Visit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking campaign. Human Trafficking is a much overlooked crime, but every Friday I will strive to bring you the most up-to-date news and information on the fight to eradicate trafficking. Visit http://lirs.org/eht for more information on our End Human Trafficking campaign and how to get involved.
New Campaign Aims to help Local Victims of Human Trafficking. The survivors, the ones who are damaged but make it out alive, are the ones we know of, the ones we can track and monitor. [Buffalo News]
Government Moves to Address Domestic Child Sex Trafficking. The U.S. government is in its second decade of fighting global human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) by evaluating how other governments fight these crimes and tying results to financial assistance. [The Hill]
Sex Trafficking in the Spotlight. “Human trafficking” conjures up images of international sex rings and slave labor in other countries. [Express Milwaukee]
Senate Bill Defines Sex Trafficking as Child Abuse. Child prostitutes would be considered victims of abuse rather than juvenile offenders and be referred to child welfare officials under legislation in Congress aimed at extending care to them before they become ensnared in the criminal justice system. [Associated Press]
Human Trafficking becoming a Problem in South Dakota. Human trafficking is rearing its ugly head in South Dakota, and the Family Heritage Alliance (FHA) is joining the fight against it. [Rapid City Journal]
Trafficked Children are Victims, not Criminals. No community in the state is immune from sex trafficking. [Duluth News-Tribune]