This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

By Paula Froelich, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Travel, on December 10, 2014— “Buddhist nuns are everywhere among the streets of Myanmar — of all different ages, some as young as 5. Dressed in pink loose-fitting shirts and pants with orange scarves, they have shaved heads and rely on alms to pay for their schooling, food, housing, … More This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Originally posted by TBO.com staff on December 8, 2014— “A Polk County undercover human trafficking sting netted 61 arrests, including a husband and wife, and a PGA professional who said he has used social media sites to engage in sex for money with more than 100 females. The undercover operation, from Thursday through Sunday, targeted … More Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

The Faces Behind the Sex Trade in King County

By Thanh Tan, Times Editorial Columnist, on November 20, 2014— “How many of us associate the word “pimp” with cable reality shows about fancy cars rather than a trade that exploits vulnerable human beings? “It used to be a noun, someone who managed people in prostitution,” says Leslie Briner ofYouthCare, who has trained more than … More The Faces Behind the Sex Trade in King County

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

Tougher Police Tactics Stinging Sex Buyers to Get Rid of Demand

Originally published on The Seattle Times by Sara Jean Green on October 15, 2014— “In a trio of musty-smelling motel rooms on Pacific Highway South, a group of cops made four arrests in quick succession — two businessmen in button-down shirts, a college student who swung by after class and a man in his 50s … More Tougher Police Tactics Stinging Sex Buyers to Get Rid of Demand

Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

Originally posted on BBC News on October 17, 2014— “Top prosecutors from across the UK and Ireland have pledged to work together to tackle human trafficking, described by one as “the slavery of our times”. The heads of prosecution services in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met amid a rise … More Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY Counters Author John Grisham’s View of Child Pornography

Written by Human Right Society’s Asia-Pacific Ambassador Steph-Mai Lowe on October 16, 2014 in response to an article by The Telegraph entitled, “John Grisham: Men Who Watch Child Porn Are Not All Paedophiles”— Is there a better way to fire up the debate regarding child pornography than with a celebrity tripping over his words and upsetting human rights organizations? … More HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY Counters Author John Grisham’s View of Child Pornography

Sex Traffickers Often Target Troubled Local Teens

By Marion Callahan and Laurie-Mason Schroeder for Bucks County Courier Times on September 28, 2014— “It was just before 6 p.m. on a sultry evening. Kids rode their bikes up and down the streets of Bensalem’s quiet Nottingham neighborhood. The smell of backyard grilling was thick in the air. In a nearby parking lot, a … More Sex Traffickers Often Target Troubled Local Teens

U.S. States Boost Anti-Trafficking Laws But Slow to Help Sex, Labor Slaves

By Stella Dawson for Reuters on September 17, 2014— “A rising number of U.S. states have strengthened laws to combat human trafficking in the past year but programs to help victims of forced prostitution and labor are lagging behind, according to a report by an anti-slavery group on Wednesday. Thirty-nine of the 50 U.S. states … More U.S. States Boost Anti-Trafficking Laws But Slow to Help Sex, Labor Slaves