Shut Out Trafficking – NCAS response to Human Trafficking

Shut Out Trafficking – NCAS response to Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a challenging subject to address because it happens in the shadows, is very difficult for law enforcement to penetrate, and has no borders. It is our hope that the Shut Out Trafficking partnership between the NCAS and the US Fund for UNICEF will shed light and help bring this horrible industry out of the shadows.
News items from just this week…

  • The UN reported that the main routes for human trafficking from Africa to Europe and South America to the United States provides traffickers with an estimated income of $7 billion annually.
  • The Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill was introduced to the Singapore Parliament. Currently, Singapore does not have any laws in place against human trafficking.
  • A group of people kidnapped about 310 people from their homes in Bangladesh to go to Malaysia. 53 of them (all men) were rescued by authorities in Thailand and declared to be human trafficking victims. This has led to talks about a more aggressive approach to human trafficking in the country.
  • The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are meeting to cooperate the battle against human trafficking together through new strategies.
  • The Tennessee General Assembly declared October 1, 2014, “International Justice Mission Day”, IJM is a global, non-profit organization combatting slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violence in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
  • The FBI has identified the San Francisco Bay Area as one of the 3 highest-intensity child sex trafficking areas in the nation and expects that the 2016 Super Bowl in Santa Clara could make things even worse unless proactive actions are taken.
  • Los Angeles, CA has gone from having the worst record of human trafficking cases to being among the best in the nation for their response to the problem.

Shut Out Trafficking has a significant role to play.
Richard Lapchick (FB)
@RichardLapchick (Twitter)

8 Responses

  1. The Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking has been working in Florida since 2004. Our founder has been working human trafficking cases since 1999 and her first case was instrumental in the passage of the TVPA and T Visa. Her cases is considered a landmark cases in the US history books. She was also instrumental in the passage of the Florida Law and her former law enforcement ID number identifies the Florida law as 787. She was the pioneer of the movement in Florida and the US. She has traveled to over 30 countries to provide trainings to law enforcement, government officials, NGO’s, prosecutors and judges. She has been recognized by Former President George W. Bush, Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Governor Rick Scott by inducting her into the Women’s Hall of Fame, Makers, Community Hero by Tampa Bay Lightning among many others. She has also been recognized by the Congress of Argentina, Government of Panama, Government of Guatemala, Government of Paraguay, Government of Dominican Republic, Government of Peru, The OAS and Federal agencies. She is considered the “mother and pioneer” of the anti-trafficking movement in the US. She just released her book “Ma’am Anna” about her sacrifices, struggles and joy in the field since 1999. The cases that made an impact in her life.
    Our main office is located in Downtown Clearwater but we assist the entire State of Florida. In 2006 we started the Rescue and Restore Coalition in Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola, SW Florida and Miami.
    We would like to meet with you and see how can we assist.
    telephone number: 727-280-4482

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