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2014-09-10 12:32:38

"I enjoy catering to mature gentlemen. My body is a gentleman's playground." - ad appearing on backpage.com confirmed to be selling a child for sex, as cited in NCMEC's amicus brief ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sexually explicit language advertising the sale of children for sex is a common business practice for backpage.com. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children filed an amicus brief urging the Washington State Supreme Court to allow...

2014-08-12 23:06:29

After Eden film partners with budding country music star to inspire hope and action in ending human trafficking. Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The 8 DAYS movement, dedicated to ending human trafficking, will host events in eight major US cities as fundraisers, political rallies, screenings and concerts that benefit local sex trafficking organizations. This unconventional and unique approach to filmmaking pours ticket sales directly into local sex trafficking organizations. These...

2014-06-25 23:14:43

Dunn&Co.’s pro bono campaign for Crisis Center of Tampa Bay urges action against domestic minor sex trafficking TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A new campaign aimed at urging action against domestic minor sex trafficking is garnering attention for its bold approach. “Dropping F-Bombs” was developed by Dunn&Co. as part of a shared effort by Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Women in Action and Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, with the goal to inform young people of...

2014-06-04 12:34:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harrisburg-based integrated marketing agency, JPL, recently received a Gold-Award in the 44(th) Annual Creativity International Awards for their work on "Investigating Human Trafficking" training modules. These online training courses were developed in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA), PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), PA...

2014-05-13 16:26:05

Award Presented At Sixth Annual WIRED BizCon Recognizes Thorn's Work Driving Technology Innovation to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA; TSX: MDZ.A) announced today that it has presented Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children with the 2014 MDC Partners Humanitarian Award recognizing groundbreaking, entrepreneurial innovation in support of humanitarian efforts. The $20,000 award, in its fourth year, was presented...

2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

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...

2014-02-21 16:21:46

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America's public high schools. The initiative, coordinated by Montel Williams, will start to distribute 12 Years a Slave nationwide in September 2014 in concert with the new school year. It is modeled against an initiative Williams...

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...

2014-01-25 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...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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