The Aruna Project is working to end commercial sexual exploitation by bringing freedom and restoration to the many women and children sold into the trade. Help bring hope by hosting or participating in an Aruna 5k race in your area.
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA) is is proposed New York State legislation (A.506/S.7) sponsored by Assembly member Amy Paulin and Senator Andrew Lanza. TVPJA would improve New York State’s efforts to end human trafficking by enhancing protection for trafficking victims - particularly for sexually exploited children. The TVPJA increases accountability for buyers and traffickers who fuel this criminal industry and prevents re-victimization of trafficking victims by the justice system through the following measures:RECOGNIZING THAT BUYING CHILDREN FOR SEX IS CHILD ABUSE, DEFENDING TRAFFICKED PEOPLE FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, STRENGTHENING CASES AGAINST TRAFFICKERS VIA WIRETAPS, ELIMINATING STIGMATIZING LANGUAGE.
The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a group of organizations that have joined forces to increase public awareness of human trafficking in our communities, enact anti-trafficking laws, improve law enforcement response and increase social services to help people escape trafficking. New York is a leading entry, transit and destination point for trafficking victims. The New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition helped drive the passage of two momentous laws in New York State: The New York Anti-Trafficking Law and the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, and is now working to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act.