Human Trafficking en A Glimpse into Modern Day Slavery in Montana <p>It is an all too familiar story: A young girl with hopes for a better life and a brighter future; a girl desperately trying to escape the poverty she has experienced her whole life, the violence and abuse that surrounds her day in and day out; The girl is introduced to a man who promises her that he can turn her dreams into reality. A man who appears to truly care for her, who tells her he loves her, and that all she needs to do is trust him and everything will be alright… and so she does…she obeys when he takes half-naked pictures of her and posts them online. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:39:10 +0000 Katharina Werner 20817 at Modern day abolitionist gives hope to survivors of human trafficking <p>27 million people around the world - in every country - are being held in modern slavery. Many are women and young children, living in despicable, inhumane conditions, and exploited sexually, physically and emotionally.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This week, the Mansfield Center at the University of Montana has tried to shine a light on this slavery, with a conference titled "Fight for Hope and Freedom: Human Trafficking, Montana and the World." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Sally Mauk 17794 at Modern day abolitionist gives hope to survivors of human trafficking DOJ launches anti human trafficking poster campaign <p></p><p>The Montana Department of Justice launched a poster campaign Thursday aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking in the state.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five-thousand of the posters will be put up in rest stops and other public locations around the state.</span></p><p>A bill passed by the state legislature created the poster campaign.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are written in both English and Spanish and highlight a toll free number to a national help line and a Q-R code for smart phones.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:14:28 +0000 Dan Boyce 9852 at DOJ launches anti human trafficking poster campaign