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An important step to reduce child sex tourism

Posted by: Chris Smith | Friday, February 19, 2016

As principal author of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 — a landmark law combatting sex- and labor-trafficking at home and abroad — I am deeply concerned that the United States has not done enough to address the rape and sexual abuse of children by convicted pedophiles who travel in secret to countries where child sex tourism

How technology is taking down human trafficking

Posted by: Catherine Chaney | Friday, February 19, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area, host of the 2016 Super Bowl, is both a hub for human trafficking and the source of some of the best ideas for how to respond to the problem of modern day slavery. The Super Bowl may not be the human trafficking hotbed some have claimed it to be, but the annual football championship game, seen by over 100 million people, has

Human trafficking is the Super Bowl of suffering

Posted by: Richard E. Lapchick | Friday, February 19, 2016

There has been speculation for many years about the staging of the Super Bowl as a magnet for increased sex trafficking. As fans gather in the San Francisco Bay Area this week, local authorities, as they have been doing for the past several years at respective Super Bowls, have marshalled resources to try to prevent sex trafficking from taking place around

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Posted by: Jonathan Todres | Friday, February 19, 2016

Hollywood loves a good bad guy. From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for

NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking

Posted by: Michael S. Schmidt | Friday, February 19, 2016

BRUSSELS — With more than a million migrants having reached Europe in the last year and many more on the way, NATO stepped into the crisis for the first time on Thursday, saying it would deploy ships to the Aegean Sea in an attempt to stop smugglers. But while the hastily made decision reflected the growing urgency of the situation, it was not clear

Super Bowl 50 Human Trafficking Sting Unveils Dozens of Victims and Suspects

Posted by: Joseph Zucker | Friday, February 19, 2016

Following sting operations launched before Super Bowl 50, members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office made at least 30 arrests or citations for alleged solicitation, and authorities discovered more than 40 possible victims of human trafficking, per KRON 4 News' Vince Cestone and Bay City News. Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was among those caught

The Brutal Realities of Human Trafficking

Posted by: Catholic News Agency Staff | Friday, February 19, 2016

Human trafficking. It’s been called “modern-day slavery” and a “silent epidemic.” It affects tens of millions every year and yet remains largely in the shadows – even within the United States. Much remains to be done in fighting the scourge of human trafficking, say experts and survivors. And that starts with a better

Human trafficking: US closes legal loophole on 'slave labor' imports (+video)

Posted by: Michael Holtz | Friday, February 19, 2016

President Obama is expected to sign a bill that will close a legal loophole that has made human trafficking from Southeast Asia exceedingly simple.