When Alma Tucker learned of cross-border sex trafficking, she had to act
PROGRESS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKINGThose trying to cross the border from Mexico to the US risk being abused or trafficked. Alma Tucker has created a safe home for girls caught in this trade. By Brooke Binkowski, Contributor JANUARY 14, 2016
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An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that 1,000 individuals participated in the study instead of 600.
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The Catholic Church signed an agreement on Monday in the Vatican with representatives of Islam and the Anglican Church that is committed to fighting to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide by 2020 and to encourage other confessions to join the fight. The statement stresses that "modern slavery and human trafficking is a crime against humanity" and that "the physical, economic and sexual exploitation of men, women and children condemn 30 million people to inhumane conditions and degradation." This is a translation. Source: http://www.notisistema.com/noticias/firman-iglesias-acuerdo-para-erradicar-la-esclavitud-moderna/
MEXICO CITY, March 16 -. More than 70 percent of female victims of sexual exploitation in Mexico City at their release from traffickers returns to the world of prostitution due to the lack of job opportunities, therapeutic support and social stigma. 77 percent of 15 thousand sex workers that have turned to the Street Brigade Support organization Women Elisa Martínez, AC for 15 years that they claimed to be survivors of trafficking, continue in sex work "not because they like prostitution, not because they feel victimized, but because there are no other labor choices, for all women and men in this army of the sex trade. " Jaime Montejo, spokesman and founder of Street Brigade organization maintains that the authorities and the city's society "all women who engage in prostitution are victims" and they focus operations on victimizing prostitution without generating long-term options after their bailouts. The organization has 22 years of life, it trusts in the work made by the Central Office of Research for the Care of the Crime of Trafficking in Persons of the Attorney General of Justice of the Federal District (PGJDF), but believes that the solution to eradicating sexual exploitation is not through lockouts, but with the regularization and acceptance. Last week, in a historic event, 14 sex workers won an injunction through the first district judge in administrative matters, Paula Maria Garcia Villegas, because the GDF recognizes them as self-employed workers after 20 years of legal proceedings. With this resolution, Mexico City could be the first institution in the country to offer options to organize a first union; cooperatives to avoid the assigning of leaders that allow the trafficking of women and presence of pimps. What the judge says is that there are those who are forced into prostitution, and must be rescued, but there's willing prostitution, and those who decide to continue in prostitution, the GDF must guarantee their rights so that they are not extorted, don't suffer police abuse, and are not forced to testify against strangers. "The Secretary of Labor, Patricia Mercado, is offering opportunities to be reviewed for those who want to learn a different profession, with no obligations," Montejo said in an interview. She warned that this model will work if you allow the process to be personal. "If in this new rearrangement control of these documents is re-put in the hands of few, trafficking and pimping will be refounded, and a comprehensive law against trafficking will serve for nothing. Right now, it works for that when it's massive, it's known who has no birth certificate, who does not have IFE, who is a minor, and whether adult women without documents are likely to be reported missing in other states," she said . Street Brigade suggested that the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (CDHDF) is present in the operations, because some women are in the sex industry by choice and they can't all be characterized as victims. He said that the closure of the tables in Cuajimalpa is only causing greater hiding in homes and communal areas. This is a translation. Source: http://www.excelsior.com.mx/comunidad/2014/03/16/948931
Today's edition of Marketplace will give you an insight into life at La Casa del Jardin.
A 19-year-old woman with a baby face covered in heavy makeup and a hestitant, toneless voice shares her experiences in the past year: an old friend asked her for help, again and again, until she agreed. He kidnapped her and forced her to work as a prostitute.Read the full article and listen to the audio clip at Marketplace Online.
"Alma On A Mission" is the cover story of the January, 2014 edition of local Chula Vista news magazine, SDPrime. The article describes life at La Casa del Jardin, a "safe-house" in Tijuana for survivors of human sex trafficking. Click on 2014-01-sdprime-alma-only to read the article or click on 2014-01-sdprime-full for a full copy of the January 2014 edition of SD Prime.
INH thanks Brad Riley and Simon Scionka for the excellent video that tells the story about La Casa del Jardin, our "safe house" in Tijuana. TJ Red Binacional de Corazones / iE from iEmpathize on Vimeo.
During the Seventh Plenary Session of the Inter-Ministerial Commission, chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, it was established that the guidelines approved at that meeting promote the participation of the media in campaigns to prevent the crime of trafficking in persons, and the creation of codes of ethics and self-regulation to prevent the practice of offenses related to this topic. In addition, these guidelines encourage citizen participation in denouncing such ads; they generate the implementation of better practices by the media, and promote coordination with persons and organizations of civil society related to advertising and self-regulation of the media. It was also agreed to boost joint work with the media to advance in the matter and achieve effective self-regulation.
At the meeting of the Interministerial Commission it was also agreed to the formation of working groups to advance the implementation of the Law on the subject. In this regard, in addition to the advisory subcommittee, said groups work on the design of information and dissemination campaigns for the prevention of such crimes and to establish mechanisms to coordinate shelters, halfway houses, shelters and facilities designed for assistance and protection to victims of trafficking.
Also they commit to developing the model of care and protection of victims of trafficking and protocols for the use of procedures and resources for their rescue, the program of social reintegration of victims, as well as designing and implementing the website and database unique to the National Program on the subject, training programs, training and updating for prevention, treatment and punishment of these crimes, and monitoring guidelines for surveillance and monitoring of classified ads. The members of the Interministerial Commission on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of crimes on Trafficking in Persons and the Protection and Assistance to Victims of these crimes, also endorsed the call for selecting representatives of civil society and academia that will participate in the meetings of this Committee itself. In the Seventh Plenary Session the strategy for the development and objectives of its National Program was also presented as well as crime prevention and criminal phenomenon awareness, comprehensive assistance and protection to victims of trafficking, and the drive to improve the enforcement and prosecution of these crimes.
This is a translation. Source: http://noticieros.televisa.com/mexico/1312/regula-comision-intersecretarial-anuncios-clasificados-evitar-tr/