human trafficking

Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

Over the course of the two-hour meeting, the telephone rang no less than 30 times. No one picked up, but the message was clear: San Diego has a problem. The callers—many of whom were just starting their workday—were trying to solicit sex from a minor. For Marjorie Saylor, a survivor-turned-advocate, the sound was a sobering [...]

By | 2018-01-11T14:54:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Hardship, Human Trafficking, Local News, United States|

UC San Diego, PCI Partner to Curb Human Trafficking

SAN DIEGO—The University of California San Diego signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Project Concern International (PCI) yesterday to jointly advance anti-human trafficking efforts in San Diego County. The MoU was signed by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and PCI’s President & CEO Carrie Hessler-Radelet following “No More, No More,” a human trafficking awareness [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:34:31+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Media Releases|

Fighting Human Trafficking Together

It’s easy to think about human trafficking as something that would only occur in far-off countries, but it’s also happening right here in our communities. Earlier this year, Project Concern International (PCI) worked with a law enforcement task force and other local nonprofits to help fight human trafficking in California. Operation Reclaim and Rebuild used [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:21:17+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Hardship, Human Trafficking, Local News, United States|

Reflecting on the Status of Women and Girls

Last week commemorated Human Rights Day, a day that recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly over 60 years ago. This milestone document advocates for the fundamental rights and freedoms that are essential for all human beings to live happy, healthy and prosperous lives. This year, [...]

A Beautiful City with an Ugly Problem: Our Fight Against Human Trafficking in San Diego

  By Marissa Cardwell San Diego is a large and diverse county. It’s known for its beauty, near-perfect weather, military bases, craft beer scene, and zoo, among other attractions. But within this great city, there’s also an ugly problem silently happening in plain sight. Human trafficking. According to the FBI, San Diego is among the [...]