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WCVB Airing Special On Human Trafficking

Topic: Safety Initiatives
Posted on 5/7/2019

Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston aired a half-hour special on April 2 examining the underground world of human trafficking in Massachusetts, the dire situations that victims encounter, how local survivors escaped that life, and how they’re helping others.

The special brought to light the disparate treatment of those who have been trafficked and the traffickers themselves. As the women who have been prostituted are increasingly seen as powerless victims, some are still being treated like criminals by police and courts in Massachusetts. The special also explored why and how women are lured into this work and the subsequent consequences that often follow including addiction, beatings, shame and despair.



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