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2014-03-20 23:33:48

Mostyn Law Firm donates computer equipment to help Houston charity combat human trafficking. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Mostyn Law Firm has donated computer equipment to Houston-based Elijah Rising, a nonprofit seeking to combat and raise awareness of human and sex trafficking. The charity is particularly focused on the Houston area, which has been noted by law enforcement as one of the worst for sex trafficking in the country. Elijah Rising works with law enforcement, social...

2014-03-06 12:23:48

BRUSSELS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent events in Ukraine have highlighted the shortcomings of the country's readiness for the further EU integration. They have also put a spotlight on where these issues have really stemmed from - and that is partly due to the EU's Eastern Neighborhood Policy (ENP). The ENP was initially formed on values, the commitment to the principles of international law and to fundamental values, including democracy and the respect for...

2014-01-29 16:33:04

Sabre uses technology to exponentially raise awareness in an effort to save lives SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Approximately 800,000 victims are trafficked globally every year and they include children involved in the sex trade, adults who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of labor or services against their...

2014-01-29 08:29:05

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO of Global Holdings, Sam Solakyan, has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since he began working with the NCMEC, Solakyan has championed the organization's cause in multiple capacities, including serving on its Advisory Council. "We're delighted to have Sam on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited...

2014-01-25 23:01:26

Cadiz Laser Spa is proud to announce that they will be participating in the Key2Free Freedom 5K this coming weekend in support of the local charity organization’s efforts to end human trafficking. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Cadiz Laser Spa will be helping Key2Free on January 25, 2014 during their Freedom 5K walk/run. The event is being held to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking both within Texas and around the world, as well as to raise funds for the...

2014-01-06 16:25:25

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global creative agency ATTIK has been commissioned by the founders of luxury fashion brand Beulah London to develop their new corporate brand and visual identity system that delivers on the promise of luxury fashion with a heart. ATTIK is tasked with evolving and maturing the brand over the months ahead in anticipation of future growth and international expansion. The new identity is expected to launch in Fall 2014. Beulah...

2013-12-11 23:28:15

Sharing their insight and inspiration after traveling around the world to create the documentary "Red Light Green Light" and exploring the effects of legalized prostitution, Jay and Michelle Brock speak to the world using live video streaming. Victoria, BC (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question:...

2013-11-12 12:04:40

News stories about sexually exploited youth in Canada perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, recently published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, found that stories seldom focus on perpetrators, do not capture the diversity of victims, and use words that legitimize the illegal act of sexual exploitation committed against youth. "Our research shows that news reports commonly use words that portray...

2013-11-01 23:01:27

Human rights advocates from the Church of Scientology join in a concerted effort to counter human trafficking. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 There are an estimated 29.6 million caught in the grips of human trafficking in the world today according to Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomas Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Reuters. Villa points out that victims of human trafficking in 2013 are “roughly equivalent to the population of Australia and Denmark combined....

2013-10-24 20:22:08

Prize was awarded at dinner event after exclusive "Humanitarianism & Technology: A Global Game Changer" Symposium Discussed Ways to Alleviate Challenging Issues Affecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded ECPAT, the leading global network of organizations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5...