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.
USAID Releases New Policy to Combat Trafficking in Persons
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a White House event, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Agency's new 2012 Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Policy to reinvigorate and focus USAID's efforts to combat human trafficking around the world.
US President Obama vows to fight human trafficking
WASHINGTON, DC - US President Obama vowed Thursday to fight human trafficking in the "dark corners of our world, and hidden in plain sight." The White House issued the president's statement at a meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
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.
Presidential Proclamation - National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
United States President, Barack Obama, proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month on January 4th, 2011. January 12th already marks the National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the US. See the White House's National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month press release for the President’s remarks. .
California cracks down on global slave labour - Law forces firms to check supply chains
A new California law will force retailers and manufacturers to disclose how they guard against slavery and human trafficking throughout their supply chains, ratcheting up scrutiny of some of the largest U.S.
U.S.Department of State Releases 11th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Release of 11th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
U.S.Department of State Releases 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Release of 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
US Ranked on Human Trafficking Report for First Time
The United States was ranked for the first time in the 10th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report documenting human trafficking and modern slavery, released on Monday by the Department of State.
New Task Force Aims to Fight Human Trafficking in Texas
Human trafficking in Texas is nothing new, but the state's previous efforts to end this practice have fallen short.
Rhode Island, USA Senate to Vote on Bills Banning Prostitution and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
The Senate [in Providence, Rhode Island] is expected to vote this week on two bills designed to strengthen the laws against prostitution and sex-trafficking.
Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in New York
Joseph Yannai’s neighbors expressed shock last month when a young Hungarian woman told Westchester County police the 65-year-old man had forced her into sexual slavery.
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.
Two Indicted in Hawaii on a Trafficking Case
A federal grand jury has indicted a Honolulu man and woman on charges they operated a sex-trafficking operation that involved women and children and advertised their services on the Craigslist Web site.
Malaysia outcry at US trafficking blacklisting
Malaysia has accused the United States of unfair treatment over its decision to re-list the country on a human trafficking blacklist.
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