July 27th, 2011
12:01 PM ET

In the news: New efforts to combat human trafficking

Federal initiative targets human trafficking in Midwest

Western Missouri and Kansas will be the home base for a new team of six federal enforcement teams targeting human trafficking in the United States, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.

The Anti-Trafficking Coordination team, based in Kansas City, will streamline criminal investigations and prosecution of violators of federal slavery laws.

More prosecutors and federal agents from the FBI and Department of Homeland security will handle human trafficking cases.

Similar teams will operate in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, El Paso, Texas and Memphis, Tenn.

UN urges businesses to help in fight against human trafficking

A new United Nation initiative to help fight human trafficking is being introduced in Asia.

Noeleen Heyzer, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, presented the campaign, Voice of America reports.

“The scope and magnitude of human trafficking in fact is so huge that unless we change the way we do business, not as business as usual, but a different way of doing business we’re not going to be able to address this serious transnational crime,” she said.

Victims of human trafficking in Asia include women and children forced into sex trade and laborers working with little to no pay.

Human trafficking and the use of forced labor accumulate $32 billion annually worldwide, nearly one third of it in Asia, according to the United Nations.

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    The FLDS run by Warren Jeffs is a sick organization. It exploits and uses young girls for sex slaves. This has been allowed in our states like Utah, Arizona and Texas for over fifty years. Why are we Americans allowing this horrible crime? The children aren't educated and the boys are forced to leave their homes when they become mature. It is horrible that our police and politicians ignore it. All the men in the FLDS should be put in jail for rape and brutality!!!
    The women are afraid to fight back. They have no protection. This should be stopped!!!

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      I agree. It is human traffickiing and exploitation of children in the name of religion and it is happening right here in the USA. These men and mothers should be prosecuted for allowing this.

      August 3, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Reply
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    When you say we need to change "business as usual" you mean we as consumers need to change the way we think about where are products come from and the processes that they go through to get to us. Companies that practice fair labor practices need to go through rigorous certification process. This often results in products being a little more expensive. Buy only from those companies that are reputable and be willing to pay a little more for that.

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    Pimps and traffickers don't pay taxes. That's a good reason for governments to crack down on them. They're short of revenue and seizing the assets of these criminals is a good way to make up for the shortfall. Giving the women involved immunity from prosecution is another good idea, of course.

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