Visit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking Now 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 www.lirs.org/ehtn for more information on our End Human Trafficking Now campaign and how to get involved.
Latinas Disproportionately Affected By Human Trafficking in the U.S. “Latinas, African-Americans and indigenous women are disproportionately affected by human trafficking,” said Norma Ramos, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) a non-profit organization dedicated to abolishing modern day slavery. [Voxxi]
Kansas Legislature Taking Up Measure Targeted at Human Trafficking. Since 2011, more than 25 states have passed laws that address human trafficking. And soon, Kansas may join that list. [Lawrence Journal-World]
Human Trafficking: Supporting Foreign-Born Victims. Several advocates have emailed me recently asking for advice on how service providers can best serve foreign-born victims who were trafficked within the United States. [Washington Times]
Ending Human Trafficking – Now Is Our Time For Action. On December 31st, 2012, President Obama proclaimed January 2013 to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. [Huffington Post]
Our View: State Must Revise Trafficking Law. The state legislature should pass a proposal to strengthen Pennsylvania’s human-trafficking laws. A proposal co-sponsored by Sens. Stewart J. Greenleaf, R-12, and Pat Vance, R-31, would extensively revise the state’s existing law. [The Sentinel]
National Slavery, Human Trafficking Awareness Month. For the last three years, President Obama has declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and one new store in Tyler is hoping to raise awareness about the issue through the products they sell in their store. [KLTV]
Human Trafficking Report Released. Ohio lawmakers are increasing efforts to curb human trafficking. Following the Jan. 10 release of an annual Human Trafficking Report, which showed improvement in prevention of trafficking in Ohio, Attorney General Mike Dewine reconvened the state’s Human Trafficking Commission. [News Record]