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FBI recovers 168 children in child sex trafficking sting

<b>Authorities rescued 168 children and arrested 281 alleged pimps in cities across the US in a week-long child sex-trafficking sting, the FBI has said.</b><p>"Our children are not for sale," FBI director James Comey said, announcing the results of what the bureau dubbed Operation Cross Country.<p>About 400 law …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Man Who Rescues Sex Slaves

For more than two decades, Murhabazi Namegabe has been negotiating with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, securing the release, …

Meet the Man Who Rescues Child Soldiers | VICE News

The boy is 15 years old and speaks softly, almost meekly, when I ask him why he has joined a militia in the Central African Republic (CAR). He and his fellow soldiers are camped out on the outskirts of the capital city of Bangui, and he clutches a wooden bow and arrow as we speak. He is surrounded …

Africa

Child Trafficking

Inside the world of human sex trafficking

She poses on a bed, wearing pink lingerie and staring into the camera. “I’m young, I’m willing and I’m waiting for you,” reads the pitch in the …

This Nepalese Woman Has Saved Thousands of People from Human Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala is a 65-year-old woman who's spent the last 21 years saving women and girls from human trafficking in Nepal. We interviewed her about raiding mafia-run brothels and rescuing some 50,000 people from the sex trade.<p><i>Anuradha Koirala speaking at an awareness rally. All photos via</i> …

Bribery

US downgrades Thailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records

Corruption impedes progress in Thailand, and workers die in both because of conditions, says US state department's report<p>The US has signalled its mounting concern over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar after it downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watchlist following …

US penalises Malaysia for shameful human trafficking record

Continued failure to curb traffickers prompts US to downgrade Malaysia in its annual Trafficking in Persons report<p>The US has downgraded Malaysia to the lowest ranking in its annual human trafficking report, relegating the southeast Asian nation to the same category as Zimbabwe, North Korea and …

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Toronto a 'hub' for human trafficking, report says

Toronto is the “most common destination” of human trafficking in Ontario, and a hub on the larger map of national and international trafficking …

Nova Scotia

A window on child sex trafficking in Rhode Island

The story of a Pawtucket girl illustrates a problem that state officials say is just rising to the surface.<p>Editor's note: The Providence Journal does …

Crime

Former Human Trafficker Opens Up About His Crimes To Protect Victims During World Cup

His method was simple.<p>He’d find girls or women from out of town, investigate their financial situations and then offer them better lives. Soon enough, he would have easily recruited another female to traffic and profit off of.<p>This former trafficker, who is remaining anonymous, is revealing his …

Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

The 2014 <i>Trafficking in Persons Report</i> is available in PDF and HTML formats. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for …

In growing US sex-trafficking business, majority of victims are American-born

A week-long nationwide sweep has recovered 168 children forced into prostitution in 106 cities. The increase in 'throwaway kids' not reported as …

Brazil World Cup Stadium Builders Accused of Human Trafficking their Workers

By Kyra Gurney <br>InSight Crime<p>One of Brazil‘s largest construction companies has been accused of human trafficking and keeping workers in slave-like …

Nowhere to Go: Chronicling Soccer's Human Trafficking Problem

Adegeye, a former professional Nigerian soccer player, leads members of the Freedom Foundation Apostolic Revival Interna<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jason Andrew<p>1 of …

West Africa
Crime

Ads May Be Front for Human Trafficking: School District

School administrators in Downey warned parents Wednesday of a possible scam involving summer job advertisements that, according to them, are "often …