Times Square Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

With Special Guest: Natalie Grant

Abolition International is partnering with Covenant House for a Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth. Covenant House is an organization that provides food, shelter, and 24/7 crisis care and services to homeless kids. The vigil in Times Square will feature Natalie Grant, who will be performing, followed by a powerful candlelight ceremony. Together, Covenant House and Abolition International will raise awareness about youth homelessness and the trafficking of homeless youth today.

The vigil will also feature homeless youth from Covenant House, who will share stories of their journey through homelessness to independence. Following the vigil, Covenant House will host the CEO Solidarity Sleepout on the concrete near the shelter at 460 West 41st Street, with numerous CEOs and business leaders hoping to improve this corner of the world.

How you can help: Join us in Times Square on November 17 at 6:00 PM, and help us spread the word.


CNN Report: Inside a Forced Prostitution Raid

Source: The CNN Freedom Project

Undercover police are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking and the Freedom Project has accompanied several agencies that have given CNN unprecedented access to ongoing investigations.

This week the spotlight is on Mossos d’Esquadra – the human trafficking unit in the Catalonia region of Spain. A few months ago, CNN showed how the unit solved one of Europe’s largest forced labor cases. This time, CNN takes a look another major investigation into Chinese prostitution in the region.

In part 1 of the video series (above), CNN examines the background of the case and how it came to the attention of the Mossos d’Esquadra.