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The Leahy-Collins Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act reauthorizes a critical federal grant program established to help states and local communities address the needs of runaway and homeless youth in both urban and rural areas. The bill also extends the Transitional Living Program, which provides longer-term residential services, life skills, education, and employment support to older homeless youth. The proposal also reauthorizes the Street Outreach Program, a community-based program that focuses on crisis intervention (Leahy, 2014).
The reauthorization measure includes important new language to combat human trafficking, as well as a non-discrimination clause to prohibit any grantee from discriminating against a child based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This new language would provide critical protection for the approximately 40 percent of homeless youth who identify as LGBT (Leahy, 2014).
Leahy, who has long been a champion of youth services provided by the original Runaway and Homeless Youth Protection Act and fought for its reauthorization in 1998 and again in 2003, urged all Senators to support the bipartisan legislation. The bill is supported by the National Network for Youth, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, the True Colors Fund and the Human Rights Campaign, among many others (Leahy, 2014).
“Supporting our youth when they are most in need, and helping to get them back on their feet benefits us all,” Leahy said. “Homeless children are less likely to finish school, more likely to enter our juvenile justice system, and are ill-equipped to find a job. The services authorized by this bill are designed to intervene early and encourage the development of successful, productive young adults” (Leahy, 2014).
“Despite the recent decline we have seen in chronic homelessness, there are still more than 1.6 million homeless teens in the United States,” Collins said. “As the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have made it my goal to address chronic homelessness. We must make sure our nation’s homeless youth have the same opportunity to succeed as other youth. The programs reauthorized by this bill are critical in helping homeless youth stay off the street and find stable, sustainable housing. I look forward to working with Senator Leahy to quickly move this bill through the Senate and House so that the President can sign it into law" (Leahy, 2014).
Legalizing and regulating prostitution would be beneficial in many ways. Legalizing Prostitution would greatly decrease sex crime rates. It is a fact that sex crime rates are much lower in areas where prostitution is legal.
Sex trafficking is becoming a bigger problem everyday in the US. Not to mention Rape and Pimping. Prostitution could be regulated and monitored just as it is in Nevada. Regulating it would also keep the sex workers off the streets and provide a more safe environment for the workers and customers, its guaranteed to also decrease sex crime committed onto sex workers.
Regulating it will also prevent the spread of disease because all sex workers must be tested regularly. Prostitution should be a victimless crime but it being illegal is causing there to be a black market and many victims as a result.
The sex industry will always be prosperous in one way or another because its only human nature and trying to control nature as we know is impossible.
So Stop Sex trafficking and other sex crimes not to mention disease control by legalizing and regulating prostitution.
Human trafficking is define as a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation.
Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another. Many victims are women and children and have no way out.
Help raise awareness and stop human trafficking to end modern day slavery.
I recently received a letter in the mail detailing that our MP Jim Hillyer intends to vote against legalizing euthanasia/assisted suicide. Being informed on this issue is of utmost importance as it will affect all, or at least most, Canadians at some point in our lives.
In the document mailed out Mr. Hillyer improperly defines euthanasia by claiming it is: “when someone other than the person to die makes the decision”. The person dying would often be a part of the decision-making process. Euthanasia should be defined as: a deliberate act undertaken by one person to relieve that person’s suffering where the act is the cause of death.
In Canada’s current system to allow a person to die we withhold treatment, meaning we take out the feeding tubes and hold the intravenous fluids until the infant or adult starves to death. This process can take days and the suffering endured is not to be taken lightly. There must be a more humane way to end a life; euthanasia must be made legal to assist with this process.
The emotional burden on the health care workers to witness a death like this, the economic burden on the health care system, as well as the suffering imposed upon those waiting for death to come are all immeasurable.
Sex workers in Western Australia currently work under a range of criminal laws that do not apply to any other industry, currently contained in both the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913 and the Prostitution Act 2000.
These laws compromise the health, safety and human rights of Western Australian sex workers. It is time for the full decriminalisation of sex work in Western Australia.
Everyone knows that an illegal brothel has been operating for years in a residential area.
Located at 25 Avenida C and 19.... it is unsanitary, dangerous and out of control.
SHUT IT DOWN!
Toronto newspapers that are free and readily available are advertising pornography and or prostitution.
The health, safety & human rights of South Australian Sex Workers are compromised/negated under the laws set down in the "Criminal law Consolidation Act 1935” and the “Summary Offenses Act 1953”.
Repealing these laws will allow for the human rights, health and safety of sex workers and the wider community to be protected & respected.
The term ‘lap dancing club’ refers to venues where live entertainment is provided for the purposes of sexual stimulation of the customers. This includes routines referred to as lap dancing, table dancing, pole dancing, erotic dancing, stripping, and striptease.
Normally performers pay to be able to sell their services, and have to compete for customers. This leads to risk taking and price-cutting. Lap dancing clubs have grown from the first one in 1995 to at least 300 in the UK.
Norwich City council has agreed to adopt powers under The Policing and Crime Act 2009, to licence lap dancing clubs as Sexual Entertainment Venues to ensure local communities have a greater say in the licensing process.
Meanwhile SEVs require only a premises license - like a cafe - and there is a high risk of clubs starting in numbers before the regulations are put in place, undermining local democracy and creating facts on the ground that are hard to change.
There are reasons to believe that the 'industry' is associated with trafficking, with no-go areas for women, with unhealthy and inequitable changes in relationships between women and men, and that this is not confined to people using or working in the trade.
This Petition is to promote a better society for our families, friends and the whole of humankind.
Specifically, this petition seeks to ban legal brothels throughout Australia to help produce better contributing people to society, to protect our loved ones and to help minimize unfaithfulness.
Brianna Gardner was a 22 year old woman who was brutally killed early Monday morning, August 13th of 2012 at the Whitehall Hotel in Chicago.
The media is so busy concentrating on what she did in her profession, the attention of finding her killer or reporting any new information has been distracted.
The media reported on August 16th that they arrested a man in connection with her murder, but no charges have been filed.
But since then, NOTHING HAS BEEN REPORTED!
The media are slandering her name. The media didn't have the decency to use pictures that showed who she was. Instead they decided to use inappropriate ad pictures to show what she did for a living.
In the USA prostitution is criminalized.
13. Ban Prostitution
The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being a punishable crime to a regulated profession. Estimates place the annual revenue generated from the global prostitution industry to be over $100 billion. Prostitution is sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest profession".
Prostitution occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the customer's residence or hotel room (referred to as out-call), or at the escort's residence or in a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort (called in-call). Another form is street prostitution. Sex tourism refers to travelling, typically from developed to under-developed nations, to engage in sexual activity with prostitutes. Sex trafficking, one type of human trafficking is defined as using coercion or force to transport an unwilling person into prostitution or other sexual exploitation.
In the TANAKH it specifically states in The Book of [Leviticus chapter 19, verse 28: "Do not degrade your daughter and make her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry and the land be filled with depravity."] Reference: TANAKH, "The Holy Scriptures", The New JPS Translation, According to the Traditional Hebrew Text.
This is a fundamental and universal law given to human beings by The LORD our God (Adonai), which prohibits "moral corruption."
1) In response to the recent legalization of prostitution ALLOWED in Bawdy houses, and victimizers and traffickers who can now disguise themselves as Body guards, phone operators and drivers to continue Exploiting women and Children and living off their avails. I have created a petition and expect to acquire 1000 signatures and Postal codes to help create awareness to appeal the Ontario court of Appeal decision and the consequences of it. Just because it can be taxed and legal does not make it immoral.
I have sent a copy to Human Trafficking Advocates and a copy to the Supreme Court Of Canada and The Prime Minister, Premier of Ontario and Members of Parliament regarding this urgent matter.
Prostitution laws struck down Article 2: Court ruling won't help protect most vulnerable prostitutes http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Court+ruling+help+protect+most+vulnerable+prostitutes/6364338/story.html#ixzz1qLAUddz0
2) IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PROSTITUTE OR THE PIMP EXPLOITER, NO WAY TO ENFORCE ANY PRECAUTIONS AND THE ABUSE, SLAVERY THEY MAY ENDURE, (Just because it is indoors doesn’t deem it safe, solely unseen).
3) HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS RUNNING RAMPID, STOP THE DEMAND FOR GIRLS/WOMEN FOR SALE, CHILDREN ARE MORE IN DEMAND, CANADA IS FACING ONTARIO BEING THE HUB OF TRAFFICKING BY ASIA, SOUTHERN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE AND INDIA, IF IT REMAINS LEGAL stop the online advertising and in newspapers in North America.
4) IT IS ALREADY A PROBLEM WITH IMMIGRATION AND VICE UNDERGROUND NOW IT WILL BE IN THE OPEN AND MORE IMMIGRANTS SOLD TO CHILD SEX SLAVERY.
5) Children/minors: NO WAY TO ENFORCE OR CHECK FOR AGE OF MAJORITY. THERE IS FAKE ID ALSO THAT CAN ONLY BE DETECTED BY AN OFFICER OF THE LAW, HOW WILL THEY CHECK EVERY GIRLS ID?
Explanation/Concerns If the law for prostitution legalized is not appealed:
Ontario is probably the next landmark for human trafficking there is no law or prohibition in preventing men and women from driving the girls, bringing them to and from brothels or their home in peoples family neighborhoods and no way to tell if they are being "manipulated exploited" by others.
Employment rates are down already, men and women who would be owners of escort agencies will exploit them, they have to perform acts even if they do not want to,RUNAWAYS, ABUSED, vulnerable younger girls/boys wanting to make fast money and dropping out of school unless they have morals, or a good family and a stable income. Now perpetrators will be fueled and have a reason to exploit them it’s legal to transport them, and if they live together how do you prove they are living off the avails, there is no enforcement of these big factors not to mention Ontario will be a port of trafficking now worse than before.
I feel afraid for the new generation, the message that humans can be bought, IT doesn’t make it right to legalize something immoral as long as they can tax it?
I also am worried about my nieces and friends children. Also our young generation, this message is saying that it is ok for a guy to buy sex and/or females it is vs. Education and Morality and Employment Once again, I am calling for your support and immediate action to criminalize prostitution and bawdy houses, and to abolish the “support staff permitted aka pimps” and protect the minors and new immigrants from human trafficking, as Ontario will be a hub for prostitution for minors as there is no way to completely enforce protection for them. THEREFORE WE MUST STAND UP FOR CANADA AND SAY NO WE WONT ALLOW FURTHER EXPLOITATION
MP wrote the petition for me and I am posting it below
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CITIZENS OF CANADA, draw attention to the House to the following:
WHEREAS it is internationally acknowledged that the median age of entry into prostitution is 12-14 years of age;
WHEREAS 92% of prostitutes would leave prostitution if they could;
WHEREAS the demand for commercial sex with women and children is the root cause for prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes;
WHEREAS child prostitution and violence towards women have increased in countries where prostitution has been legalized;
THEREFORE your petitioners request that Parliament amend the Criminal Code to decriminalize the selling of sexual services and criminalize the purchasing of sexual services and provide support to those who desire to leave prostitution.
We are asking for tougher laws to be proactive against crime. The legalization of bawdy houses will not help the victims but cause more trafficked children and women and victims.
Josy Chafoya LOG1B0 email@example.com
This Petition is in support of legalizing brothels throughout the United States because doing so would benefit our country as a whole.
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the Human Trafficking Bill into law January 30, 2012, saying he hopes it will “put up the ‘Don’t Try It Here’ sign in Indiana” just in time for a game that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says has a history of attracting increased activity in the commercial sex trade.
“Let’s hope that the law has a deterrent effect,” Daniels said, “and that these criminals will take their horrible business somewhere else.”
The law, which took effect immediately upon the governor affixing his signature, closes loopholes that have made it tougher for Indiana to prosecute those who have helped sell children into sexual slavery.
It also strikes a provision of state law that required prosecutors to prove that those who are accused of coercing children into sexual slavery used or threatened to use physical force to do so.
Advocates said it was the one step Indiana absolutely had to take before the game.
He know now the following statistics:
* Each year 1 million children are exploited by the commercial sex trade according to the U.S. Department of State, The Facts About Child Sex Tourism: 2005
* 100,000 to 293,000 U.S. children are in danger of becoming sexual commodities, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
* 12 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution in the U.S., according to The US Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
* 33% of a sample group of female commercial sex workers in Chicago began in the sex trade between the ages of 12 and 15, with 56% being 16 or younger according to an investigation conducted by Schiller DuCanto& Fleck Family Law Center.
With the Super Bowl comes this crime-sex trafficking
We ask the Commissioner of The National Football League "if your part of the problem, your against the solution" ! Be part of the solution and promote awareness of this global problem that follows the Super Bowl by advertising against the insidious crime that comes to large sporting events like the Super Bowl
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Human Trafficking is a very profitable industry for those involved. But the people being trafficked are often stripped of their rights and freedoms and become 2nd class citizens to their captors. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
Revenue from trafficked persons is estimated to be between 5 to 9 billion US dollars per year. In Canada, the RCMP estimate that 600-800 people are trafficked into Canada annually and that an additional 1,500 to 2,200 people are trafficked through Canada into the United States.
Many of the people being trafficked are either women or children, that are then funneled into other industries such as free labour market and prostitution.
If we can get enough people to sign this we can get this topic raised during parliament. This is all about raising awareness and getting the Canadian Government to do more for this pressing issue.
A 2010 study (ACPO) estimates over 11,000 trafficked and vulnerable women are prostituted in England & Wales, many brought to the UK under false pretences.
Many women are forced into prostitution by sex traffickers. Victims of forced prostitution earn huge tax-free profits for the people who control them.
Fraud, deception and violence pull vulnerable women and children into the sex trade where they endure appalling conditions – this is not their free choice.
Sex of all kinds is readily available to view and purchase on the internet, through ads in newspapers, magazines, massage parlours, lap-dancing clubs, shops, toilets, even telephone boxes.
Sex advertising increases the demand for prostitution and fuels human trafficking.
How come we ban tobacco advertising but not “sex for sale” advertising?
Children under 18 are allowed to roam the streets at all hours of the night. This promotes gang membership, theft, drug use and homelessness.
A curfew should be set in place to protect both the child and the community. Anne Arundel county has had a lot of break ins and theft during early am hours that can be traced to teens under 18.
Strip clubs are degrading to women, and they're essentially doing what prostitutes do- sell sex. Although they may not actually engage in intercourse, they are selling a view of women as sexual objects.
Not to mention getting men (many of whom are committed to a significant other) worked up and allowing them to emotionally commit adultery.
Every day thousands of children in the United States are forced, manipulated, and lured into some form of commercial sexual exploitation. Violence and threats keep the victims silenced and fearful of escaping or trusting Law Enforcement.
Since the passing of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (T.V.P.A) in 2003, the United States government has spent more than 500 million dollars to spread awareness and assist in the rehabilitation of foreign nationals who have entered the country as victims of human trafficking—but funding and resources are inadequate for American children of the same crime.
Although prostitution is legal in Canada, many acts relating to prostitution are illegal.
s. 210 of the Criminal Code -- the Bawdy House Law-- makes it illegal for sex workers to work out of an environment that they feel safe in (such as their home, commericial residence, etc), and is punishable by up to 2 years in jail and possible seizure of bank accounts and assets, as well as possible eviction.
s. 212 (1) (j) of the Criminal Code -- under the Procuring Laws -- makes it illegal for a sex worker to use her earnings on rent, child care, care for elderly parents, etc. as this is seen as the person recieving the money as "living on the avails". Furthermore, article (3) of the this section makes it illegal for sex workers to live with anyone (as this would be seen as being "habitually in the company of a prostitute"). If a person is found to be living with a sex worker they can face prison time for up to 10 years.
s. 213 of the Criminal Code, which is used in over 90% of charges relating to prostition, the Communicating for the Purposes of Prostitution makes it an offense to arrange sexual services in public or a public place (i.e. a vehicle, bar, street, cell phone, etc).
Under these laws the only legal way a sex worker can work is to be locked in a room with a stranger. By not allowing sex workers to work from their own environment the government is essentially forcing sex workers to work in dangerous places (like the home of a client who could have weapons in the home, other people hiding, and the sex worker will not know an escape route, or if there are deadbolts locking her inside), this is also the case when sex workers cannot negotiate their services in public, thereby having to wait to be alone with a client before hearing about what he is expecting the two of them to do (which may not be what the sex worker wants to do). Not only that, but the laws make it illegal for sex workers to hire drivers, body guards, receptions, -- people that would make sex work safer as these people could risk being charged with the Bawdy House and/or Procuring laws.
These laws also make it difficult for those involved in sex work to call the police when they are in trouble as in the process of giving a report they may inadvertedly admit to committing a crime (such as working in a bawdy house, or communicating in public), meaning that sex workers are reluctant to report crimes to the police.
These laws have not protected sex workers but, instead of put them in danger, and since laws should be about protection people's lives, and not endangering them, we call on the government of Canada to decriminalize the adult prostitution laws.
An article has just come out stating that Harsh will force Vidya to get into the field of prostitution while making her believe that Sagar has come to meet her.
Sindoora will yet again try to kill Sagar and will send someone to attack him. Sagar, in return, will be unconscious, however, his death is presumed to take place, making him return to the show in a new avatar.
Of course, the most important argument for the legalization of prostitution services is that such prohibitions violate one's most basic and inherent rights.
Prostitution is the voluntary sale (or rental) of a labor service. Individuals own their own bodies and their own labor services and have the absolute right to decide how those labor services should be used. As long as the prostitution transaction is voluntary, there is no justification for governmental interference. Indeed, such interference constitutes an infringement of the privacy and personal liberty of the individuals involved.
The government does have a legitimate role to play in the prostitution market. As with all markets, it should ensure that all exchanges are truly voluntary. In short, it should protect individual rights to property, especially the right not to be coerced.
Currently, since prostitution is illegal outside of Nevada, most prostitutes are in a "no-man's-land" as far as physical protection is concerned. They are often beaten and brutalized, with no real legal recourse. In a free market for prostitution services, suppliers of labor services that are physically harmed would have the same rights to police protection and to legal recourse as the rest of us.
The moral and economic case for the legalization of prostitution is overwhelming. Government prohibition and regulation blatantly violate the rights of the individual and are economically expensive. Therefore, America's views and strategies on the topic of prostitution must undergo an immediate and radical change. The time has come to abandon the nation's archaic attempts to legislate personal morality. The time has come to face up to the facts and to implement the only policy that can truly make a positive difference. The time has come for the legalization of prostitution.
des reseau attirent les Marocaines pour travailler aux pays du golf, alors qu'ils les maltraitent et les obligent a faire la prostitution, plusieurs se suicident a causedu manque d'aide et de possibilité de revenir chez elles
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS NOTICED ALOT OF TRAFFIC AND ILLEGAL ACTIVITY GOING ON AT THIS RESIDENCE.
2306 34TH AVE NORTH TEXASCITY TEXAS
WE ARE TIRED OF IT!! WE WOULD LIKE OUR CITY OFFICALS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS ACTIVITY.
WE AS A COMMUNITY WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS ANYMORE! GET THE DRUGS, AND PROSTITUTION OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY.
Similiar to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America a Big Sisters, Big Brothers program in Brazil needs to be started to prevent more children from going to the streets or into premature prostitution.
Also, to enable a closer bond between the huge gap of rich and poor Brazilians.
During a press conference on Human Rights Day Saturday, December 10, 2005, The Light of Hope Institute announced that it along with a growing list of human rights advocates will be collecting Signatures that will be sent to the President of the United States and other world leaders in a plea for their help to end slavery throughout the world, now and for all times. It should be noted tat this Anti-Slavery Petition is a major part of The Light of Hope Institute Anti-Slavery Movement. END SLAVERY NOW !
Modern-Day / SLAVERY TODAY/ slavery, in the 21st century! Currently there are over 27 million people worldwide that are counted as - slaves! These people are considered the property of another person. There are several categories of slaves including, but not limited to: “human trafficking / sex trafficking” …. In part, some of the root causes for modern day slavery often include economic factors, poverty, moral and social decline. instability, trends toward globalization, crime, corruption, weak and inept leadership, and the exploitation of vulnerable people. All forms and categories of slavery are wrong. Slavery is not acceptable in any form nor is it acceptable in any country. Slavery cannot be justified under any circumstance. It simply cannot be tolerated. Why are we waiting to address to the various crises that confront our humanity? Are we becoming insensitive to the suffering of others? We need to STOP and help resolve the problems today - if not the problems become more pervasive and nearly insurmountable. “Slavery in the 21st century is an affront to our collective humanity! Our Humanity Is At Risk.”
Specifically, we are counting on you, we need your help and assistance in helping eliminate modern-day slavery. All People of Goodwill, worldwide are called to action to help END SLAVERY NOW! Become a signatory of the Anti-Slavery Petition.
August 8, 2006
Poor Nepalese girls as young as 9 are sold into sex slavery as a meager way to support their families. Then, they are never allowed back into their homes after they contract AIDS.
Animals are above girls and women on the social level.
Demand the Nepalese government to give girls an education or to allow them to be adopted to other countries by safe and loving parents.