CNNís Freedom Project - CNN is joining the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplifying the voices of the victims, highlighting success stories and helping unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.
January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide.
Video: Human Trafficking in the North Country - Sabel Bong (EOP Counselor, SUNY Canton) and David Bugg (Director of Learning Communities/Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Potsdam) gave a presentation on the scope and character of Human Trafficking in the North Country on March 26, 2014 in Potsdam, NY. This program was jointly sponsored by AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the League of Women Voters of SLC.
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The Polaris Project's 2014 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws - Ratings reveal progress, but more legislation is needed across the country to assist victims with services.
Updated October 20, 2014
May 17: The Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club will be hosting a FREE THE GIRLS 5K Walk/Run at the Dobisky Visitors. Registration starts at 9 am with the race beginning at 10 am. The Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club will be collecting bras to donate to women rescued from sex trafficking jobs. Second-hand clothing is a profitable market in many countries around the world. Bras are usually sought after items. Girls can make three to five times the minimum wage in their community by selling bras. Information from Melanie Flack.
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