Slavery

How trafficked children are being hidden behind a focus on modern slavery

The crime of modern slavery has received much attention in the last few years. The British government introduced the Modern Slavery Act in 2015, and …

Corporal Punishment Should Be Illegal in America

Fifty-three countries have already outlawed physically punishing children. It's time for the U.S. to join them.<p>By<p>Jan 19 2018, 8:39 AM<p><i>George W.</i> …

American Psychological Association

U.S. Sex Trafficking Industry Makes $2.5 Billion a Year Through Illegal Massage Parlors, Study Shows

Dotting highways and hiding behind strip mall storefronts, there are more than 9,000 illegal massage parlors in the U.S., and they are making …

Nonprofits

WALSH: Pro-Lifers Are Modern Abolitionists And Pro-Choicers Are Modern Slaveholders. Here's Proof.

The March For Life is happening in DC today for the 45th consecutive year. On a day like today, I can't help but think about the future and imagine …

Conservative View

Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Not far from the nation’s capital a number of years ago, the violent gang MS-13 introduced a 12-year-old runaway to sex trafficking by throwing a dirty mattress on the floor of a mechanic’s garage and requiring her to submit to sex with a line of customers.<p>Sadly, it was not an isolated incident. As …

Opinion

Demanding An End To Child Trafficking And Forced Labor

Child trafficking — the buying and selling of children for the purpose of exploitation — is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Annual revenues for child trafficking and forced labor total an estimated $39 billion globally. To place that number in perspective, the trafficking of …

U.S. Department of Labor

5 Ways Companies Can Stop Human Trafficking In 2018

As you read this, upwards of 40 million people worldwide are toiling in forced labor, many at companies most of us do business with in some way. Frontrunners are working hard to make changes, and not just because January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Here’s how four industry …

United States Policing and "Gun Rights" Began With Slave Patrols

In <i>Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment</i>, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz details the white supremacist background of the Second Amendment and the …

Liberal View

Massage Parlors Trafficking Women In The US Have Become A Huge Industry, Researchers Find

A new report has found that more than 9,000 massage parlors across the US are sex-trafficking women, who are mostly immigrant mothers from China and South Korea.<p>Thousands of massage parlors across the US are acting as hubs for human trafficking and prostitution, raking in $2.5 billion a year in the …

Campaign shows 68% of men who contacted sex worker still asked about services despite tragic story

A hard-hitting video campaign has laid bare the grim reality for victims of Ireland's sex trade.<p>It exposes how callous punters can dehumanise women …

News (Ireland)

Universities come to grips with dark slave history

As schools across the country try to figure out how to combat hate and divisive rhetoric on their campuses, students, faculty, and staff at some of the country's most prestigious universities are coming to terms with their undesirable pasts.<p>In the past few years, schools such as Georgetown, …

Black History

Saratoga: Human trafficking awareness event slated for Jan. 28

The warning signs of human trafficking can be subtle, but knowing what to look for can be life-saving. Which is why a group of concerned citizens in …

Santa Clara County

One arrested in Fort Wright massage parlor prostitution bust

One woman was arrested after a prostitution bust at a massage parlor in Fort Wright on Thursday.

Crime

Akron woman admits to preying on young girls in human trafficking case

AKRON, Ohio– An Akron woman admitted to her role in a human trafficking case and will testify against her boyfriend in an upcoming trial.<p>Darren …

Cleveland

Event In Trenton Highlights Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking In New Jersey

<i>TRENTON, N.J. (CBS)</i> — New Jersey law enforcement is highlighting efforts to combat human trafficking during its eighth annual conference on the …

New Jersey

Former slaves are key to warning women of trafficking risks - campaigners

"They might not trust their governments or western NGOs, but they will listen to and trust women within their communities"<p>By Kieran Guilbert<p>LONDON, …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Daphne Bramham: Human trafficking’s most common victims are hidden from sight

Print<p>Related<p>It’s nannies, caregivers and maids who are the more common female faces of international trafficking, not frightened women and girls …

Landmark court ruling could decriminalise street prostitution in UK

Former prostitutes should not be made to reveal their convictions and instead be treated as victims of modern slavery, the High Court is to hear, in …

Prostitution

Prostitution could be about to become decriminalised in the UK

Street prostitution could be decriminalised in the UK if a group of former sex workers manage to convince judges at the High Court in London they …

Trafficking Report: 700 Illicit Massage Parlors in Our Area

Hundreds of illicit massage parlors in our area are involved in human trafficking, according to a new report.Polaris, a non-profit group based in …

Philadelphia Eagles

Women and girls should be at heart of efforts to tackle modern slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Born to a desperately poor family in rural Nepal, Alina was just five years old when she was forced to work as a maid in her village. She endured long hours of hard labor without breaks, and was physically and verbally abused. She received no schooling.<p>When Alina turned 11, a neighbor lured …

Opinion

Detroit officials encourage people to speak up about human trafficking

CLOSE<p>Here is a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize the signs. If you see any of these red flags, …

Detroit

Committee hears emotional testimony from victim of human trafficking

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - There was emotional testimony at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday about human trafficking and forced prostitution.<p>It is hard to …

Derry Girls: finally, a realistic comedy about being a young woman in Northern Ireland

Teenage girls are often left out of literary and cultural representations of Northern Ireland. Children, in books and drama set during the Troubles, …

Former prostitutes launch high court challenge to UK law

Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victims<p>A group of former prostitutes have taken a groundbreaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking.<p>The women argue they have been stigmatised by …

Law (UK)

All US states now criminalise human trafficking, report says

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people are forced to provide commercial sex, labour, or services against their will in the United States<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

'My captors took everything, my job gives me a future'

<b>There are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery living in Britain's towns and cities, it is estimated.</b><p>But many argue that the number is probably much higher.<p>Those who escape or are discovered often recover physically but suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety attacks.<p>They are …

Amber Rudd

Why won’t the so-called ‘sex workers' rights movement’ help ex-teenage prostitutes have their convictions wiped?

Today, as a case opens in the High Court in London to challenge the criminalisation of prostituted women, few sitting in Courtroom No 3 will be aware …

Rights & Freedoms

The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and Revolutionary America’s Lost Opportunity

As the battered Continental Army encamped in Valley Forge for the winter of 1777-1778 after a year of setbacks and defeats, Gen. James Varnum,...The …

Military History

Victims of domestic abuse to get replacement mobile phones

POLICE will provide temporary mobile phones to people at risk of domestic violence whose own phones have been taken as part of an investigation.<p>The …

Manchester