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Washington first US state to pass law tightening oversight of escort sites
The Washington Legislature has passed, and Governor Gregoire has signed into law, a bill that would require websites within the state to obtain documentation that escorts advertised there are at least 18.

April 03, 2012 · Read More »

Governor of Indiana, USA Signs Human Trafficking Bill in Time for Football Super Bowl
A bill to toughen Indiana’s penalties for sex trafficking is now the law in Indiana.

January 31, 2012 · Read More »

Program to Prevent Youth Trafficking in Kanasas, USA
Wichita, Kansas law enforcement and Via Christi Health Care workers unite through Healthcare Haven, a program designed to help victimized youth.

June 22, 2009 · Read More »

A Legislative Move to Decriminalize Teen Prostitution in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Arrested teenage prostitutes are often sent back to the streets and the pimps who control them because juvenile lockups are filled with more serious offenders, a police officer who specializes in such cases told state legislators.

June 17, 2009 · Read More »

Cambodia's Thriving Child Prostitution Industry
Al Jazeera's investigation found underage girls working in brothel's around Phnom Penh.

October 28, 2008 · Read More »

Children Lured into Sex Trafficking in Florida
"Tonya," not her real name, says she was lured into selling herself for sex as a child.

April 05, 2008 · Read More »

U.S. Children are Victims of Sex Trafficking
Assessments of Service Delivery and Provision Reveal Gaps and Challenges.

April 01, 2008 · Read More »

Children Lured into Sex Trafficking in Tampa Bay, Florida
"Tonya," not her real name, says she was lured into selling herself for sex as a child.

April 01, 2008 · Read More »

New York Man Convicted in Human Trafficking Ring
A New York man pleaded guilty in New Haven, Connecticut federal court for his role in a human trafficking ring that forced adolescent and teenage girls to work as prostitutes and dancers.

March 14, 2008 · Read More »

NBI Rescues 40 from Trafficking Ring in Manila, Philippines
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents rescued at least 40 girls from a human trafficking syndicate in a raid on two apartments in Metro Manila.

March 13, 2008 · Read More »

Soroptimist International Initiates Project to Prevent Sexual Exploitation
On Sunday December 2, 2007, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Soroptimist International launched a project to create awareness about the heinous practice of Sexual Trafficking of Women and Girls.  That program will launch in the United States on Friday, January 11, 2008, the first National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.

January 30, 2008 · Read More »

Tri-border Area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay Sees a Rise in Human Trafficking
The central business district of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a border city, is lined with stalls selling counterfeit goods.

January 29, 2008 · Read More »

Review of the film "Holly"
The inspiration for "Holly," a docudrama about child sex-trafficking, came as Israeli-born producer Guy Jacobson inadvertently wandered into a notorious red light district in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh five years ago.

November 29, 2007 · Read More »

Human Trafficking a Big Problem in Florida
She was forced into stripping at 14, prostitution at 15.

November 28, 2006 · Read More »

'Ethical Traveler' Raises Awareness about Child Prostitution in Cambodia
Four non-profit groups have come together this year to launch a campaign to help stop and bring about awareness of Cambodia’s child sex trade.  Driven by Berkeley-based Ethical Traveler, the campaign will feature a letter-writing drive in the hopes to pressure the government to pass and enforce laws to protect minors.  Global Exchange, Not For Sale Campaign and ECPAT-Cambodia will join Ethical Traveler in its cause.  The letters will all be sent from travellers straight to Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism, urging him to use his name and influence to help abolish the now thriving sex slave industry.  "Cambodia relies on tourist dollars for much-needed foreign exchange," said Jeff Greenwald, Ethical Traveler's Executive Director.  "Child sex tourism is a threat to the future of this developing nation, and to its appeal as a legitimate travel destination." Victims of sex slavery are often treated as illegal immigrants in Cambodia and are sent to prison, whilst their traffickers go unpunished.  The letter writing campaign aims to disrupt the attitudes and laws surrounding victims.  "We have created a simple, easy, and direct way for concerned people from around the world to write the government of Cambodia, urging it to take action to stop child prostitution," said Greenwald.  "Tourism is a major economic force in Cambodia.

October 31, 2007 · Read More »

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