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

‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Yahoo News Digest on September 5, 2014— “About 120 million girls worldwide—slightly more than one in 10—have been forced to have sex by the age of 20. Further, one-fifth of all homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a new United Nations report. … More ‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Governments Must Do More to Eradicate Slavery, says Kerry

By Terry FitzPatrick on June 20, 2014— “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “no government, anywhere yet, is doing enough” to eradicate slavery, and “zones of impunity” exist around the world that allow trafficking to flourish. Kerry’s comments came as he unveiled the State Department’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report this morning, which provides … More Governments Must Do More to Eradicate Slavery, says Kerry

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

BRAZIL: Maltese Nun Campaigns Against World Cup Sex Trafficking

Published by The Malta Independent on May 30, 2014— “This week, a group of nuns in Brazil, including Maltese nun Sister Carmen Sammut, launched a campaign against what they see as the growing risk of human trafficking, worker exploitation, forced prostitution and sex tourism during next month’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The nuns, whose … More BRAZIL: Maltese Nun Campaigns Against World Cup Sex Trafficking

Photographer Raised $50,000 To Fight Human Trafficking After Being Offered A Baby For $50

By Robbie Couch for The Huffington Post on June 6, 2014— “Everything changed for Tanner Wendell Stewart when he was in Bulgaria in 2012. Stewart, a Seattle-based photographer, had spotted a man holding a baby. Wanting to capture the beautiful moment, he asked the man if he could take a photo. After a brief exchange, … More Photographer Raised $50,000 To Fight Human Trafficking After Being Offered A Baby For $50

ARGENTINA: A Desperate Mother’s Search Leads to a Fight Against Sex Trafficking

By Jonathan Gilbert for the NYTimes on May 23, 2014— “HERE in the impoverished north of Argentina, sex traffickers search among the vulnerable for targets. Typically, they lure women with deceitful job offers and thentraffic them to big cities, mining towns and agricultural regions, where they are forced into sex slavery. For most women, in … More ARGENTINA: A Desperate Mother’s Search Leads to a Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking

By Annie Sweeney, Tribune reporter, on April 5, 2014— “It was a standard hotel conference room scene — slices of fresh fruit and muffins laid out next to coffee urns and bottles of water chilling on ice as the attendees straggled in, industry friends hugging hello and quickly catching up on personal lives. The west … More Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking

Relisha Rudd, 8, Missing From D.C.—Possible Victim of Human Trafficking

By Daniel Worku for Guardian Liberty Voice on April 4, 2014— “Relisha Rudd, a missing 8-year-old from the Washington D.C. area, is suspected by at least one advocacy group to have possibly been sold into a human trafficking network. The Black and Missing Foundation, an advocacy group which tracks and records missing persons of color … More Relisha Rudd, 8, Missing From D.C.—Possible Victim of Human Trafficking