Survivor Monologues 2019

We had an incredible turnout for Elijah Rising’s 2019 Annual Gala! 430 guests gathered at the A.D. Players George Theater, and together we were able to raise $225,000 to fight sex trafficking in Houston and provide Restorative Care to women who have survived trafficking. Here is a quick recap of...

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3 Reasons Familial Trafficking Often Goes Unnoticed

Police were swarming. I stood in my Grandfather’s driveway that evening, just frozen. Not speaking or moving. My trafficker stood behind me talking with another police officer… their voices sounded muffled to me. Was this panic? My heart was pounding. Sweaty palms. Overthinking. It was panic… The Calvary was here...

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To Adopt A Brothel

Written by Annika Bergen Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Citizen magazine. HUMAN TRAFFICKING. It's an intimidating term. According to the Global Slavery Index of 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked around the world—and a huge percentage are women who are exploited sexually. With such high...

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Is Harvey Weinstein A Sex Trafficker?

A judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating federal sex-trafficking law. A young actress claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said this case could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it...

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