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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
HSI shared case studies from some of the most involved trafficking investigations conducted in the United States, highlighting the complexities and …Law
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 …
Authorities described a new generation of digital sex traffickers who do business completely via the internet by using their smartphones.
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 …Kids
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 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
This post was updated at 6:50pm ET
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
(Reuters) - 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 …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 …Labor
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 …Los Angeles
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, …Sex Trafficking
Women and girls are duped with the promise of a good job - only to find themselves trapped in domestic or sexual slavery
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
Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News Dania Lopez Beltran, a staff attorney at Sanctuary for Families who developed the Nourish Workshop program, talks to …Cooking
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 …
US laws to stop jailing child sex-trafficking victims expand but funding to help victims falls short
The United States is passing laws to stop criminalising children sold for sex but there’s very little money to provide damaged youngsters with the …
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 …
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 …
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 said they raided two houses near the Mexican border and found at least 60 people who wanted to travel to the United States illegally.
They arrested …Mexico
In a world where big data is the buzzword of the day, companies are figuring out how to use and harness it to get the most ROI. One company is using it for something a tad more philanthropic.
SumAll.org is the non-profit side of SumAll.com, the data firm that is already helping the likes of …Data
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 …
Celebrity activism is so well established in our culture that it’s become a fertile field for scholarship. But what about YouTube celebrities? With millions of channel subscribers, can a YouTube star make a difference for a cause? And if they step out of their normal role, does it risk their …YouTube
seacoastonline via YouTube The 32-year-old mother of two is now speaking out about the next seven years that followed after meeting this man who …Captivity