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

Statistics from BeFree Texting Helpline Prove Texting is a Vital Way for Victims to Find Help

Excerpt taken from The Polaris Project: “In March 2013, Polaris launched a texting shortcode to help victims of human trafficking find safety. When victims text to BeFree (233733) they reach one of our call specialists, who assist them in planning their escapes and/or connecting them to services in the area. An analysis of data from … More Statistics from BeFree Texting Helpline Prove Texting is a Vital Way for Victims to Find Help

Maine’s First Human Trafficking Safe House to Open Thanks to $400K Grant

Originally posted by Sarah Delage, WCSH, on December 8, 2014— “A local agency has received a grant to open Maine’s first Human Trafficking safe house. St. Andre Home in Biddeford has traditionally provided shelter and resources to pregnant homeless women. They received a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the Next Generation Foundation to open a … More Maine’s First Human Trafficking Safe House to Open Thanks to $400K Grant

TIJUANA: San Diego Resident has Opens Shelter for Victimized Girls

From The California Report— “The border between San Diego and Tijuana remains one of the most heavily trafficked international crossings in the world. And that traffic has a dark side: people, especially girls, are being bought, sold and forced into labor or sex. An early January bust in San Diego netted dozens of arrests for … More TIJUANA: San Diego Resident has Opens Shelter for Victimized Girls

SEATTLE: Couple Brings Medicine & Self Defense to Sex Abuse Victims in Vietnam

By Stacy Nguyen for Northwest Asian Weekly on January 9, 2014— “On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The … More SEATTLE: Couple Brings Medicine & Self Defense to Sex Abuse Victims in Vietnam

ILLINOIS: Efforts Made to Stop Those Fueling the Sex Trade

Johnson says public awareness is crucial and advises anyone who suspects they know a victim to call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, at 888-373-7888. Public News Service on January 13, 2014— “In Illinois, thousands of girls and women, some as young as 12, are the victims of sex trafficking, and efforts are underway … More ILLINOIS: Efforts Made to Stop Those Fueling the Sex Trade

FLORIDA: State Working with Business Leaders to Fight Human Trafficking

Posted on WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO on January 27, 2014— “Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with Terry Coonan of Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, hosted the first anti-human trafficking workshop in Orlando on Monday. Bondi said human trafficking is a $32 billion business worldwide and that more than 27 … More FLORIDA: State Working with Business Leaders to Fight Human Trafficking