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Human Trafficking in Ethiopia: Using Interdisciplinary U-M Partnerships to Develop Comprehensive Survivor Services

Human trafficking is an important human rights problem that occurs both domestically and internationally. From what little research has been done on human trafficking in Ethiopia, we know that the most common form of trafficking is of women for domestic labor. It is deeply interconnected with migration as a result of poverty, political conflict, gender discrimination, and other historical, political, and social injustices. Survivors often have posttraumatic mental disorders, physical injuries or illnesses, economic needs, and legal advocacy needs, but very few services are available to meet these needs.

Supporting the COP21 Climate Talks from Ground Control in Ann Arbor

Last week we heard from Mayank Vikas who attended the COP 21 climate talks in Paris. But things were moving so fast at the conference that the attendees from the University of Michigan had a whole other team back in Ann Arbor to support them: Ground Control. Bonnie Applebeet, Rackham Communications' Grad Student Staff Assistant, asked Vitor Machado Lira about his experience as the Output Products Lead Coordinator for the COP 21 team: