Slavery

City’s ‘hooker’ massage parlors may get a not-so-happy ending

A state lawmaker from Queens is trying to close the curtain on happy-ending massage parlors with a bill requiring spas to register with the state to …

Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse

In Thennamadevi young daughters are forging a new destiny beyond their alcoholic fathers and human traffickers<p>Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back …

Women's News

Decriminalize sex work to bring trafficking victims out of shadows

A new bill to decriminalize sex work was recently introduced by D.C. Council members David Grosso (I-At Large) and Robert C. White Jr. (D-At …

MPs to launch inquiry into growth of pop-up brothels

Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term properties<p>The growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party parliamentary group on prostitution will launch an inquiry on Monday after reports of …

Organized Crime

FBI Pedophile Stings: 84 Children Rescued And 120 Child Sex Traffickers Arrested

The FBI has conducted a series of pedophile stings, closing in on child sex traffickers and pedophile rings over the course recent months. The recent …

Crime

Is Hitting Your Child Illegal in the U.S.? Scotland Latest to Ban Corporal Punishment

The proposed bill would get rid of the 'justifiable assault' defense.

United States

It's Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor

<b>PE:</b> Yes, absolutely. There was this belief that if we brought people in on junky little stuff, that would clean up the city. The big source of it …

Prison

Slaves on our Streets: Supply chain transparency is key to ensuring an end to worker exploitation

When I speak to people about modern slavery, they generally know what I mean. The issue taps into the collective British memory and our long and …

Logistics

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Overview<p>Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder<p>A 2006 report commissioned by Brown …

Education

Victim Specialists Are on the Front Lines in Battle Against Human Trafficking

The FBI's massive, multi-state operation rescuing 84 children and capturing 120 human trafficking suspects this week employed a key weapon: the victim specialists who help survivors bridge the gulf from captivity to freedom.<p>Once the guns are holstered and the suspects are handcuffed, specialists …

Human Trafficking

Slaves on our Streets: Corporate leaders must do more to stop modern slavery, says Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe today called on Britain’s corporate leaders to do more to combat exploitation in their supply chains. The former Met …

Prostitution could be legalised in California after judge allows case to go forward

A federal appeals court has opened the door to legalising prostitution in California.<p>The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has allowed …

Prostitution

A gift to give refuge to those affected by domestic violence

When a woman flees domestic abuse, either alone or with children, she often doesn’t have a place to stay. The non-profit Women Called Moses puts its …

Opinion

Brazil government to rework controversial slavery decree

Brazil's government will issue a new decree changing the country's definition of slavery following an earlier order that was widely criticized as a …

Brazil

Domestic violence victims sleeping rough after refuges closed

The charity Women's Aid says almost a fifth of specialist refuges have closed since 2010, meaning victims of domestic abuse in England can be denied …

UK News

84 Children Rescued, 120 Human Traffickers Arrested Across U.S., FBI Says

The FBI rescued 84 children from the grips of a multistate human trafficking ring and arrested 120 traffickers on Wednesday, the agency said in a statement.<p>Operation Cross Country XI focused the attention of law enforcement agencies on a single goal: taking out "pimps" who run human trafficking …

Crime

3-month-old and 5-year-old girls rescued in sex trafficking crackdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.<p>The alleged trafficker, a friend of the children's family, made a deal to sell them for sex for $600, the …

Crime

Modern Slavery Is Real and 40 Million People Are Trapped In It

Nearly 150 years after most countries officially abolished it, more than 40 million people remain trapped in modern slavery — either forced into …

Child Labor

Baby, 3 Mos., & Sister, 5, Rescued After Family Friend Tried To Sell Them To Sex Traffickers For $600

In a nationwide operation, FBI agents recovered 84 child victims of sex trafficking, the youngest being 3 months old! The baby was found in CO. with …

Celebrity Gossip

Sex traffickers are targeting American c

Sex trafficking is a billion-dollar-a-year industry in the U.S. And traffickers are preying on young girls across the nation — our daughters, sisters …

FBI Anti-Sex Trafficking Operation Rescues 84 Minors

In a four-day nationwide aimed at sex trafficking, the Federal Bureau of Investigations says it had rescued 84 minors, and arrested 120 people.<p>The 11th annual Operation Cross Country was coordinated by the FBI Omaha Child Exploitation Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited …

News (U.S.)

84 children freed, 120 human trafficking suspects arrested in national crackdown

Human trafficking happening all over South Carolina, including the Upstate

Upstate South Carolina

A San Francisco Court Case Could Shift the Legal Status of Sex Work

Click here for reuse options! The decriminalization of consensual sex work as an inroad to worker's safety.On October 19, the U.S. Ninth Circuit …

Liberal View

Police with painted nails receive backlash for #LetsNailIt social media campaign against modern slavery

Avon and Somerset police have received a torrent of abuse for an unusual social media campaign used to raise awareness of modern day slavery.<p>The …

For $1 an hour, inmates fight California fires. Slave labor or self-improvement?

On the front lines of some of the deadliest fires raging in California, professional firefighters are working alongside prison inmates with one key …

Prison

Police defend national undercover operation aimed at sex-trade victims

Police are defending a national undercover operation aimed at rescuing sex-trade victims after an advocacy group criticized it as manipulative and …

185 years later, inquiry finds slavery untracked in NSW

One hundred and eighty five years since it was legally abolished in the Commonwealth, NSW is falling behind the rest of the world in acting to curb …

Australian News

Captive woman forced to have sex with violent men for weeks in horrific modern slavery case

<b>A woman kidnapped into modern slavery has told how she was forced to sleep with men who refused to wear a condom and hurt her.</b><p>Adela had an extremely …

At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.<p>That group makes up nearly half of female trafficking victims in the Dutch sex …

World News

Nationwide Human Trafficking Stings Ensnare Multiple Cops—84 Kids as Young as 3 Months Freed

Nationwide human trafficking busts captured cops and high-level military, and more than 80 children were rescued, one of whom was only 3-months old.

Crime