Trafficking and slavery being addressed in Seattle

Congrats to the Washington State attorney general for convening his peers from all 50 states into a conference to fight human trafficking. (Pillars of Hope)

And to the State of Washington for enacting the country’s first law that requires age verification in ads for sex-related services. Age verification for ‘sex-ads’ now the law in Washington; first in nation

Finally the issue of sex tourism, sex trade and human trafficking is getting a hard look within the United States.

We have all heard the stories of sex tourism to Thailand and the Dominican Republic. And tales from Central Asia and Africa of young girls being sold into marriages (or prostitution). But rarely have these stories ever been linked to a domestic U.S. story.

Maybe it is time to see more stories about the links between domestic and international sex trade.

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