NOT HERE Presents: The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking
November 12 & 13, 2015
The Countdown: 92 days remaining
August 4th began our 100 day countdown leading up to The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in Maine. Over these 100 days, we will be sharing a fact, a resource, or a perspective each day, to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and inspire action against injustice, both domestically, and globally.
Today’s Featured Fact: Definitions matter.
On August 10th, Shared Hope International released the JuST Response Policy Paper “Eliminating the Third Party Control Barrier to Identifying Juvenile Sex Trafficking Victims.“
The policy paper addresses the WHY it is important to define sex trafficking in such a way that the definition includes ALL instances of the commercial sexual exploitation of minors – specifically, whether or not a third party (trafficker) was involved as a causal factor.
Why does this matter?
Read the fact sheet from Shared Hope International: WHY DEFINITIONS MATTER: Eliminating the Third Party Control Barrier to Identifying Juvenile Sex Trafficking Victims
Download the Summary for the Policy Paper: here
Download the complete JuST Response Policy Paper: here
We invite you to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and share these resources in your social networks to help us raise awareness that yes, human trafficking DOES happen in Maine AND around the globe, and EVERYONE needs to be involved to stop it.
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