You Mi’s tale had been bolstered by May’s interviews with an increase of than 100 individuals more than a period that is 10-month including female sex-trafficking victims, present and previous intercourse employees, males whom pay money for sexual solutions, federal sex-trafficking investigators, owners of intercourse establishments, U.S. Border Patrol agents, traditions agents, U.S. and Korean federal federal government officials, university scientists, lawyers and various social workers whom offer shelter, help and appropriate help to trafficking victims.
May’s reporting had been supplemented by many court papers and research documents. She went to conferences that are sex-trafficking sat through court hearings and attended a Bay region police training seminar on human being trafficking. She went inside so-called san francisco bay area brothels with Mayor Gavin Newsom and town health-and-safety assessment groups, and witnessed clients, brothel supervisors and intercourse workers solution authorities concerns.
May met You Mi Kim in 2005 september. During the period of 10 months, May interviewed You Mi by using a specialist Korean translator supplied by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in bay area. Might and Fitzmaurice invested time with You Mi within the Tenderloin neighbor hood in bay area where she utilized to your workplace in a therapeutic massage parlor, accompanied her to English classes, invested time in her own restaurant while she worked and visited her in the home.
In bay area, May made unannounced visits to five alleged brothels by having a town team of inspectors including: the Department of Public wellness, the town attorney’s workplace, the Department of creating Inspection, bay area authorities, the bay area Fire Department in addition to mayor’s workplace. One of several visits would be to Sun salon, where You Mi worked.
Might and Fitzmaurice came across with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers whom investigate sex-trafficking bands. May invested time during the bay area airport terminal, and watched detectives arrest and deport a south woman that is korean had entered illegally to get results within the intercourse trade. May and Fitzmaurice spent a few nights parked outside Asian massage parlors to look at the base traffic.
Might went to federal court hearings in bay area stemming through the Operation Gilded Cage indictment of June 2005, whenever 50 brothels had been raided and 45 individuals arrested statewide in exactly what amounted to Ca’s biggest sex-trafficking breasts.
May interviewed city officials in Oakland and San Francisco who grant permits to therapeutic therapeutic therapeutic massage parlors, and went to a permit revocation hearing for a san francisco bay area massage parlor accused of employing trafficked women for intercourse work.
May came across with solicitors whom focus on sex-trafficking instances for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Newsom and advocate Norma Hotaling for the Standing Against Global Exploitation Project, who’s got traveled to Southern Korea to attempt to break the link that is sex-trafficking the Bay region.
Coalition Against Trafficking in Ladies, catwinternational
International Fund for Women, globalfundforwomen; (415) 202-7640
The Protection Project, protectionproject; (202) 663-5894
Human Rights Watch Campaign from the Trafficking of females and Girls, hrw; (212) 290-4700
Worldwide Alliance Against Traffic in females, gaatw
Free the Slaves, a nonprofit situated in Washington, D.C., trying to end slavery internationally, freetheslaves; (202) 638-1865
U.N. International Programme Against Trafficking in Humans, unodc/unodc/trafficking_human_beings.html
U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking Hot Line; (888) 428-7581
U.S. Department of Justice, workplace for Victims of Crime, Trafficking in Persons, ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/tip.htm
Freedom System Institute on Human Trafficking, freedomnetworkusa
U.S. Department of health insurance and Human solutions, Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking, acf.hhs.gov/trafficking; trafficking referral line that is hot (888) 373-7888
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), a la nonprofit supplying appropriate, social and advocacy solutions to victims that are human-trafficking. CAST launched the country’s first shelter for trafficking victims in autumn 2004, castla; (213) 365-1906
The Standing Against Global Exploitation Project (SAGE), a san francisco bay area working that is nonprofit end criminal intimate exploitation of kiddies and grownups, sagesf ; (415) 905-5050
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a San Francisco-based appropriate and social help center that helped form the Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, which brings social employees, authorities, prosecutors and immigration officials together to fight individual trafficking, apilegaloutreach; (415) 567-6255
Asian Women’s Shelter, San Francisco, sfaws; (415) 751-7110
Cameron home, san francisco bay area, cameronhouse; (415) 781-0401
The Jewish Coalition to End individual Trafficking; (415) 346-4600