News Round-up — February 14, 2014

This week’s news stories capture some of our member organizations’ work and highlight the need to combat slavery in the United States and overseas. Also, in case you missed it, a great piece by Nicholas Kristof on runaway and homeless youth.

News Stories

Florida ranks 3rd in calls to human trafficking hotline by Jared Mauldin and Noura Aalen, First Coast News (Feb. 13, 2014)

Bonded labourers rescued, The Hindu (Feb. 13, 2014)

Held as slaves, children in Peru forced to work in mines that produce much of world’s gold by Deborah Hastings, NY Daily News (Feb. 11, 2014)

World Vision Good Chocolate Guide sweet and fair by Rita DeMontis, Toronto Sun (Feb. 11, 2014)

Human trafficking: Los Angeles County steps up awareness by Miriam Hernandez, ABC7 News (Feb. 10, 2014)

Featured: Nicholas Kristof Column

Nicholas Kristof poignantly questions why law enforcement, and society at large, turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities and exploitation of the runaway and homeless youth population in the United States: When Emily Was Sold for SexThe New York Times (Feb. 12, 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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