for the debut of Seattle’s one-night-only iVow performance. The audience watched attentively as community members recounted how violence had affected the personal lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) female cast.
By Justin Vorhees FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A runaway teen is lured into prostitution. An exchange student is recruited by an escort service. An illegal immigrant is forced into labor without pay. Whether coerced by threat of physical abuse or psychologically manipulated by promises of a better future, victims of modern day slavery are often […]