Human Trafficking

Banks Flagging Frequent Pharmacy Trips, Bulk DVD Rentals, and Other Ordinary Activity to Turn Over Tips to Government Snoops

There are just a few problems: sophisticated trafficking operations are generally wise enough not to do suspicious business through U.S.- and …

Banking

Modern slavery on UK cannabis farms

The anti-slavery commissioner has complained that data gathering for tracking victims of cannabis farms is “a mess” (Police ‘failing to tackle’ slave trafficking on cannabis farms, 25 March). It’s actually much worse than that. We have just published a study of 39 young men working on cannabis …

Medical Marijuana

Human Trafficking Bill Would Increase Penalties, Impact Motels

Jenn was 18 and addicted to drugs when a relative ensnared her in the squalid world of sex trafficking.<p>"As a victim of this crime, the intimidation, …

Government

Migrant domestic workers in Jordan run the gauntlet between abuse and jail

Migrants in Jordan who flee abusive employers risk being imprisoned as illegal workers if they fail to find shelter with their embassies<p>Maricel realised too late that the window had locked shut behind her. The 31-year-old Filipina was perched outside a second floor window, blood filling her mouth …

Refugees

#MissingDCGirls: how a seldom-discussed social issue became a social media flashpoint

Children of color go missing more often than white children, but their cases receive less news coverage.<p>The viral hashtag #MissingDCGirls started as a way to raise awareness of several cases involving missing black and Latinx teenagers in Washington, DC. But it’s led to complications for the DC …

Washington D.C.

The Indonesian child maids of Hong Kong, Singapore: why they’re suffering in silence

Lia ran away from home more than a decade ago, fleeing three elder half-brothers whose physical and emotional abuse had made a misery of her life in …

Hong Kong

A Number Of Police Have Been Arrested For Human Trafficking — Could They Be A Part Of The Missing Girls In DC?

The increased media coverage of the black and latinx girls missing in DC has started a national discussion on whether the cause is human trafficking. Black lawmakers are now calling for the FBI to investigate. In part, social media has been vital in exposing the cases of many of these missing …

Crime

How Many Human Trafficking Cases Have Been Reported In Your State?

Valuable data is shedding light on an important issue.<p>In order to address a problem, you first have to understand the scope of it.<p>That idea is the …

Human Rights

Toronto students attend conference on human trafficking

She was young, homeless and alone, with a serious drug addiction – an easy target.<p>The two men made her feel safe. They gave her a place to stay, food and drugs. They gave her a sense of belonging – asked about her hopes and dreams.<p>But then, an ultimatum, framed as a choice: to pay off her debts, …

Advocates take human trafficking tour through southwest Houston

It's widely known that Houston has been a hub for human trafficking.

Dallas

What do slaveholders think?

It is everywhere illegal yet slavery persists in many corners of the global economy. How do its beneficiaries justify it?<i>By Austin …

Uttar Pradesh

Samsung Migrant Worker Guidelines Training Contributes to Safer Supply Chains

Workers that are happy and protected are usually the most productive. It’s vital that all employees have access to the right support throughout the …

Samsung

Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation

If you’ve heard or know anything about human trafficking, then you’ve heard the term “modern-day slavery.” And that’s exactly what it is. There are …

New Michigan legislation aims to help victims of human trafficking

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>After two years of intense scrutiny from the U.S. Senate and elsewhere, online ad-posting site Backpage.com announced that it is …

Detroit

Judge Moreland's comments on women are inappropriate

The jurist's words betray the trust of all the women who were served by human trafficking court.

Gender

In U-turn, Indonesia says will continue to send maids abroad

1,000s of Indonesian women travel to places like Malaysia every year to become maids, attracted by promises of higher salaries despite reports of …

Indonesia

Britain’s ‘blood cannabis’ shame

A 16-year-old Vietnamese boy, as yet unidentified, was found cowering in a bush next to a freezing roadside in Scotland in the middle of January. The …

United Kingdom

Sex slave's rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

"Housemaids are treated like cattle here. This woman didn't even know where she was when I asked her location. She kept crying to be saved"<p>By Roli …

Gujarat

State law lets undercover cops sleep with prostitutes

<i>Lansing —</i> A state representative wants to close an exemption in Michigan’s laws that allows law enforcement officers to have sex with prostitutes …

Detroit

Human Trafficking in Hotels: New York Lawmaker Teams Up With Advocate

The first time Anneke Lucas heard about legislation designed to rescue human trafficking victims in hotels, she couldn't help but think about how something like that could have helped her as a child.<p>"If I had seen the definition that said I was not a prostitute, that would have made a difference …

Hotels

Woman pleads guilty to prostitution charges, agrees to testify against accused Warrensville Heights pimps

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A woman pleaded guilty to her role in a Warrensville Heights-based prostitution ring and agreed to testify against her former …

Crime

SNP back prostitution law changes condemned by sex workers

The Scottish National Party has backed changes to prostitution laws to criminalise those paying for sex, but not those who sell it.<p>Delegates at the …

UK News

Eggman bill would help victims of sex trafficking

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman has reintroduced a bill that aims to aid children exploited by sex traffickers.<p>Assembly Bill 223 would call for a pilot …

California

OPP seek public's help in human trafficking investigation

The Peterborough County OPP Crime Unit is requesting the assistance of the public in an ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation.<p>Michael WALLWORK, who …

Crime

Nestlé, Mars Commit To Using Seafood That Avoids Overfishing And Human Trafficking

With brands like Fancy Feast, Friskies, Sheba, and Whiskas, Nestlé and Mars are two of the biggest producers of cat food. Both companies have faced …

Consumer Protection

8 foreigners, including 4 Britons, arrested in India in human trafficking case

The four British nationals were allegedly trying to help four Sri Lankans reach London on fake Indian passports.<p>Police in India have arrested eight …

Extremism

‘UN must fight terror to root out human smuggling’

<b>A senior Iranian diplomat says the international community must first put an end to “terrorism,” interventionism, and “ethnic cleansing,” among other</b> …

Middle East

14-year-old Philadelphia girl sues motel for being forced into sex trade with 1,000 men

A 14-year-old girl from Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court against a motel for forcing her into sex trade with at least 1,000 men, according to reports.<p>The girl, in her lawsuit, accused the roadside motel, Roosevelt Inn, of being the 'local epicenter of human …

10 Truly Troubling Facts About The Clothing Industry

General Knowledge<p>March 17, 2017<p>Whether you pay attention to fashion trends or not, we all wear clothes on a daily basis. Fashion is a …

H&M

US to launch competition for projects to end modern slavery

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States will launch a competition in the coming weeks to find projects that will reduce modern slavery, which by one estimate affects nearly 46 million people around the world, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Wednesday.<p>She told a U.N. Security Council meeting …

IOM