Hundreds Gather at State Capitol

April 13, 2017, Tallahassee, FL Florida Abolitionist staff and volunteers were on hand to participate in the inaugural Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the State Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL. The day began with a prayer breakfast where advocates and state leaders were moved to get involved by keeping victim care at the forefront. Dr. Joel […]

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Governor Rick Scott to Visit Kristi House for Ceremonial Bill Signing of HB99 and HB7049

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 MIAMI, FL, Jun 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Kristi House, Miami-Dade County’s children’s advocacy center that provides services and system coordination for child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, today welcomes Governor Rick Scott for the ceremonial signing of HB99 and HB7049. Gov. Scott will be joined by Attorney […]

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Bahamas Government Issues Stern Warning for Persons Engaged in Human Trafficking

  NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas has warned that it will deal harshly with anyone found engaged in human trafficking even as officials here said there has been no report of trafficking in persons here. But National Security Minister OAT “Tommy” Turnquest said that women and girls were  “disproportionately represented” among the millions of […]

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How to Combat Sex Trafficking in Massage Parlors

By Sunday, March 25, 2012 – Rights So Divine by Youngbee Dale WASHINGTON, March 25, 2012—Law enforcement officials across the U.S. agree that sex trafficking in massage parlors continues despite efforts to curb the practice. However, the recent success against the sex trade in massage parlors in Georgia demonstrates that there may be a path […]

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Let’s Break Mental, Emotional Chains of Human Trafficking

BY KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE www.miamisao.com Human trafficking crimes occur on the shadowy edges of daily existence. Effectively exposing this problem, allowing knowledge and awareness to shine a bright light on these very dark crimes are important early steps in our efforts to end human trafficking. International Human Trafficking Awareness Day was memorialized on Jan. 11, […]

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Can the Government Force Suspects to Decrypt Incriminating Files?

John Villasenor, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Slate.com March 06, 2012 — In October 2010, law enforcement agents pursuing a child pornography investigation tracked a Florida man suspected of sharing illegal images to a hotel room in California. After obtaining a search warrant, they raided the room, seizing computers and hard […]

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NYC Council Wants Village Voice’s Backpage.com Shut Down!

http://www.politicker.com By Hunter Walker February 29, 2011 Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced a resolution today asking Village Voice Media to shut down the controversial “adult” section of its classified ad site Backpage. The resolution criticizes Backpage as a “platform to traffic minors for sex.” “Whereas, Backpage’s adult section is facilitating sex trafficking […]

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Ugandan Women Tricked into Malaysian Sex Work

By Associated Press on February 20th, 2012   KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Advertisements pinned on the walls of shopping malls in Uganda’s capital promise young women a free ticket to a well-paying job in Malaysia as a nanny, maid or bartender. Instead many are forced to become “sex slaves” to pay off travel fees and […]

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Ending the Scourge of Prostitution

Many are unaware that Israel is classified as a destination and source country for human trafficking, of women in particular.

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Indiana Passes Human Trafficking Law in Time for Super Bowl

By Elizabeth Prann Published February 02, 2012| FoxNews.com Indiana lawmakers passed tough human trafficking legislation this week — just in time to prevent an event where thousands of young girls could get bought and sold for sex. “The Super Bowl is a huge human trafficking event,” said State Sen. Randy Head, (R-Logansport). “They’re running sophisticated […]

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