Now, nonprofits are asking the Obama administration to renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which would provide resources for those trying to protect the 27 million people who are considered modern-day slaves engaged in forced labor and sex. TVPA expired in 2011.
A White House release marking January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month called upon businesses, religious groups and families to learn more about the fight against trafficking.
You can check out some of KNWA's coverage of how human trafficking has hit home right here in the Natural State:
Tale Of One Girl
Around 500 people in northwest Arkansas joined a movement to put an end to human trafficking with each person is spiritually adopting 'one girl.' One of an estimated 10,000 girls in the U.S. alone caught in the snares of human trafficking.
Reported on February 23, 2012
Human Trafficking in Arkansas: A PATH to a New Life
Human trafficking, which includes selling people for sex, is the third most profitable illegal industry in the U.S. And it's happening here in Arkansas.
Reported on November 17, 2011