Visit 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.
The How and Where of Sex Trafficking in Minnesota. “Prostitution is not the world’s oldest profession. It is the world’s oldest oppression,” says Vednita Carter, the founder and executive director of Breaking Free, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that provides services to victims and survivors of prostitution. [MPR]
Human Trafficking Measure Now Law. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a new law Monday designed to strengthen efforts in Kansas to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of young women. [Lawrence Journal-World]
Sex Traffickers Could Have to Register in North Carolina. An N.C. Senate bill requiring convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders in North Carolina awaits Gov. Pat McCrory’s approval — a proposal proponents say is the first step to addressing a crime that often remains hidden. [Daily Tarheel]
FBI: Atlanta a Hub for Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is one of the most shocking crimes occurring in Georgia, and chances are you don’t even know it exists. It is so prevalent that a house bill was recently passed to increase penalties for convictions. [Fox Local]
Joining Forces to Stop North Country Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is a growing problem across the country…including here in the North Country. [North Country Public Radio]
Google Helps Launch Global Human Trafficking Network to Fight Slavery. Three organizations fighting global slavery and trafficking were collectively awarded $3 million by Google last week. [Huffington Post]
Sex Traffickers Rely on Charm to Lure Victims. Criminals who lure young victims into sex trafficking make use of an unexpected weapon — friendliness. [San Antonio Express-News]