Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Protecting Runaway and Homeless Youth from Trafficking

of children run away or are kicked out of their homes every night.
These children are some of the most vulnerable in our country. Runaway
and homeless youth are easily exploited by traffickers who know the
populations to target and who can easily be controlled. The Runaway and
Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA)  is a crucial
piece of national legislation that aids to protect these vulnerable
children. The re-authorization calls for increased services, emergency
shelters and more.  We will be discussing the vulnerabilities of runaway
and homeless youth, why the RHYTPA is essential to their safety, and
what YOU can do to help us get this piece of legislation passed.

End Trafficking Project at +UNICEF USA  will be joined with experts in
the field from +Polaris , +Covenant House  and National  Network for
Youth. Please join us for this crucial conversation.

Panelists Include:
Malea Otranto: End Trafficking Fellow, UNICEF USA End Trafficking Project
Darla Bardine:  Executive: Director, National Network for Youth
Jayne Bigelsen: Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Covenant House NY
Valerie Schmitt: Human Trafficking Advisory Specialist, Polaris
Meredith Zauflik: UNICEF USA Congressional Action Team Member

Friday, 24 April 2015

Human trafficking: Groups work to get women out of sex trade

Big events, such as the All-Star Game, always tend to draw human traffickers peddling in sex. Cincinnati groups are working to help women get out of the sex trade.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Child Protective Services Kids Found in Human Trafficking

Child Protective Services agencies are intended to take care of children with nowhere else to go, but corruption has infiltrated the government custodial system - putting kids at great risk. National Safe Child founder Tammi Stefano takes a look at the problem and reveals cases of CPS children who ended up working in the growing human sex trafficking trade in this short clip from the full length Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone.

Monday, 29 December 2014

House Offers Hope to Victims of Sex Trafficking

The Samaritan Women house in Baltimore is one of only a small number of residential treatment programs for adult female victims of human and sex trafficking in the United States. Residents say it's changed their lives.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

United Nations Human Rights

Diane was trafficked to Paris from her home country, Burkina Faso, and forced to work in domestic servitude under terrible conditions for more than two years before she escaped. This is her story:
She is one of an estimated 53 million domestic workers world-wide, a third of whom have no labour protection of any kind.
The UN Slavery Fund financially supports NGOs, to support projects delivering humanitarian, legal, psychological and social assistance to victims of slavery and offering specialized support in the reconstruction of their lives.
Read Diane’s story and others in “The Human Faces of Modern Slavery”:

Monday, 10 November 2014

Human Trafficking: Understanding a Complex Issue

An introduction to human trafficking for the healthcare community.

Human trafficking -- stop the nightmare | Kim Dempster | TEDxFultonStreet

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. If you were taken into captivity, what dreams might you have on the first night you realized what had happened? Whether it’s an adult laborer or a girl taken for sex trafficking, you are immediately transported to those visually arresting thoughts and invited to feel what it’s like to be trapped without a voice.

In this presentation, Kim discusses how the project was created, and screens some of the public service announcements (PSAs) she created to increase global awareness.

Kim Dempster has put her unique signature on numerous media including commercials, music videos, inter-active and narrative film. She has always demonstrated a great range of emotion and connection with her audience.

Always attracted to projects with a social conscience, most recently Kim teamed up with the NGO "Freedom For All", to create an awareness campaign against human trafficking.

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