Endowment Scholarship

The Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) Endowment Scholarship aims to provide funding support to survivors of human trafficking and post-secondary students in the St. Louis region with an interest in the anti-trafficking in persons field. This year, two $1,000 scholarships will be given to recipients to support educational activities.  Individuals with lived experience of human trafficking are highly encouraged […]
Anti-human trafficking advocacy engagement: What motivates activism?

Anti-human trafficking advocacy engagement: What motivates activism?

HTCN completed a policy study analyzing how certain factors, such as anti-human trafficking policies, where and how people access their information, group membership, and participation in political activities, can increase community engagement with anti-trafficking advocacy. The study was done by Heidi Tastet MD (Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Brown School) and Amanda Sy (Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts & Sciences). Article prepared by Amanda Sy

UMSL Assistant Professor of Social Work Erica Koegler

Dr. Erica Koegler has been on the Steering Committee of HTCN since 2018. In 2016, Dr. Koegler began collaborating with a St. Louis based agency that had received federal funding to combat human trafficking for over a decade. The collaboration sought to disseminate data around human trafficking, information which had previously been scant. From there, […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Rumi Kato Price, PhD, MPE

July 2020: The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration is one of the Centers sponsored by the Washington University Institute for Public Health. The Center publishes a monthly Spotlight Series where you can meet Washington University faculty and students, as well as outside experts, practitioners, and policymakers working at the intersection of human rights, […]

Considerations For Human Trafficking Imagery in the U.S.A.

Images are used throughout almost every major advocacy campaign because they are powerful. However, this also means that you must be responsible and thoughtful in choosing images; otherwise, you could misrepresent your efforts. This is especially true in the field of human trafficking, which is plagued by myths, misconceptions, and a lack of accurate data. […]