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  • Buyer Beware, Or Not. Operation Cross Country Slams Traffickers, Rescues Victims, But Where Are The Buyers? (6/26/2014) - One of the most successful national operations targeting child sex trafficking was conducted by the FBI and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as part of the week-long Operation Cross Country initiative to combat child sex trafficking. Under this initiative, 281 traffickers were arrested and 168 children were recovered. The most recent sting operation [...]
  • LifeSiteNews – Bill would Punish Countries that Legalize Prostitution for Driving Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery (5/27/2014) - According to Vardaman, who is the senior director for anti-trafficking organization Shared Hope International, H.R. 4703 “is a clear and specific mandate to the State Department” to target the demand for human trafficking. She told LifeSiteNews that Hultgren’s legislation would add teeth to the TIP report, which she said has been used effectively “with regard [...]
  • Seattle Times – U.S. House Should Pass Anti Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on Backpage.com (5/20/2014) - FULL STORY – Seattle Times – U.S. House Should Pass Anti Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on Backpage.com The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on several anti-sex trafficking bills. With broad support from members of both parties, these sweeping measures ought to have no problems getting passed off the floor [...]
  • HuffPost – Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You’re a Sex Trafficker (3/11/2014) - I’ve been a little surprised not to see more sting operations like the one in Sturgis, frankly. But Samantha Healy Vardaman and Christine Raino of the anti-trafficking advocacy group Shared Hope International, noted that some legislators worry that a differing ruling in another circuit court could confuse matters, leaving johns considered traffickers in one state, but [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2014 (1/1/2014) - May 23: LifeSiteNews – Bill would Punish Countries that Legalize Prostitution for driving Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery May 20: Seattle Times - U.S. House Should Pass Anti-Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on Backpage.com May 2: The Columbian - Call for Layered Fix for Human Trafficking Apr. 28: Police Magazine - Prostitution: Getting Girls Out of “The Game” Apr. [...]
  • Time – As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking (12/9/2013) - McKenzie, who now advocates for victims of trafficking, credits her restoration to Shared Hope International, which provides support for victims of trafficking. At a panel on trafficking last Friday at George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute, McKenzie said that because of the organization she has hope for other victims. “My pimp used to tell me that the police [...]
  • News & Media Coverage – 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge (11/12/2013) - News Coverage featuring 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge. See how your state scored. Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox 8 New Orleans - La. Improves its Ranking in Fighting Child Trafficking Nov. 12: The [...]
  • Q13 Fox – ‘Chosen’: Documentary Featuring Local Woman Aims to Educate Girls About Sex Trafficking (9/20/2013) - Now, Brianna is part of a documentary called ‘Chosen‘, premiering in Seattle next week. The goal is to educate young women of the red flags to look for when these men are on the hunt for their next victim. “We’re teaching young girls and young women to see the monster and the deception behind those charming [...]
  • US News – Study: At Least 100,000 Children Being Used in U.S. Sex Trade (7/8/2013) - Sexual trafficking is largely seen as something that happens abroad, but the underground sex trade is very much alive in the United States – especially for minors, according to a new report from the National Colloquium on Shelter and Services for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims. Human trafficking is a $9.8 billion domestic industry, with [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2013 (6/7/2013) - Dec. 9: Time - As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking Dec. 1: The Republic - Georgia Woman Develops Program Intended to Help Victims of Human Trafficking Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox [...]

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  • Buyer Beware, Or Not. Operation Cross Country Slams Traffickers, Rescues Victims, But Where Are The Buyers? (6/26/2014) - One of the most successful national operations targeting child sex trafficking was conducted by the FBI and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as part of the week-long Operation Cross Country initiative to combat child sex trafficking. Under this initiative, 281 traffickers were arrested and 168 children were recovered. The most recent sting operation [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2014 (1/1/2014) - May 23: LifeSiteNews – Bill would Punish Countries that Legalize Prostitution for driving Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery May 20: Seattle Times - U.S. House Should Pass Anti-Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on Backpage.com May 2: The Columbian - Call for Layered Fix for Human Trafficking Apr. 28: Police Magazine - Prostitution: Getting Girls Out of “The Game” Apr. [...]
  • News & Media Coverage – 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge (11/12/2013) - News Coverage featuring 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge. See how your state scored. Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox 8 New Orleans - La. Improves its Ranking in Fighting Child Trafficking Nov. 12: The [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2013 (6/7/2013) - Dec. 9: Time - As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking Dec. 1: The Republic - Georgia Woman Develops Program Intended to Help Victims of Human Trafficking Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2012 (12/7/2012) - Dec. 19: CBN - Anti-Trafficking Advocates: ‘Our Work Has Just Begun’ Sep. 6: CNN - As Sex Trade Increases Around Conventions, Faith-Based Groups Step Up Efforts Aug. 30: Tampa Bay Times – Amid RNC, Law Enforcement Targets Sex Traffickers In Tampa Aug. 9: Christian Broadcasting Network - Group: Any Child Can Fall Victim to Sex Trade July 24: King5 [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2011 (1/1/2012) - Dec. 19: Huffington Post - Super Bowl Sex Trafficking: Indiana Leaders Races To Pass Legislation Dec. 11: Bangor Daily News – Maine gets an F for child sex trafficking laws Dec. 10: Deseret News – Stolen innocence: the battle against modern-day slavery in the U.S. Dec. 9: San Antonio News-Express editorial – Boost fight to end [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2010 (1/13/2010) - Dec. 22: KSAZ coverage of Shared Hope’s Arizona Rapid Assessment (online/video) Dec. 9: Child sex trafficking a problem in Arizona – KNXV (online/video) Dec. 9: Sen. Ron Wyden’s speech on the floor of the Senate, regarding S.2925 C-Span coverage of Sept. 15, 2010 U.S. Congressional Hearing regarding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Oct. 7: Seattle Q13′s Parella Lewis [...]

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