AB 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, recently passed the California State Senate. If signed by the Governor, this bill will bring California closer to giving equal labor rights to domestic workers. The bill provides overtime protection to housekeepers, personal attendants, caregivers and child care providers. Click here to learn more about the AB 241.
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Today, the Uniform Law Commission voted to adopt a uniform law on human trafficking. The ULC drafting committee on human trafficking examined existing anti-trafficking statutes from all over the country and met with law enforcement, prosecutors, and anti-trafficking organizations in order to create uniformity in trafficking laws across all 50 states. The uniform law includes both criminal and victim assistance provisions. The Legislative Circle will take a more in depth look at the provisions of... [more]
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June 19. 2013
Today at approximately 4pm EST, Secretary Kerry released the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.
As Secretary Kerry firmly stated, “The TIP Report is tough because those who fight trafficking have to be tough to stand up for justice.” The 2013 TIP Report theme is “Victim Identification: The First Step in Stopping Modern-Day Slavery” and it ranks 188 countries. CAST recognizes that this year’s theme is increasingly important due to the complexity... [more]
On June 1st, CHIME FOR CHANGE presented a global concert event to put girls’ and women’s issues on the world’s stage. Millions of people joined in THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE to promote Education, Health and Justice for girls and women everywhere. Performers included Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, John Legend and more.
JADA PINKETT SMITH brought the issue of human trafficking to the stage. She... [more]
Thank you so much for voting for CAST in the Women's Foundation People’s Momentum Award contest. CAST came in 7th place with 994 votes. Alexandria House won the $10,000 grant. They provide a social safety net and a launch pad for single women and mothers with children who are trying to move from emergency shelters to permanent housing.
The Women's Foundation highlighted CAST as one of the top 10 organizations. Read More Here.
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