Sex Trafficking

The term “sex trafficking” refers to criminal activity whereby one or more persons are subjected to engaging in commercial sexual activity through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, except that if the trafficked person is younger than age 18, the commercial sexual activity need not involve force, fraud, or coercion.

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking
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Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking

We have all heard the social media hysteria over people in white vans kidnapping children for trafficking or placing some marking on a car of someone they plan to traffic. However, this type of method is rarely used here in the United States to traffic someone. Most often a trafficker will use a grooming process…

The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking
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The Problem of Statistics in Human Trafficking and the Average Age of Entry into Sex Trafficking

Editor’s note: Our Human Trafficking Essentials course promotes the average age of entry into sex trafficking as 17, based upon the below research. The below makes clear there are no studies that demonstrate that age in a truly measurable manner. Our materials make clear that the statistics in the human trafficking field are difficult to…

New Estimates of Human Trafficking in the World: Shocking but Not Surprising
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New Estimates of Human Trafficking in the World: Shocking but Not Surprising

The estimated number of people in situations of trafficking rose by 12 percent between 2016 and 2021, the latest international consensus study found. Today, some 27.6 million people around the globe are living without the freedom to choose how they live and work, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Walk Free.

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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones August 2022 meeting! Also see the announcement about the 5 Stones award nominations! Our 5 Stones meeting this August featured a panel of experts who discussed what it takes to open and sustain a residential facility for trafficked victims.  On the panel…

Back to School Safety Checklist for Parents – Protect Children Against Human Trafficking
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Back to School Safety Checklist for Parents – Protect Children Against Human Trafficking

Bullying, school shootings, COVID-19 outbreaks and sex trafficking are all very real fears for the parents and caregivers of today’s youth. As school kicks off around the country here are 10 things you can do to protect your child from human trafficking: 1. Basics Once your child is able to, they should know their parent’s…

Criminalizing Victims: Trafficking Survivors With Criminal Records Deserve Relief
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Criminalizing Victims: Trafficking Survivors With Criminal Records Deserve Relief

Keyana Marshall was just 15 when she was manipulated into selling sex by a female trafficker she originally went to work for as a babysitter. Throughout her teen years she was passed from one trafficker to another. Finally, law enforcement stepped in. But for Keyana, that only made things worse. She wound up serving nearly…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones July 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this July featured Dr. Shannon Wolf with Southcliff Christian Counseling Center.  Dr. Wolf presented on how to recognize trauma and its effects on the brain.  We also heard a report from Lindy Borchardt with the…

2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report Key Takeaways
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2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report Key Takeaways

Every year the Human Trafficking Institute releases a report compiling data from every federal criminal case since The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The purpose of the report is to provide a deep dive into the U.S. federal response to human trafficking to determine what is working and where improvements can be made.  … Read More »

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USA: Man charged with sex trafficking
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USA: Man charged with sex trafficking

A suspected human trafficker has been indicted and arrested following a joint investigation between Hope for Justice and a human trafficking task force. The joint investigation has located at least four victims of sex trafficking. The suspect was formally charged by a grand jury last month, with counts of trafficking for a commercial sex act,…