You Mi’s tale had been bolstered by might’s interviews with over 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 government officials, college scientists, solicitors and many social employees whom offer shelter, help and appropriate help to trafficking victims.
Might’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 went to a Bay region police training seminar on human being trafficking. She went inside alleged 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 expert translator that is korean by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in san francisco bay area. May and Fitzmaurice invested time to You Mi within the Tenderloin neighbor hood in san francisco 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 at home.
In san francisco 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 lawyer’s workplace, the Department of creating Inspection, bay area police, the bay area Fire Department plus the mayor’s workplace. Among the visits would be to Sun Spa, for which You Mi worked.
May and Fitzmaurice came across with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers who investigate sex-trafficking bands. Might invested time during the san francisco bay area airport terminal, and watched detectives arrest and deport a south woman that is korean had entered illegally to function within the intercourse trade. Might and Fitzmaurice invested nights that are several outside Asian massage parlors to view the base traffic.
Might went to federal court hearings in bay area stemming from the Operation Gilded Cage indictment of June 2005, whenever 50 brothels had been raided and 45 individuals arrested statewide in just what amounted to Ca’s sex-trafficking bust that is largest.
May interviewed city officials in Oakland and San Francisco who grant licenses to massage parlors, and went to a permit revocation hearing for a bay area therapeutic therapeutic massage parlor accused of employing trafficked women for intercourse work.
Might came across with lawyers whom focus on sex-trafficking instances for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, District Attorney Kamala Harris, Newsom and advocate Norma Hotaling associated with the Standing Against Global Exploitation venture, 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 resistant to the Trafficking of females and Girls, hrw; (212) 290-4700
International Alliance Against Traffic in females, gaatw
Totally totally totally Free the Slaves, a nonprofit located in Washington, D.C., attempting to end slavery all over the world, freetheslaves; (202) 638-1865
U.N. Worldwide Programme Against Trafficking in Human Beings, unodc/unodc/trafficking_human_beings.html
U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking Hot Line; (888) 428-7581
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, Trafficking in people, 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 los angeles nonprofit providing appropriate, social and advocacy solutions to human-trafficking victims. CAST started the country’s very first shelter for trafficking victims in autumn 2004, castla; (213) 365-1906
The Standing Against Global Exploitation Project (SAGE), a san francisco bay area nonprofit attempting to end unlawful intimate exploitation of kids and grownups, sagesf ; (415) 905-5050
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a San Francisco-based legal and social support center that helped form the Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, which brings social employees, authorities, prosecutors and immigration officials together to combat human being trafficking, apilegaloutreach; (415) 567-6255
Asian Women’s Shelter, San Francisco, sfaws; (415) 751-7110
Cameron home, bay area, cameronhouse; (415) 781-0401
The Jewish Coalition to End individual Trafficking; (415) 346-4600