During her State of the State Address, Governor Jan Brewer urged the Legislature to do more to crack down on human trafficking in Arizona and on Monday, new anti-trafficking billboards were unveiled.
The billboards display the number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline where people can report crimes and get help for victims...
...Friday is the deadline for corporate suppliers of the world’s biggest consumer—the U.S. government—to have a say in new regulations aimed at ending indentured servitude overseas. The rules stem from an executive order Obama signed last year, called “Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts.” ...
For years, law enforcement has depended on tips from a D.C.-based national hotline to identify human traffickers in the U.S., where the State Department estimates some 15,000 people are trafficked to every year. Using a $3 million award from Google, anti-trafficking groups Polaris Project, Liberty Asia and La Strada International plan to build an alliance of hotlines around the world.
Announcing the Fourth Annual Freedom Award Winners: Three amazing women are being honored as the latest recipients of the Free the Slaves Freedom Awards. Two are former slaves who have dedicated their lives to helping others to freedom. One is a former governmental official who has shown the world how to combat slavery at a national level. View the site here
From Free The Slaves, research and documents: Here you’ll find documents, links, and other resources to help you learn more about the modern anti-slavery movement.
This manual provides practical suggestions for all aspects of helping former slaves to recover. It is written as a simple tool for frontline anti-slavery workers who want to start new programs for freed slaves, improve their existing work, or show funders the types of assistance that are needed. The manual was written for Free the Slaves by Helen Armstrong, drawing on the experience of rehabilitation programs around the world.
The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking is a strategic community awareness campaign that educates at-risk children and their parents about the dangers of child trafficking. A digital library of anti-trafficking resources for children.
Freedom Acts: Forced Labor Adam's story of how he was exploited for forced labor in Northern Ireland
Freedom Acts: Grooming Alisha's story of how she was groomed for sexual exploitation as a teenager in Northern Ireland
Freedom Acts: Sexual Exploitation Anna's story of how she was tricked and forced into sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland
Freedom Acts: Conclusion The end of Adam, Alisha, and Anna's stories along with more information
Journey to Freedom True stories of two men—21st-century Cambodian Vannak Prum and 19th-century American Solomon Northup—who were sold into slavery more than 150 years apart, and the abolitionists who fight to free slaves.
Warning to Young Women in China: Video in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles; a good warning to young women everywhere, not just in China.
Backstory: MTV's Interactive Anti-Slavery Campaign: Interactive videos that show youth how poor choices can lead to being trafficked. Note: Backstory doesn't play in all browsers; it worked better for us in Safari than in Firefox.
WASHINGTON -- Sex trafficking is a crime that happens under the radar, but it's happening in our own backyard, says Virginia Del. Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax.
"You think that sex trafficking only happens overseas," Hugo says. "It's happening right here in Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria -- some of the most affluent jurisdictions in America."
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