human trafficking http://wamc.org en Sex Trafficking: NY Couple Arrested in Utah http://wamc.org/post/sex-trafficking-ny-couple-arrested-utah <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:57:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 87239 at http://wamc.org Sex Trafficking: NY Couple Arrested in Utah Albany Conference On Human Trafficking http://wamc.org/post/albany-conference-human-trafficking <p></p><p>According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. More than 70 percent are female and half are children.&nbsp; Albany played host to a conference on human trafficking Wednesday.</p><p>The event at the University at Albany&rsquo;s downtown Milne Hall was co-hosted by the college&#39;s School of Social Welfare and the State Office of Children and Family Services. Its purpose:&nbsp;to raise awareness about human trafficking and increase knowledge among students and community members.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:33:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 74843 at http://wamc.org Albany Conference On Human Trafficking Panel Urges Help For Human Trafficking Victims http://wamc.org/post/panel-urges-help-human-trafficking-victims <p>A task force chaired by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued a series of recommendations today for combating and preventing human trafficking.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The report from the Massachusetts Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force urges expanding victims services programs and setting up “safe houses” for people trying to escape from the underground sex trade, which Coakley said remains a lucrative business for its purveyors.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71733 at http://wamc.org Panel Urges Help For Human Trafficking Victims NY Legislative Spotlight On Human Trafficking http://wamc.org/post/ny-legislative-spotlight-human-trafficking <div><p>As the close of New York's legislative session draws near, advocates are pressing for passage of more effective anti-human trafficking legislation.&nbsp; If you search "New York Sex Trafficking" on Google news, you'll find more than 12,000 recent articles. Awareness of the problem has resulted in the growth of public concern.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:39:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 67313 at http://wamc.org NY Legislative Spotlight On Human Trafficking Advocates Look to Strengthen NYS Human-Trafficking Laws http://wamc.org/post/advocates-look-strengthen-nys-human-trafficking-laws <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Women’s Equality Act, wants to enact policy changes that will increase penalties for human trafficking and make it easier for sex trafficking victims—especially minors— to avoid being prosecuted for prostitution.&nbsp;And some groups have ideas about how&nbsp;the state’s trafficking laws could be strengthened.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:08:42 +0000 Allison Dunne 57159 at http://wamc.org