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‘We get calls everyday’: As human trafficking cases remain high; A Safe Place announces move to expand residential program
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‘We get calls everyday’: As human trafficking cases remain high; A Safe Place announces move to expand residential program

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – One local non-profit, A Safe Place, is looking to expand its program to help survivors free themselves of the trauma that being trafficked can bring. “We get calls every single day, they come from all across the country,” said Director of Charitable Giving Kathleen Peters at A Safe Place. As the…

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…

Secunderabad RPF rescues Bihari girl from human trafficking racket – Deccan Chronicle
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Secunderabad RPF rescues Bihari girl from human trafficking racket – Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: A minor Bihari girl who was forced into prostitution by Bihar based human traffickers was rescued by Secunderabad Railway Protection Force (RPF) and handed over to her parents on Wednesday. The victim told woman police officials that she managed to escape from the human trafficker from Bihar and came to Secunderabad by hiding under…

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…

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $485K To Combat Human Trafficking – Chelsea Record
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $485K To Combat Human Trafficking – Chelsea Record

The Baker-Polito Administration last week awarded grant funding to five Massachusetts prosecutor’s offices including Suffolk County to increase their capacity to investigate and prosecute human trafficking while improving services for victims of exploitation. The Suffolk DA office will receive $97,000. The 2023 Human Trafficking Enforcement and Training Grant Program was announced in September of this year. …

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,…

Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking
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Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking

Officials and activists have called for improved efforts to fight against human trafficking in the face of rising technology. On Tuesday, November 22, activists, academics and government officials, among other dignitaries from different parts of the continent convened in Kigali for the Africa Regional Freedom from Slavery Forum, where they discussed a number of things…

Prince George's Co. hospital receives $800K to help trafficking victims – WTOP News
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Prince George's Co. hospital receives $800K to help trafficking victims – WTOP News

Maryland’s second busiest trauma center is receiving federal funding to help identify and aid victims of sex and labor trafficking. The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center hospital (UM Capital) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, will get nearly $800,000 from the Department of Justice to go toward screening, identifying and supporting victims in medical…

Dressember fundraises every December, supporting human trafficking victims | News
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Dressember fundraises every December, supporting human trafficking victims | News

December has begun, but it is not too late for those who wish to join the Dressember Foundation.  Dressember is an organization founded in 2013 by Blythe Hill that aims to end human trafficking and support victims and survivors. Anyone can participate – here’s how: each advocate sets up a campaign page on the Dressember…