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.

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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 …

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

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 …

Fightthenewdrug.org: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Everything You Need To Know & How To Fight It

Fightthenewdrug.org: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Everything You Need To Know & How To Fight It

Beginning in 2010 by presidential proclamation, January has been declared as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, organizations and government officials seek to shine a light on the issue of human trafficking in society. Just a few weeks ago, on Dec. 28, 2016, President Barack Obama …

iDROPNEWS: Here’s How One Incredible App Allows You to Help Fight Human Trafficking By Uploading Photos of Hotel Rooms

A social activism group is attempting to fight human trafficking by encouraging smartphone users to upload photos of hotel rooms to a national law enforcement database.

Exchange Initiative, a St. Louis-based social action organization, is trying to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. The group issued a press

Travelers fight sex trafficking with TraffickCam during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (January)

Travelers fight sex trafficking with TraffickCam during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (January)

ST. LOUIS, MO – The social action organization Exchange Initiative is encouraging travelers to help fight sex trafficking during January, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, by uploading hotel room photos to the free TraffickCam mobile app. Today, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Photos uploaded with …

Here Are the 10 Hottest Travel Stories of 2016

Here Are the 10 Hottest Travel Stories of 2016

2016 was such a great year for travel. Memories were made, places were discovered, and stories are shared. Here are 10 of the most popular, the ones that made the headlines, the ones that you loved. These are the stories that show why we all love travel so much.

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