Awareness

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Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR
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Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed seven bills to combat human trafficking in Virginia on Wednesday. Youngkin signed seven legislative bills with a goal of putting an end to human trafficking and provide support for survivors on Wednesday, June 8. After the signing, Secretary Kay Coles James officiated the swearing-in of the Commission…

Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags
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Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags

Sex trafficking is one of the few crimes that interacts with society in such a manner that its victims can walk down the sidewalk next to everyone else and no one knows the horrors they are facing. They can walk into your place of business or sit next to you on public transportation, and you…

Most kidnappings are robberies, not trafficking – University of Cape Town expert
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Most kidnappings are robberies, not trafficking – University of Cape Town expert

Lester Kiewit chats to Dr Simon Howell from the Centre for Criminology at the University of Cape Town about the kidnapping phenomenon in South Africa Original podcast page can be found here. Key Points: South African law makes clear distinction between kidnapping and abduction Experts are concerned that these crimes are being conflated Increase in kidnappings…

Despite saving hundreds of sex trafficking victims yearly, Hawaii has few prosecutions
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Despite saving hundreds of sex trafficking victims yearly, Hawaii has few prosecutions

HONOLULU (KITV4) — Hawaii may be paradise to some, but it still has a problem when it comes to sex trafficking. Experts have a hard time pinpointing the exact number of sex trafficking victims in Hawaii, but they do know it is much higher than the number of arrests and convictions for sex traffickers. “Unlike…

Bridgeport man accused of sexually assaulting teen gets five years – Connecticut Post
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Bridgeport man accused of sexually assaulting teen gets five years – Connecticut Post

BRIDGEPORT — A local man, who along with his grandmother was accused of sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl who had been the subject of a silver alert out of Hartford, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. “To say this was a traumatic situation for the victim is an understatement,” Superior Court Judge Kevin…

Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison, KNEWS
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Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison, KNEWS

An elderly farmer in Cyprus was sentenced to ten years behind bars in a sexual exploitation case, after a joint law enforcement operation with Europol led to the discovery of at least two victims in the island’s agricultural sector. Local media said a 71-year-old Greek Cypriot man from a village in Famagusta district was sentenced…

JUNE 8, 2022 SOAR to Health and Wellness Training | The Administration for Children and Families
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JUNE 8, 2022 SOAR to Health and Wellness Training | The Administration for Children and Families

  June 8, 2022:Jeri Moomaw, SOAR Certified Trainer, NHTTACDr. Kanani Titchen, SOAR Certified Trainer, NHTTAC Program Agenda (All times in eastern time zone.) 1:00 – 1:40 p.m.           Introduction and Overview (40 Minutes) 1:40 – 2:00 p.m.          Stop (20 Minutes) 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.          Observe (15 Minutes) 2:15 – 2:35 p.m.       …

“Ve Haf Ways of Making You NOT Talk” | Psychology Today
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“Ve Haf Ways of Making You NOT Talk” | Psychology Today

A widely accepted statistic in the anti-trafficking community is that even though human trafficking is a crime, fewer than one in 100 traffickers will pay for it with jail time. The reason? Traffickers are adept at keeping their victims from testifying. A Porn Star Decides to Out Her Victimizers Take the case of the porn…

Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again
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Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again

“Most of the victims are foreigners and, because of that, they face language and cultural barriers, as well as other issues, such as lack of documentation that becomes an obstacle to access psychological services,” Ali says. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new layers of vulnerability, according to Manuela. “There’s a need for more work opportunities…

IOM Warns of Increased Risk of Trafficking in Persons for People Fleeing Ukraine
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IOM Warns of Increased Risk of Trafficking in Persons for People Fleeing Ukraine

IOM Statement Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is worried about the risk of trafficking in persons as well as sexual exploitation and abuse in Ukraine and the region as the number of vulnerable people fleeing the war continues to rise. Over 3 million people have fled Ukraine, including 162,000 third-country nationals (TCNs)….