Congressional Task Force on Human Trafficking Supports Canadian Lobbyists on Tougher Laws to Prosecute Traffickers

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recent comments from a Community Works Ontario spokesperson stated that 2015 has 'already displayed compelling results on combating human trafficking, sexual violence, and modern day slavery' through backing from Washington, D.C. coalitions and committees that are delegating with legislators and lobbying bills on human trafficking and prosecution of sex traffickers and offenders of related sex crimes.

On Thursday Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington approved two human trafficking bills and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015. These recent series of events at U.S. Congress followed comments to press in January from UNWHT President Cary Lee Peterson, who said "Congress can't ignore modern day slavery and human trafficking in America." As Sen. Corker's proposal and U.S. Senate passing two bills on human trafficking seemed to been the perfect rebuttal to Peterson's aforementioned comments to press in January, Peterson has held committed to support the issue in Washington, D.C. through cooperative initiatives on defeating human trafficking at the polls with Congressional Task Force on Human Trafficking and other political coalitions and lobbyists in Canada.

Human trafficking related criminal cases over the past years have included many different types of offenders who have committed crimes of sexual violence against men, women, and children that were kidnapped or swindled into prostitution, torture, pornography, and illegally working for no compensation. A popular gossip website TheDirty has numerous postings of stories and pictures of aspiring internet models and D-list celebrities, who were allegedly embraced in a life of high-end, modern day slavery that involved wealthy men in the Middle East, who would order women from as far as Las Vegas to work as sex slaves that would engage in inhumane and degrading sexual acts with women, groups of several men, children, and even animals. There have been related occurrences in 2013, when Brazil's Justice Court case regarding sex trafficking implicating an Angolan business mogul and politician mentions Andressa Soares, a popular Brazilian singer, realty-TV star, and former Playboy model.  

Politicians are not the only public figures of society taking a stance on human trafficking. The entertainment industry has strengthened its awareness and support on human trafficking, as singer Katy Perry, who performed 'By the Grace of God' with sexual violence and human trafficking survivor Brooke Axtell during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Yesterday music artists as Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Colton Dixon, and Natalie Grant showed their awareness support on End it Movement 'Every Single Life Is Precious' video broadcasted on social media.

Community Works Ontario hopes that Canadian legislators can emulate endeavours as from Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, a coalition formed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to lead U.S. Senate on the war against human trafficking by promoting awareness, supporting prosecution efforts, and enabling recovery programmes for survivors.