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Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net
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Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net

Valerie Carter The Sun City West Rotary Club hosted Tiffany Lam Mendoza, Community Affairs Coordinator with the  Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, as she spoke about the problem of human sex and labor trafficking in Arizona. Some key information from her speech brought more focus on this growing problem: Average age of trafficked victims is…

Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot
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Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot

‘It’s an honour to get to work with these courageous individuals every single day.’ Joeline Magill grew up with the signs around her, but didn’t recognize them until she was an adult. Magill, who grew up on the west side of Saskatoon, is the co-founder of Hope Restored Canada, which provides public education and services…

Monday Starter: Maryknoll sister is Talitha Kum's new international coordinator
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Monday Starter: Maryknoll sister is Talitha Kum's new international coordinator

Editor’s note: Global Sisters Report’s Monday Starter is a weekly feature from GSR staff writers that rounds up news from or about women religious that you may otherwise have missed. Talitha Kum, the sister-led international network that advocates against human trafficking, has a new leader. Maryknoll Sr. Abby Avelino will be the organization’s third international…

IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training
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IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training

Thu, 09/22/2022 – 12:14pm | By: Karelia Pitts Earlier this summer, the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work to form a Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training (CHRT) – the first center of its kind in…

PGTI Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
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PGTI Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

PGT Innovations is commemorating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with five days full of gifts and fanfare for team members across its family of brands. The annual holiday is September 11 through September 17 this year and celebrates the hard work and commitment of the 3.6 million truck drivers across the country who deliver the…

Vietnamese parents forced to buy back children as human trafficking crisis in Cambodia escalates
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Vietnamese parents forced to buy back children as human trafficking crisis in Cambodia escalates

In the first half of this year, Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities have rescued 250 people who were lured to Cambodian casinos by human traffickers. In a joint operation, authorities are continuing to bring home Vietnamese nationals. Chinese crime syndicates are believed to be behind the human trafficking operations in Cambodia that have targeted individuals from…

Biden slammed for ‘immoral’ open-border policy after human trafficker describes what happens to children
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Biden slammed for ‘immoral’ open-border policy after human trafficker describes what happens to children

President Biden and his Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas were criticized Thursday after a Central American trafficker revealed what the United States’ open border policy has allowed Mexican drug cartels to do to unaccompanied or kidnapped children. The trafficker, speaking anonymously to investigative reporter Sara Carter, said the cartels are very keen on, at times,…

Man gets 10-year sentence for sex trafficking a girl from Arizona in L.A. – LA Daily News
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Man gets 10-year sentence for sex trafficking a girl from Arizona in L.A. – LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for forcibly bringing a teenage girl from Arizona to Los Angeles to work as a prostitute, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Jahque Dijion Williams, 21, of Los Angeles, was sentenced July 14 in federal court in Phoenix. He had previously pleaded guilty to…

‘Modern day slavery’: Lawmakers, advocates seek change after Republic prison labor investigation
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‘Modern day slavery’: Lawmakers, advocates seek change after Republic prison labor investigation

Reacting to an investigation by The Arizona Republic and KJZZ, lawmakers and advocates are calling for a review of the state’s use of prison labor. “Forced prison labor is nothing more than modern day slavery, and our state’s growing reliance on this workforce is irresponsible, immoral and inexcusable,” said state Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale. “Any public…