statedept:

Five Things You Did Not Know About Human Trafficking








Modern slavery exists in the 21st century, even in the United States.
Human trafficking does not require movement or the crossing of borders.
Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.
The illegal profits made from the use of forced labor in the private economy worldwide amount to $150.2 billion per year, according to the International Labor Organization.
The food you eat, the products you buy, and the consumer items you use on a daily basis may have been produced by victims of forced labor.  Become a conscientious consumer by visiting Slavery Footprint to determine “How many slaves work for you?”














To learn more about the manifestations of modern slavery around the world, read the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, and learn what you can do in your own life by visiting 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

statedept:

Five Things You Did Not Know About Human Trafficking

  1. Modern slavery exists in the 21st century, even in the United States.
  2. Human trafficking does not require movement or the crossing of borders.
  3. Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.
  4. The illegal profits made from the use of forced labor in the private economy worldwide amount to $150.2 billion per year, according to the International Labor Organization.
  5. The food you eat, the products you buy, and the consumer items you use on a daily basis may have been produced by victims of forced labor.  Become a conscientious consumer by visiting Slavery Footprint to determine “How many slaves work for you?”

(Source: go.usa.gov, via upworthy)

staff:

Congrats to the Fred Levy and his Black Dogs Project blog. It’s an effort to correct the fact that black dogs are sadly, routinely passed over for adoption. It’s nothing but photos of black dogs against black backgrounds, it’s beautiful, and it’s about to become a book. It’ll be out in fall of 2015, and its pages will be heavy with ink.

If you yourself have a black dog, by the way, Fred still needs models… 

ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

(Source: ihopeyoulikeblackberries, via upworthy)

rhrealitycheck:

1. Contraception saves lives. I realized this the moment I placed my patient Rosa’s intrauterine device (IUD) while she was in the ICU for a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, a cause of heart failure during pregnancy. Rosa (not her real name) was transferred to…

buzzfeed:

Anarchy in the UK ♫

Heehee.

buzzfeed:

The 31 Realest Tumblr Posts About Being A Women

*stands up*

*salutes*

*applauds forever*

I love the 4th one.

Mud pies are the best.

meninblazers:

How far can the U.S. go in the World Cup? Read Rog’s latest piece for ESPNFC.com. 

buzzfeed:

*breaks down the door*

*runs in, screams in your face*

HEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT SILVER FOXES?!?!

I’ve realized something. My husband is a Silver Fox.