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It Turns Out the Government Did Not Actually Take Down a Huge Georgia Sex Trafficking Ring | RELEVANT

Last week, the government sent out a press release that sounded like great news on the surface: U.S. Marshals Find 39 Missing Children in Georgia During Operation Not Forgotten.'” The press release explained how a government operation had rescued 26 children, “safely located” 13 more and made nine arrests. The story was broadcast from places... Read more

7 Ways Everyday People Can Help End Human Trafficking | RELEVANT

When I started working in the anti-trafficking field at 11, I was convinced of two things. The first was morally obvious: that the $150 billion industry of modern slavery needed to be brought down. My second conviction was a little more misguided: that the only way to contribute to ending this lucrative, rapidly-growing global criminal... Read more

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it would award more than $35 million to organizations fighting human trafficking, according to the Associated Press.Daughter of President Trump and presidential adviser, Ivanka Trump, as well as Attorney General William Barr, explained at a White House... Read more

7 myths about human trafficking today and why it’s vital that we stop believing them

(Photo: International Justice Mission)Human trafficking today is a multibillion-dollar global criminal industry that's bigger than ever. On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has made some groups even more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. As Christians, we need to take urgent action to prevent rises in trafficking and modern slavery, yet many people do not... Read more

3 ways to fight human trafficking during a pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Today marks the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons an annual event geared to raise trafficking awareness. Between 25 and 40 million people are trapped in forced sex or labor worldwide. COVID-19 lockdowns make this crisis even worse. Lockdowns lead to isolation, which leads to vulnerability and abuse. The exploitation of children... Read more

Forget the Wayfair Conspiracy. Human Trafficking Is More Common Than You Think. | RELEVANT Magazine

In case you missed it, the multi-million dollar online home furnishing site, Wayfair is being accused of human trafficking by conspiracy theorists. Stemming from a Reddit post, internet users and conspiracy theorists far and wide quickly began linking overpriced utility cabinets and pillows to missing children. This baseless narrative was quickly and easily debunked.... Read more

Closed Kenyan markets leads to human trafficking – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have closed public spaces around the world. However, closing markets in Kenya has seen unintended and dark consequences; families are selling their daughters into human trafficking and forced marriages. According to Ed Weaver of Spoken Worldwide, many Kenyan locals are farmers and herdsmen. When markets... Read more

Trump DOJ Shuts Down Major Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Website, Charges Owner

Trump DOJ Shuts Down Major Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Website, Charges Owner The Trump Department of Justice said Friday the federal government had shut down a major website for prostitution and sex trafficking and had indicted the websites owner.The website, CityXGuide.com, was a leading source of online advertisements for prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more

Economic crisis could put more people at risk from human trafficking gangs

PixabayThe Salvation Army has warned that economic hardship caused by the coronavirus crisis could leave even more people at risk from human trafficking gangs. The Church and charity was one of the organisations that participated in the Hidden Harms virtual summit hosted by Downing Street on Thursday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Major Kathy Betteridge, The Salvation... Read more

Human Trafficking Survivors Are the Hidden Victims of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A month in the past, my husband and I had our tent trailer packed and able to go on an epic tenting journey to Nevada and Utah with our three children. We canceled on the final second because the Canada-US border closed to non-essential journey. As a substitute of mountain climbing in... Read more

There’s Truly No Proof the Tremendous Bowl Is a Hotbed of Human Trafficking | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] One persistent, insidious narrative that pops up this time of yr is the notion that the Tremendous Bowl attracts human traffickers like moths to a flame, and no matter metropolis chooses to host the most important recreation of the yr should additionally put together to fight an inflow of unlawful and probably... Read more

Human trafficking and breaking the powerless narrative – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) With the #metoo and #churchtoo motion, the combat in opposition to human trafficking and sexual exploitation can really feel endless. Yesterday, we lined why Christians ought to proceed the work to finish human trafficking and never develop weary of doing good. (Learn the article right here.) Now, we're digging deeper into the... Read more

Human trafficking and why continued efforts to cease it matter – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) It's the age of the #metoo motion, the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, and Dressember. The Freedom Problem, a corporation underneath Operation Mobilization, focuses efforts on rescuing victims of human trafficking and elevating consciousness. The Struggle Towards Human Trafficking (Photograph courtesy of Freedom Problem) On the cusp of a brand new decade, is figure... Read more