This week’s round-up highlights Human Trafficking Awareness Month, our preparation for the Super Bowl working with NJ Coalition Against Human…
This week’s round-up highlights Human Trafficking Awareness Month, our preparation for the Super Bowl working with NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking and others to crack down on sex trafficking, as well as new public health research on the homelessness epidemic.
Learn the latest in efforts to end modern day slavery with Nicholas Kristof, Girls Are Not For Sale, International Justice Mission, Not For Sale and UNICEF:
- Covenant House Executive Director, Kevin Ryan, shares connections between the Super Bowl, homelessness, and human trafficking. “While there are no firm numbers of how much the forced sex and labor trade expands during the week of the Super Bowl, the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors means more homeless kids may be put at risk.”
- Read report from Covenant House New York on Homelessness, Survival Sex and Human Trafficking demonstrates that, “No homeless kid sells his or her body to a john by choice.”
- Shandra, a sex traffic survivor, shares her story and how she is fighting back.
- Learn “What Might Make Youth More Likely to Leave ‘The Life’ of Commercial Sexual Exploitation“
- Research on homelessness has progressed tremendously (read the latest public health thinking on the issue).
- See how freezing temperatures and shattering cold helped expose cracks in homeless youth programming in Minnesota and Vermont
- Learn why the National Alliance to End Homelessness has reason to be optimistic in 2014, calling it “a year of recovery” for the homeless hardest hit by the recession