Human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor.
By Colleen Quinn State House News Service Cambridge- Senate President Therese Murray promised advocates of missing children Monday that lawmakers would pass legislation targeting human trafficking.Cambridge — The Plymouth Democrat made her commitment as Magi and John Bish, whose daughter Molly went missing in 2000, gathered with a group of parents at the State House [...]
After over a year of efforts from ECPAT-USA, anti-trafficking advocates,Change.org members, and Hilton staff, Hilton Worldwide has signed the Code of Conduct to prevent sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry. Hilton Worldwide is only the second large U.S.-based hotel chain to sign the Code, and represents a huge step towards fighting child [...]
By April Hunt The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Georgia House took aim at those who prostitute children on Wednesday, overwhelmingly agreeing to make it easier to go after pimps and others who exploit minors for sex. House Bill 200 also would significantly increase the penalties for the crime of human trafficking and sexual servitude, bringing them in [...]
Open letter to founder Craig Newmark in Washington Post tells stories of young women sold for sex through ‘adult services’ ads The online classified advertising site, Craigslist, is facing accusations that it has become a hub for underage prostitution after two young women placed an advertisement in the Washington Post saying they were repeatedly sold [...]
Sigmund said she alerted the aircrew who radioed ahead to authorities about a possible case of child trafficking. Her quick wits helped her spot what …See all stories on this topic »