U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

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

BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

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

How Facebook Will Fight Sex 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

Nepal Quake Survivors Face Threat from Human Traffickers Supplying Sex Trade

Originally posted by Jason Burke on The Guardian on May 5, 2015— “Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake inNepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a network of brothels across south Asia, campaigners in Kathmandu and affected areas say. The 7.8-magnitude quake, which killed more than 7,000 people, … More Nepal Quake Survivors Face Threat from Human Traffickers Supplying Sex Trade

Former Temple Star Matt Brown Charged with Human Trafficking

By Jerry Hinnen for CBSSPorts.com on March 20, 2015— “Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports. Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County hotel. … More Former Temple Star Matt Brown Charged with Human Trafficking

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