2012 Legislative Agenda for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

For full agenda click here Priority Legislation: HB 1355 by Rep. Chris Doworth (R-Heathrow) SB 1816 by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Wellington) The Florida Legislature has taken great strides toward protecting children and adults from sexual violence and supporting those who have already been victimized.  During the 2012 legislative session, FCASV will be prioritizing legislation by […]

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S. Fla. Women To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro For Human Trafficking Awareness

LOXAHATCHEE, FL (CBS4)-It’s a story about a group of women giving a voice to those who have none. Seven women from South Florida are preparing to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and the goal is to bring attention to human trafficking. It was more than determination that helped the women reach […]

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Region VIII: HNBA Human Trafficking Conference

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY Please join the Hispanic National Bar Association, Florida International University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law’s HALSA and CASBA for a candid discussion on The Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Florida and the U.S. A panel of experts from a variety of sectors will discuss the […]

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Observing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

TALLAHASSEE – January 11, 2012 – From Florida Department of Children and Families Release The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice will be handing out blue ribbons to legislators today in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The ribbons are attached to cards describing human trafficking and how […]

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From BangStyle.com posted by Jenny Bee National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Wednesday, January 11, 2012. For those of you who are unaware of what human trafficking means, a basic definition is that “Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. This is not a metaphor; it is the holding of people through force, fraud or coercion. The two […]

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21 Days of Prayer- 1/7/11 through 1/28/11

Beginning on January 7th and continuing through January 28th (our 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day), we are hosting 21 days of prayer focused on the issues of Human Trafficking. There will be daily sample prayers and bible verses for the prayer points on the FA Facebook page. Please join us in intercession on specific […]

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Indiana Senate committee endorses bill toughening sex-trafficking law ahead of Super Bowl

TOM DAVIES Associated Press 3:43 p.m. CST, January 5, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed a proposal to toughen penalties for sex trafficking, which legislators hope to pass into law before football fans converge on Indianapolis for next month’s Super Bowl. The Senate’s criminal code committee voted 9-0 in support […]

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Florida “riddled with Human Trafficking”

Tallahassee, Florida – A form of modern day slavery is happening all across Florida right now and police are trying to figure out the best way to attack it. On Monday in Tallahassee, police agents gathered at the headquarters of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and learned new ways to handle cases of human […]

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Nail Salons and Human Trafficking

Posted by Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking ⋅ January 5, 2012 Written by Phillip Martin In recent years, law enforcement officials nationwide have reported increases in human trafficking. By some estimates there are around 20,000 victims brought into the United States each year. The victims come from countries around the world including China, the Ukraine, […]

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Obama Declares January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

On December 30, 2011, President Obama declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. “We stand with all those who are held in compelled service,” Obama wrote in a proclamation issued today. “We recognize the people, organizations and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing […]

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