Monthly Archives: July 2015

New state, federal laws to protect rights of trafficking survivors

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By Azra Halilovic and Jaclyn Crawford Across Illinois: New law and Cook County prostitution court (Chicago) – In recent months, both state and federal legislators have passed important bills to protect the rights of people in the commercial sex industry on accounts of human trafficking. In Illinois, the legislation — an initiative by End Demand

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Freedom Forum 2015: Photo Gallery

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On May 14, Traffick Free held its annual Freedom Forum at Serendipity Labs, featuring Cook County legal and public health experts personally and professionally dedicated to combating human trafficking and survivor stigma. This year’s theme, “Human Trafficking and Structural Violence,” invited the panelists and audience to explore how violence is ingrained in our culture through the commercial

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