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.
Arizona Human-Trafficking Task Force Created. Gov. Jan Brewer launched a state task force on Monday that is charged with finding ways to reduce human trafficking in Arizona and help victims of the sex trade and forced-labor. [Arizona Central]
Court Deals Blow to Human Trafficking Reforms. As a result, experts warned that the abuses seen here — including non-payment of wages, poor living conditions, threats and intimidation — will continue. [Kansas City Star]
Human Trafficking Bill Signed. A legislative bill signed into law Friday by Governor Susana Martinez will help victims of human trafficking get cash, emergency housing and other assistance. [KUMN]
Human Trafficking Called ‘Best Kept Secret.’ Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, most commonly for sexual slavery or forced labor. [WANE]
Companies Step up to Fight Human Trafficking. Once almost exclusively a problem tackled by governments and do-gooder organizations, corporations are beginning to take an active role in combating human trafficking and unfair labor practices. [CNN]
Evangelicals Back Obama’s Faith-Based Council’s Report on Ending Human Trafficking. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has backed the new President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood’s report to Barack Obama, which is aimed at eradicating modern-day slavery. [Christian Post]