Associate Director of Advocacy Ashley Greve blogged about the need to recognize the prevalence of trafficking of men and boys, even within the commercial sex industry. Ashley discusses that at present, there are over 400,000 men and boys trafficked for commercial sex who are often overlooked by service providers and media.
On the evening of September 23, the HTC hosted a Legislative Town Hall at the University of Denver. The panel, which included state legislators, law enforcement and service providers, discussed anti-trafficking practices and current legislative movements in the state of Colorado, including recently enacted statutes.
Guest blogger Monica Peterson discussed the root causes and contradictions of the displaced youth along the U.S./Mexico border. Monica outlined the seven facts every American should know regarding this timely and controversial debate.
The Malaysia-based nonprofit Verite published a study on the prevalence of forced labor and debt bondage in the country’s electronic industry, specifically in the creation of smartphones, tablets and computer monitors.
Business Insider explored the restavek system of Haiti. In Haiti approximately 225,000 children are sold into slavery and forced into domestic work for wealthy, urban families.
The New York Times reports on child labour in America’s tobacco fields, where children are exposed to long work days, nicotine poisoning and dehydration.
Courts in San Luis Obispo, California filed their first human trafficking case, against Richard Brooks. If found guilty, Brooks could face 15 years to life.
In Ukraine, insurgent forces detain civilians at checkpoints and subject them to forced labor and cruel and degrading treatment. Human Rights Watch reports on these “punishment brigades” and how they violate the laws of war.