New Orleans

New Orleans is a city in Louisiana that has a significant history of human trafficking. The city’s port has been identified as a major point of entry for trafficked individuals, particularly for sex trafficking. Due to its proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean, traffickers use New Orleans as a transit hub for victims from those regions. The city has taken steps to combat trafficking, such as establishing the Human Trafficking Task Force and partnering with organizations to provide services to survivors.

 

Texas and Louisiana’s First Spouses’ Global Human Trafficking Summit – 10.14.21
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Texas and Louisiana’s First Spouses’ Global Human Trafficking Summit – 10.14.21

First Lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott and First Lady of Louisiana Donna Edwards have partnered in the past year to educate other first spouses along with key stakeholders across the country on anti-human trafficking efforts and resources they can bring back to their own states. The latest educational summit in October 2021 was hosted by the Texas Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking…

“Dead Man Walking” at Sing Sing
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“Dead Man Walking” at Sing Sing

Photograph by Karen Almond / Courtesy Met Opera The epigraph to Sister Helen Prejean’s book “Dead Man Walking,” published in 1993, is from “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”: “I went right along, not fixing up any particular plan, but just trusting in Providence to put the right words in my mouth when the time come:…

New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press
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New alliance (Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA) formed to combat human trafficking – American Press

Published 11:45 am Thursday, September 21, 2023  Southwest Louisiana is a target for human traffickers due to its location on the I-10 corridor between Houston and New Orleans. To combat human trafficking in the area, local, state and federal partners have collaborated to create the Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA. This was announced…

Anti-Human Trafficking & Disaster Resilience | United Way Worldwide
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Anti-Human Trafficking & Disaster Resilience | United Way Worldwide

Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone to work, for little or no pay, through force, fraud, or coercion. It is a multidimensional problem that disproportionately impacts marginalized communities across the United States and around the world. While human trafficking can happen anywhere, systemic injustices like racism, homophobia, sexism, economic inequality, and more lead…

Human trafficking in Louisiana: what you need to know
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Human trafficking in Louisiana: what you need to know

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Human trafficking is a disturbing problem that affects millions of people worldwide, including those in our own community. According to 2022 data from the Louisiana Human Trafficking Coalition, Caddo Parish ranks at the top of Louisiana parishes in reported instances of human trafficking. Human trafficking can be defined as the recruitment,…

New book ‘The Great Escape’ tells of human trafficking in post-Katrina Mississippi
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New book ‘The Great Escape’ tells of human trafficking in post-Katrina Mississippi

In 2006, Saket Soni worked as a labor organizer in New Orleans. One day, he received a disturbing phone call late at night; The man on the other end was desperate for his help. The caller, an Indian migrant worker, told Soni that he had been lured to the U.S. by a company called Signal…

Bold criminal secretly relaunched massage parlor prostitution ring as he cut a deal with prosecutors
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Bold criminal secretly relaunched massage parlor prostitution ring as he cut a deal with prosecutors

BATON ROUGE – A man arrested for running a prostitution ring out of several massage parlors had already restarted his criminal operation by the time prosecutors agreed to drop his charges last year, according to court records obtained by WBRZ. On Wednesday, WBRZ reported that several massage parlors were closed after they were busted for…

Los Angeles Official Urges City to Investigate Trafficked Homeless Youth – The Epoch Times
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Los Angeles Official Urges City to Investigate Trafficked Homeless Youth – The Epoch Times

Los Angeles Councilwoman Traci Park recently urged city departments to take measures to investigate and provide updated data on human trafficking among homeless youth, citing a 2016 Loyola University New Orleans study that found 10 percent of homeless youth in L.A. are involved in trafficking. Park, who represents the city’s 11th District, from the west…

Events like the All-Star Game can bring in human traffickers | KSL.com
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Events like the All-Star Game can bring in human traffickers | KSL.com

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Along with all the excitement during the NBA All-Star weekend, a dark problem comes that most people won’t even realize is happening alongside all of the events. As tens of thousands flood Utah, behind the scenes, people like Candace Rivera and Amber Kehl are paying attention…

NFL Stars Advocate to End Abuse and Human Trafficking With It's a Penalty's Campaign
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NFL Stars Advocate to End Abuse and Human Trafficking With It's a Penalty's Campaign

Today, It’s a Penalty launched its 14th global campaign ahead of Super Bowl LVII focused on harnessing the power of sport to prevent abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. Through partnerships with Hilton Hotels, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Airbnb, Motel 6, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and many others, the 2023 Super Bowl campaign covers travel touchpoints…