Sex Trafficking

Thorn at Ten: A Decade of Progress
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Thorn at Ten: A Decade of Progress

How it started More than a decade ago, our co-founder, Ashton Kutcher, saw a TV special about the atrocities of child sex trafficking. Unable to look away, Ashton knew at that moment that he had no choice but to do everything in his power to help defend children experiencing these horrific abuses. After extensive research…

Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year
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Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year

A woman trying to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking has been named Advocate Sherman Hospital’s 2022 Nurse of the Year. Jerilyn Damiani of Hoffman Estates has worked at Sherman for two years, starting in the emergency department before becoming a recovery nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit. She was surprised by supervisors…

Human Trafficking: A Look Inside 'The Life' – WBAY
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Human Trafficking: A Look Inside 'The Life' – WBAY

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WBAY) – Human trafficking is a real issue happening across the country, including Wisconsin. However, most people don’t notice it even when it’s happening right in front of them. In all 72 counties of Wisconsin is another world unseen by most with the worst to offer. It’s known as “The Life.” “The Life,…

Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com
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Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com

HOPEWELL — The terms sex trafficking and human trafficking evoke images of girls or young adult females being sold or “pimped out” by older men. While that can be the case, youth advocates say the issue is far-reaching and falls under the term exploitation, or “sexploitation” — and it does happen locally. “I do think…

Viewers ‘disgusted’ at ‘horrifying’ new Ghislaine Maxwell documentary on Netflix
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Viewers ‘disgusted’ at ‘horrifying’ new Ghislaine Maxwell documentary on Netflix

Editor’s note: this is a look at the cultural feedback from the documentary meant to provide historical reference.   Netflix viewers have said they are ‘disgusted’ at the ‘horrifying’ new Ghislaine Maxwell documentary that has recently hit the streaming platform. Watch the trailer below: It disturbingly details how the sex offender assisted in recruiting young…

Let us unite to end all forms of exploitation against children – The East African
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Let us unite to end all forms of exploitation against children – The East African

Each year, the world unites to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. This international campaign kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through December 10, the Human Rights Day. This year, Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) is shining a spotlight on…

Sex trafficking case resumes in Cape Town court – News24
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Sex trafficking case resumes in Cape Town court – News24

The trial of the two men and a woman allegedly involved in trafficking women for sex, resumed in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.  They are also charged with debt bondage and assault, relating to an alleged brothel off Koeberg Road in Cape Town. They have all pleaded not guilty. The trial of two…

ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act
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ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) thanks members of the U.S. Senate for passage this week of the International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 4171). This bill is a key component of a four-part package of legislation to reauthorize the legal framework for efforts by the United States to combat… Read more »

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New bill would put human trafficking hotline in every port of entry – The 19th News
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New bill would put human trafficking hotline in every port of entry – The 19th News

Each year, tens of thousands of people text or call 1-888-373-7888, the national human trafficking hotline. Now, lawmakers are pushing to require that number to be posted in every airport, bus station, rail station and all ports of entry in the United States.  Senators introduced on Thursday the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation which…