HEADLINES: Trafficking – April 19th, 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.

Minnesota Law for Sex Trafficking Victims.  In the 18 months since Minnesota passed critical legislation aimed at helping victims of sex trafficking, the sad truth is that the problem has only worsened.  [Star Tribune]

Human-Trafficking Act Needs to Protect All Victims.  Is the federal Trafficking Violence Protection Act doing enough to protect the victims of human trafficking?  [Duluth News Tribune]

The Unthinkable Reality of Human Trafficking and What You Can Do About it.  Unthinkable things happen around the world today. A quick scan of the headlines is enough to weigh down the heart with reports of atrocities and tragedies and calamities and more.  [Patheos]

Local Pols Push Anti-Human Trafficking Bill.  Human trafficking isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to crime in Pennsylvania — but two local politicians are aiming to increase awareness and toughen penalties on human traffickers with proposed legislation this session.  [Philly.com]

Say No to Slave and Sex Trafficking.  What does modern slavery, also known as human trafficking, have to do with you or me? Everything!  [Huffington Post]

House Committee Approves Bill that Would Close Loophole in Sex Trafficking Law.  A bill that would close a loophole in an existing sex trafficking law by making it a felony to solicit, incite or promote the prostitution of minors passed a House committee Wednesday without objection.  [NOLA]

City Campaign Aimed at Human Trafficking.  Santa Fe is planning to put up a series of billboards to make the public more aware of human trafficking.  [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Sex Trafficking Bill Goes to Governor.  A bill requiring sex-offender registration for human trafficking is on its way to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory. [WRAL]

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