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During The World Cup, Child Prostitutes Sell Sex for a Pack of Cigarettes or a Couple of Bucks

The Huffington Post

June 12, 2014

Large sporting events like the Brazil 2014 World Cup attract large numbers of male fans, which increases the number of young girls trafficked for sex.  Though prostitution is legal in Brazil for adults, girls under 18 are often exploited, abused, and forced to sell sex for money, drugs, or cigarettes. Sanctuary’s Executive Director Judy Harris Kluger is featured in this article, arguing that sports events will always be coupled with increased sexual exploitation.

To read the full article, click here.

Pimp City: A Journey to the Center of the Sex Slave Trade

Fusion

June 15, 2014

This free online documentary explores the Mexican city of Tenancingo, a hub for sex trafficking from Mexico into the United States. The documentary features Sanctuary's Legal Director Lori Cohen, as well as two current Sanctuary clients.

 To watch the documentary online, click here.

Doesn't Bella Deserve Better?

The Huffington Post

June 18, 2014

Sanctuary for Families Director of Anti-Trafficking Policy & Advocacy Lauren Hersh makes the case for passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act.  An issue like human trafficking, Hersh argues, requires immediate action, and should not be halted by political gains.

To read the full article, click here.

Life Sentences for 2 Sex Traffickers Who Preyed on Mexican Immigrants

The New York Times

June 15, 2014

Isaias Flores-Mendez, 42, and his brother, Bonifacio, 35,  who operated a sex trafficking ring in New York State, received life sentences on May 30.  Sanctuary for Families was involved in providing service to the victims.

To read the full article, click here.

Anti-Human Trafficking Advocates Rally At City Hall

New York Amsterdam News

June 12, 2014

Anti-trafficking groups, including Sanctuary for Families, are rallying around the "Not On My Watch!" campaign for harsher penalties for traffickers and more protections for trafficking victims, including the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), which they hope will be passed before the end of the state legislative session.

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