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  • COVID-19 Resources, Services, and Support

  • The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is focused on preventing human trafficking and working to ensure that children and adults who have experienced trafficking and their families get the support and care they need to live safe and healthy lives. This focus remains the same during responses to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. As in times of disaster response, we recognize that disruptions to local services, housing and economic stability, and social disconnection can further increase risk for victimization and exploitation.

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  • The Effect of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking

  • Many of you have asked what effect COVID-19 and the response is having on the trafficking landscape. The reality is we don’t – and can’t – know for certain, but we are deeply concerned. Specifically, we are worried that the economic effects of this virus will increase some of the vulnerabilities that make people susceptible to sex and labor trafficking in the first place – economic need, unstable living conditions, and substance use issues among others.

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  • Uber is offering 50,000 free rides, free food to shelters for domestic abuse victims 

  • Uber is offering free rides and food to thousands of women facing violence at home during the shelter-in-place era. The ride-hailing giant announced plans Thursday to donate 50,000 free rides to domestic violence organizations in more than 30 cities across 16 countries

  • A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide

  • Movement restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous.

  • Trump labor secretary who cut Epstein deal plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • New ordinance would let domestic violence victims break leases in Kansas City:  Read more

  • Most mass shootings connected to domestic violence, local group says:  Read more

  • Preventing murder by addressing domestic violence: Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found 45 percent of victims were at high risk for homicide and severe assault, in a one-year assessment.  Read more

  • Human trafficking hidden by at-sea trading, prompting calls for regulation: Read more

  • The slave next door: Human trafficking is here:  Read more

  • IOM Enters New Collaboration to Promote Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking: Read more

  • Cameras, surveillance and the sinister tech behind domestic abuse:  Read more

  • Local organization educates young people about human trafficking:  Read more

  • Trump signs law to punish websites for sex trafficking: Read more 

  • Feds charge Backpage founder after human-trafficking investigation:  Read more

  • 84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says: Read more

  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!  Read more

  • Human Trafficker From Fredericksburg Busted:  Read more

  • Human Trafficking and the Sturgis Rally:  Read more

  • An alert airline passenger exposed a suspected child sex predator after glancing at his text messages: Read more

  • Human trafficking targets children in the Mid-South: Read more

  • Taking back control: how a remote island in Alaska tackled domestic abuse:  Read more

  • UN migration agency urges Facebook to combat human traffickers:  Read more

  • Cuomo wants gun ban in all domestic violence cases:  Read more

  • A New Push Against Human Trafficking on Flights: Read more

  • Human trafficking is a hidden aftermath of natural disasters: Read more.

  • Delta CEO invites customers to join fight against human trafficking:  Read more. ​

  • Russia delays UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders: Read more