HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

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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 …

Slavery

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 …

Cox's Bazar

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 …

Human Trafficking

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 …

Forensics

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 $18,000.<p>ROME—Teenage girls are supposed to be having fun. They should be on the cusp of new discoveries, dreaming of what the future holds. They shouldn’t be locked up …

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 …

Richard Blumenthal

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 …

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>! …

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

There is no smile quite like it. A diminutive, slight young Vietnamese woman walks through a London park - new trainers, a spring in her step.<p>It’s no …

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 …

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 17 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 …

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 …

Human Trafficking Has No Limits

Human Trafficking Has No Limits<p>Written by: Yolanda Kinlock August 11, 2017<p>Human Trafficking is not just a problem overseas; it is a problem in the …

Rates of conviction in human trafficking cases 'disturbingly' low

Members of Parliament have expressed concern over South Africa's low conviction rates for cases involving human trafficking of women and children.

Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld

The landmark 2014 judgment that sent a wealthy Mpumalanga timber tycoon, Lloyd Mabuza, to prison for eight life terms, has been upheld by the North …

Human Trafficking Awareness

On the 24th of January 2013 SCAO collaborated with The Somaly Mam Foundation<br>to present workshops on awareness of human trafficking to the children in …

Fewer people convicted of human trafficking 'as police focus shifts'

The number of people in the Netherlands found guilty of human trafficking went down 25% last year, the NRC said on Monday.<p>In 2015, 139 people were …

Canada looking into possible illicit causes behind asylum spike

Liberals continue public awareness campaign to dissuade asylum seekers from crossing border illegally<p>The federal government is investigating the …

Filipino maid falls to her death in China; questions on human trafficking raised

Asuncion’s case is just one of nearly 200,000 undocumented Filipinos illegally working as maids in China, according to an estimate by the Philippine …

Philippines

Asian Airline Trains Staff to Recognize Human Trafficking

One of Asia’s biggest airlines is training staff to fight human trafficking.<p>AirAsia will be among the first on the continent to help crack down on …

Airlines

Expert’s take: A decade of efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict—Where are we now?

<b>Date:</b> Friday, June 30, 2017<p>About the author<p>Pablo Castillo Díaz is a Policy Specialist at UN Women, focusing on efforts to prevent and respond to …