Fight Human Trafficking
Help Pass Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation in New York State:
New York State, a national hub for the trafficking of women and girls, should do everything it can to stop one of the most egregious forms of violence and abuse. The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2012, was included in the Women’s Equality Agenda, which has not become law. This legislation will amend state law to better protect victims of human trafficking, making it easier to secure prosecutions in cases where the victim is a minor by aligning state and federal law. This includes strengthening our laws and expanding investigative capacities, like judicial warrants. Read more
Status Update: On June 12, 2014, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, which would enhance protection for sex trafficking victims and increase accountability for pimps and buyers, passed the New York State Senate unanimously. However, the New York State Assembly did not pass the bill, and we still need to make our voices heard until the Women’s Equality Agenda becomes law. Click here to stay posted on the latest updates.