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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

Human trafficking in Glasgow as criminal gangs profit from slavery and sexual exploitation – MSN
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Human trafficking in Glasgow as criminal gangs profit from slavery and sexual exploitation – MSN

More people are trafficked to the Glasgow area than any other part of Scotland. Worryingly the numbers forced into slavery, sexual exploitation, criminality and even organ harvesting are growing as ruthless gangs profit from desperate people. Police figures reveal that over the past three years more than 1,400 victims of modern slavery have been recorded…

Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC
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Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC

Now that Black Friday is out of the way, it is now time for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was introduced by American Express in 2010 when the great recession hit, and now after the pandemic, small businesses are in need more than ever. Linda Viertel is the store manager at Ten Thousand Villages…

Waynesboro supports newest store that helps human trafficking survivors
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Waynesboro supports newest store that helps human trafficking survivors

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – It’s official: Magnolia Rose store is officially open for business. From plants to pop-ups, shoppers are loving the store’s purpose to continue chiming in against all kinds of human trafficking. “I think it’s needed, and I hope it brings positive attention to the issue so that people will know more about…

Zimbabwean Multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Attacked In SA Prison – iHarare
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Zimbabwean Multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Attacked In SA Prison – iHarare

Zimbabwean multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Sadiqi has reportedly been attacked in prison. Frank Buyanga who was arrested earlier this month in South Africa was reportedly attacked in a Johannesburg remand prison by other inmates. The Herald reports that following his attack, he is now currently seeking to be transferred to another prison as he awaits his bail…

How universities on Cyprus have joined the human trafficking game – InfoMigrants
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How universities on Cyprus have joined the human trafficking game – InfoMigrants

 By Sertan Sanderson Published on : 2022/11/25 The Republic of Cyprus is battling with a migrant influx which is overwhelming the small EU country’s resources. Now, a dubious higher education scheme in the north of the island has been found to be among the factors responsible for the trend. Human traffickers meanwhile are lining their…

Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR
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Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR

GENEVA (25 November 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Mama Fatima Singhateh, will visit the Philippines from 28 November to 8 December 2022. The Special Rapporteur will examine the protection of children against sexual exploitation, child…

Malawi: Mutharika’s Step Son Tadikira Charged, Faces Human Trafficking Charges
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Malawi: Mutharika’s Step Son Tadikira Charged, Faces Human Trafficking Charges

Former President Peter Mutharika’s step son Tadikira Mafubza is facing human trafficking charges after the police charged him on Thursday, his lawyer has said. Mafubza was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of 30 Ethiopian immigrants whose bodies were found in a forest in Mzimba some weeks ago. Mafubza’s lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa said…

Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu
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Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu

On a sunny November afternoon in Banjaras, a tribal hamlet in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, 17-year-old Pooja Banjara sports a smile when asked what she aspires to be in life. Seated on a cot laid out on the mud porch of her brick house, she picks up her cell phone and reveals her WhatsApp profile picture,…

Finding new nests: Sihanoukville crackdowns forcing human trafficking rings to relocate – Khmer Times (Cambodia)
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Finding new nests: Sihanoukville crackdowns forcing human trafficking rings to relocate – Khmer Times (Cambodia)

Crackdowns on human trafficking involving job scams in Preah Sihanouk province are proving to be so successful that criminal syndicates are forced to move out and find new provinces to relocate. Of late, Pursat province has come into the spotlight with Interior Minister Sar Kheng expressing his concern that it is becoming a new hotspot…