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: www.mtvu.com The following month Pinkett-Smith testified before Senate on the issue, urging Congress to step up