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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…

IFFI 2022: ‘Fatima’, a documentary on human trafficking screened at the International Film Festival of India – The Hindu
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IFFI 2022: ‘Fatima’, a documentary on human trafficking screened at the International Film Festival of India – The Hindu

Fatima, a documentary by Sourabh Kanti Datta on the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked sex workers was screened at the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The film narrates the story of the tumultuous life of the eponymous Fatima Khatun, who was married to a pimp at age 9 and became…

At least 4473 Women were Victims of Femicide in the Region in 2021 – Black Immigrant Daily News
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At least 4473 Women were Victims of Femicide in the Region in 2021 – Black Immigrant Daily News

In 2021, at least 4,473 women were victims of femicide (also known as feminicide) in 29 countries and territories of the region, according to the latest official data that countries reported to the Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEO) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This represents at…

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…

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…

Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations
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Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations

BRAINERD – The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund invites the public to join them at Grand View Lodge on April 18, 2023, to honor the Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker recipients. These awards recognize women who have significantly contributed by giving of their time and/or financial resources to help local charities. BLAWF is taking…

Birthday celebration for slain girl Kamarie Holland – WTVM
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Birthday celebration for slain girl Kamarie Holland – WTVM

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Corey Holland has been grieving since his daughter went missing last year. As time passes, he says to honor his daughter’s birthday, he wants to celebrate her life. “We supposed to be celebrating right now, watching Kamarie smile and laugh about her birthday,” says Holland, Kamarie’s father. Little Kamarie Holland was…

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,…