Human Trafficking Bills Going to Gov Would Make Michigan ‘One of the Top States’ in National Fight

By Jonathan Oosting for MLive.com on October 2, 2014— “The Michigan House and Senate on Thursday approved more than a dozen bills designed to fight human trafficking by increasing penalties, adding tools for prosecution and protecting victims. Most of the bills are now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder. State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, … More Human Trafficking Bills Going to Gov Would Make Michigan ‘One of the Top States’ in National Fight

Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

Originally posted by Jesse Paul for The Denver Post on September 17, 2014— “After being ranked among states with the worst human trafficking laws in 2013, the Polaris Project, a Washington D.C.-based trafficking policy and victims advocacy group, gave Colorado its top ranking, it was announced Wednesday. On July 1, new statutes went into effect … More Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

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

“Even One Case Is Too Many”: Vice President Biden Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Originally published by Tanya Somanader on http://www.whitehouse.gov/ on September 9, 2014— “Twenty years ago this week, President Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — a landmark law that empowered women and children to expose and prosecute domestic violence. The signing of the law marked the end of an arduous road to pass … More “Even One Case Is Too Many”: Vice President Biden Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex

By Charlotte Alter for Time.com on August 8, 2014— “Jim Norton isn’t entitled to sex, but women are entitled to human dignity After a nationwide crackdown on men who buy sex in the 8th National Day of Johns Arrests earlier this week, comedian Jim Norton wrote an essay asserting his right to pay prostitutes for … More Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex

Human Trafficking Can Happen to the Child Next Door

By Bill Hand, Sun Journal Staff, July 19, 2014— “Human trafficking is alive and well in Eastern North Carolina and even in Craven County, according to a panel hosted by True Justice International Friday night, and the battle is on to put an end to it. The ministry, formerly known as Pearl Ministries, held a … More Human Trafficking Can Happen to the Child Next Door

Ohio Children Sexually Trafficked By Their Own Parents in Exchange for Drugs

By Alan Johnson for The Columbus Dispatch on July 11, 2014— “Ohio children younger than 6 have been sexually trafficked by their own parents in exchange for drugs, rent and cash, a new report indicates. Information from the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers shows that 51 minors from across the state were potential human-trafficking victims — five of them … More Ohio Children Sexually Trafficked By Their Own Parents in Exchange for Drugs