Rescuing Ruby

Sex on Tuesday

Ruby is one of those coworkers whose life endlessly perplexes me. When I first started at my club, I recognized her as one of the veteran dancers — her sales skills are a force to be reckoned with. It was also clear to me that she had a few illegal
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Anti-trafficking movement is not just a trend

I had only a faint idea of what human trafficking was when I walked into the New Life Center Foundation in early 2012. The NLCF is a rehabilitative center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for young girls who have survived abuse and exploitation. Many of them have been separated from their
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Redefining stereotypes

A different take on sex trafficking in California

Among the many issues being debated in this upcoming election, the subject of human trafficking is being spotlighted via the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act. Named Proposition 35 on this year’s ballot, the initiative aims to increase prison sentences and fines for persons convicted of trafficking, pushing the extra funds
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Council creates committee to combat sex trafficking

The Berkeley City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night to create a joint committee to combat sexual exploitation of minors in the city, instead of implementing a task force, as originally proposed by the commissions. The Commission on the Status of Women and the Peace and Justice Commission presented
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