Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act

“Congress has been extremely busy introducing legislation addressing human trafficking, as we called on them to do last month. Under Senator Grassley’s (R-IA) leadership, the Judiciary Committee unanimously passed two critical human trafficking bills. First, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), improves victim services while also enabling law enforcement … More Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act

Human Trafficking Safe House to Open in Maine

Originally posted by by Sarah Delage, WCSH, on December 8, 2014— “A local agency has received a grant to open Maine’s first Human Trafficking safe house. St. Andre Home in Biddeford has traditionally provided shelter and resources to pregnant homeless women. They received a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the Next Generation Foundation to … More Human Trafficking Safe House to Open in Maine

PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

FEATURED EVENT PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION To learn both views and more from local Seattle experts on the positions of legalizing prostitution, decriminalization, and the human rights issues in this provocative topic. DATE: 11/18/14 TIME: 5:15 PM (DOORS OPEN @ 5 PM) LOCATION: RONALD GEBALLE AUDITORIUM @ UW PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BUILDING A102 MAP COST: FREE … More PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

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

Microsoft: How Tech Companies Can Engage Billions on Human Rights

Originally posted by Dunstan Allison Hope and Dan Bross on Greenbiz.com on September 18, 2014— “How can technology companies engage with users — who number in the billions — on potential human rights challenges?The release of a working paper released this week endeavors to answer this question. The paper was informed by a global series of expert roundtables … More Microsoft: How Tech Companies Can Engage Billions on Human Rights

Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

Originally posted by Jesse Paul for The Denver Post on September 17, 2014— “After being ranked among states with the worst human trafficking laws in 2013, the Polaris Project, a Washington D.C.-based trafficking policy and victims advocacy group, gave Colorado its top ranking, it was announced Wednesday. On July 1, new statutes went into effect … More Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

Faith-Based Human Rights Group Calling for End of Violence in Central African Republic

By Chris Woodward for OneNewsNow.com on June 2, 2014— “A human-rights organization for Christians is calling for international response to sectarian violence in the Central African Republic. On May 28, Muslim terrorists attacked a Roman Catholic church in the capital city of the Central African Republic, killing 30 people. Cameron Thomas with International Christian Concern says prayer always … More Faith-Based Human Rights Group Calling for End of Violence in Central African Republic