February 14th, 2011
01:19 PM ET

Sold into slavery

Rani Hong, sold into child slavery at age 7, shares her story and how she now works to prevent that from happening to others while also revealing an inside look at how child trafficking works.

February 14th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

The Facts: Trafficking victims vs. murder victims

In the United States, the number of trafficking victims is roughly equivalent to the number of murders each year, according to "The Slave Next Door" by Kevin Bales. And while 90 percent of murder cases are solved, only 1 percent of trafficking cases ever reach prosecution.

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February 14th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

Held in slavery, now free

They arrived in the United States from West Africa, young girls held against their will and forced to work for hours on end. But this time, it didn't happen hundreds of years ago.

Nicole's journey started in 2002, when she was barely 12, in her small village in western Ghana. She and about 20 other girls were held in plain sight, but always under the watchful eyes of their captors.

"It was like being trapped, like being in a cage," said "Nicole," now 19. CNN agreed not to use her real name.

"I always have to behave, behave, behave, behave. No freedom at all." FULL POST

February 1st, 2011
04:50 PM ET

U.S. officials on new initiatives to combat human trafficking

U.S. Cabinet-level officials join together to introduce new initiatives to fight human trafficking and protect its victims. Check out an excerpt of the announcement.

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