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La Strada International

Takng a human rights approach to prevention of trafficking and to providing protection and services to those who've been trafficked, with a focus on Eastern European countries.
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Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women

A network of NGOs taking a human rights based approach to ending trafficking.
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Another irresponsible piece on sex work

I'm trying to decide what makes me maddest about Bob Herbert's recent op-ed pieces about sex work in Las Vegas.

It might be his use of a tug-on-your-heartstrings story and alarmist title in today's piece, "Escape from Las Vegas." In that piece he uses Amber, a 19 year old with a disabled mother and an abusive and drug addicted step father, who finds herself stripping in Las Vegas as representative of all sex workers:

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Fighting trafficking without fighting sex workers

Last week Audacia Ray was interviewed on the Brian Lehrer show (WNYC , an NPR affiliate). Her interview was positioned as a counterpoint to an interview with Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW NYC (NYC's National Organization of Women chapter).

Chris has a great blog post about this here.

You can listen to the clip here:

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