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.
Human Trafficking Involves More Than Prostitution. A disproportionate focus on human trafficking for prostitution could lead advocates to overlook people who are enslaved for labor such as farm work or house cleaning, said a scholar at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. [The Columbus Dispatch]
N.J Assembly Sends Human Sex-Trafficking Bill to Christie. The state Assembly has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at attacking the human sex-trafficking trade in New Jersey, and has sent it to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature. [Star Ledger]
Lawmakers Tackling Human Trafficking. Montana lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent and punish human trafficking in response to reports of increased prostitution in eastern Montana communities teeming with people who have come to find work in the Bakken oil boom. [Associated Press]
Human Trafficking Bill Gets Final Approval. A bill that would require strip clubs, job recruitment centers and other businesses to post notices telling human trafficking victims how to get help is headed for Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
Organize to Scrutinize Your Local Sex Trafficking Laws. Too many sex trafficking victims are not being found or helped in the United States because too many local governments are ignorant of state and federal human trafficking laws. [Huffington Post]
How Sweet it is: From Sex Trafficking Victim to Success Story. What does the face of a pimp look like? Is he the kind of man who operates out of a dilapidated warehouse or has his girls on the street corners of that part of town—someone who only shows himself when darkness crawls in? [Ebony]
Modern-day Slavery. You see far too many child molestation cases in the news these days – either because the number of them has gone up or our tolerance for them has gone down. Or perhaps it’s both. [Augusta Chronicle]