Quinnipiac Student Returns to Haiti to Help Change Lives, Fight Human Trafficking

By Ebony Walmsley, New Haven Register, on March 13, 2014— “When Nina Brandi left Haiti two years ago, she knew one day she wanted to return to shine a light on the Restavec Freedom Alliance, a group that works to stop human trafficking. And now, the Quinnipiac University student’s personal experience has prompted a trip … More Quinnipiac Student Returns to Haiti to Help Change Lives, Fight Human Trafficking

Film at NAU Today Explores Global Issues of Prostitution

Posted on azdailysun.com on March 05, 2014— “NAU’s International Film Series continues today with a screening of the documentary “Whores’ Glory.” Directed by Michael Glawogger of Austria, the 2011 film has a 109 minute running time. The screening will be at 7 p.m. in room 120 of the NAU Liberal Arts Building. “WHORE’S GLORY,” is … More Film at NAU Today Explores Global Issues of Prostitution

Forced Labor, Prostitution Continues at U.S./Mexico Border

Photo by Brooke Binkowski — A former victim of human trafficking plays guitar at the Tijuana shelter La Casa del Jardin. The girls, some of whom are only 13 or 14 years old, stay there until they are legal adults. By Brooke Binkowski on February 24, 2014— “A 19-year-old woman with a baby face covered … More Forced Labor, Prostitution Continues at U.S./Mexico Border

What the Media Gets All Wrong About Sex Work

By Lauren Maffeo on February 20, 2014— What the Media Gets All Wrong About Sex Work Image Credit: AP “Earlier this month, a China TV report on prostitution throughout the city of Dongguan provoked the public’s ire — but not for the reasons one might assume. Rather than chastising sex work itself, many critiqued the … More What the Media Gets All Wrong About Sex Work

Clandestine Websites Fuel ‘Alarming’ Increase in Child Porn

By Kevin Johnson for USA TODAY on February 19, 2014— “Often, as the homemade videos begin streaming across the computer screen, unwitting children appear holding homemade placards bearing the pseudonyms of the macabre films’ makers. The makeshift message boards represent claims of credit for the ghastly images that follow: children, some pleading for help, being … More Clandestine Websites Fuel ‘Alarming’ Increase in Child Porn

CHICAGO: Leader of Progressive Social Justice Organization Speaks Out Against the ‘Gravest Human Violation’

By DONNA FISHMAN on January 27, 2014— “I have always been motivated by a strong sense of justice. To me, there is no graver violation against humanity than human trafficking, and sex trafficking, in particular. Taking an innocent child or young adult, beating, raping, abusing her, and coercing her into performing sex acts for monetary … More CHICAGO: Leader of Progressive Social Justice Organization Speaks Out Against the ‘Gravest Human Violation’

ILLINOIS: Campaign Against Human Trafficking Grows

By Mike Moen on January 27, 2014— “January [was] human trafficking awareness month. In Illinois, advocates continue to raise awareness in hopes of preventing such activity. Advocates say Illinois, especially the Chicago-area, is a hub for human trafficking. With the region serving as a key transportation center, experts say traffickers bring young women here, and … More ILLINOIS: Campaign Against Human Trafficking Grows

LOS ANGELES: Official Unveils Sex-Trafficking Diversion Effort

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent, on February 12, 2014— “The Los Angeles County district attorney said Wednesday she was launching a program to keep young victims of sex trafficking from being prosecuted for engaging in prostitution. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said minors engaging in sex for pay will be viewed as victims, not criminals, … More LOS ANGELES: Official Unveils Sex-Trafficking Diversion Effort

‘Project Concern International’ Leading Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking in Southern California, Border Region

Originally posted on Febrauary 14, 2014, on The Daily Journal— “In response to the proliferation of sex trafficking in the San Diego and US/Mexico border region, PCI (Project Concern International) is providing leadership by convening key stakeholders and launching programs aimed at preventing sex trafficking in these areas. Building on a successful anti-trafficking education program … More ‘Project Concern International’ Leading Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking in Southern California, Border Region

Attend the 2014 Freedom Network Conference—April 1-2

The Freedom Network is a national coalition of anti-human trafficking service organizations and advocates. Their members take a rights-based approach to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The Network was formed in 2001 and currently has 35 member agencies and some individual experts around the United States. The keynote speakers at the conference this year will … More Attend the 2014 Freedom Network Conference—April 1-2