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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…

170 trafficked victims, migrants benefit from NAPTIP, ICMPD free medical outreach
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170 trafficked victims, migrants benefit from NAPTIP, ICMPD free medical outreach

No fewer than 170 trafficked victims and returnee migrants have benefited from the free medical outreach  organised by National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Daily Trust reports that the free treatment under the Strengthening Niger-Nigeria Cooperation on Countering Traf-ficking in Human…

Ghislaine Maxwell’s appeal is in jeopardy as her estranged husband refuses to pay her $2million legal bill
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s appeal is in jeopardy as her estranged husband refuses to pay her $2million legal bill

Ghislaine Maxwell’s estranged husband could be putting her appeal in jeopardy   Scott Borgerson, 46, has been accused of failing to pay $900,000 in legal bills He has also been accused of failing to provide $1m to challenge her conviction  Maxwell’s friends fear he could be delaying their divorce and accessing her cash By Daphne Barak For…

Bringing awareness to human trafficking | Archives | hendersondispatch.com
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Bringing awareness to human trafficking | Archives | hendersondispatch.com

HENDERSON — Whether through her work as a founder of the local nonprofit Gang Free Inc. or serving as a Henderson city councilwoman, Melissa Elliott has become one of the most publicly visible figures in the area when it comes to raising awareness for issues that impact disadvantaged communities especially. With a reputation for outspokenness,…

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…

Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst
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Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNICEF says in order to prevent a child protection crisis in Sri Lanka, there needs to be a generation of data on the types of violence against girls and boys, the locations, the perpetrators and the accessibility of services. This will help improve the planning and implementation of programmes to prevent…

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…

New report uncovers widespread migrant worker abuse in Qatar
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New report uncovers widespread migrant worker abuse in Qatar

A new report by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has shed light on widespread abuse of migrant workers in Qatar as the World Cup gets underway. “Legacy of the kafala […]

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Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue
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Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue

Victims Services of Durham Region wants to educate people about sex trafficking and how to prevent it. They’re holding free monthly virtual seminars about the topic and they’re called the Sex Trafficking Education and Prevention (STEP) program. The next one is happening Thursday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Executive Director Krista MacNeil says human trafficking…