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U.S. States Boost Anti-trafficking Laws But Slow To Help Sex, Labor Slaves

By Stella Dawson<p>WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising number of U.S. states have strengthened laws to combat human trafficking in the past year but programs to help victims of forced prostitution and labor are lagging behind, according to a report by an anti-slavery group on …

South Dakota

Aboriginal women, girls targets for human trafficking, says new report

Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health …

Haunting Images Tell the Story of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

<b>Kay Chernush believes in the power of reinventing one's self. It's a central theme in her photography and the narrative of her own life.</b><p>She describes the moment following her double mastectomy when everything changed: "I experienced a strong sense of emptiness, as though I was dangling over a void. …

How to Spot a Trafficking Victim at an Airport

Every time a new horror story about sex trafficking pops up on our radars, about women held for years against their will, or forced to be child …

Taking Action Against Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Photo Credit: Walk Free Foundation<p>Oct. 18th 2014 marked Anti-Slavery Day in the U.K. and Anti-Trafficking Day in Europe. It provides an opportunity to highlight the significance of the global anti-slavery movement at a time when there are more people in slavery than in the entire 350-year history …

Here's How Easy It Is For Human Traffickers To Transport Victims Into The US

Human traffickers are exploiting thousands of victims in the U.S. with ease mostly because authorities are not properly trained to identify these crimes, according to a new groundbreaking report.<p>An estimated 21 million people across the globe are subjected to forced labor and other forms of …

Long Beach Human Sex Trafficking task force rescues 22 girls, arrests 91 in its first 8 months

LONG BEACH >> Authorities rescued 22 underage girls and arrested 91 people on a variety of sex charges during an eight-month investigation, police …

Women’s-rights leader slams Obama on trafficking

The head of an organization that fights for the rights of women, especially in oppressive societies like China, is blasting the American government …

Women from All Over the World Are Being Sex-Trafficked into Greece

Most of the women are brought into the country after responding to fake job postings and are either emotionally manipulated or physically threatened into the sex trade. Some of them are forced to have sex for as little as five dollars.<p><i>Photos by Myrto Papadopoulos</i><p>As if Greece didn't have enough …

Former Korean 'Comfort Women' Allegedly Sex Trafficked For U.S. Troops Sue Own Government

Profile: Malala Yousafzai

<b>Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai wrote an anonymous diary about life under Taliban rule in north-west Pakistan. She was shot in the head by militants for daring to go to school. In 2014 she became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.</b><p>Accepting the award in Oslo she said she …

Pakistan

Letter from Africa: Nigeria's Boko Haram wounds army's pride

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers Nigeria's inability to prevent the Boko Haram militant group from gaining ground in the north-east.</b><p>Just when you imagine that it cannot get worse for the Nigerian military and its pride as a fighting force, it takes a …

Pimp sentenced for trafficking 2 in Anaheim

A man who brought a woman and a teenage girl to Orange County from Northern California, then had them engage in prostitution, was sentenced Thursday …

Saudi woman arrested for human trafficking

Prosecutors in California have charged a woman they refer to as a Saudi princess for the alleged human trafficking of a Kenyan woman.<p>Tony Rackauckas, the Orange County District Attorney, on Wednesday identified 42-year-old Meshael Alayban as a Saudi princess charged with one count of human …

Women's groups attack The Sun over coverage of trafficking victim

Media,The Sun,Rape,Women,Page 3,National newspapers,Newspapers,Czech Republic,UK news,Investigative journalism,Campaigning journalism,National Union of Journalists<p>The Sun's presentation of story yesterday about a woman trafficked from the Czech Republic to Britain and forced to work as a prostitute …

Woman jailed for trafficking scheme

A woman who exploited vulnerable immigrants to work door to door collecting for a children's charity has been jailed for three years.<p>Jurate Grigelyte, 53, trafficked Lithuanian nationals to the UK with the promise of good employment and accommodation, but the workers, many of whom spoke little or …

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> …

Liberia's hottest hip-hop station has all the latest Ebola music and news

Liberia’s airwaves are filled with information about the Ebola crisis, but some of the most thorough news has come from an unlikely source — hip-hop radio. One of Monrovia’s best-loved stations, Hott FM, has taken on a mission to spread awareness of the disease.<p>“Being one of the most listened to …