You Mi’s story had been bolstered by might’s interviews with over 100 individuals over a period that is 10-month including female sex-trafficking victims, present and former intercourse employees, guys who pay money for intimate solutions, federal sex-trafficking investigators, people who own intercourse establishments, U.S. Border Patrol agents, traditions agents, U.S. and Korean federal government officials, college researchers, lawyers and various social employees whom provide shelter, help and appropriate help to trafficking victims.
Might’s reporting had been supplemented by many court papers and research documents. She went to sex-trafficking conferences, 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 examination groups, and witnessed clients, brothel supervisors and intercourse workers solution authorities concerns.
May met You Mi Kim in September 2005. During the period of 10 months, May interviewed You Mi with the help of an expert translator that is korean by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in san francisco bay area. Might and Fitzmaurice invested time with You Mi within the Tenderloin community in san francisco bay area where she utilized to function 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.
The city attorney’s office, the Department of Building Inspection, San Francisco police, the San Francisco Fire Department and the mayor’s office in San Francisco, May made unannounced visits to five alleged brothels with a city team of inspectors including: the Department of Public Health. One of several visits would be to Sun salon, for which You Mi worked.
Might and Fitzmaurice came across with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers whom 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 exert effort within the intercourse trade. Might and Fitzmaurice spent nights that are several outside Asian massage parlors to look at the foot traffic.
Might went to federal court hearings in bay area stemming through the Operation Gilded Cage indictment of June 2005, whenever 50 brothels were raided and 45 individuals arrested statewide in just what amounted to Ca’s biggest sex-trafficking breasts.
May interviewed city officials in Oakland and San Francisco who grant licenses to therapeutic massage parlors, and went to a permit revocation hearing for a bay area therapeutic massage parlor accused of employing trafficked women for intercourse work.
Might 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 regarding the Standing Against Global Exploitation venture, who has got traveled to Southern Korea to attempt to break the link that is sex-trafficking the Bay region.
Coalition Against Trafficking in Ladies, catwinternational
Worldwide Fund for Women, globalfundforwomen; (415) 202-7640
The Protection Project, protectionproject; (202) 663-5894
Human Rights Watch Campaign contrary to the Trafficking of females and Girls, hrw; (212) 290-4700
Worldwide Alliance Against Traffic in females, gaatw
totally Free the Slaves, a nonprofit situated in Washington, D.C., attempting to end slavery internationally, freetheslaves; (202) 638-1865
U.N. Worldwide 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 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 hot line; (888) 373-7888
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), A l . a . nonprofit supplying appropriate, social and advocacy solutions to victims that are human-trafficking. CAST exposed 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 nonprofit attempting to end unlawful intimate exploitation of kids and adults, 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 workers, authorities, prosecutors and immigration officials together to fight human being 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 trafficking that is human (415) 346-4600