End Trafficking

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To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control

DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape.<p>During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days dreading the smell of the ISIS fighter’s breath, the …

How slave labourers in the UK built the beds you bought at John Lewis

• <b>Hope for Justice charity was tipped off about suspected trafficking ring</b>• <b><br>It was centred on the Kozee Sleep bed-making firm in Dewsbury, Yorkshire</b>• <b><br>They</b> …

The list of slave-labor imports you use might surprise you

That new soccer ball you just bought your child? If it came from China, it could have been made by workers who work up to 21 hours a day.<p>That trendy …

The $150B slavery epidemic

The atrocity of slave labor is the world's fastest-growing crime. Obama passes a new bill addressing the issue.

Forced labor

Sex slaves in SoCal: LAPD shifts approach to help victims

"They could be your daughter and you may not even know it," Dr. Stephany Powell stated as she described victims of human trafficking.<p>Powell first got …

Indian police say bust child trafficking racket to United States

By Anuradha Nagaraj<p>CHENNAI, India, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in the south Indian city of Bengaluru have broken up an international …

A safe environment for child trafficking survivors

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning, and the children are busy learning in the outdoor classrooms set up at the reception centre run by the NGO Goutte …

Cops Smash $1.1M International Child-Trafficking Network: Europol

A criminal network that generated $1.1 million by trafficking Romanian children across Europe and forcing them to pickpocket at tourist hot-spots in Paris has been dismantled, officials said Friday.<p>Cops in France and Romania arrested 18 people, seized 25,000 euros (around $28,000), and recovered …

Europol

Slaves for Sex: Inside the Dark World of Human Trafficking

Women are getting sold for sex at hotels, truck stops and other discreet places. With websites and online forums, detectives said it's easier for …

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …

Crime

What's Being Done to Stop Child Trafficking in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - Imagine growing up thinking sex is a way of life. That's what human trafficking of children can cause victims to …

A Guardian Is Accused of Holding 2 Teenagers Captive in Queens for Years

She was regularly missing from her classes at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, and when she was there, teachers would catch the girl, a 16-year-old from South Korea, nodding off during lessons.<p>But it was not until last week, when an assistant principal noticed her bruises, that the school and …

South Korea
United States

Fleeing Thailand, Top Investigator of Human Trafficking Says He Fears for His Safety

HONG KONG — When a senior police officer’s investigation produced more than 150 arrest warrants this year, it was seen as a tentative success in Thailand’s pledge to crack down on human trafficking.<p>But last month, that officer, Maj. Gen. Paween Pongsirin, resigned, and on Thursday said he had fled …

Human Trafficking

Revealed: Thailand's most senior human trafficking investigator to seek political asylum in Australia

Thailand’s most senior police investigator into human trafficking is seeking political asylum in Australia, saying he fears for his life because influential figures in the Thai government, military and police are implicated in trafficking and want him killed.<p>Major General Paween Pongsirin arrived …

Black Culture

Stolen Dreams: A Setback in the Fight to End Child Marriage

Every two seconds a girl becomes a bride, and the numbers are projected to skyrocket.

Marriage

Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has become “the Harvard of pimp school” and Wisconsin is a hub of human trafficking, an expert has said in the wake of an FBI sting last month in which nine adolescents were rescued from commercial sexual exploitation, meaning Milwaukee is tied with Las Vegas for the third highest number …

Surge in Albanian child slaves trafficked to Britain

A new system to protect trafficked children indicates that there has been an alarming rise in the number of Albanian child slaves forced to work in the UK.<p>If the trend – being highlighted on Anti-Slavery Day – were to continue, Albanians could soon outnumber Vietnamese children as Britain’s most …

Child trafficking in China often starts with parents selling their own kids — Quartz

In China, anywhere from 20,000 to 200,000 children are abducted every year, either sent into forced labor or sold to quasi-legal adoption brokers. While many of these children were taken away by strangers in public places, public court documents from China indicate that child traffickers often have …

Traffic
Human Trafficking

Tricked and Indebted on Land, Abused or Abandoned at Sea

LINABUAN SUR, the Philippines — When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof.<p>Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black from having been kept in a fish freezer …

Employment

Meet a 21st-Century Slave

KATHMANDU, Nepal — WHEN readers hear about “modern slavery” in America or abroad, they may roll their eyes and assume that’s an exaggeration. <i>Slavery? Really? Modern slavery?</i><p>If you’re one of the doubters, then listen to Poonam Thapa, a teenage girl I met here in Nepal, where she is putting her life …

Slavery

A former child slave speaks up: How to stop modern-day slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Rani Hong was just seven years old she was taken from her family in India and sold into slavery. At an age when she should have been playing with dolls and making new friends at school, she was subjected to treatment that left her close to death.<p>"I was transported to another state, …

Slavery

Assam's tea gardens become hunting ground for child traffickers

As the day breaks over a lush-green tea plantation in Assam’s Baska district, a group of men, women and children file into the neat rows of tea …

Assam

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Was Couple’s Baby Switched In Child Trafficking Scheme?

El Salvador couple Richard Cushworth and Mercy Casanellas have accused the doctor who delivered their child of being party to a child-trafficking scheme.<p>In El Salvador on Monday, a couple handed in the baby they had been raising as their own for three months and claimed the biological child that …

Babies

Father of abducted son fights child trafficking in China

In January of this year, twenty-eight-year-old Sun Bin, embraced his parents for the first time in 24 years.<p>Child traffickers had snatched him from …

Asia