Modern-Day Slavery

By Restore NYC | As many as 27 million people worldwide are trafficking victims. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery.

Slavery Is Still Thriving And Is More Profitable Than Big Oil

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.<p>To find out just how widespread this "forced labor" is, the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nation's agency …

Oil

Milwaukee Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking

Milwaukee

Inside the Scarily Lucrative Business Model of Human Trafficking

New report estimates almost $100 billion annual profits in sex trafficking alone.<p>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

'Modern day slavery': America must fight epidemic of human trafficking here at home

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.<p>The federal government reports that as many as 17,500 people are …

Human Trafficking

Man who lied about sex trafficking sentenced

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.<p>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.<p>What Todd was, however, …

FBI

Human Trafficking Does Not Occur in a Vacuum

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

Survivors of sex trafficking learn cooking skills at workshop

After leaving a life of forced prostitution, some women who were trafficked as teens — and never learned to cook from their mothers and grandmothers …

Cooking

Some NGOs in Nepal do more harm than good say experts

Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid that flow into Nepal annually provide a pillar of the economy but also fuel corruption.<p>TORONTO (Thomson …

Nepal

Real Threat in a Known Market for Children

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.<p>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

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 …

Women's Rights

Making Children Count

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

Mexico and Guatemala free victims of human trafficking

<b>Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued at least 104 people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.</b><p>Police in Guatemala …

Sex-trafficking victim speaks out on 7 years' captivity

When it comes to sex trafficking, it can happen anywhere and to anyone.<p>That's the frightening message a Massachusetts mother and former prisoner of …

Money

Host clubs: a hotbed of human trafficking

The Japanese host. You can see them on the streets of Tokyo’s Kabukicho: the dapper thin men with colored, blown-dry hair, fake suntans, snazzy suits …

Japan

Ringleader sentenced for luring teen girls into prostitution

The leader of a human trafficking and prostitution ring that lured teenage girls from the Inland Empire was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison.<p>Paul Edward Bell, 30, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and admitted to forcing four girls between 15 and 17 years old into working as …

Prostitution

Drug Dealers Switching to Human Trafficking

<b>ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –</b> Human trafficking is on the rise, and St. Louis County Police think they know why.<p>Sgt. Adam Kavanaugh of the special …

Human Trafficking

Five charged with holding 115 hostages in 'stash' house

<b>Five men have been arrested and charged with holding 115 suspected illegal immigrants hostage in a squalid "stash" house in Houston, Texas.</b><p>The men …

Immigration

Sex-trafficking cases hard to crack in Wisconsin

WAUSAU, Wis. — On an October day in 2010, a 22-year-old woman strolled along National Avenue in Milwaukee, headed to a friend's home to spend the night.<p>An SUV pulled up alongside her. The door opened, and a stocky, bearded man jumped from the driver's seat, grabbed her by the jacket and threw her …

Crime

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 …

Cross-border gangs, Mexican drug cartels gaining hold on California, report says

A report released Thursday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows the union between Mexican drug cartels and California prison gangs …

Human Trafficking Focus of Woman's Slaying

Anaheim police focused their investigation into the killing of a 21-year-old whose body was found in a trash bin on a corridor known for human …

Human Trafficking

Persecution of Indian Women: Documentary Exposes Abortion, Sex Trafficking, Rape

India suffers from an abysmal literacy rate, weak infrastructure and rampant poverty. But one of the toughest challenges the world's second largest …

India

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Human Trafficking

Man charged with human trafficking in Cherry Hill

A Cherry Hill undercover officer called the number listed in one ad and made arrangements to meet with a woman at the Crowne Plaza on Route 70 at …

Philadelphia

This year a slave: 3 out of every 1,000 humans are still trafficked. Let's fix that

Just the other night, in the year 2014, Steve McQueen got up there on stage, accepted the trophy for Best Picture, and closed the Oscars with these simple words:<p>Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the …

Slavery

Two West Siders accused of sex trafficking underage girls

A man and a woman from Chicago's West Side are accused of the sex trafficking of two underage runaway girls in 2012, federal authorities said today.<p>Arnell Chase Misher, 30, and Braundii Young, also known as "Boochie", 22, both of the 100 block of North Lockwood Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, …