Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U.S. News In the lead up to the Super Bowl there continues to be public statements, advertising campaigns, media attention, a House panel, and even an app about sex trafficking surrounding the event. However, as we previously discussed and others are reporting, there is little systematic evidence to support this, and perpetuating a Super Bowl sex trafficking myth […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U.S. News Placemats in Sacramento’s Asian restaurants become anti-trafficking tools for raising awareness. Virginia legislators introduce multiple anti-human trafficking bills. Virginia is only one of two US states to still lack a comprehensive anti-trafficking statute. New Hampshire lawmakers also propose a bill to increase victims’ rights.  January is human trafficking […]

Do Sporting Events Attract Human Trafficking?

Source: Forbes Preparations are currently under way in New Jersey to curb an anticipated spike in sex trafficking surrounding February 2nd’s Super Bowl. Even the conference championships received attention with the FBI “on alert” for last Sunday’s Patriots/Broncos game. Recently, Cindy McCain, chair of the Arizona Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, characterized the Super Bowl as “the largest […]

The Week in Trafficking

A weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U. S. News January is the US national slavery and human trafficking prevention month. The 2013-2017 Federal Strategic Action Plan on services for victims of human trafficking was released this week. Are sporting events linked to spikes in sex trafficking? Arrest reports raise doubts. Governor Jan Brewer calls for new human […]