Public Safety Canada Aims to Expose Realities of Human Trafficking with New Awareness Campaign

An-eye opening new public awareness campaign commissioned by Public Safety Canada works to highlight the grim realities and prevalence of human trafficking in Canada. Many Canadians have misunderstandings about human trafficking. This campaign was developed to highlight public misperception and encourage Canadians to get the facts. Human trafficking is a complex crime and is not what it seems at times. Traffickers get their victims to comply through different forms of coercion and exploit them through activities usually related to sexual services or labour. Created by Banfield and directed by Mark…

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NBWA Launches Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking in Communities Nationwide

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chair Sean Reyes (R-UT) and committee member Maura Healey (D-MA) have announced a new initiative to help combat human trafficking in the United States. Working alongside the attorneys general, NBWA will offer awareness training to the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees in the U.S. to help them recognize and report signs of human trafficking. The launch of the Distributors Against Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative coincides with the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July…

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Paypal, Polaris Join Forces to Fight Human Trafficking

Polaris, has announced the creation of a newly formed Financial Intelligence Unit.  The Financial Intelligence Unit, which is made possible by financial and subject matter support from PayPal, is designed to leverage intelligence from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and other sources to interrupt trafficker cash flows and enable prosecutions for financial crimes including money laundering. Through this initiative, these organizations, each with a long history and unique knowledge and expertise in combatting human trafficking, are teaming up to find new, innovative ways for the anti-money laundering community to…

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New Anti-Slavery Reporting and Risk Management Tool Launched

iPoint is excited to announce the launch of eLRT Lite, a free, open-access, Excel-based, business-to-business reporting tool designed to support companies in their compliance with global human trafficking and modern-day slavery legislation. The template facilitates the collection, communication, analysis, and reporting of critical anti-slavery measures through companies’ global supply chains in accordance with the regulatory and company-specific requirements. Eight global laws and trade agreements covered eLRT Lite is a simplified version of the electronic Labor Rights Template (eLRT), an industry standard launched in November 2016. It is based on a set…

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Hanesbrands Partners With Free The Girls to Support Women Rescued From Human Trafficking

HanesBrands, a socially responsible global marketer of everyday basic apparel, has joined forces with the nonprofit group Free The Girls to help women rescued from human trafficking re-establish their lives. The company’s more than 200 retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, which operate under the HaneBrands, Hanes, Maidenform and L’eggs-Hanes-Bali-Playtex nameplates, are accepting new and gently used bras to be donated to Free The Girls. Prominently placed collection boxes make it easy for store patrons to drop off bra donations from home or leave a bra behind…

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