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Most kidnappings are robberies, not trafficking – University of Cape Town expert
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Most kidnappings are robberies, not trafficking – University of Cape Town expert

Lester Kiewit chats to Dr Simon Howell from the Centre for Criminology at the University of Cape Town about the kidnapping phenomenon in South Africa Original podcast page can be found here. Key Points: South African law makes clear distinction between kidnapping and abduction Experts are concerned that these crimes are being conflated Increase in kidnappings…

Man charged with human trafficking hired by Lands Authority last year, now set for promotion
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Man charged with human trafficking hired by Lands Authority last year, now set for promotion

The current CEO of the Lands Authority, Robert Vella.   Kurt Buhagiar, who was caught red-handed as one of three accomplices in a high-speed powerboat chase with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza in 2009 and was subsequently imprisoned on charges of human trafficking, was hired by the Lands Authority last year and is reportedly about to…

Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again
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Trinidad: Helping Human Trafficking Survivors Start Again

“Most of the victims are foreigners and, because of that, they face language and cultural barriers, as well as other issues, such as lack of documentation that becomes an obstacle to access psychological services,” Ali says. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new layers of vulnerability, according to Manuela. “There’s a need for more work opportunities…

Three AAPI Colleagues Shaping Our History
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Three AAPI Colleagues Shaping Our History

This month, we want to celebrate just a few of the many AAPI colleagues and partners who are shaping our history as an organization and fighting to address disparities in their work ending child trafficking and helping support children in their vulnerabilities.

Federal Judge Sentences Chicago Sex Trafficker to 30 Years in Prison
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Federal Judge Sentences Chicago Sex Trafficker to 30 Years in Prison

CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 30 years in federal prison for forcing women and children to engage in commercial sex acts in the city and suburbs. From 2012 to 2014, CHARLES FEARS and a co-defendant, SAMUEL NICHOLS, operated a sex trafficking business through which they used force, fraud, and…

How to help improve human trafficking training in one click
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How to help improve human trafficking training in one click

You are a vital part of how we get the word out about our training. Creating a website and making a course are only the beginning. To really make a difference, your website needs to rank on the front page of Google when you type in “human trafficking training.” And YOU can help us do just that. 

Trafficking for Sex: Experts Examine the Demand for Sexual Exploitation
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Trafficking for Sex: Experts Examine the Demand for Sexual Exploitation

Dubrovnik (Croatia), 16 May 2022 – Human trafficking is a lucrative, global business that forces and tricks people of all ages to provide services in dangerous and degrading conditions for little or no pay.

Ducey urges social media firms to fight smuggling
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Ducey urges social media firms to fight smuggling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on social media companies to better police their platforms for people recruiting drivers to smuggle immigrants across the border. The Republican governor made the request Wednesday in a letter to the chief executives of the companies that run Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. He says…