Abuse

‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery
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‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery

A man who was exploited for forced labour by his landlord and left homeless is now safe, free and is pursuing a career as a support worker. Eight months after being referred to Hope for Justice, Michal* says he can finally “see the light ahead of him”. Michal, who is in his early 40s, is…

Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
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Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Thorn celebrates 10 years with 26.2 miles at the NYC Marathon That’s right, the NYC Marathon. We’re running to garner support and awareness for our mission: building technology and programs to defend children from sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is one humanity’s most egregious crimes– and it is exacerbated by the internet. And while it…

Human Trafficking: A baby girl is bought from a groundnut seller
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Human Trafficking: A baby girl is bought from a groundnut seller

Sagar (New World Representative). A serious case of human trafficking has come to light in Sagar. Police seized a 15-year-old girl from a woman’s house on Sunday night in a case of buying and selling two minor girls. The minor is a resident of Myhar. The woman arrested by the police.. A few days ago,…

McLennan County deputies arrest 17 during human trafficking sting – KCEN-TV
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McLennan County deputies arrest 17 during human trafficking sting – KCEN-TV

Out of those arrests, a victim of human trafficking was identified and got help from Unbound, a Waco nonprofit that helps human trafficking victims. MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas — Seventeen people were arrested during a human trafficking sting by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies announced Wednesday during a news conference. The sting happened between Sept….

How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'
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How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'

Sex trafficking in Minnesota is a crime hiding in plain sight. “I was exploited into sex trafficking at the age of 14,” says Flora Whitfield, with the trafficking survivor-led support group Breaking Free. “A kid that is a runaway will be more likely to be picked up by a trafficker before law enforcement within 48…

Vienna Conference against Human Trafficking in October – Vindobona.org
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Vienna Conference against Human Trafficking in October – Vindobona.org

The Vienna Conference against Trafficking in Human Beings, which has evolved from the series of annual events held on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, will take place this year on October 13, once again in a hybrid format. This conference has been organized since 2007 in cooperation with the Vienna Institute for International…

Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims
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Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims

Difficulty in disclosing and proving one’s exploitation is a major stumbling block for victims of trafficking. Many people are not capable of communicating their situation until well after they’ve entered the UK. Critics of the NRM see this as proof they are lying. This scepticism is reflected in the language of Part 5 of the…

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…

Sendhwa: Police hold human trafficking awareness campaign
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Sendhwa: Police hold human trafficking awareness campaign

Sendhwa (Madhya Pradesh): Rural Sendhwa Police on Sunday held an awareness campaign which aimed to educate people about human trafficking crimes, bring attention to the suffering of victims and promote and protect their rights to devotees thronging at Bijasan Mata Temple, amid a nine-day long festival of Navratri. The campaign comes as a part of…

Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara
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Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara

GENEVA (3 October 2022) – Women and girls in the Tigray, Afar and Amhar are increasingly vulnerable to abduction and trafficking for sexual exploitation as they flee the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, UN experts* warned today. The protracted armed conflict in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual…