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Sex trafficking: The new American slavery

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Former teen prostitute recalls being forced to have sex with dozens of men per day
• Atlanta's illegal sex industry generates around $290 million a year, according to study
• Georgia law gives authorities the opportunity to grant leniency if a girl is willing to go to a safe home



AP Investigation Prompts New Round of Slave Rescues

Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still …

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Can Fifa end child trafficking from Africa to Asia?

Fifa made a little-noted amendment to its statutes earlier this year but it was one that deserved considerably more attention.

Football's world …


In revenge: 7-year-old abducted after human trafficking deal goes south

PESHAWAR: The story of 10-year-old Ayesha who was kidnapped from the city, sold in Khost, Afghanistan as a child bride for a malik’s son did not seem

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Dark corner of China's rise: A surge in trafficked children

On a late December afternoon, a four-year old boy with a Superman tracksuit and cherubic cheeks plopped down in front of a TV here. Nearby, his …


U.S. Removes Cuba, Malaysia From Human Trafficking List

An estimated 20 million people worldwide are working under forced and illegal conditions

The U.S. State Department removed Cuba and Malaysia from its human trafficking blacklist on Monday as part of an annual update to its contentious Trafficking in Persons report.

The 2015 report separates 188 …


‘Sea Slaves’: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish

SONGKHLA, Thailand — Lang Long’s ordeal began in the back of a truck. After watching his younger siblings go hungry because their family’s rice patch in Cambodia could not provide for everyone, he accepted a trafficker’s offer to travel across the Thai border for a construction job.

It was his …


The slaves of Benjina: torture and death on our doorstep, unseen...and how you might help survivors

Former fishing slaves gather at their temporary shelter in Tual, Indonesia.

You may not have heard of Benjina.

It's a little Indonesian island south of …


Rohingya migrants rescued by Indonesian fishermen, in pictures


Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

The move comes days before release of annual United States report ranking nations on anti-trafficking efforts which last relegated Thailand to the bottom rung

Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the plight of desperate Burma …


Thailand indicts 72 human trafficking suspects ahead of US report

72 people have been indicted in Thailand for their suspected involvement human trafficking just days ahead of a US report investigating Thailand's efforts to combat the illicit trade. July 24, 2015. (Reuters)

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Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works | TED Talk | TED.com

Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at …

TED Talks

22 years a slave in Asia's forced fishing industry

TUAL, Indonesia -- All he did was ask to go home.

The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after …


Trafficked Rohingya victims reunited - Mission Network News

The Rohingya are refugees with no country and no hope.

Indonesia (MNN) — Over the last couple of months, we’ve reported stories of the Rohingya: …


Asean to stamp out human trafficking

July 03, 2015 5:50 AM
Asean has resolved to clamp down on the human trafficking rings responsible for luring thousands of would-be migrants from …

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Four charged with human-trafficking organization that brought Guatemalan minors to work on Ohio egg farms

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A grand jury in Cleveland charged three Ohio residents and a Texas man with participating in a human-trafficking organization that …


2 arrested in human trafficking investigation

A man and woman face state human trafficking and federal Mann Act charges after a raid on a Gary apartment.

Vondell B. Henry, 45, and Ashley Ann Friske, 26, both of Gary, were arrested by Lake County Sheriff's Department officers around 8 a.m. Wednesday in an apartment in the 3500 block of …

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Nun Tirelessly Fights Human Trafficking

The UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that forced labor generated annual profits of $150 billion in 2014. They also believe that …

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3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

Hien was 10 when he arrived in Britain. He did not know where he was or where he had been. He knew only that he was here to work. Since he emerged from the back of a lorry after crossing from Calais seven years ago, his experience has been one of exploitation and misery. He has been a domestic …


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 …

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.

In fact, sometimes it starts off like a fairy tale and the person can't …

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Drug Cartels: Where Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Meet Today

The busy streets in the border state of Coahuila, Mexico are not what they used to be a few years ago. Once populated with orphan children, indigenous women, sad clowns, and teenagers who insist on washing car windows for five Pesos, Coahuila's most trafficked areas are now dominated by new actors …

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Nepal earthquake: travel restrictions imposed to prevent child trafficking

Nepal’s government has announced that all children will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian when travelling to prevent the trafficking of those who lost their homes in the country’s earthquakes.

The ministry for women and children said the ban was aimed at protecting homeless …


The human trafficking situation in Europe is out of control

They hide inside suitcases. Under the bottom of cars. Or even inside the back bumper. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been paying thousands of dollars to cross the Mediterranean—for a trip that, they know, might end up in death. Yet, a thin chance at life somewhere else is better than the …

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House Sends Human Trafficking Bill to President’s Desk

The House overwhelmingly approved the Senate’s much debated human trafficking bill on Tuesday, sending legislation that stalled in the Senate for six weeks to President Obama’s desk with little fanfare.

Approved in a 420-to-3 vote, the bill — intended to increase penalties for perpetrators and …

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Human traffickers are targeting Nepal – we must do more to help

Mark Antony’s speech over the body of Caesar came back to my mind yesterday when I read reports of how the earthquake that has devastated Nepal has led human traffickers to increase their efforts to enslave vulnerable young women for forced labour and sexual exploitation across South Asia: …


Rohnert Park woman sentenced for child porn and human trafficking

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A woman in Rohnert Park who was convicted of human trafficking and coercing two 11-year-old girls to participate in child …

Arrest made in Arkansas human trafficking operation, 4 children rescued

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Pressing questions after human trafficking grave discovery in South Thailand

Thailand’s military government is facing new pressure following the discovery of a mass grave in the country’s south, where dozens of bodies,