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By Restore NYC | As many as 27 million people worldwide are trafficking victims. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery.
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 …Slavery
Today a federal grand jury in Milwaukee returned a two count indictment charging Paul Carter, aka Pimpin’ Paul, with sex trafficking offenses dating …Sex 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 …
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, …
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 …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 …Sex Trafficking
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 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
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
It was a standard hotel conference room scene — slices of fresh fruit and muffins laid out next to coffee urns and bottles of water chilling on ice as the attendees straggled in, industry friends hugging hello and quickly catching up on personal lives.
The west suburban conference, though, was …
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
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.
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
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Human trafficking is on the rise, and St. Louis County Police think they know why.Sgt. Adam Kavanaugh of the special …Human Trafficking
Five men have been arrested and charged with holding 115 suspected illegal immigrants hostage in a squalid "stash" house in Houston, Texas.
The men threatened the Latin American hostages with guns and demanded they pay to continue their illegal entry into the US, authorities have said.
The migrants …Hostages
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.
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 …
Human trafficking has many faces and forms. There’s the pimp enslaving and exploiting young girls in cities across the United States – where an …Human Trafficking
A report released Thursday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows the union between Mexican drug cartels and California prison gangs …California
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
India suffers from an abysmal literacy rate, weak infrastructure and rampant poverty. But one of the toughest challenges the world's second largest …India
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 …
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:
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
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.
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, …