May 13, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Human trafficking victims are gathering at the New York Statehouse to urge lawmakers to pass tougher punishments for those convicted of forcing others into sexual servitude.
Young women and girls are expected to speak out Tuesday in favor of legislation that would make the penalties for having sex with an underage human trafficking victim the same as those for raping a minor. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Oct 31, 2012 — Fighting for the abolition of modern day slavery is the subject of a new film that will be show at SUNY-Potsdam Thursday afternoon. Filmmaker Kat Rohrer will show and discuss her latest documentary, Fatal Promises. The film contains interviews with U.S. State Department, Congress, law enforcement officials and experts involved in the so-called war against human trafficking and modern day slavery, such as activist Gloria Steinem and actor Emma Thompson.
Kat Rohrer spoke with Todd Moe about her film, which she hopes will give a voice to modern day slaves. Go to full article