human trafficking http://wmuk.org en Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo http://wmuk.org/post/fighting-human-trafficking-kalamazoo <p></p><p></p><p>The state is setting in motion its plan to combat human trafficking, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told an audience in Kalamazoo yesterday evening.</p><p>Earlier Thursday state lawmakers announced that they would seek changes in the way state law treats victims of sex trafficking so they’re not prosecuted for prostitution. Advocates also say they’re working hard to raise public awareness of an issue they say hides in plain sight.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:27:25 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 12049 at http://wmuk.org Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo Kalamazoo group targets human trafficking http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-group-targets-human-trafficking <p>Federal officials say more than 100,000 women and children fall victim to human traffickers in the U.S. each year. They’re often forced into prostitution or other sex work, or other jobs, against their will. A Kalamazoo woman hopes to make a dent in that modern form of slavery, at least in southwest Michigan.<br> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:19:00 +0000 Andrew Robins 2159 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo group targets human trafficking Songs Against Slavery benefit concert raises awareness about human trafficking http://wmuk.org/post/songs-against-slavery-benefit-concert-raises-awareness-about-human-trafficking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thursday night, singer/songwriters Grace&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Theisen</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Hannah Doan will use their music to help victims of human trafficking through <a href="http://www.songsagainstslavery.com/">Songs Against Slavery</a>. The event’s goal is to raise awareness about human trafficking in the U.S. and fundraise for <a href="http://thedaughterproject.org/">The Daughter Project</a>, a safe house for victims.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 2117 at http://wmuk.org Songs Against Slavery benefit concert raises awareness about human trafficking