Human Trafficking: State-Wide Awareness Campaign



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kasich photoOhio Gov. John Kasich has forwarded several links in a campaign to stop human trafficking.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Effort seeks awareness of human trafficking

By Jessie Balmert

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich launched a statewide human trafficking awareness campaign to help Ohioans recognize the signs of sex and labor trafficking in their neighborhoods.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

State launches campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking

By Robert Higgs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Posters to raise awareness of human trafficking and tell people how to report suspected cases will start showing up soon in Ohio Turnpike service plazas as part of an awareness campaign.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Ohio officials launch new human-trafficking campaign

By Marc Kovac

COLUMBUS – State officials are launching a new campaign aimed at drawing public attention to human trafficking, with hopes of saving victims and bringing perpetrators to justice.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Men who perpetuate sex trade are target in human-trafficking fight

By Alan Johnson

Ohio’s best efforts to curb sex trafficking are running into a big stumbling block — men.

“If men don’t stop buying sex with girls, the problem continues,” Vern Smith of Defenders USA said yesterday at the 5th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Statehouse. “It’s a demand-driven market. If you don’t have the demand, the market falls apart.”

Despite passage of increasingly restrictive anti-human-trafficking laws and awareness campaigns championed by Gov. John Kasich, Attorney General Mike DeWine and the State Highway Patrol, men continue paying for sex in huge numbers.

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