Monday, March 27, 2017

How Texas’ crusade against sex trafficking has left victims behind | The Texas Tribune

"Texas leaders have publicly battled sex trafficking for more than a decade, but they’ve devoted hardly any resources to helping victims."

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How Texas’ crusade against sex trafficking has left victims behind | The Texas Tribune

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Tito Jackson: Hotels must join sex trafficking fight | Boston Herald

"“There are some of these that are popping up in Boston where you don’t have a normal check-in with someone and there is a technology component to it,” Jackson told Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show."

"“To me, that is a space that is going to be ripe for perpetuation of this type of trafficking,” he said, “so we need to be very vigilant in that space.”"

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Special Report: ‘Life’ journey turns pimp into preacher | Boston Herald

"Now, he tells his story to pimps, trying to turn them into honest citizens. After years of therapy, he tells them, he now knows he was “beating people down to make myself feel great.” He tells them to think about their daughters, sisters and mothers, how they’d feel if they were being sold for sex."

"“If one person says ‘I don’t want that to be my life,’ my time here is well spent,” Williams said recently in Boston. “There is life after the game and there’s a way out for all of us.”"

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Special Report: Opiate crisis pushes addicts to sex trade | Boston Herald

"The opiate scourge has created a sad wave of desperate addicts lured into ruthless sex trafficking rings — right from rehabs and methadone clinics — even as a tough, new law has given cops a powerful tool to take dozens of internet-savvy pimps off the streets, a Herald investigation has found."

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Special Report: Sex trade battle is now an online war | Boston Herald


"Cops who once ran street-corner stings now fight the sex trade online — using social media campaigns to thwart sex buyers — and stake out the hotels, “massage” parlors and apartments where men buying illegal sex meet the girls that pimps are advertising online."

"They’re targeting “johns” and even young men who have never bought sex with facts about what they’re doing to opiate-addicted girls and women whose lives are controlled by abusive pimps."

"The twin strategies are to deny human traffickers the anonymity of the web, while making buyers aware of the consequences of their actions."

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Report: Banks Can Help Fight Against Trafficking and Slavery

"Financial institutions hold data on traffickers and their victims that could play a vital roks and cross-section collaboration, Against human traffickers,le in combating trafficking — as long as they also collaborate with groups working to stop the trade and supporting survivors, the report said."


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Report: Banks Can Help Fight Against Trafficking and Slavery

Indian brick kiln owner faces decade in jail in rare win for...

"A court in southern India has sentenced a brick kiln owner to 10 years in prison for trafficking workers and keeping them in slave-like conditions, in a rare victory for victims battling slow and drawn-out trials."

Indian brick kiln owner faces decade in jail in rare win for...

(Reporting by Anuradha Nagaraj, Editing by Ed Upright; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking and climate change. Visit www.trust.org)