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.
How to Make Human Trafficking a Priority for Law Enforcement Agencies. In the UK, knife crime and gang crime have been decreasing rapidly. [Guardian]
Tech and Human Trafficking. As technology gets more sophisticated, fighting human trafficking is more complicated. But new technologies, particularly in big data, are helping to rescue more and more victims. We talk to some of the tech innovators leading the charge. [Huffington Post]
Sex Trafficking: What Now? During the last legislative session, Mississippi lawmakers sharpened the teeth of the state’s laws addressing human trafficking. [Jackson Free Press]
Candor and Modeling in Fighting Human Trafficking. The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) at the U.S. State Department, which I had the privilege of directing, has put out the annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report reflects candor on the global situation and on specific nations. [Council on Foreign Relations]
Human Trafficking in Our Backyard. I was ecstatic to learn of the progress local leaders like my delegate, Barbara Comstock (R-34), have made in raising awareness on human trafficking and sex trafficking right here in our backyard. [Connection Newspaper]
Faith-Based Fashion Company Helps Women Rescued from Human Trafficking. Former model Giselle Meza’s career allowed her to visit exotic locations and world-renowned sights, but it was witnessing the worst violations of human rights that stuck with her throughout the years. [CNN]