human trafficking

Meshael Alayban, 42, sits in court during her arraignment in a Santa Ana court on Friday Sept. 20, 2013. Prosecutors on Friday dropped a human-trafficking case that was brought against Alayban, a Saudi princess this summer after a Kenyan maid alleged her passport had been taken away and she had been forced to work long hours for meager pay. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool)

Trafficking case against Saudi princess dismissed

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A human-trafficking charge against a Saudi princess was abruptly dismissed Friday after prosecutors were unable to support claims by a Kenyan maid who said she had to escape from her […]

09/20/2013

Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who now works as a peer specialist and counselor for the Cook County Sheriff's Department, speaks to female inmates at a meeting of Prostitution Anonymous at the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners […]

09/03/2013

Polaris Project

Google makes $3M grant to combat human trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google is announcing a $3 million gift to three nonprofits working to use technology and data to combat human trafficking worldwide.

04/09/2013

LA jury awards $4.5 million to Filipino teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.

12/18/2012

California says human trafficking is growing

SAN DIEGO (AP) – California’s attorney general says the number of people identified as victims of human trafficking in the state has increased steadily since 2010. The report released Friday by Kamala Harris says there […]

11/16/2012

Obama outlines steps to fight human trafficking

NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama is calling human trafficking “modern slavery,” outlining new steps to combat the exploitation of workers and children in the United States and overseas. Obama says in an address […]

09/25/2012

Kidman, Sorvino urge end to violence against women

(AP) – Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Mira Sorvino are urging an end to violence against women. The actors made their appeal at a concert Wednesday night to support the U.N. agency that promotes […]

06/07/2012