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What Is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
Labor Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony
[Our annual report] is a clarion call – to each of us, to everybody in the world – to do all we can to eradicate these horrors and to hold – hold countries accountable to a higher and better standard of behavior.
Democrat and Chronicle - May 19, 2016
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York - March 7, 2016
Democrat and Chronicle - February 16, 2016
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Democrat and Chronicle - December 29, 2015
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WHAM-13, Rochester - December 21, 2015
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Democrat and Chronicle - September 26, 2015
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Rochesterfirst.com - February 18, 2015
Democrat and Chronicle - February 10, 2015
Human trafficking is an open wound of the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.
The June RRCAHT Newsletter is now available!
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a social media campaign with the Twitter hashtag #ICareDoYou to spark public action to stop human trafficking.
Mark Your Calendar
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Meridian Centre Park
2025 S. Winton Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
Angels of Mercy Human Trafficking Awareness Event
HELP Stop Human Trafficking
Angels of Mercy 5k
4th Annual Run/Walk
Click here for sponsorship, donation and registration information.
5,686 total hospitals in the
60 have a plan for treating patients who are being trafficked.
95 percent of emergency room personnel aren't trained to treat
Marketplace - March 4, 2016
Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times, March 10, 2016:
If there a major U.S. website selling heroin or anthrax, there'd be an outcry. But we tolerate a site like Backpage that is regularly used to peddle children for sex.
Latest Traffic Report
Albany Times-Union - June 16, 2016
New York Daily News - May 24, 2016
liherald.com - May 16, 2016
WBNG-TV (Binghamton) - May 5, 2016
Albany Times-Union, April 24, 2016
Democrat and Chronicle - January 23, 2016
ABC27, Harrisburg - January 19, 2016
Examiner - June 29, 2016
US News & World Report - June 28, 2016
News-Herald (Ohio) - June 24, 2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation - June 22, 2016
Louisiana Record - June 14, 2016
Fox-11 Los Angeles - June 11, 2016
Fronteras - June 10, 2016
Polaris blog - June 9, 2016
Biloxi Sun-Herald - June 7, 2016
PanArmenian.net - July 1, 2016
Japan Times - July 1, 2016
AP - July 1, 2016
Irish Times - July 1, 2016
NPR - June 30, 2016
Reuters - June 23, 2016
SeafoodSource.com - June 16, 2016
Wall St. Journal (blog) - June 16, 2016
Human Rights First - June 14, 2016
Deseret News - June 7, 2016
Christian Science Monitor - June 1, 2016
The Indian Express - May 31, 2016
For more news articles visit our News page
United Way on Twitter:
"Human traffickers make more money in one day than the world spends in a year trying to fight human trafficking."
June 22, 2015
The No Such Thing Campaign
The McCain Institute and the Human Rights Project for Girls (Rights4Girls), with support from Google, have joined forces to launch the No Such Thing campaign with one mission: To make clear that there is no such thing as a child prostitute. There are only victims and survivors of child rape.
Let's use accurate facts about human trafficking
The Washington Post Fact Checker has reported that some of the commonly cited facts about human trafficking have no validity.
The claim that 300,000 U.S. children are ‘at risk’ of sexual exploitation stems from a report written in 2001 with faulty math and assumptions that had no basis.
The claim that ‘on average, girls first become victims of sex trafficking at 13 years old’. The source for this claim is not clear and may be the same report.
Using inaccurate statistics provides talking points for skeptics and deniers.
We can be the generation that ends human trafficking.
The next President of the United States has a historic opportunity to use the power of the Oval Office to help eradicate modern slavery in the United States and around the world. Anyone who wants to be Commander-in-Chief needs to make ending human trafficking and modern slavery a top priority.