Human trafficking

Dionisio Gutiérrez met with Colombian president Iván Duque in Guatemala

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 8:05pm

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --On January 14th, Dionisio Gutirrez, president of Fundacin Libertad y Desarrollo , met with Colombian president Ivn Duque, during his official visit to Guatemala for the inauguration of the new government.

Key Points: 
  • GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --On January 14th, Dionisio Gutirrez, president of Fundacin Libertad y Desarrollo , met with Colombian president Ivn Duque, during his official visit to Guatemala for the inauguration of the new government.
  • President Ivn Duque agreed and assured that "drug trafficking is an issue of state policy that has to go beyond a four-year government.
  • It is important to advance in the eradication of illicit crops, the pursuit of criminal organizations and to put an end to money laundering structures.
  • This is why we have decided to support the Guatemalan government in its frontal fight against drug trafficking, firearms trafficking and human trafficking."

Shared Hope International Announces Support of March 8 Protest to Shut Down Pornhub for Allegedly Profiting Off of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 1:33am

Shared Hope is a nonprofit led by former U.S. Congresswoman and Washington state lawmaker, Linda Smith.

Key Points: 
  • Shared Hope is a nonprofit led by former U.S. Congresswoman and Washington state lawmaker, Linda Smith.
  • The following is a statement from the organization:
    We support the Pornhub protest taking place this weekend outside of MindGeeks headquarters.
  • A non-profit Christian organization, Shared Hope engages in diverse activities that confront sex trafficking in communities throughout America.
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Rosemary Ostmann, RoseComm for Shared Hope International, rostmann@rosecomm.com , 201-615-7751

FedEx Independent Service Provider, Slicker Trucking, Inc., commits to a Gold Level Sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

"Our company mission is Honesty, Integrity, and Commitment to People.

Key Points: 
  • "Our company mission is Honesty, Integrity, and Commitment to People.
  • Since 2008, Slicker Trucking, Inc. has been a vendor to the FedEx Corporation.
  • Slicker Trucking services FedEx Contracted Linehaul routes covering transport to and from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as, operates large Independent Service Pick-up and Delivery operations out of Cambridge and Richfield, Ohio.
  • Truckers Against Trafficking is a grass roots, non-profit organization that seeks to educate, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the trucking and related industries to combat human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs.

Collective Liberty Selected as Finalist For 2020 SXSW Pitch

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:32pm

AUSTIN, Texasand WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Collective Liberty , a dynamic NPO whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking by collaborating across industries and sectors to create ground-breaking, data-driven approaches that work, was selected as a finalist in the Social & Culture category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texasand WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Collective Liberty , a dynamic NPO whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking by collaborating across industries and sectors to create ground-breaking, data-driven approaches that work, was selected as a finalist in the Social & Culture category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
  • Of the 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, Collective Liberty was selected among the 50 (5%) finalists spanning 10 separate categories.
  • "Our team at Collective Liberty has lived through the struggles of an underfunded government response to human trafficking, and ways it leaves victims behind while allowing traffickers to fluorish," said Collective Liberty CEO Rochelle Keyhan.
  • Collective Liberty is focused on disrupting human trafficking markets across the 25+ types of human trafficking identified in the United States.

Covenant House Toronto launches Shoppable Girls campaign to draw attention to sex trafficking

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:36am

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Covenant House today launched a new campaign called Shoppable Girls ( www.shoppablegirls.com ) with a goal to raise awareness and start a dialogue about sex trafficking ahead of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Feb. 22.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Covenant House today launched a new campaign called Shoppable Girls ( www.shoppablegirls.com ) with a goal to raise awareness and start a dialogue about sex trafficking ahead of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Feb. 22.
  • "One of the major misconceptions is sex trafficking doesn't happen in Canada when in fact 93 per cent of sex trafficking victims are Canadian citizens," said Julie Neubauer, program manager of anti-trafficking services at Covenant House.
  • Covenant House Toronto is grateful for the many partners including TAXI, Media Experts, Weber Shandwick Canada and CISION who supported in making the Shoppable Girls campaign happen.
  • The findings from sex trafficking survivors and advocates also demonstrate the importance of education around sex trafficking and communication with parents.

MGM Northfield Park Partners With Local Sheriff's Department to Combat Human Trafficking

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

MGM Northfield Park President & COO Matt Buckley will present a check to the Sheriff's Department on Feb 19, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • MGM Northfield Park President & COO Matt Buckley will present a check to the Sheriff's Department on Feb 19, 2020.
  • The Summit County Sheriff's Department in partnership with the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking provides educational resources to communities regarding the warning signs of human trafficking.
  • "On behalf of the Summit County Sheriff's Office and Summit County Human Trafficking Coalition, we thank MGM Northfield Park for supporting us in this important effort."
  • In addition to this charitable donation, MGM Northfield Park will host training for employees on identifying the signs of potential human trafficking.

Jeff Brodsky Is Less Than 60 Days Away from a Record-breaking Journey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:36pm

On April 1, 2020, at 67 years of age and after two heart attacks, Brodsky will embark on another cross-country bike ride from Disneyland in California to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida.

Key Points: 
  • On April 1, 2020, at 67 years of age and after two heart attacks, Brodsky will embark on another cross-country bike ride from Disneyland in California to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida.
  • There is no one on record who has attempted to bicycle that far in bare feet.
  • Brodsky's non-profit, JOY International, reported several hundred rescues this past year, including a 21-month-old baby who had been kidnapped.
  • JOY International employs a Director of Global Police Training andTactical Operations who has trained Special Forces Anti-Human Trafficking Police andSWATteams.

Highlights - Fundamental Rights in the EU - Annual Report - Vote - 18.2.2020 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:01pm

The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.

Key Points: 
  • The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.
  • Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime affecting fundamental rights, health, social life, economy and justice.
  • The LIBE Committee drafts regularly this report (annually or biennially), which includes considerations on the situation of all fundamental rights inside the EU (internal dimension).
  • The FEMM opinion is intended to tackle gender aspects of fundamental rights or women rights.

Highlights - Guidelines for the 2021 Budget - Consideration of draft opinion - 18.2.2020 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:01pm

The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.

Key Points: 
  • The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.
  • Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime affecting fundamental rights, health, social life, economy and justice.
  • The draft opinion to the Guidelines for the 2021 Budget calls for the use of gender budgeting in the EU.
  • The FEMM opinion is intended to tackle gender aspects of fundamental rights or women rights.

Highlights - Gender Mainstreaming Network - Exchange of views - 18.2.2020 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:01pm

The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.

Key Points: 
  • The meeting is organised in the frame of the regular structural dialogue, aiming to boost the inter-institutional cooperation on files related to gender equality.
  • Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime affecting fundamental rights, health, social life, economy and justice.
  • The Network of Members in charge of Gender Mainstreaming are meeting for the first time in this new parliamentary term.
  • At its first meeting, the Network will hold an exchange of views with the President of the Parliament, David Sassoli.