HEADLINES: Trafficking – April 11th, 2013

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button_icon_trafficking_headlinesVisit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking campaign.  Human Trafficking is a much overlooked crime, but every Friday I will strive to bring you the most up-to-date news and information on the fight to eradicate trafficking.  Visit https://www.lirs.org/eht for more information on our End Human Trafficking campaign and how to get involved.

Arizona Human-Trafficking Task Force Created.  Gov. Jan Brewer launched a state task force on Monday that is charged with finding ways to reduce human trafficking in Arizona and help victims of the sex trade and forced-labor.  [Arizona Central]

Court Deals Blow to Human Trafficking Reforms.  As a result, experts warned that the abuses seen here — including non-payment of wages, poor living conditions, threats and intimidation — will continue.  [Kansas City Star]

Human Trafficking Bill Signed.  A legislative bill signed into law Friday by Governor Susana Martinez will help victims of human trafficking get cash, emergency housing and other assistance.  [KUMN]

Human Trafficking Called ‘Best Kept Secret.’  Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, most commonly for sexual slavery or forced labor.  [WANE]

Companies Step up to Fight Human Trafficking.  Once almost exclusively a problem tackled by governments and do-gooder organizations, corporations are beginning to take an active role in combating human trafficking and unfair labor practices.  [CNN]

Evangelicals Back Obama’s Faith-Based Council’s Report on Ending Human Trafficking.  The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has backed the new President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood’s report to Barack Obama, which is aimed at eradicating modern-day slavery.  [Christian Post]

Google Turns to Big Data to Unmask Human Traffickers.  Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative of all criminal enterprises.  [Bloomberg]

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