Labor Trafficking

Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Salt and light on human trafficking | Opinion | hpj.com
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Salt and light on human trafficking | Opinion | hpj.com

Editor’s note: PBJ Learning is non-denominational. Human trafficking is a serious problem but certainly one that is easy to not spend any time on unless you have personally been affected. At a recent conference Dr. Katherine Welch from Indiana had just returned from 20 years in Thailand and she shared what she witnessed regarding trafficking…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

Meadville woman to go to trial in Mifflin County on labor trafficking charges – Yahoo
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Meadville woman to go to trial in Mifflin County on labor trafficking charges – Yahoo

Oct. 1—LEWISTOWN — A Meadville woman will stand trial in Mifflin County on charges of labor trafficking and involuntary servitude involving four underage girls at a vehicle detailing shop she owns in Lewistown. Ellen Cummings, 44, of 15554 Rogers Ferry Road, Friday waived her right to a preliminary hearing on multiple charges filed by the…

What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News
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What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News

Texas ranks second in the country as the state with the most cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force designated Friday Statewide Human Trafficking Sign Day. The groups are asking Texas businesses to post signs in their…

Lao couple sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking – Radio Free Asia
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Lao couple sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking – Radio Free Asia

A Lao couple who hired young women to work as waitresses and later tried to coerce them into having sex with customers have been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined 100 million kip ($6,500) each, authorities said, in a rare case in which traffickers in the country have faced significant punishment for their…

Local nonprofit celebrates 10 years fighting human trafficking | FOX21 News Colorado
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Local nonprofit celebrates 10 years fighting human trafficking | FOX21 News Colorado

by: Alina Lee (COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Exodus Road will celebrate ten years of fighting human trafficking around the world at a new rooftop bar in downtown Colorado Springs on Thursday, Oct. 6. The community is invited to attend the Ten-year Anniversary Celebration at Lumen8 Rooftop Social at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature globally inspired…

Human Trafficking in North Dakota, more prevalent than you might think – KFYR
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Human Trafficking in North Dakota, more prevalent than you might think – KFYR

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – North Dakota has a reputation of being rural, quiet and safe. But the reality is there are many ugly things that happen, sometimes right before our eyes. Assuming human trafficking only happens in large cities, other states or across the globe can be a grave mistake. Human trafficking has been identified…

Ryder to host 'Truckers Against Trafficking' exhibit – Local 10 News
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Ryder to host 'Truckers Against Trafficking' exhibit – Local 10 News

MIAMI – Ryder is lending a voice and space to the human trafficking crisis.   The American transportation and logistics company is hosting the Freedom Drivers Project, a national mobile exhibit by Truckers Against Trafficking that educates members of the trucking industry and the public about domestic sex trafficking. The 48-foot trailer features a bold…