Forced Labor

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024
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ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024 October 5, 2022 • 12:42 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – The scale of forced labor is increasing worldwide, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is recommending the U.S. government increase funding to meet the growing human…

Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida
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Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven today sentenced Jamel Muldrew (34, Houston, Texas) to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor, enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering, and interstate transportation of a person…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award
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Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award

Regional FBI officials presented the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force with a Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Members of the task force’s steering committee accepted the award, including co-chairs Stephanie Baucus and Penny Ronning; board members Scott Koch, Melanie Tripp, and Erin Walker; and steering committee members…

Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs
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Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs

Houston – Sex trafficking and human smuggling make big headlines in Texas. They are both forms of human trafficking that victimizes many. Yet experts say another form of trafficking that is easier to accomplish is creating what many consider modern day slavery. It is called labor trafficking and the traffickers take advantage of the current…

Global Estimates Reveal Modern Slavery Is on the Rise
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Global Estimates Reveal Modern Slavery Is on the Rise

Global estimates of modern slavery are up from 40 million to 50 million in the last five years, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). The dread rippling through our staff Slack channel upon hearing this update was almost tangible. It’s easy to feel discouraged about this at first, but on…

Why We Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Radical.net
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Why We Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Radical.net

Editor’s note: we are a non-denominational organization. Throughout Scripture, God’s heart for orphans and vulnerable children is clearly proclaimed. God declares himself to be “father of the fatherless” (Psalm 68:5), executing justice on behalf of the vulnerable (Deuteronomy 10:18). Approximately 153 million children worldwide are orphans. Many of these children are vulnerable to forced labor…

Where is Sex-Cult Leader Larry Ray Now? – The Cinemaholic
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Where is Sex-Cult Leader Larry Ray Now? – The Cinemaholic

As a documentary that lives up to its title in almost every way imaginable, Peacock’s ‘Sex, Lies, and the College Cult’ can only be described as equal parts horrid, shocking, as well as terrifying. That’s because it delves deep into the way a single man managed to brainwash his daughter’s friends at the reputed Sarah…

INNOCEAN Lends Support to International Non-Profit, The Exodus Road
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INNOCEAN Lends Support to International Non-Profit, The Exodus Road

INNOCEAN, a leading advertising and branding agency is collaborating with The Exodus Road, an organization that partners with law enforcement to curtail rampant human trafficking crimes taking place throughout the world. As the new school year has begun, social media has been filled with photographs taken by parents of their children holding up signs stating…

US Department of Labor announces new reports, tools in global effort to end child, forced labor
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US Department of Labor announces new reports, tools in global effort to end child, forced labor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced updated and new tools designed to eliminate child and forced labor worldwide by detailing the scope and potential sources of the problems, and providing guidance to those combating them. The department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs has published the 10th edition of its “List of Goods…