human trafficking

A relaxing visit to the nail spa can often mean coming into contact with toxic chemicals -- though some Seattle nail salons have found greener alternatives. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Breach)

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Doing nails can be a risky business — but you shouldn’t assume Seattle nail salons are harming immigrant workers.

Shrimp for sale at a fish market in Thailand, the largest exporter of shrimp in the world. (Photo by EJF)

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It’s local seafood season — all the more reason to examine your consumption of foreign seafood imports.

Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

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On International Migrants' Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality. This International Migrants’ Day, I’m still...

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A new code of conduct for the travel industry is helping businesses and travelers fight back against child sex tourism. “Sex tourists not welcome.” I remember...

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Seven years after I met her in the red light district of Kolkata, the founder of New Light, a shelter for the children of...

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Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could look slimmer and prettier or something....

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The border with Canada, international port, and farm work make Washington State a hot spot for slavery and human trafficking. But our state is...

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Portland and Kathmandu share a reputation for chilly weather and overcast skies. They also share notoriety for human trafficking. Hearing that chills me, even in...