June 23rd, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Trafficking victim: You were getting my body, you weren’t getting me

[cross-posted from In the Arena]

By CNN's Jay Kernis

Marlene Carson is the founder of Rahab’s Hideaway, a reach and rescue organization in Columbus, Ohio, established for those who have fallen prey to human trafficking/prostitution. Her success story is just one example of what can be done to combat human trafficking in the United States.

Here, she answers a few questions about her harrowing time in slavery, an epiphany years later and how she helps trafficking victims today. FULL POST

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Topics: Life In Slavery • Voices
June 23rd, 2011
10:58 AM ET

She was a modern-day slave in the U.S. at 9

She was brought to the United States at the age of 9. She was forced into servitude and she was abused. Evelyn Chumbow was 17 years old before she was actually able to escape her captors. She is now 25 and a college student.

Evelyn shares with CNN's Kiran Chetry what it was like at the beginning, her eventual escape and how she feels about her captor now. FULL POST

Topics: Life In Slavery
June 23rd, 2011
10:51 AM ET

Guest workers tricked into slavery?

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a human trafficking scheme the government calls the largest in U.S. history.

Topics: The Traffickers
June 23rd, 2011
06:45 AM ET

Demi Moore sees plight of sex slaves

Actress Demi Moore partners with CNN Freedom Project for a compelling documentary. A passionate advocate for victims of human trafficking herself, Moore travels to Nepal to meet 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala and some of the thousands of women and girls Koirala’s organization has rescued from forced prostitution. Premieres Sunday, June 26 MORE DETAILS & TIMES

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) - Dawn breaks in Nepal, a nation whose natural beauty brings tourists from across the globe.

Sun glints off the Himalayas and in the ancient capital, Kathmandu, trekkers gear up for a day of sightseeing and adventure.

Amid the beauty is devastating poverty which provides fertile ground for one of man’s horrors – human trafficking and sexual slavery.

Nepal is a major hub for traffickers luring girls into brothels in India with promises of well-paid - or at least better paid - jobs.

Fighting the traffickers is a small, dedicated band whose limited resources are stretched. FULL POST