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United States

Jason Fields

Trafficking survivors call for more U.S. government support

May 08 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivor-run groups that combat human trafficking need more support from the U.S. government so they can operate on a level playing field with larger agencies, an advisory council said on Wednesday.

U.S. ban on slave-made goods nets tiny fraction of $400 billion threat

Apr 08 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. law banning slave-made imports has netted only $6.3 million worth of goods from artificial sweetener to garlic in three years, activists and lawmakers said, urging the government to ramp up its efforts in the global drive to stop forced labor.

Top Democrat calls transgender limits in U.S. military an 'act of cruelty'

Apr 04 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banning new transgender troops from serving openly in the United States armed forces is an "act of cruelty," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, after a screening of the documentary "TransMilitary" on Capitol Hill.

Top Democrat calls transgender limits in U.S. military an 'act of cruelty'

Apr 04 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Banning new transgender troops from serving openly in the United States armed forces is an "act of cruelty", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, after a screening of the documentary "TransMilitary" on Capitol Hill.

'Unworkable' U.S. system traps former sex slaves with criminal records

Mar 14 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trafficking victims who sell sex, drugs or steal in the United States often end up with criminal records that make it hard to find jobs or rent a home, legal experts and activists said on Thursday, calling for reform to help them rebuild their lives.

Scientists use AI to help children sold for sex in hotels

Feb 11 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists are hoping artificial intelligence (AI) can help identify and rescue child victims of sex trafficking via an app and more than a million crowdsourced pictures of hotel rooms.

Fighting sex trafficking with soap at the Super Bowl

Jan 31 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, tens of thousands of unaccompanied men will arrive in Atlanta to schmooze and be schmoozed, but most of all to party.

U.S. senators condemn Cuban doctor program as human trafficking

Jan 10 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Cuban program that exports doctors around the world qualifies as human trafficking according to a resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

Countries face tighter scrutiny on trafficking under U.S. law

Jan 09 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nations around the world face increased scrutiny from the United States over their attempts to fight human trafficking at home - and the price of failure could be steep, under a law signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Imprisoned for murder, U.S. sex trafficking victim will be freed

Jan 07 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. victim of sex trafficking convicted of murder as a teenager, whose case became a celebrity-driven campaign, was granted clemency on Monday and will be freed after spending 15 years in prison.

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