What’s Current: Hawaii passes bill guaranteeing monthly income for survivors exiting sex trade

  • The Hawaii State Senate passes legislation providing a $2,000 monthly income for up to one year for those who are “verified victims of sex trafficking or for people seeking to exit the sex trade.”
  • Thousands of Turkish women marched for International Women’s Day despite police tear gas, barricades, and detainment. This was the first such march since Turkey exited the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty on women’s rights and domestic violence.
  • A New York couple has been charged with sex-trafficking eight young women after authorities found that the couple used the foster care system as a pipeline to the sex trade.