sex trafficking http://wrvo.org en NOW president promotes Women's Equality Agenda http://wrvo.org/post/now-president-promotes-womens-equality-agenda <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:25:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56540 at http://wrvo.org Authorities bust sex ring that ran from Watertown to Ithaca http://wrvo.org/post/authorities-bust-sex-ring-ran-watertown-ithaca <p>A Syracuse man and two women were arrested and charged Tuesday with operating a sex ring that prosecutors say stretched from Watertown to Ithaca.</p><p>The state Attorney General&#39;s office says Eric Oliver, 30, of Syracuse, was the ring leader of the operation. They say he was assisted by two women: Tirra Pate of Syracuse and Jessico Moro of Cicero, both 19 years old.</p><p>They&#39;re accused of coercing women and girls as young as 15 years old into becoming prostitutes. Prosecutors allege the trio would use physical force or gave the girls drugs to keep them on the job.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:19:24 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45674 at http://wrvo.org After weeks of waiting, Cuomo releases women's equality bill http://wrvo.org/post/after-weeks-waiting-cuomo-releases-womens-equality-bill <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finally releasing legislation for his 10-point women’s agenda. It includes a provision to codify the abortion rights in the federal Roe v. Wade decision into New York state law. The governor says he’s been offered no assurances that it will pass the legislature.<br><br>Hundreds of women from a long list of women’s groups came to the Capitol for rally featuring actor Cynthia Nixon, among others. The governor’s plan includes a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, equal pay provisions, and greater protections for victims of domestic violence and women forced into sex trafficking. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:38:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38984 at http://wrvo.org After weeks of waiting, Cuomo releases women's equality bill Local and state groups work to end sex trafficking http://wrvo.org/post/local-and-state-groups-work-end-sex-trafficking <p>It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood, but the sex trafficking trade is alive and well in the United States, and that includes central New York. Forcing young women and men into a life of prostitution is a very lucrative business, but there is a move afoot to end it in New York state. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:08:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35804 at http://wrvo.org Local and state groups work to end sex trafficking