Eyes on Trafficking

Human trafficking articles and commentary from different perspectives.

State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis
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State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis

With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States. There…

Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African
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Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African

By MOHAMMED MOMOH Nigeria police thought they had wiped out the baby factory menace. That was until a 17-year-old was caught in homestead where he was ‘assigned’ to impregnate ten young women in Nigeria’s Rivers State. The boy was just a stud or a “breeder”. The crackdown in Obio/Akpor last month also saw two women…

Sankofa Journey a walk of celebration and education – KXII
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Sankofa Journey a walk of celebration and education – KXII

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) – The 1930 Sherman Riot Committee and Greyson United kicked off Black History Month with an ushered tour through the former black business region in Sherman. The walk is influenced by the African concept, Sankofa Journey, which illustrates the importance of learning from the past and just using it for good in…

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Owner of Northeast Philly Hotel Must Pay $24M to Underaged Sex Trafficking Victims
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Owner of Northeast Philly Hotel Must Pay $24M to Underaged Sex Trafficking Victims

The owners of a Northeast Philadelphia hotel will need to pay $24 million to underage victims of sex trafficking that the hotel permitted. A statement shared by the law firm that represented eight victims — who were between the ages of 14 and 17 — said that the abuse occurred over the course of three…

Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News
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Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News

The transborder smuggling of humans, though a criminal activity, has been flourishing for years. Even now, as the global economy struggles with inflation or recession, the amount and frequency of human trafficking has been rising at a breakneck speed. A report released last week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said there was…

10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye
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10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic abuse? Navigating the route to receive help can be a daunting task. Perhaps you’d like the information to local resources to be able to further assist someone in need. In Southeastern Wisconsin, community agencies, nonprofits, and programs are available to assist you or your loved one’s path…

'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs
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'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs

A Wisconsin “furry” accused of holding a woman hostage and forcing her to work as cam girl looked up to Elon Musk and Andrew Tate, according to a report. Austin Koeckeritz was being held Friday at a Pierce County jail on $300,000 bond. He’s facing a federal labor-trafficking charge for allegedly enslaving a woman between…

Officials Allege Illegal Child Labor at JBS Slaughterhouses – PETA
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Officials Allege Illegal Child Labor at JBS Slaughterhouses – PETA

Warning: images of animal processing BREAKING: Federal officials found that at least 31 children as young as 13 were allegedly employed illegally as night sanitation workers at slaughterhouses in the Midwest—including JBS Foods slaughterhouses in Grand Island, Nebraska, and Worthington, Minnesota. The children were allegedly working in hazardous conditions. Investigators found that some worked at…

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Arkansas’ rank
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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Arkansas’ rank

LITTLE ROCK, AR – January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. During this month, as with all months, thousands will be sexually trafficked in the United States with Arkansas having some of the highest numbers in the country. Fact: Sex trafficking and the need for services increase every day. Little Rock-based Partners Against Trafficking Humans…