human trafficking

Niyar Saikia, left, and Tillotama Shome appear in “Sold.” (Courtesy photo)

‘Sold’ tackles a worthy topic, but falls short

“Sold” addresses the tragedy of human trafficking through the story of a…

 

SF man convicted in teenage human trafficking case

A 28-year-old San Francisco man was convicted this week of a bevy…

 

FBI: 6 minors rescued, 8 suspected pimps arrested in Bay Area human trafficking sting

Six minors were rescued and eight suspected pimps were arrested last week…

 

Yong Soo Lee, 87, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week regarding a "comfort women" memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes support ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco

San Francisco should become the first major U.S. city to install a…

Yong Soo Lee, 87, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week regarding a "comfort women" memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yong Soo Lee, 87, of Korea, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting about the “comfort women” memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Plans for SF ‘comfort women’ memorial move closer to reality

After a more than three hour committee hearing Thursday, a resolution advanced…

Yong Soo Lee, 87, of Korea, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting about the “comfort women” memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Korean ‘comfort woman’ survivor appeals to San Francisco for a memorial

Yong Soo Lee, an 87-year-old “comfort woman” survivor, flew into San Francisco…

Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)

Supervisors’ support of a ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco sparks debate

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors often stirs up local controversy, but in…

A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)
California Attorney General Kamala Harris addresses the Domestic Human Trafficking symposium in April 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

San Francisco identifies 291 human trafficking victims during six-month period

Nearly 300 mostly young females were victims of sex trafficking in San…

California Attorney General Kamala Harris addresses the Domestic Human Trafficking symposium in April 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
courtesy Bay City NewsHundreds gathered at San Francisco’s City Hall Thursday to support the campaign to end violence against women and girls.

One Billion Rising event held to raise awareness about fight against domestic violence

Hundreds of advocates and activists gathered with city officials at San Francisco's…

courtesy Bay City NewsHundreds gathered at San Francisco’s City Hall Thursday to support the campaign to end violence against women and girls.

Fresno man arrested at San Mateo hotel on human trafficking charges

A man was arrested in a San Mateo hotel on human trafficking…

Courtesy heat-watch.orgBusinesses in San Mateo County will begin displaying signs that are in English

San Mateo County launches poster campaign with resources for human trafficking victims

San Mateo County officials launched a poster campaign on Tuesday to raise…

Courtesy heat-watch.orgBusinesses in San Mateo County will begin displaying signs that are in English
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. looks to ban sex in effort to further crack down on illegal massage parlors

Sexual activity at massage parlors could be explicitly prohibited and other new…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup