Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Victims are trafficked by force, fraud or coercion primarily for the purposes of labor or sexual exploitation. Human Trafficking is a significant problem in Wisconsin, where domestic and foreign victims have been identified in both urban and rural communities. Read more.
Sexual harassment is the sexualization of an otherwise nonsexual relationship. Two forms of harassment have been defined by the EEOC Policy Guidelines on Current Issues of Sexual Harassment: 1) quid pro quo harassment, in which submission to such conduct is a term or condition of an individual’s employment or the rejection of such conduct affects the individual’s employment decisions; and 2) environmental harassment, in which the conduct unreasonably interferes with a person’s work or creates a hostile, intimidating, and offensive work environment (EEOC guidelines). Sexual harassment is not about sex, it is a tool of power and domination. Read more.
School to Prison Pipeline
The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished, and pushed out. Read more.