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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.
Click here to for Secretary Kerry's full remarks and here to read the report.
City man sentenced for sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - May 19, 2016
Couple charged with sex trafficking minors
Democrat and Chronicle - May 13, 2016
Man admits teen sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - April 2, 2016
Rochester Woman Sentenced In Sex Trafficking Case
U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York - March 7, 2016
Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - February 16, 2016
Tanck sentenced for sex trafficking teen
Democrat and Chronicle - January 26, 2016
Rochester man sentenced for sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - January 14, 2016
Fourth Lyons man arrested in sex trafficking case
Democrat and Chronicle - December 29, 2015
3 arrested in Wayne County sex trafficking case
Democrat and Chronicle - December 24, 2015
D.A.: Lyons man got teen addicted to crack, forced her into prostitution
WHAM-13, Rochester - December 21, 2015
Two men charged with sex trafficking minors
WHAM-13, Rochester - September 25, 2015
City men face charges of sex trafficking of minors
Democrat and Chronicle - September 26, 2015
Rochester woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - August 13, 2015
Rochester man pleads guilty to sex trafficking
Democrat and Chronicle - August 7, 2015
Seven Arrested for Sex Trafficking Ring in Rochester
Rochesterfirst.com - February 18, 2015
Alleged sex trafficker wanted girl murdered
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!
You can read it here and you can join the mailing list for future editions by clicking here.
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 forum shows New York prosecutors ignore sex trafficking
Albany Times-Union - June 16, 2016
Queens couple accused of assaulting two Korean immigrant minors, forcing them to work
New York Daily News - May 24, 2016
Queens couple, man plead guilty to sex trafficking ring
liherald.com - May 16, 2016
Human Trafficking in Broome County: Getting victims to step forward
WBNG-TV (Binghamton) - May 5, 2016
Art-themed thrift shop opens to support victims of sex and labor trafficking
Albany Times-Union, April 24, 2016
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery
Democrat and Chronicle - January 23, 2016
PAATH 15 combats human trafficking along Route 15
ABC27, Harrisburg - January 19, 2016
Human Trafficking effects the LGBT community
Examiner - June 29, 2016
A Year Later, Authorities Struggle to Help Victims of Human Trafficking
US News & World Report - June 28, 2016
Northeast Ohio hotels train to spot human trafficking
News-Herald (Ohio) - June 24, 2016
Sex trafficking victims may push rescue away, U.S. experts say
Thomson Reuters Foundation - June 22, 2016
Louisiana company must pay $1 million to exploited immigrant workers
Louisiana Record - June 14, 2016
Visas for eleven victims of human trafficking
Fox-11 Los Angeles - June 11, 2016
The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Unaccompanied Minors In The Hands Of Traffickers
Fronteras - June 10, 2016
House Introduces New Legislation on Health Care and Human Trafficking
Polaris blog - June 9, 2016
Immigrant workers win $1 million in labor-trafficking lawsuits
Biloxi Sun-Herald - June 7, 2016
Armenia among pioneers of fighting trafficking: U.S. State Department
PanArmenian.net - July 1, 2016
Japan short of ‘minimum’ standards on human trafficking: U.S. State Department
Japan Times - July 1, 2016
Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist
AP - July 1, 2016
Human trafficking in Ireland up 73 per cent since 2014
Irish Times - July 1, 2016
Controversy Follows Thailand's New Ranking In Human Trafficking Report
NPR - June 30, 2016
HP, Apple top list of tech companies fighting forced labor risk
Reuters - June 23, 2016
Alleged victims of human trafficking sue Thai, US companies including Walmart suppliers
SeafoodSource.com - June 16, 2016
What Banks Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking
Wall St. Journal (blog) - June 16, 2016
Myth: Human Traffickers Only Target “Poor and Uneducated” Individuals
Human Rights First - June 14, 2016
John Hoffmire: Modern slavery in your life whether you know it or not
Deseret News - June 7, 2016
In the world's fastest-growing economy, more than 18 million slaves
Christian Science Monitor - June 1, 2016
India unveils first-ever comprehensive draft anti-human trafficking law
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.
Click here to sign a petition to the 2016 Presidential candidates and here to read the full text of the Generation Freedom platform.