At its November 2014 meeting, the RPCVs of NENY voted to join forces with the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition (NYSATC). Members of the Half the Sky book group learned of the work of NYSATC and the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA). Seeing that NYSATC and TVPJA both aligned with the values and mission of RPCVs of NENY, the group voted unanimously to offer support and visibility to anti-trafficking efforts on a local and global level.
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.
To learn more about human trafficking and how you can get involved, visit http://www.tvpja.com.