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Consent, Coercion, and Compassion: Emerging Legal Responses to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors
This is a recent Yale Law Journal article on Safe Harbor laws in the U.S., addressing the sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.

The Trafficking in Persons Report 2011: Truth, Trends, and Tier Rankings
As Congress continues to deliberate this year's reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, hearings such as this one are helpful opportunities to discuss the global fight against human trafficking, and in particular one of our ...
U.S. Depertment of State (press release)

Sex-Trafficking Victim Describes Break For Freedom
A Kansas City woman is telling her story of being part of a child sex-trafficking ring and how she finally escaped that lifestyle. Caroline Germann said she had not started kindergarten when she was molested by a neighbor. "Growing up, I always thought ...
KMBC Kansas City

An American Nightmare
I recently finished an investigation into what's being called one of the largest cases of human trafficking in US history. The project was eye-opening because, before starting, I thought of the crime of human trafficking as inherently violent -- women ...
Huffington Post

Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time
After enduring torture and rapes, Somaly escaped and reinvented herself as an anti-trafficking activist. It's partly because of grass-roots activists like Somaly, both in the United States and abroad, that human trafficking is increasingly recognized ...
New York Times

The Face of Modern Slavery
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF When I write about human trafficking as a modern form of slavery, people sometimes tune out as their eyes glaze over. So, Glazed Eyes, meet Srey Pov. She's a tough interview because she breaks down as she recalls her life in a ...
New York Times

Gangs Enter New Territory With Sex Trafficking
by Carrie Johnson A placard featuring the photo of a child sits on a table during a conference on human sex trafficking last month in Atlanta. In Fairfax County, Va., gang members who have forced girls as young as 12 into prostitution are being sent to...

Enslaved in America
An NBC News Special Report.

Sweden: Why we criminalized purchase of sexual services
Over the years the interest from abroad about our legislation has grown, mainly because we can see a clear link between prostitution and human trafficking. Sweden has had a steady stream of visitors coming to study the Swedish example and the effects ...

Colorado Senate moves ahead with get-tough prostitution bill that focuses on 'johns'
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 to raise minimum fines for sex customers to $5,000, with the money going to a statewide, scared-straight-type program for first offenders who solicit adult prostitutes.
The Republic

Human Trafficking is a Big Deal in San Bernardino County
Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is somewhat surprising that San Bernardino County ranks as one of the biggest transit points for human trafficking, domestically and international in the U.S.
Digital Journal

3 Arrested in Sex Sting at Vista Spa
Three women were arrested for suspicion of prostitution at a Vista spa in an undercover sex sting operation conducted by San Diego County sheriff's deputies.
KGTV San Diego

CNN Freedom Project catalyzes action against human trafficking of all kinds
The announcement of the Small Grants Facility for victims of human trafficking coincides with International Women's Day, a symbolic move, according to UNODC, given that two-thirds of the victims of this $32 billion global industry are women.
Holly Craw, Sex Trafficking Examiner,

Investors Commend Delta Airways for Efforts to Stop the Trafficking of Children
Pledging to educate its employees on ways to identify and report suspected incidents of human trafficking, Delta has taken an important step as the first US carrier to sign The Code.
PR Newswire

National Human Trafficking Resource Center | Polaris Project
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours.
Polaris Project

Hollywood actress and UN anti-crime agency launch grants facility for trafficking victims
The announcement of the Small Grants Facility for victims of human trafficking coincides with International Women's Day, a symbolic move, according to UNODC, given that two-thirds of the victims of this $32 billion global industry are women.
UN News Center

Oscar winner Mira Sorvino opens human trafficking art installation
A work of art, highlighting the plight of victims of human trafficking, has been unveiled by the Oscar-winning actress and UN goodwill ambassador Mira Sorvino. The piece was commissioned by the UN to mark the launch of a special fund to help victims of.
BBC News

Human trafficking victims fund to be launched by UN
A fund to help victims of human trafficking is being launched later by the United Nations in London. Trustees hope to raise millions of pounds from governments, corporations and private donors.
Ben Ando, BBC News

How human trafficking can be a middle-class crime
In many cases this is what human trafficking is. But the middle and upper classes in society can be culprits too, sometimes without even knowing it. Domestic servitude is a form of exploitation that is more widespread than most people might think.
Ali Sheikholeslami,

CNN Takes On Slavery, Human Trafficking with The CNN Freedom Project
Regular features on the blog will include: The Number, a weekly graphic examining the numbers related to human trafficking; Solutions, success stories about people and nations fighting the problem; and iReport Challenge.
David Cohen, Blog-Nalism,

Shadowy figures lurking on the fringe
It's an all-too-common theme for those combating human trafficking. "These are people, whether they're from another country or whether they're enslaved at home … who have been trapped in a situation that they can't get out of.
Wayne Drash, CNN

Ben & Jerry's, Jimmy Fallon Offer Fair Trade "Late Night Snack"
This new announcement from Ben & Jerry's is part of the company's ongoing efforts as a leader among major food and snack companies in supporting responsible product sourcing. About a year ago, Ben & Jerry's announced that it would source every ingredient it uses that can be Fair Trade Certified in every one of its flavors in all of its markets by the end of 2013.
Tim Newman,

Human Trafficking
Women Talk hosts "Trafficked" a weekly radio show out of Texas that focuses on human trafficking. The show's creator and host, Dottie Laster, is an original member of the US Attorney General's Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, a Texas task force of local, state and federal law enforcement.
Kimberly Moore, Weekly Surge

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking
After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

Recent arrests shed light on sex trafficking
Prosecutors and victim advocates are tackling human trafficking from many angles. One key approach is to cut the demand for the product, by focusing on the "end user."
The Journal News

Bon Appétit: Enjoy Fair Trade Chocolate! | News
Hershey's Record Profits May Come at Children's Expense. 2-24-11 News

TIP Press | Ethical Valentine's Day – Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking
African mines are largely controlled by militant factions who fight for control over these lucrative mineral zones – causing civil conflict and human rights abuses throughout the region.
Jade Batstone, TIP Press

The Human Trafficking Project: Teach Your Students about Child Slavery
Elizabeth Devine is a social studies teacher at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, introduces the topic with scenes from the film Human Trafficking, a fictionalized look at the sex trade in Eastern Europe. She invites experts, such as a federal prosecutor who presided over a local human trafficking case, into the classroom.
Buffalo Expat, The Human Trafficking Project

Report Calls Nurses' Attention to Human Trafficking Victims
Nurses and physicians generally lack knowledge about indicators of human trafficking when they encounter victims during their shifts, according to a new report.

What Is The Polaris Project?
Human trafficking is an issue that has been addressed by local, state, and federal governments, the United Nations, and other global organizations who aim to address the issue of human trafficking in various forms.
Ashley Anderson,

The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking - PDF
AJN, February 2011, Vol. 111, No. 2

Human trafficking victim tells Pinellas gathering of her abuse - 01/16/11

Tallahassee man sentenced to life for child sex trafficking - PDF
Department of Justice, Middle District of Florida - 01/10/11


9-1-1 call-tracker protocol
National Emergency Number Association

Airlines play growing role in war on sex trafficking
The Sydney Morning Herald Online - 10/11/10

Big business must clean up its act says human rights chief
Herald Scotland Online - 10/03/10

Burleson mother launches effort to help victims of human trafficking - 04/27/10

California: corporate responsibility and human trafficking - 10/11/10

Cape Coral man accused of threatening Bonita Springs human-trafficking victim - 02/01/10

Child trafficking victim: 'They conned me' - 01/24/10

Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women
The Guardian Online CO UK - 08/09/10

Documentary exposes human trafficking
Daily Inter Lake online - 01/07/10

End Slavery: Ask supermarkets to pay farm workers one penny more - 10/11/10

Effects of federal legislation on the commercial sexual exploitation of children - PDF
US Dept of Justice, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - 07/10

Facts About Human Trafficking
Asan Way Online - 10/12/10

Grant lets law school fight human trafficking in Mexico
The National Law Journal Online - 10/11/10

How to protect children from trafficking in 3 easy steps - 08/08/10

Human Trafficking and Money Laundering: Common Bedfellows - 01/24/10

Human Trafficking In Alachua County
WCJB-TV North Central Florida - 07/06/10

ICE participates in human trafficking awareness day in south Florida
U.S. Imigration and Customs Enforcement online news - 01/11/10

India: Community and police come together against trafficking of women and children - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - 01/27/10

It happens in Canada
North Shore News Online - 08/08/10

KENYA - Diverse human trafficking trends in East African region highlights urgent need for greater protection - Relief Web Online - 10/12/10

Man goes undercover to combat child sex slavery - 02/09/10

Manila, Philippines - DOJ creates anti-human trafficking task force
ABS CBN News - 07/23/10

New United Nations stamps feature human trafficking theme
UNODC - 04/02/10

On the trail of human trafficking
CNN International - 07/2010

Oregon House unanimously passes human trafficking hotline bill - 02/12/2010

Pimping culture in Mexico fosters sex trafficking in the U.S.
Examiner Tampa Bay - 08/09/10

Protecting the girl-child from sexual violence in Haiti's aftermath
SOS Children's Villages online news - 01/16/10

Protection of human rights must accompany relief efforts in Haiti
Amnesty International online news - 01/15/10

San Clemente moms take aim at human trafficking
OC Register Online - 10/12/10

Sex offender law could go global with California lawmaker's bill - 02/17/10

Slavery isn't relic of history
Cape Cod Times Online - 10/24/10

Somali refugees in Nepal: Stuck in the waiting room
Time Magazine - 10/10/09

South Africa's new slave trade and the campaign to stop it
Time Magazine - 01/18/2010

Southwest Florida children sold as sex slaves Part 1 - 01/18/2010

Southwest Florida children sold as sex slaves/Couple devotes lives to helping human trafficking victims Part 2, - 01/19/2010

State legislatures step up effort to fight human trafficking
The Washington 7/19/10

Three charged with human trafficking on Alachua County farms
The Gainsville Sun Online - 07/06/2010

U.S. Intensifies Efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking in Haiti - 01/29/10

US Soldier Pimped Hookers From His Md. Apartment - 04/28/10

Victim recounts 'plain evilness' of molester facing new charges
The Palm Beach Post - posted 3/13/10; updated 3/15/10

Vigil meant to bring attention to stash houses for sex slaves in trendy neighborhoods The Palm Beach Post - posted 1/28/2010; updated 1/29/2010

Walmart won't buy Cosan sugar amid slavery blacklist
Business Week online news - 01/08/10

West Seattle pimp sentenced to 17 years - 01/22/10

WGBH Investigates: Sexual and Human Trafficking in the Boston Area (Part One)
Boston NPR Online - 07/08/10

Who are you calling a prostitute? - 01/24/10

Your favourite chocolate could be made through exploitative child labour - 10/02/10


Anti-slavery activists move to Palm City to be in Florida, where human trafficking high -- TCPalm online - 11/12/09

Bill would bolster penalties against traffickers
North County Times San Diego - 9/18/09

Book Review: The war on human trafficking: U.S. policy assessed
Bloomfield College Library Blog - 12/17/09

Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons:
Who Is Luis C. de Baca?
- 9/22/09

How Clearwater helped destroy an international sex slave ring
TampaBay News - 3/15/09

Human Tender - Oregon attorneys, law enforcement forge collaborative strategy to combat growing trade in human trafficking
Oregon State Bar Bulletin - 12/2009

Human trafficking and its link to money laundering
PDF - Consuelo Herrera, CAMS, CFE

Human trafficking rises in recession
Time Magazine - 06/18/2009

Lured to Mexico, young girls often unable to return
10News San Diego - 7/29/09

Miami Customs officials launch anti-human-trafficking campaign
Miami Herald - 11/11/09

Model Law to help states fight modern slavery
UNODC - 7/6/09

Obama administration promises action on human trafficking
McClatchy Online - 12/17/09

Running in the shadows: Part Two - For runaways, sex buys survivial
New York Times Series - 10/26/09

Sex Trafficking: Identifying cases and victims
Robert Moossy, J.D. - March 2009

SPC and partners to release ads on human trafficking
Blue & White Newsletter - October 2009

Study seeks ban on organ trafficking
Edith M. Lederer, United Nations (AP) 10/13/09

Sunshine state gloomy for 1200 trafficking victims
Change.Org - 12/17/09

Tampa Digital Studios creates public service campaign for awareness of human trafficking --Tampa Digital Studios, July 2009

The Women’s Crusade,, 08/17/09

Unsung heroes to receive 2009 human rights awards
Human Rights Council Tampa/Hillsborough County - 12/02/09

What do human trafficking and gangs have in common? - September 2009



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