human trafficking awareness month

Evidence reveals that women and girls--especially women and girls of color--are overrepresented in the commercial sex trade
With domestic and international terrorism, refugee crises around the world, and a Presidential race filled with ugly diatribe dominating the news cycles, it seems there is no place for an issue like child exploitation in the news.
Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.
Designating a "Human Trafficking Awareness Month" thus not only ensures that issue of human trafficking is visible on the public radar screen, but more importantly mobilizes us to take steps to effect sustainable change in the lives of trafficked individuals across the world.
Pinchi, named a 2014 Trafficking In Persons Hero by the department, used to be one of the roughly 27 million victims of human
How to help: Not For Sale, a San Francisco-based organization, provides trafficking survivors and people in at-risk communities
"Because trafficking victims are often forced to commit various crimes under coercive circumstances, states should protect
You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably
"We're able to look at children in exotic places -- Cambodia, the Philippines, Nepal -- and say, 'How could parents allow
Get More: The following month Pinkett-Smith testified before Senate on the issue, urging Congress to step up
An estimated 5.5 million children worldwide are victims of human trafficking -- an absolute disgrace. What is even harder to believe is that thousands of these children are within the United States and child trafficking occurs within every single state.
All across the country, people are waking up to the fact that modern-day slavery is happening in their own backyards, and they want their elected officials to take action.
There is simply no justification for returning to the dark days when forced labor went mostly unrevealed, and vulnerable workers were forced to suffer in silence at the hands of their employers.
27 million people are "slaves." The Trafficking Victims Protection Act would protect and increase support for human trafficking victims, but Congress has let it expire.
Many are captives who are trafficked for sex, sold by their poverty-stricken parents. Others toil in sweatshops, make rubber