Slavery

The Real Source of China's Trafficking Problem

Population policies have created perverse incentives for traffickers.<p>The U.S. State Department's decision to name China one of the world’s worst offenders in human trafficking was greeted with predictable resentment in Beijing. With some justification, Chinese officials argue that they’re at least …

China

Uncomfortable Advice That Every New Graduate Needs To Hear

Life lessons from an executive in the trenches<p>My Dad had a knack for teaching me hard lessons in a very blunt manner. A particular period in my life when I needed it most were the months directly after graduating college.<p>I flinched at every piece of advice he gave me. Now that he's gone, I'm …

Why U.S. named China one of worst human trafficking offenders in world

China stands as one of the worst human trafficking offenders in the world, the state department said Tuesday in announcing an annual report that this …

China

Albanian gangs 'controlling' UK drug trafficking market

<b>Violent Albanian criminal groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug trafficking market in the UK, a law enforcement report has said.</b><p>The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was increasingly concerned by what it called the Albanians' "high-profile influence within UK organised …

News

US policies root cause of human trafficking in world: Iran

Iran says the US interventionist policies are a main reason behind human trafficking across the world.

Iran

Calgary police ask for help in identifying potential victims of sexual exploitation, human trafficking

Number of sexually exploited youth apprehended steady in 2017 but police say crime is 'beyond under-reported'<p>Calgary police say they've apprehended …

Human Trafficking

US promotes Algeria in global human trafficking ranking

Algeria has moved from a category three to a category two in human trafficking according to a report by the US State Department on trafficking in …

Middle East

SA girls forced into marriage

FIVE South Australians – mostly likely young girls – allegedly have been forced into marriage, according to police.<p>Nick Xenophon Team Senator Skye …

When will the U.S. catch up with global trend on prostitution laws?

Like many women Jasmin Abuslin was still a child when she entered the sex trade. From age 17 she was sexually exploited by over two dozen men in Northern California, most - if not all - of whom were police officers. She was recently awarded almost one million dollars from Oakland City Council for …

News (U.S.)

Ivanka Trump leads U.S. condemnation of China and other countries for human trafficking

Ivanka Trump led U.S. condemnation Tuesday of China and several other countries for failing to fight the scourge of international human trafficking, the 21st century version of slavery, marking a shift for a White House sometimes accused of indifference to human rights.<p>In the State Department’s …

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump urges action on human trafficking

Ivanka Trump urged action on human trafficking during a speech at the State Department.

Justice

US report: China among 'worst human trafficking offenders'

The US has listed China among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour - a step that may aggravate its relationship with Beijing.<p>The US has listed China among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour - a step that may aggravate its relationship …

China

New measures on violence against women to be put in domestic abuse bill

Legislation will mean certain offences committed by British citizens anywhere in the world can be prosecuted in UK courts<p>New measures to protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas will be included in legislation on domestic abuse, the government has said.<p>The new legislation would allow …

Queen's Speech

Victoria Will Spend $4.6 Million To Rehabilitate Dads Who Commit Domestic Violence

Early intervention program Caring Dads, which is still in its pilot phase, targets fathers with an alcohol or drug abuse problem who have committed, or are at risk of committing, domestic violence.<p>High risk fathers are referred to the program through child protection services; alcohol, drug or …

Domestic Violence

Now Ivanka Wants to End Human Trafficking

On Tuesday morning, Ivanka Trump helped unveil the State Department’s annual human trafficking report alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The …

Human Trafficking

EU ringed by human trafficking offenders

In the east, Russia and Belarus fell into the same category.<p>The state department said Libya’s government “lacked the capacity to address basic …

European News

US critiques Aust human trafficking record

Australia needs to strengthen the way it investigates sex and labour traffickers and beef up the sentences delivered to offenders, a new US State …

Papua New Guinea

U.S. Downgrades China on Annual Human Trafficking List

The annual report ranks countries based on how they are confronting the problem<p>WASHINGTON—The U.S. stepped up its criticism of China in a global assessment of human trafficking practices released on Tuesday, a move likely to inflame tensions with Beijing.<p>The State Department report details U.S. …

News (U.S.)

World Bank accused over child labour in Uzbekistan

The World Bank has been accused of turning a blind eye to the use of child and forced labour in Uzbekistan where a new report says schools have been …

World Bank

It’s the 21st century. Yet slavery is alive and well.

<i>Holly Burkhalter is a senior adviser at International Justice Mission.</i><p>Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, recently tweeted his intention to create a philanthropic strategy “at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact” and asked his …

Opinion

U.S. To Declare China A Significant Human Trafficking Offender

The Trump administration is expected to announce China is on the list of the world's worst offenders of human trafficking. That would put China in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Today, the U.S. State Department is expected to take aim at China's …

World News

Uncovering Lisbon’s Forgotten History of Slavery

By all accounts, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a strikingly beautiful city, but—like so many entrepôt Mediterranean cities of its kind—it is …

European Travel

Contested Bodies: A New Book on Black Motherhood and Slavery in Jamaica

<i>This post is part of my blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

History

Confederate Monuments and the Forgotten Warning of a Crisis to Come

As many cities debate what to do about monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers, defenders of such monuments commonly claim they “have nothing …

History

"An Oration on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Delivered in the Afric" by Peter Williams Jr. and Paul Royster (Editor)

Abstract<p>The United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, prohibited Congress from banning the importation of slaves until the year 1808. A bill …

Black History

"The Real Threat of AI"

Kai-Fu Lee has an interesting opinion piece in yesterday's NYT: –"The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence":What worries you about the coming world …

Intelligence

Modern slavery: the next social care scandal?

Foreign nationals working in social care could be victims of exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. Staff are being urged to speak out<p>A care home is raided by the Border Agency. Staff are removed as they have no identity documents and are working long hours in poor conditions. The home, it …

Social Work

Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

| WASHINGTON<p>Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against President Donald Trump and to protest efforts to stop contentious speakers at colleges.<p>Both rallies attracted only a few dozen supporters, with …

Donald Trump

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the …

Afghanistan

Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference. Hospitality workers are being trained to detect and report human trafficking when they suspect the illegal activity is going on where they …

Human Trafficking