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.
Interview with Justin Wassel: Human Trafficking Abolitionist. Justin Wassel, author of the blog, Crossover at Eagles Point is an anti-human trafficking abolitionist. Today he spoke with us about his philosophy and his mission. [Washington Times]
The Fight is on Against Sex Trafficking in New York State. Child advocates and human trafficking activists across the country have all eyes turned to New York State, where a bill that includes protections for child victims of sex trafficking is plodding its way through the Legislature. [Huffington Post]
Bill Creating Fund for Sex Trafficking Victims Heads to Governor. Legislation to create a fund dedicated to help victims of sex trafficking and to require convicted perpetrators of child trafficking to pay their victims restitution cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday. [Times-Picayune]
Sex Trafficking Needs Spotlight. The use of task forces to fight methamphetamine and child pornography in South Dakota is being expanded to a war against sex traffickers. [Argus Leader]
When it Comes to Sex Trafficking, Tech is Far from Neutral. Many of us live in a bubble where technology is a magical thing, a thing to be fiercely but safely debated on Twitter and in the blogosphere … which is why we don’t realize that tech has become the latest and most divisive actor (along with religion and politics) in discussions about sex trafficking. [Wired]
Facebook Refuses to Pull Extremely NSFW Red Light District Page. Facebook, in its infinite wisdom, has opted not to remove a page for a red light district in India. The page contains explicit photos and prostitutes that appear to be children. [Daily Dot]