Obama Proclaims January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Barack Obama

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Of all the stories that Newscast Media covers, we especially put an emphasis on stories that involve human trafficking, and have been leading the fight to expose this grotesques practice. On January 3, we also front-paged the article, “ICE busts sexual exploitation ring open with 120 victims involved.”

Our mission at Newscast Media is to speak out against oppressed innocence and we are glad the president has also thrown his weight behind this fight and promises to “combat this scourge”, by dismantling trafficking networks and strengthening sanctions on governments that allow human trafficking to occur.

The White House released Barack Obama’s proclamation of January 2013 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and as always, Newscast Media gives credit where credit is due. We therefore wish to commend the president for his bold and pragmatic approach in his condemnation of human trafficking, and for the January 2013 proclamation month.

“As Americans, we have long rejected such cruelty. We have recognized it as a debasement of our common humanity and an affront to the principles we cherish. And for more than a century, we have made it a national mission to bring slavery and human trafficking to an end,” Obama said.

“Our commitment to stopping human trafficking does not end at our borders. As a leader in the global movement to combat this scourge, the United States has renewed sanctions on governments that harbor the worst offenders. We have partnered with groups around the world to help men, women, and children escape their abusers…We have aided others in addressing modern slavery’s root causes, and encouraged
nations across the globe to pass comprehensive anti-trafficking laws, enforce them rigorously, and care for survivors,” Obama added.

*Click here to read Obama’s full proclamation from the White House.

Despite the mainstream media’s unwillingness to cover human trafficking stories because they cannot be sensationalized, we are pleased that the policy-makers are paying regular attention to this Web site, and are responding accordingly.

Below are some of the highlights of stories Newscast Media has covered, to expose human trafficking — from the earliest to most recent stories:

1. Exploited children in Mexico have ally in Christian Congresswoman. July 4, 2010

2. Mexican Women Forced By Pimps To Become Whores In The U.S. August 8, 2010

3. Trafficker of albinos in Tanzania sentenced to prison. August 19, 2010

4. Sex trade and human trafficking continue to thrive globally. May 10, 2012

5. Hillary Clinton: Trafficking Victims Should Be Made Whole. June 21, 2012

6. Students asked for ideas to help combat human trafficking. October 15, 2012

7. China’s main source of organ harvest- executed prisoners. December 21, 2012

8. ICE busts sexual exploitation ring open with over 120 victims. January 3, 2013