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Seven states allow survivors of trafficking to vacate criminal convictions | Washington Times Communities

Seven states allow survivors of trafficking to vacate criminal convictions | Washington Times Communities | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
In the United States, victims of human trafficking who have already been traumatized and exploited by predators are being arrested.
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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, December 15, 2014 2:18 PM

Wow, I am shocked to see how there are many states that do not take there name or what they did off there record to further there life. After being dragged into sex trafficking, you would hope to leave that life once you escape and to never have to hear to associate your name with that. But many states are making that impossible for people who leave sex trafficking a risky mistake since everyone who you know and love with and future jobs and house you would apply to would have to know of the past that you once had. I would hope that many states can erase this from there record and it would then just better the persons self esteem to further there future and feel "normal" again.

 

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DNC could bring rise in sex trafficking, activists say

DNC could bring rise in sex trafficking, activists say | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
As Charlotte prepares for the Democratic National Convention, advocates worry that the tens of thousands of people heading to the city will bring an increase in sex trafficking at the expense of mostly young women forced or coerced into prostitution.
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Human trafficking at home in Ventura County

Human trafficking at home in Ventura County | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

Hidden among long stretches of remote terrain in the Los Padres National Forest in northern Ventura County are marijuana groves protected by armed guards.

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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND

Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

Morsette was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison, to be followed by supervised release for life. Morsette was also ordered to pay a $1700 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s fund and must register as a sex offender.

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Survivor Stories - Leah « Vote Yes on 35: The CASE ACT

Survivor Stories - Leah «  Vote Yes on 35: The CASE ACT | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Watch Leah's story about how she survived human trafficking and why we need to pass Proposition 35.
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Human trafficking: How US states fare

Human trafficking: How US states fare | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

A new study ranks states on laws to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Polaris Project, a US-based anti-trafficking organisation, has identified 10 types of statues they deem critical to fighting human trafficking.

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Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article speaks of how the USA is taking steps to stop or reduce human trafficking in other countries.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:30 PM

This article shows that more than 20 states inside the US are prone to gender inequality. Many laws prevent and prosecute the tragic happening but it still happens. The only way to control this is through education. This article relates to the Half the Sky because it shows that even with laws the gender inequality is still prevalent in many areas and the areas with little gender inequality are the areas that educate more on gender equality and the good effects of it

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:02 PM

I chose this article because many people know that gender inequality is a huge problem in the global community, but many also do not realize that its a pressing issue here in the United States. This relates to Half The Sky because it talks about what different states do to fight this problem, which is talked about in the excerpt. 

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Bill would help ex-prostitutes remove marks of former pimps

Bill would help ex-prostitutes remove marks of former pimps | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino is shepherding through the California Legislature a bill that would expand the pool of people eligible for state-facilitated, federally-funded tattoo removal services to include those tattooed for identification in...
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US says Japan's past 'trafficking' of Korean women is fact

In a further clarification of its view on a key history issue between Korea and Japan, the U.S. government said Tuesday that Japan's trafficking of Korean women for sex services during the World War II is an unassailable "fact."

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Fighting trafficking on US soil

Fighting trafficking on US soil | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
At a Senate hearing, congressional foes joined forces as the heard evidence of human trafficking on US soil.
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“My pimp advertised me online”

“My pimp advertised me online” | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
An arresting new anti-trafficking ad calls out Backpage.com for turning young girls into "commodities"...
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FBI Sex-Trafficking Sting Saves 79 Teens and Rounds Up 104 Pimps

FBI Sex-Trafficking Sting Saves 79 Teens and Rounds Up 104 Pimps | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
It was a busy weekend in the fight against sex trafficking. The FBI has announced that it conducted a three-day sweep that resulted in the rescue of 79 teens who were being held against their wills by sex-trafficking rings across the country.
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Up to 27 million people living in slavery: Hillary Clinton - NY Daily News

Up to 27 million people living in slavery: Hillary Clinton - NY Daily News | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton estimated as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.
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Years Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-Exploitation - New America Media

Years Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-Exploitation - New America Media | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
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Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin

Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Police arrested three people in connection with an accused sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin. Investigators say two pimps were kidnapping girls and bringing them to the LaQuinta Inn.
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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:34 PM

This Scoop It shows three people in connection with an accused sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin. People say oh, that will never happen to me. You never know whats going to happen. It happens all the time, all over the world! In Half The Sky there were many of the girls trying to look for jobs and got tricked into sex trafficking 

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Vote Yes on Proposition 35: The CASE Act

Proposition 35: The CASE Act will will protect children in California by increasing prison terms for human traffickers, requiring convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, requiring all registered sex offenders to disclose their...
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Springfield Crips Member Sentenced to 10 Years on Sex Trafficking Charges

Springfield Crips Member Sentenced to 10 Years on Sex Trafficking Charges | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Christopher Sylvia, 23, of Springfield, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for his role as a bodyguard and driver for a gang-led prostitution business that recruited and trafficked high school...
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Money laundering and human trafficking | Washington Times Communities

Money laundering and human trafficking | Washington Times Communities | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Why is anti-money laundering legislation important to combat trafficking?
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Woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors

Woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

It isn’t often that we hear of a woman involved in human trafficking, but it is more of a norm then we’d like to believe. On Aug. 10, U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced that 20-year-old Pria Marie Gunn of Tampa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.

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Illinois Enacts Law Against ‘Epidemic’ of Human Trafficking

Illinois Enacts Law Against ‘Epidemic’ of Human Trafficking | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

Illinois strengthened its legal arsenal against human trafficking this weekend when Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 5278 into law. The new legislation aims to provide further protection and services for trafficking victims while also allowing prosecutors to crack down on pimps and other offenders.

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Forbes Special Report: The Horrific World of Online Sexual Violence Against Women - Forbes

Forbes Special Report: The Horrific World of Online Sexual Violence Against Women - Forbes | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Image credit: Guardian UK, July 2011 Before I begin this article, an important disclosure is in order: This article—as an expose' of violent content on the Internet—addresses difficult graphic, sexual subject matter.
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New Tougher Human Trafficking Laws In Minnesota Catch Child Raping John

New Tougher Human Trafficking Laws In Minnesota Catch Child Raping John | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
A man from Elco, Mickey Cupkie, has been charged with four felony counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor, 15 and 17.
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Freedom Place, Near Houston, Provides Shelter for Young Sex Trafficking Victims

Freedom Place, Near Houston, Provides Shelter for Young Sex Trafficking Victims | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
Freedom Place, which opened last month near Houston, is the state’s first privately run safe house for American girls who have been victims of sex trafficking.
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New TV and Online Ad Targets Backpage.com over Child Sex Trafficking Controversy

New TV and Online Ad Targets Backpage.com over Child Sex Trafficking Controversy | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it
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New Jamie Chung Film Brings Attention to Sex Trafficking - New America Media

New Jamie Chung Film Brings Attention to Sex Trafficking - New America Media | Sex Trafficking in North America | Scoop.it

Eden, a new film that garnered a heap of awards at this past spring’s South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, deals with the issue of sex trafficking—in the United States. That statement is enough to raise eyebrows. Both its star Jamie Chung and the woman who inspired the film’s story, Chong Kim, hope it also spurs action to combat this hidden crime.

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