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A look inside human sex trafficking in Austin

AUSTIN -- An undercover sting by the Austin Police Department during F1 weekend ended in one man's felony arrest thanks to detectives with the Human …

Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down | Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women’s rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.<p>Although a state-led industrial drive has …

Africa

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Cambodia Gets Tough With Human Trafficking: "You Can Not Hide"...

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes |<p>Cambodia’s efforts to stamp out human trafficking in the Kingdom is being hampered by “some nasty individual …

'Baby-smuggling ring' uncovered by police in India

Police in India claim to have cracked a major baby smuggling ring after arresting six people linked to the kidnapping racket.<p>Five women and a man in …

New California Law Does Not Legalize Child Prostitution

A California Republican claims Democratic-backed legislation aimed at protecting underage sex trafficking victims actually pushes minors into prostitution.<p>"Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right," Assemblyman Travis Allen, whose district …

Jerry Brown

Young Migrant Girls Forced Into Prostitution And Abortions After 'Voodoo Rituals'

Details<p>Spanish police say young female migrants being forced into prostitution and abortion in Spanish resorts such as Benidorm, pictured<p>Young …

North Africa

Human trafficking: more than 20 million victims worldwide

EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU<p>Click for full view<p>Performers of the 'Abolishion' team walk dressed with ancient Greek costumes to raise awareness of human …

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyards

by, Leith Merrow Mullaly, RN, MSN, IBCLC<p>Slim and obese, tall and short, strikingly beautiful and very plain, black, Asian and white...literally the girls who live next door. These are the young women I support and with whom I work. <b>They are all victims of sex trafficking right here in the "good ole</b> …

Homeland Security

Teen starts initiative to tackle abuse

Cape Town - When 16-year-old Kara van der Merwe found out that two of every five South African children were subject to molestation and abuse, and …

South Africa

Buffalo native fighting human trafficking nearly becomes a victim

The United Nations estimates that 2.4 million men, women and children globally are victims of human trafficking at any one time.<p>Buffalo native Kelly …

Microsoft to Fight Human Trafficking in Thailand via Educational Project

Microsoft is doing its part to reduce human trafficking in Thailand by helping with an educational program. It seeks to educate youth about …

Thailand

The human cost of trafficking

The holiday season brings the hope that every child will experience the magic and excitement of the season. Yet the enjoyment of such scenes is very …

Where does human trafficking happen? Right in front of you

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the …

Nonprofits

Inside New York's bustling but unseen world of human trafficking

Iryna, a bashful 19-year-old New Yorker, was approached by a charismatic young man at a bustling Midtown train station in 2008. He started by asking …

‘Animals’ force victims into sex trade: Cop

Three arrests in one day?<p>Turns out it’s nothing out of the ordinary.<p>What looks like a sudden flurry of human trafficking crimes turns out to be …

Most victims of human trafficking are sold into the sex trade by people they trust

Fusion’s Nelufar Hedayat follows the sex trafficking route across Europe, trying to understand how it works, who it traps, and who profits.

Dressing Up Human Trafficking in a Bridal Gown

<i>Here come the mail-order brides: As many as 15,000 women are entering the U.S. from other countries by way of international dating agencies,</i> …

Canadians slowly becoming aware of human trafficking epidemic

If human trafficking is an epidemic, why are many Canadians so surprised to learn about it?<p>According to victims’ advocate Joy Smith, who served as a …

Edmonton