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The 2019 Women Are Sacred calendar includes awareness months and days reflecting the safety for Native women movement along with beautiful color photographs, artwork and images. Awareness months and days include introductions, definitions and resources on Human Trafficking Awareness Month, National stalking Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Print Instructions: Send PDF to local or online printer for quality print...More Info >>
What is human trafficking and what does it look like in Indigenous, tribal communities? What can tribal communities do to address it? Call to action Learning Objectives: 1) participants will have an increased understanding of trafficking of Indigenous, tribal victims; 2) participants will have an increased understanding of what's currently available as resources to assist with development of local tribal responses; and 3) participants will contribute to growing network of organizations and individuals committed to ending trafficking of Indigenous, tribal peoples Moderated by Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Co-Presenters: Lisa Heth has worked in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault and...More Info >>
The Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force (MN-HTTF) was established by state legislation (MN Statute §299A.79) in 2006. During this time, the Task Force successfully brought together stakeholders from across the state to address human trafficking. The Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force has been instrumental in enacting strong legislation over the past few years to give law enforcement and prosecutors clearer guidance and stronger tools for addressing the problem of human trafficking. (For further information see the Human Trafficking in Minnesota [2006-2010] reports on the Department of Public Safety’s website: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/statistical-analysis-center/Pages/human... ) The 2006 legislation establishing the Task Force sunset...More Info >>
About Polaris Project: National Human Trafficking Resource Center Toll Free Hotline Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree ( 233733 ). The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. We are not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority. Call us at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree ( 233733...More Info >>
Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative - https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=51 OJP Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide - https://www.ovcttac.gov/taskforceguide/eguide/ FBI Human Trafficking - https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/human_trafficking Trafficking Resource Center - https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/what-human-trafficking/federal-ant... DOJ-Funded Human Trafficking Task Forces - http://www.nij.gov/journals/262/pages/human-trafficking-task-forces.aspx#More Info >>
What Is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is a serious federal crime with penalties of up to imprisonment for life. Federal law defines “severe forms of trafficking in persons” as: “(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” [U.S.C...More Info >>
Human trafficking is a crime in which people profit from the exploitation of others. Victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults over the age of 18 who are forced, coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and children and adults compelled into different forms of labor. Child and youth trafficking victims require a highly educated, loving, and carefully coordinated response by multiple individuals and agencies including parents, child welfare workers, foster care workers, law enforcement officers, medical workers, school administrators and teachers, attorneys, and the courts. Children are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking. When dealing...More Info >>
*/ This webinar will familiarize participants with common dynamics that are associated with trafficking in tribal communities. Participants will learn what steps they might take in order to develop an effective tribal response to trafficking and will be provided with examples of how other tribes across the country have developed a response. Throughout the webinar there will be opportunity for discussion about how trafficking and prostitution uniquely impact our Native women and youth, and there will be time at the end for participants to talk about what they are currently seeing in their own communities. Note: ACF Regions 5 &...More Info >>
*/ 4 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native WomenMore Info >>
*/ 3 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native WomenMore Info >>
*/ 2 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women This webinar will address intimate partner sex trafficking, particularly how pimps select their victims. The focus will be on predator behavior, not victim risk factors. Presenters: Christine Stark (Cherokee/Anishinaabe is an award winning author, speaker, organizer, and visual artist. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress and others. Currently, she is writing a report titled “Gathering Our Stories: the Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women on the Duluth Ships” based upon interviews she conducted with Native women...More Info >>
*/ Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women | 1 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women This webinar lays the foundation for understanding sex trafficking of Native women and survivor centered responses developed by three experts in the field. Presenters: Christine Stark (Cherokee/Anishinaabe is an award winning author, speaker, organizer, and visual artist. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress and others. Currently, she is writing a report titled “Gathering Our Stories: the Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women on the Duluth...More Info >>
Executive Summary In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Obama Administration reaffirmed the American values of freedom and equality by asking federal agencies to develop a plan to strengthen services for victims of human trafficking. Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity, the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013-2017 (the Plan) embraces these principles and builds on the progress that our Nation has made in combating human trafficking and modern day forms of slavery through government action, as well as partnerships with allied professionals and concerned citizens. As our understanding...More Info >>
Executive Summary and Introduction The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking was established by legislation in 2012 to do the following: (1) look at the prevalence of the crimes of human trafficking and sex trafficking in Alaska; (2) assess the current services available to victims of human and sex trafficking; and (3) make recommendations for ways to further assist victims. This report is the final culmination of the task force’s work and includes the task force’s final recommendations. The task force met over the course of five months and held...More Info >>
By Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, Eileen Hudon Research by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education October 27, 2011 William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota Cover art by Catherine Whipple, Managing Editor, The Circle: News from a Native American Perspective EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GOAL Since Native women are at exceptionally high risk for poverty, homelessness, and sexual violence which are elements in the trafficking of women, and because the needs of Native women are generally not being met, and because prostituted women are at extremely high risk for violence...More Info >>

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