HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

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Solutions to end human trafficking

CNN's Richard Quest hosts a panel discussion in Rome, on solutions to end human trafficking.

Human Trafficking

Trafficked for sex in Italy

17-year-old Becky left Nigeria in search of the European dream. Instead, she was forced into prostitution in Italy.

Italy

Google wants more humans to help solve the problem of child exploitation on YouTube

In announcing plans to hire many more human moderators to flag disturbing and extremist content this week, YouTube has become the latest Silicon Valley giant to acknowledge that software alone won’t solve many of the problems plaguing the industry.<p>YouTube, which is owned by Google, said in a blog …

Susan Wojcicki

Slavery in 2017? New Footage Shows Refugees Being Auctioned in Libya

In 2011, North African country Libya was finally able to oust its longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, setting off a series of events leading to the country’s ongoing civil war. As a bridge point between the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, the nation has been used for decades as a stepping stone to …

Muammar Gaddafi

Press release: UK aid to help over half a million people at risk of slavery

The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced that UK aid will help over 500,000 vulnerable men, women and children around the …

Slavery

30 women rescued from sex trafficking in Mexico

File: In a raid, authorities freed 24 women between 21 and 39 years old. Federal police said 14 of the women said they were originally from Colombia …

Mexico City

YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem

After BuzzFeed News provided YouTube with dozens of examples of videos — with millions of views — that depict children in disturbing and abusive situations, the company is cracking down.<p>Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …

Social Media

Hotel and Motel Employees Can Be a Force in Spotting Human-Trafficking

To the rest of the world, it looked like a hotel off Interstate 95. To Robert Atlee Miner V, authorities allege, it was a classroom — one where he …

Palm Beach County

Under Pressure, Tech Companies Back Anti-Sex-Trafficking Bill

The bipartisan backlash against Silicon Valley is affecting legislation. Under pressure from lawmakers, a trade group representing major tech …

Richard Blumenthal

Operation Cross Country XI

The 11th iteration of Operation Cross Country, the FBI’s annual law enforcement action focused on recovering underage victims of prostitution, …

Prostitution

84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says

The FBI rescued 84 children from the grips of a multistate human trafficking ring and arrested 120 traffickers on Wednesday, the agency said in a statement.<p>Operation Cross Country XI focused the attention of law enforcement agencies on a single goal: taking out "pimps" who run human trafficking …

Slavery

Kids for sale: 'My mom was tricked'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.<p>She and her mother are speaking via Skype more than 7,400 miles apart. …

Empathy

Human-Trafficking Arrests Are Very Rare in Most States

Part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) project, the new data on sex and labor trafficking shows that arrests for either offense are rare and that …

Displaced Rohingyas at great risk of human trafficking in overwhelmed camps

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Shah Porir Dwip is a dusty frontier island. Cattle traders usher their livestock along its bumpy main road and shadowy men …

Ontario pledges $19M to fight human trafficking

Community agencies that support those affected by human trafficking will receive almost $19 million to provide counselling and programming for …

Slavery

To catch a paedophile, you only need to look at their hands

When a paedophile or rapist films their crime, professor Sue Black can track them down using nothing more than the veins, scars and other markings on …

Will Britain Keep Investing in a Sex Offender’s Venture Fund?

In 2012, police spotted London venture capitalist Stefan Glaenzer acting erratically on a subway platform. He was lurching around, high out of his …

Venture Capital

Enslaved By Her Dad, A Video Game Helped One Girl Escape

A Serbian father living in Italy enslaved his 13 year old daughter for four years to sell her as a virgin to a buyer in France for …

Crime

Oracle breaks with tech industry in backing human trafficking bill

Oracle is one of the few in the tech industry backing a bipartisan bill to hold websites facilitating human trafficking legally accountable.<p>The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, sponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Robert Portman (R-OH), would amend a part of a 90’s era law …

Man charged with human trafficking in major Midlands anti-slavery probe

A man has been charged with human trafficking as part of a major anti-slavery operation by police.<p>More than 80 officers carried out raids on …

Slavery

Survivors of human trafficking

All, our hard work is paying off for victims/survivors of human trafficking! Thanks for all you do.<p><b>Success: 2016 Dress for a Good Cause event, 4/2</b>! …

Humanity

Online Sex Trafficking

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Nicholas Kristof’s Sept. 7 column, “Google and Sex Traffickers,” sheds light on a critical issue: lobbying efforts to defeat “legislation that would crack down on websites that promote sex trafficking.”<p>Human trafficking is happening here in the United States, and we have an obligation …

Slavery

The most harrowing story of human trafficking I've ever heard

Of all the many distressing stories I’ve heard from trafficking victims - I have never heard one like Thanh’s.

Slavery

Data science can help us fight human trafficking

COMMENTARY<p><i>This article first appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day focused …

Government Technology

New Jersey woman admits forcing 16-year-old into 'hellish life of sexual slavery'

A New Jersey woman who went by the nickname "China White" pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcing a 16-year-old girl from New York into prostitution, officials said.<p>Jessica Copeland, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree facilitating human trafficking, N.J. Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said in …

Crime

Arien Pauls Was a Human Trafficking Victim — Now, She’s Fighting to Give Women Like Her a Second Chance

<i>Ladies First</i> <i>highlights women and girls who are making the world better for the rest of us.</i><p>Arien Pauls was only 18 years old when she fell victim to human trafficking in Fresno, California. Fresh out of high school, she was working at Taco Bell and struggling to pay the bills. She started chatting …

Slavery

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge

Timothy Spencer QC, sentencing 11 people from one family, says such abuse could be happening nationwide on ‘shocking scale’<p>Travellers across Britain may be exploiting thousands of victims of modern slavery “on a shocking scale”, a judge has said.<p>Timothy Spencer QC said he feared the “chilling” …

Slavery

Online Safety

More supports for women needed to combat human trafficking

The consensus reached at this month’s Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting is that more resources are needed to help women and underage girls who …

Saskatoon