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 Victims Won’t Be Charged. Federal prosecutors announced this morning that the women allegedly forced into prostitution in an Elyria human trafficking case will not face criminal charges. [The Chronicle-Telegram]
Why Do Diplomats and the Wealthy Turn to Human Trafficking. Last week, Jackie Bensen from News4 in Washington broke the story of a possible human-trafficking case at a Saudi diplomatic compound in McLean, Virginia. [PolicyMic]
Keeping Up the Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking. Yesterday, I was honored to attend the 7th Annual Pearls of Purpose Gala hosted by FAIRgirls. [Huffington Post]
Momentum Grows to End Human Trafficking. As I looked around the South Auditorium in the Old Executive Office Building during the White House’s Forum to Combat Human Trafficking, I felt a surge of hope in a field that could use so much more. [Huffington Post]
Human Trafficking in Bay Area More than Prostitution. Lost. Stories of human trafficking are interwoven with loss, connected to each other by the common tendrils of what has been taken. [Mercury News]
Dancer Bipartisan Bill on Human Trafficking Signed into Law. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that addresses the issue of human trafficking in New Jersey was signed into law by Governor Christie on Monday. [Politicker NJ]
Elizabeth Smart Speaks at Human Trafficking Forum. Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart said May 1 she understands why some human trafficking victims don’t run. [Associated Press]