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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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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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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College Kids Vow to End Slavery

Passion Conference 2012 – Atlanta, GA (CNN Freedom Project) For the better part of an hour, 42,000 college students stood in the frigid Atlanta night, patiently waiting for a statue illustrating the fight against human trafficking to be illuminated. They filled the Georgia International Plaza next to the Georgia Dome stadium and stood in the […]

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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Screening

Benefit Screening and Event to Raise Awareness to Fight Modern Day Slavery Join us to experience the cutting-edge documentary of the modern day slave trade, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, on an evening that will change your life. Learn more about global human trafficking as well as how this illegal market is thriving in, and affecting, […]

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