Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We would like … More U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery
Originally published in The Seattle Times by Lynn Thompson, 26 July 2017 — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, USA — Men cruised the hallway of an upscale Bellevue apartment building, checking their cellphones and scanning the unit numbers before pausing at a door that swung open even before they knocked. A neighbor grew suspicious and alerted police, saying she … More BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue
Originally posted by MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SEWELL CHANFEB. 11, 2016 for The New York Times— “With more than a million migrants having reached Europe in the last year and many more on the way, NATO stepped into the crisis for the first time on Thursday, saying it would deploy ships to the Aegean Sea in … More NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking
Originally posted by Jeff John Roberts on Fortune.com on October 8, 2015— “Facebook’s software is a whiz at finding friends and picking out faces in photos. Now, the company will use its expertise to help find bad guys and rescue young victims of sex-trafficking operations. On Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Facebook FB … More How Facebook Will Fight Sex Trafficking
Originally posted by Cara Anna for The Associated Press on September 9, 2015— “Human Rights Watch is accusing the Sudanese military of another mass rape in Darfur. Members of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces raped at least 60 women in the country’s troubled western region, after taking over the town of Golo in January, according to … More Sudanese Forces Committed Mass Rape; Women Attacked in Hospitals
Originally published on August 13, 2015, on NYTimes.com by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI— “In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him … More ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape
By Maggie Lake on CNN on August 11, 2015— “Behind a locked door in a secret location in Washington D.C., workers are patrolling one of the front lines in the war against human trafficking. But the people engaged in this battle aren’t armed with guns and tanks — instead their strength is the telephone, and … More Can ‘Big Data’ Stamp Out Human Trafficking?