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It's hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor -- all for the sake of profits.
To find out just how widespread this "forced labor" is, the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nation's agency …Oil & Gas Industry
WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Frankfurt presented a two-day best practices …
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday passed a package of bills aimed at stemming human trafficking, an issue that has slowly begun to gain national attention.
The measures passed easily with bipartisan support, and versions of many of them already await consideration on the Senate floor. According to …Human Trafficking
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two twin brothers from Illinois are back in jail on sex trafficking charges, just four years after they …Facebook
Today a federal grand jury in Milwaukee returned a two count indictment charging Paul Carter, aka Pimpin’ Paul, with sex trafficking offenses dating …
State child welfare officials today launched a public awareness campaign to combat the trafficking of youth in prostitution and pornography schemes.
"None of us can look the other way," said Bobbie Gregg, acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, at a news …Child Welfare
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House of Representatives Victims' Rights Caucus Chairman Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (second …
Five bills to stop the exploitation through a wide range of tactics all passed on Tuesday
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In an effort to curtail the illegal trafficking of adults and children in the U.S., the House of Representative passed five anti-human trafficking bills Tuesday, brought …Human Trafficking
Roman Catholic nuns backed by Pope Francis on Tuesday raised the alarm over increased risks of human trafficking, exploitation of workers, forced prostitution and sexual tourism at the soccer World Cup in Brazil next month.
The nuns, whose campaign is also backed by the U.S. embassy to the Vatican, …Human Trafficking
New report estimates almost $100 billion annual profits in sex trafficking alone.
Though many people believe slavery to be a thing from the distant past or award-winning movies, new figures out from the International Labor Organization (ILO) suggest that human trafficking—essentially, coercing …Human Trafficking
For too many Americans, the issue of human trafficking is far removed from their daily lives—something that only happens in foreign countries or Hollywood movies. Tragically, this issue is far closer to home than many of us realize.
The federal government reports that as many as 17,500 people are …Human Trafficking
The children come through the doors with blackened eyes and broken teeth.
Some are branded; gang members tattoo their marks on a girl’s jawbone to …
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- In conversations with the FBI, Brandon Todd claimed that he was a sex trafficker who had pushed dozens of women into the sex trade.
He also told a woman whom he met on a bus to California and then brought back to his New York home that he was a gang member.
What Todd was, however, …
NEW DELHI, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian government plans to introduce anti-human trafficking courses for police in Hindi and …India
The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the International Domestic Workers Federation, and the Africa Domestic Workers Network stand with the young women abducted in Nigeria and their families.* We are organizations that represent women workers in the United States and Africa -- we care about the …Africa
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Dania Lopez Beltran, a staff attorney at Sanctuary for Families who developed the Nourish Workshop program, talks to …
TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–When anti-trafficking group Next Generation Nepal received a tip that children were being abused in an orphanage …Nepal
When the leader of the Boko Haram extremist group threatened to sell hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls “in the market” in a rambling online video posted this week, he was not necessarily making an irrational boast.
Doing just that is entirely possible in parts of Nigeria and elsewhere in the …Africa
US laws to stop jailing child sex-trafficking victims expand but funding to help victims falls short
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation)--Over the past five years, 12 states in America have passed laws to stop treating young girls and boys …Rights & Freedoms
When my first child was born four years ago, no sooner had he entered the world, than the hospital staff handed me a form to fill out. Despite my happy, delirious, sleep-deprived state of mind, I was able to fill out the simple form and hand it off to a nurse. It was really an afterthought for me. …Kids
When you read the following words, try to picture the face you see saying them.
“I was recruited into sexual exploitation. He [the pimp] provided a …Boston
The hundreds of people marching against prostitution on Saturday, along one of the city's busiest sex-for-sale corridors, were a sign of how the tide has turned and the weapons have changed in the battle against what used to be considered a "victimless crime."
The area south of Adams Boulevard and …Los Angeles County
As we gathered at the United Nations earlier this month, I felt the emergence of a movement. Advocates and activists convened for "Combatting Slavery in the 21st Century," determined to shine a light on the forced sexual exploitation and forced labor that enslave millions across the world.
We heard …United Nations
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued at least 104 people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.
Police in Guatemala …Mexico
President Obama called the fight against human trafficking “one of the great human rights causes of our time” and doubled down on efforts, which have …
WASHINGTON — As the high-profile congressional fight over military sexual assault recedes, lawmakers are broadening their focus to an array of sex crimes like college campus assaults, preying on child and human trafficking.
Unlike the military assault measures, these efforts — almost all bipartisan …West Virginia
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The 32-year-old mother of two is now speaking out about the next seven years that followed after meeting this man who …