NEW JERSEY: October 28th marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.   The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy andContinue Reading

BRYAN, TEXAS — Almost everything has been impacted by COVID-19, from livelihoods to even crime. One Brazos Valley nonprofit says the pandemic has actually heightened human and sex trafficking. Unbound Bryan College Station works to end trafficking by providing support to survivors and resources to the community. The group hasContinue Reading

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Friends New Life (https://www.newfriendsnewlife.org/), the Dallas-based organization that restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children, announces it will host Sold: Conference on Human Trafficking and Exploitation as a virtual event November 9-10, 2020. The event will offer sessions relevant to professionalsContinue Reading

The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation has launched an inquiry into websites being used for sexual exploitation. The group will investigate sexual exploitation advertising websites, which are websites dedicated solely or partly to advertising individuals for sexual exploitation. MSPs are concerned that laws allow website operators toContinue Reading

Christy’s Cause founder, Christy Ivie. COURTESY PHOTO Christy’s Cause, a nonprofit working to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, public awareness, restoration projects and justice initiatives, announced the release of a new six-episode series focusing on sex trafficking and exploitation. Christy’s Cause founder, Christy Ivie, and her guestsContinue Reading