Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

MEXICO CITY: INM Detained 1,438 Migrants, Mostly Guatemalan, Last Week

Posted on http://infosurhoy.com on March 4, 2014— “Agents of the Armed Forces and National Migration Institute (INM) detained 1,438 undocumented migrants, the majority of them Guatemalan, during an operation in the southern state of Chiapas, officials said on March 2. “Operation Soconusco II,” which occurred from Jan. 17 to Feb. 14 in Chiapas, also led … More MEXICO CITY: INM Detained 1,438 Migrants, Mostly Guatemalan, Last Week

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

GEORGIA: Accused Pimp Gets Life in Sex Trafficking Case

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press, on February 19, 2014— “A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez, a … More GEORGIA: Accused Pimp Gets Life in Sex Trafficking Case

‘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

NEW YORK: Three Brothers Sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court for International Sex Trafficking

Originally posted on February 10, 2014 on The Brooklyn Daily Eagle— Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. File photo “Three brothers were recently sentenced in Brooklyn’s federal court for the Eastern District of New York to lengthy prison terms after they pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges. Benito Lopez-Perez and Anastasio … More NEW YORK: Three Brothers Sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court for International Sex Trafficking