Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Originally posted by TBO.com staff on December 8, 2014— “A Polk County undercover human trafficking sting netted 61 arrests, including a husband and wife, and a PGA professional who said he has used social media sites to engage in sex for money with more than 100 females. The undercover operation, from Thursday through Sunday, targeted … More Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

Originally posted on BBC News on October 17, 2014— “Top prosecutors from across the UK and Ireland have pledged to work together to tackle human trafficking, described by one as “the slavery of our times”. The heads of prosecution services in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met amid a rise … More Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

90 German Trauma Therapists Oppose Legal Prostitution

Taken from an original write-up by Sabina Becker on September 25, 2014— “Even as German politicians are coming under heavy pressure from the local pimp lobby to do away with all laws around prostitution, another group of voices is rising up to join the opposition to that very wealthy and powerful force. They are trauma … More 90 German Trauma Therapists Oppose Legal Prostitution

Human Trafficking Bills Going to Gov Would Make Michigan ‘One of the Top States’ in National Fight

By Jonathan Oosting for MLive.com on October 2, 2014— “The Michigan House and Senate on Thursday approved more than a dozen bills designed to fight human trafficking by increasing penalties, adding tools for prosecution and protecting victims. Most of the bills are now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder. State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, … More Human Trafficking Bills Going to Gov Would Make Michigan ‘One of the Top States’ in National Fight

Human Rights Concerns in Tibet Raised at the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Originally posted on The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy on September 17, 2014— “As the Human Rights Council discussed situations that require the Council’s attention, several NGOs raised their concern on the urgent and deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet. This morning, Tsering Tsomo, speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples … More Human Rights Concerns in Tibet Raised at the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Originally posted by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda for Inter Press Service on September 18, 2014— “Amid escalating conflicts and rampant violations of human rights all over the world, spreading “human rights education” is not an easy task. But a non-governmental organisation from Japan is beginning to make an impact through its “global citizenship education” approach.   At the current … More Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Legal Prostitution in Europe: The Shady Facade of Human Trafficking

Originally posted by AÏSSATA MAÏGA and SOL TORRES for Open Security on September 17, 2014— “Criminalising the buying, rather than the offering, of sexual services is one of the ways to fight the transnational criminal networks behind the trafficking of women. In the last decade forced prostitution and traffic in human beings for sexual exploitation in Europe … More Legal Prostitution in Europe: The Shady Facade of Human Trafficking