Human Trafficking Awareness

Newsletter, November 2020

The past month has been really important for United Abolitionists with the launch of the tricounty alliance against human trafficking, including coordination with the local transportation agencies LYNX and Sunrail Content Notice: In our message today we discuss some troubling topics including sex trafficking & sexual assault. This is a notice for anyone with a…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

Human trafficking a bigger danger as more students online, advocates warn

By KATE SANTICH ORLANDO SENTINEL | AUG 22, 2020 AT 5:30 AM Human traffickers who typically use Central Florida’s busy tourism industry to camouflage their efforts are turning to other recruitment tools to lure victims amid the coronavirus pandemic, advocates warn. Especially vulnerable, they say, are the thousands of students spending long hours online. “That…

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Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigns hours after Times Square headquarters raided by FBI, NYPD in connection with sex trafficking investigation

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard resigned late Tuesday from his namesake company amid allegations by nearly a dozen women that he sexually abused underage girls at his Bahamas mansion. “Recognizing the priority of the welfare of the thousands of Nygard employees, retail partners, loyal customers, vendors, suppliers and business partners, Peter Nygard has made the decision…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

United Abolitionists training UCF hospitality students to spot human trafficking

The University of Central Florida is teaming up with the non-profit organization United Abolitionists to train the future leaders of hospitality on how to combat human trafficking. The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management will soon start training students on how to identify and report sex and labor trafficking through a series of three internship…

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The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Partners with United Abolitionists

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando is teaming up with United Abolitionists, an agency that fights against slavery and exploitation, to train “future leaders of the hospitality industry to combat human trafficking in hospitality, tourism, events, attractions, hotels and on campus.” Last year, UCF established the Center for the Study of Human…

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