Justice for All Re-authorization Act introduced in Senate:
On September 27, 2010, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Justice for All Re-authorization Act of 2010. S. 3842 makes modest changes to the Crime Victims Rights Act, providing victims a right to be informed of their legal rights and given contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman, and clarifying the applicability of the Act to the District of Columbia. The bill also amends and reauthorizes provisions relating to federal funding to address the backlog of DNA evidence. It authorizes grants to train law enforcement, improve local practices, develop evidence tracking systems, and take other steps to ensure the processing of DNA evidence. The bill also requires the Department of Justice to develop practices and protocols for the processing of DNA evidence and provide technical assistance to State and local governments to implement those protocols. The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Legislation:
On September 22, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported out the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010. S. 2925 would create block grants to state or local governments to support shelter and services for domestic minor sex trafficking victims and to provide training for law enforcement and social service agencies to help them combat domestic minor sex trafficking. It would promote the development of model state laws that protect children exploited through prostitution by prohibiting the prosecution of minors for prostitution and mandating that such minors be referred to assistance programs. The bill would also provide for the issuance of protective orders prohibiting harassment or intimidation of minor victims or witnesses involved in a Federal criminal case or investigation. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
HOST AN EVENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.
Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.
Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."
– President Barack OBAMA