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Human Trafficking Is A Growing Crisis, Activists Say

Publication Date: 
February 15, 2012
Source: 
The Stanford Daily
Author: 
Mary Ann Toman-Miller

Affiliated Faculty Member Helen Stacy, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, was mentioned by Mary Ann Toman-Miller of the Stanford Daily for mediating an event about increasing concerns over human trafficking.

“Human trafficking is a growing problem nationally and globally, and public awareness is an essential part of any solution,” declared Anne Gallagher, director ofthe Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project, during a panel discussion on the topic Tuesday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center.

Mexico has become a major destination for human trafficking and a supplier of human sex slaves to the United States, according to Rosi Orozco, a Mexican congresswoman who joined Gallagher in the discussion. Orozco has supported proposed legislation in Mexico to curb human trafficking a practice she said is often promoted by drug cartels and organized crime syndicates because of the huge profits generated.

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Helen Stacy, coordinator of the program on human rights at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, introduced and mediated the panel discussion, which was sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).