The Issue

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Modern Slavery!

“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. … Continue reading »

Dance Your Shoes Off For Freedom

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Obama Announces New Anti-Slavery Initiatives

[from Free the Slaves BLOG by Terry FitzPatrick] President Barack Obama today outlined several steps his administration will take to strengthen the U.S. government’s efforts to battle slavery. The plan follows a simple philosophy, the president said: “Spot it and stop it.” This includes: An executive order issued today that prohibits human trafficking by government contractors and … Continue reading »

Human Trafficking: The Other 20%

Cameron Conaway explores the global human trafficking of boys & men. “There are many slaves in the sex trafficking battle: The pimps who are slaves to greed, the johns who are slaves to lust, and those who are physically enslaved.” Read more…

from A21 – Trafficking 101 – It’s a business

It’s a business. Sex trafficking is the second largest criminal industry. So what makes it so profitable? Part of the business side of modern slavery is prostitutionJapan has made $27 billion dollars from the prostitution industry. Thailand has made 35 billion. One in ten men in the world have purchased a prostitute. Continue reading »

Human Trafficking controversies

Controversies about human trafficking: legalization of prostitution; media attention; demand; immigration; money/funding Continue reading »

University hosts academy!

St. Thomas University hosts human trafficking awareness and training academy! Academy participants will gain insight into various forms of human trafficking, best practices in addressing this crime, modalities of working with survivors, and ways of partnering with the community to develop a cohesive anti-trafficking strategy.  Upon completion of the training, the Academy’s participants will be … Continue reading »

Brooklyn’s chief sex trafficking prosecutor Lauren Hersh resigns

The chief sex trafficking prosecutor in Brooklyn — who recently came under fire for her handling of a now-crumbling rape case — abruptly resigned this week, sources said Thursday. The pioneering sex trafficking unit was established less than two years ago with Hersh, a practicing lawyer since 2003, at the helm. It led to the … Continue reading »

National sweep targeting human trafficking nets 15 in Atlanta area

[from Atlanta Journal Constitution – April 26, 2012] Fifteen people from the Atlanta area were among more than 600 arrested this month as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on gangs involved in human smuggling and trafficking in 150 cities and in Honduras. Police from Atlanta, Forest Park, Sandy Springs and Cobb County assisted in “Project … Continue reading »