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New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels
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New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels

A new bill aimed at fighting human trafficking has been signed into law in California. The new law means hefty fines for hotel owners who suspect human trafficking is happening but don’t report it. “It will help incentivize businesses to not turn a blind eye to what’s happening underneath their noses,” said San Luis Obispo…

New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi
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New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Watson (R-Miss.) announced the launch of a new initiative, Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking (MBAT). MBAT is a statewide initiative to raise awareness and empower Mississippi businesses to combat human trafficking. The initiative is open to any business, nonprofit organization, or association in the state that…

Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal
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Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal

I’m encouraged by the opportunity to write about human trafficking in previous articles and that many people have reached out with questions and suggestions. “What we do as individuals is important. What we do as individuals collectively is even more important.” Together we are a Special Task Force. The first question was, “How do I…

Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress
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Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress

Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress My Grandma raised me in Kakamega. When I was in Primary School, she fell ill and could not provide for us anymore, so I went to Nairobi to look for a job. I went back every time I felt I had earned enough for…

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…

Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking
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Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking

Milwaukee police announced a new program Monday meant to create safe places for members of the LGBTQ+ community and victims of human trafficking to call for help. Milwaukee’ Safe Place Program is modeled after a similar one that originated in Seattle, where businesses and other institutions can receive stickers and decals identifying themselves as a…

Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3
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Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 3 … What we are watching in Canada … Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues…

Narmadapuram: Police run Chetna Campaign to check human trafficking
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Narmadapuram: Police run Chetna Campaign to check human trafficking

Narmadapuram (Madhya Pradesh): Women’s security wing of the district police Narmadapuram is running the Chetna Campaign to mark  Shardiya Navratri, under the guidance of Superintendent of Police Dr Gurkaran Singh. Women and girls are being made aware of dealing with adversity in various public places. Along with this, an oath was taken to stay away…

Child labourer-turned-activist urges global leaders to invest in education, end exploitation
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Child labourer-turned-activist urges global leaders to invest in education, end exploitation

Her journey from being a child labourer at a mica mine in Jharkhand to delivering a lecture on a global platform before UN leaders was not an easy one, but there is no stopping Kajal, who has resolved to make all efforts to end the menace. The 20-year-old woman’s determination and steadfastness is now taking…