News Round-up — March 28, 2014

ATEST members were featured in the news this week, highlighting efforts to combat labor and sex trafficking in the United States and overseas. Also, check out an article by advocate and survivor, Holly Smith, who recently released her own academic nonfiction book.

News Stories

Tackling slavery with the International Justice Mission by Jacqueline Justice, The Cavalier Daily (Mar. 27, 2014)

Maloney’s Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act, Queens Gazette (Mar. 26, 2014)

NMSU to hold Human Trafficking Awareness Week, Las Cruces Sun-News (Mar. 26, 2014)

Domestic help files lawsuit against Bangla New York Consul General, India TV News (Mar. 25, 2014)

ECPAT working to protect sexually-exploited children in Senegal, eTurbo News (Mar. 24, 2014)

Featured: Holly Smith Releases New Book on Child Sex Trafficking in the United States

Last week, advocate and survivor, Holly Smith, released her academic nonfiction book, entitled Walking Prey. In a news article this week, Holly showcases another new book by Laura Murphy, Ph.D, Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives, with a foreword written by Minh Dang, advocate and survivor of domestic sex trafficking. Ms. Dang calls on the anti-trafficking movement to rehumanize survivors and encourages innovation in the field. Survivors of Slavery: New book offers global narratives on modern-day slavery by Holly Smith, Communities Digital News (Mar. 25, 2014)


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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