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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...

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....

Fight Against Human-Trafficking Gets Ambitious Support From Google
2013-04-10 12:30:16

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has looked to map the world and make it an easier place to navigate but on Tuesday the search engine giant looked to take on the very serious issue of human trafficking. Just as William Wilberforce helped end the slave trade in the British Empire at the start of the 19th century, Google now looks to be a major force in stopping human trafficking, which serves to enslave millions of people today. With the help of three...

2013-04-09 16:24:01

Google's Global Impact Award Supports New Partnership -- Increases Victim Support and Data Sharing WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polaris Project announced the launch of the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network today, a new alliance of anti-trafficking hotlines that will build a broader safety net for survivors of modern-day slavery and develop a more coordinated global response for victims of this transnational crime. The alliance will also create a...

2013-02-12 20:21:44

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SumAll, the leading source of Big Data business intelligence for fast-growing businesses, announced an initiative through its SumAll Foundation (www.sumall.org) to help better present and advocate data surrounding global issues, the first being focused on human trafficking. SumAll.org was formed through the unanimous decision of SumAll.com employees who each set aside 10% of their equity to the non-profit organization. As SumAll's Series A round in...

2011-12-14 06:00:00

Grant provided by Google.org will mobilize millions of Americans WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Justice Mission (IJM), Polaris Project and Slavery Footprint announced today that they will be implementing a multi-impact unified initiative to mobilize millions of Americans to fight modern-day slavery around the world. Google.org will be funding the creation of this $1.8 million unified initiative in the United States, as one of three multi-year...

2011-09-22 13:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, MTV's College Network mtvU and a student activist from Atlanta announced the launch of the "mtvU Against Our Will Campaign," in partnership with Free the Slaves, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) and Polaris Project. This new campaign taps into the growing student movement to end modern-day slavery and makes it easy for young people to take action to help stop one of the...

2009-09-24 07:17:00

Eradicating US Trafficking & Slavery as a Replicable World Model NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polaris Project, a leading organization in the United States combating human trafficking and modern day slavery, will be highlighted on stage today during the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting. Polaris Project's commitment was selected from a large pool of member commitments as an exemplary approach to addressing the global challenge of human...