Monday, February 20, 2017

Creighton study of Backpage.com finds signs of human trafficking throughout Nebraska | Nebraska | omaha.com

"More than 1 in 10 commercial sex ads on Nebraska Backpage sites advertised someone under 21 years old, and 1 in 5 ads emphasized that the individual was “very young.” “It appears that the people who are purchasing sex know that these individuals are often underaged,” Zych said. “That’s definitely a red flag for exploitation.”"

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking - StarTribune.com

"A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online."

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Senator Stern Introduces Bill To Combat Human Trafficking After Sweep


"Backed by the National Council of Jewish Women CA, the California National Organization for Women, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), and Hadassah, Senate Bill 225 would add hotels and motels to the list of businesses currently required to post a notice informing the public and victims of human trafficking of hotline numbers they can use to seek help or report unlawful activity."
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"A Northeastern University report recently published by the National Institute of Justice found that of all trafficking prevention strategies, the most important provision to increasing arrests was requiring the national hotline number to be posted in public places, according to a news release."

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Film exposes underworld of U.S. children sold online for sex

"In her documentary film, "I Am Jane Doe", Mazzio chronicles the stories of sex-trafficked teens who have embarked on quixotic legal battles against the online classified advertising website, among the world's largest."

"Backpage's general counsel, Liz McDougall, said she could not comment on the film because she had not seen it."
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""I Am Jane Doe" opens in select U.S. cinemas on Friday. [February 10, 2017]"
"Half its profits will be donated to organisations helping victims of child sex-trafficking, Mazzio said."
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(Reporting by Sebastien Malo @sebastienmalo, Editing by Lyndsay Griffiths. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit http://news.trust.org)

Indian garment workers fight for justice after factory ...

"For an estimated 45 million workers employed in India's garment and textile industry, battlelines are drawn each time there is a work-related injury, campaigners say."
""The accidents have a ripple effect on the entire family because in most cases, the woman is the only earning member," said Sujata Mody of the Garment and Fashion Workers' Union."
""In this case, the company had defaulted on paying its share of medical insurance, though they were deducting the workers' share from their salaries every month.""
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($1=67.175003 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Anuradha Nagaraj, Editing by Ed Upright and Lyndsay Griffiths. Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking and climate change. Visit news.trust.org)