Bre Lasley and her sister Kayli Lasley both survived a horrific attack in their Salt Lake City home after an intruder forced his way into their home through an open window. He stabbed Bre multiple times before being shot dead by a responding police officer.
In the midst of fighting anxiety and depressing after this traumatic experience, B...
Twelve years ago, Elizabeth Smart was abducted, raped and held in captivity for nine months. Now she is teaming up with a group that sets up stings to free children and turning her ordeal into a weapon against human trafficking. Vinita Nair reports.
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Written by Kimberly Ripley
Elizabeth Smart will forever be remembered as the little Mormon girl from Utah, who was abducted in the middle of the night, held captive, and raped repeatedly for nine months. Word of her being found alive spread like wildfire across TV screens in the U.S. and abroad. Most people felt she would never be seen again.
One of our exclusive speakers, Elizabeth Smart, has partnered with Alicia Kozakiewicz to raise awareness about the urgency to save exploited and missing children. They have called upon the government leaders and need the public's help. Below is an excerpt of Elizabeth's message for this cause:
Thank you joining me in calling upon our President ...
Written by Jared Ransom
Empowering the victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking is one of the goals of law enforcement and healthcare leaders, and a national face of child abduction survivors is hoping to spread that message as well.
"Well, I certainly consider myself a survivor. I do not think of myself as a victim," Elizabeth Smart-Gi...
Elizabeth Smart, a former child abductee turned activist, talks to the WSJ's Lee Hawkins about the kidnappings in Nigeria, strategies for overcoming extreme adversity, how she has recovered from her abduction trauma, her decision to forgive her captors, and her work around abduction and sexual abuse awareness.
The abduction of Eliz...
Written by Jill Filipovic
When Elizabeth Smart was 14, she was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, and held for nine months. Her kidnapping and rescue made national headlines, and lurid details of Smart's ordeal trickled into news stories. But rather than letting the media set her narrative, Smart showed up years after the kidn...
Written by Dana Clemens
Nearly 12 years ago, Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped out of her bedroom and held captive for nine months, enduring numerous rapes and other abuse.Friday night, she shared that experience to teach others prevention at the University of Missouri in hopes they won't go through the same ordeal.
Smart spoke about how important...
Written by Hannah Ballard
Thousands of students and Provo residents lingered after hours on BYU's campus, anxiously awaiting the chance to hear from the university's own alumna, Elizabeth Smart.
Former BYU student Elizabeth Smart spoke about her experiences living in captivity Wednesday evening in the de Jong Concert Hall as part of the Voice ...
Written by Antone Clark
Elizabeth Smart said she didn't know she had options when she was abducted in June of 2002, initiating a nine-month ordeal that generated national attention.
Speaking before a House committee, Smart spoke of being forced from her Salt Lake City home with a knife to her neck and then being raped later that evening. She s...