NFS News Archive January, 2011

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The Not For Sale Freedom Tour, Featuring Rapture Ruckus and The Museum

Coming to a town near you, “The Not For Sale Freedom Tour” featuring The Museum and Rapture Ruckus.  We’re bringing the movement to your backyard with the Atlanta based group The Museum and New Zealand music sensation Rapture Ruckus.  Join us for a night of music and a look at the current state of human […]

NFS Has Got Seoul!

Help bring an end to human trafficking! Join us we hear from David Batstone (author of the book Not for Sale). He’ll be sharing about the current situation of modern day slavery and human trafficking and what we can do to help stop it. Admission is FREE but we will be taking a love offering at the conference.

Romania | is | Not For Sale

Romania is rapidly becoming a major transit for the sale of people into the European Union. Victims as young as twelve years old are being trafficked to Romania from destinations as far-reaching as Honduras, Afghanistan, the Congo, and China, according to Not For Sale, a global anti-slavery agency. Once they reach Romania, many of these victims are assigned for passage beyond into Western Europe. Not For Sale, with headquarters in San Francisco, California, has identified Romania as an international hotspot for human trafficking. Its team in Romania intervened in nearly 140 trafficking cases in 2010. While Romanian law officially prohibits all forms of human trafficking, the country’s strategic geographic location – a crossroads between east and west – make it a source, transit, and destination country for the people trade. The country’s 2007 admission into the European Union (EU) brought more relaxed border regulations and enhanced its attraction for international human traffickers.

Jan 11 | National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

We cannot strengthen global efforts to end modern slavery without first accepting the responsibility to prevent, identify, and aggressively combat this crime at home. No country can claim immunity from the scourge of human rights abuses, or from the responsibility to confront them. As evidence of our dedication to a universal struggle against this heinous practice, the Department of State’s “Trafficking in Persons Report 2010″ included America in its rankings for the first time, measuring our efforts by the same standards to which we hold other nations. Looking ahead, we must continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases within our own borders.

SF Academy Trains Citizens to Fight Slavery

Lieutenant John Vanek wants to put human traffickers behind bars. But finding the criminals can be as difficult as locating investigative funding in a deficit-ridden California government. Too bad Vanek must do both. Last week Lt. Vanek turned to an unlikely source for help. He taught aspiring citizen investigators how to collaborate with police to fight human trafficking at Not For Sale’s Investigator Academy held in San Francisco.


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