WSBT22: Berrien County Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking

WSBT22: Berrien County Hotels Join Fight Against Human Trafficking

Hotel owners are hoping to send a clear message to human traffickers– they are not welcome in Berrien County.

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Uniglobe: Our Favorite Travel Apps

posted 2017-07-03

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We’ll admit that we love a personal touch when it comes to travel (it is what sets UTD apart), but that definitely doesn’t mean that we don’t also embrace technology! We’re always interested in the newest tech that’s designed to make travel even simpler, especially the ever-evolving …

The Herald-Palladium: Sex trafficking happens here too, FBI agent says

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:00 am

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Sex trafficking happens everywhere, FBI special agent Timothy Simon told more than 50 people Wednesday at Southwest Michigan ALPACT’s forum on Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation and the Common Clues.

“I run

Washington Univ Engineering: Students Find Opportunities for learning & giving back around St. Louis

Washington Univ Engineering: Students Find Opportunities for learning & giving back around St. Louis

Beyond the ‘Bubble’

Photo by Whitney Curtis. Written by Beth Miller

 While most students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science come from outside of the St. Louis area, becoming a part of the community through student groups, class projects, field trips and personal interests is high on their
Forbes: Human Trafficking Is In Plain Sight. Are You Supporting It Without Knowing?

Forbes: Human Trafficking Is In Plain Sight. Are You Supporting It Without Knowing?

Human trafficking is a growing epidemic. In addition to the estimated 21.3 million refugees around the world, there are also an estimated 45.8 million people who are currently being trafficked or enslaved. But enslavement is not what we in America often think it is. Those suffering unthinkable psychological, physical …

Travel Pulse: Report Sheds Light on Exploitation Victims Within Hotel Sector

Report Sheds Light on Exploitation Victims Within Hotel Sector

KARE-TV Minneapolis: New phone app aims to help sex trafficking victims

KARE-TV Minneapolis: New phone app aims to help sex trafficking victims

MINNEAPOLIS – For years now, KARE 11 has been documenting the issue of sex trafficking.

It’s usually the officers and the advocates who are working to rescue victims. But thanks to technology, the general public can help now too.

“Citizens across the U.S. can take action by simply taking photos

7 Amazing Initiatives That Fight Sex Trafficking

The key to identification is education.

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The International Labour Organisation currently estimates that almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour; 11.4 million women and girls; 4.5 million subjected to forced sexual exploitation.Alaskan Airlines flight attendant Sheila Fredrick, said had an instinctual reaction the moment she saw a …

CNN Features TraffickCam: Your hotel room photos could help catch sex traffickers

By Katy Scott, CNN

(CNN) A young girl poses provocatively in a dark hotel room. For a set fee, any willing customer can pay to have sex with her.

For investigators attempting to track down sex traffickers and their victims, these online advertisements can contain critical clues.

The smallest of

Global Sisters Report: Q & A with Kimberly Ritter, fighting human trafficking with a smartphone app

Kimberly Ritter is the senior account manager specializing in large event planning at Nix Conference & Meeting Management in St. Louis. She also spearheads the company’s corporate social responsibility trafficking initiative.

Ritter is the director for development for Exchange Initiative, a social action organization that Nix formed in 2013 …