The US Department of State estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked through international borders each year, which does not include countless numbers trafficked domestically within their own countries. Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century - a nine billion dollar industry. The United States is one of the top three destination points for trafficked victims, the majority of which are women and children.
While domestic violence and human trafficking are different forms of victimization, many similarities and points of intersection exist. Traffickers prey on those who suffer most from social factors like gender discrimination, violence and abuse. This workship will provide an overview of human trafficking in the United States and in colorado and offer concrete tools and resources for effective response.
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce an exciting training opportunity. The National Conference on Stalking on Campus will be held in Denver, Colorado on August 2-3, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel.
The National Conference on Stalking on Campus will enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of attendees to address the high rates of stalking on college and university campuses. The conference will provide important tools and resources, such as the newly released Model Campus Stalking Policy, and information on relevant topics, including stalking and technology.
The conference will feature an array of nationally renowned trainers on the issues of stalking on campuses, including experts from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, and victim services. As always, our conference will provide an opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country about challenges facing practitioners in this field.
This conference is open to anyone working on a college or university campus, or those with campuses in their community, including law enforcement, advocates, and other service providers. Registration is free of charge. Please note that priority for registration is given to grantees of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
Pueblo Rape Crisis Services is hosting its second annual Rock Against Rape concert to raise awareness in the community. There are four bands performing at the event, and the event is being held at a local restaurant/bar so there will be food and drinks available! The money raised from this event will be used toward creating support groups and expanding programs and services offered to survivors at Pueblo Rape Crisis Services.
On display at the Tivoli Student Center throughout the month of April. If you are inspired by the display to decorate a shirt, then you can do so on Monday April 11th from 10-2pm in the Tivoli Student Center’s Multicultural Lounge.
The Red Flag Rally is a rally to raise awareness of interpersonal violence and the ways in which we can help our friends by noticing red flags. Kathy Robertson, mother of Abby Robertson, (a Metro Student who was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend) will be speaking along with other guests.
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