Covenant House International is urging all Americans to support Bill H.R. 1623

Covenant House International is urging all Americans to support Bill H.R. 1623, a bill that would expand the protection of Megan’s Law, mandating reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers including pimps against minors to engage in international travel, and preventing entry into the U.S. by any foreign sex offender against a minor.  Click here for more information.

We have written about human trafficking a few times, most recently drawing attention to Canada’s lack of a national strategy on human trafficking and we never receive any comments on these posts. Maybe the issue of human trafficking is a "no brainer" and people don’t feel the need to comment. I wonder too if human trafficking is still largely flying under the radar for most people – they know it exists but the details are vague and repugnant. For a lot of people, the thought of human enslavement whether for physical labour or sexual exploitation is beyond comprehension.

A few years ago, we had a presentation for our youth workers from a young woman who had exited the sex trade; she had been trafficked throughout Canada and United States and her story still haunts me. She is now an educator teaching organizations like Covenant House how the sex trade and trafficking works and how we can assist those trying to exit. She escaped, many do not.

Covenant House International is urging all Americans to support Bill H.R. 1623, a bill that would expand the protection of Megan’s Law, mandating reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers including pimps against minors to engage in international travel, and preventing entry into the U.S. by any foreign sex offender against a minor.  Click here for more information.

We have written about human trafficking a few times, most recently drawing attention to Canada’s lack of a national strategy on human trafficking and we never receive any comments on these posts. Maybe the issue of human trafficking is a "no brainer" and people don’t feel the need to comment. I wonder too if human trafficking is still largely flying under the radar for most people – they know it exists but the details are vague and repugnant. For a lot of people, the thought of human enslavement whether for physical labour or sexual exploitation is beyond comprehension.

A few years ago, we had a presentation for our youth workers from a young woman who had exited the sex trade; she had been trafficked throughout Canada and United States and her story still haunts me. She is now an educator teaching organizations like Covenant House how the sex trade and trafficking works and how we can assist those trying to exit. She escaped, many do not.

If you are interested in learning more about human trafficking, click here  and if you are reading this blog from the United States and want to lend your voice to Bill 1623, click here.