As traditional garments fell out of style with the entry of ready-made garments, and more people in the country switched to disposable cups, these two individuals were forced to move from their village to the city in order to find work. While accurate factual s are hard to come by due to the hidden nature of the crime, human trafficking happens in all countries, including northeast Pennsylvania.
Sinha explained that sex work and sex trafficking are two different issues. February 15, By Amy Gruzesky.
Her presentation was the first one in a new educational luncheon series organized by the Human Development and Family Studies Community Club. The club voted on it and took it to LaBuda, who agreed that it would be a good topic and reached out to Sinha.
It is the first of four Education Awareness Luncheons the HDFS Community Club has planned for this semester, aimed at spreading awareness of, and educating students, faculty and staff on serious societal issues. It creates new safeguards for children of human trafficking: shielding children from prosecution for crimes their abusers forced them to commit; enhancing law enforcement training; providing specialized services in conjunction with county agencies; and establishing a new fund for victim services.
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Research Penn State Scranton hosts talk by researcher on sex work and human trafficking. In Pennsylvania, there has been a lack of awareness, and recent research is suggesting a lot of trafficking of minors is taking place, Sinha said, adding that positive strides to address this problem are being made. Sara Hoger, club secretary, suggested sex trafficking as a topic for the series.
Last October, Gov. Tom Wolf created new protections and supports for children of human trafficking and sexual exploitation by ing Senate Billnow Act of — also known as Safe Harbor. Research also suggests that women sex workers do not forward and report incidents of sex or labor trafficking to law enforcement authorities due to the fear of shame, police arrests or deportation, said Sinha.
While many have a general sense of sex trafficking from watching TV shows and movies as it garners more media attention, Sinha says human trafficking also involves labor trafficking, which receives less media attention.
Based on the large turnout and positive reception by the crowd, the organizers were obviously correct. Associate Professor Sunny Sinha speaks to a crowd at Penn State Scranton where she talked about her research in human trafficking.
She used the example of two individuals in India — a woman who earned her living by making traditional garments and a man who earned his living by making clay pots for beverages. So that was good to hear. Most victims tend to be women and children, said Sinha, and the causes can range from a breakdown in the family unit, making a woman or children more susceptible to being lured into the situation, or due to economic and political circumstances.