Exploitation

‘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…

Police charge Kingston man with 95 offences, seek additional victims in human trafficking case
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Police charge Kingston man with 95 offences, seek additional victims in human trafficking case

Kingston Police and Ontario Provincial Police have laid an additional 19 charges, bringing the total to 95, and are seeking additional victims in the ongoing joint investigation called Project Shamrock. According to Kingston Police, the joint investigation began in January 2022 when they were made aware of an individual luring women and girls through social…

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…

Slave-Free Alliance seminar inspires businesses to build resilience against modern slavery
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Slave-Free Alliance seminar inspires businesses to build resilience against modern slavery

Dozens of professionals joined together to share their insights on how they are taking steps to mitigate the risks of modern slavery and labour exploitation in their operations and supply chains. A total of 120 people – representing 65 organisations – attended a full-day event hosted on 29th September by Slave-Free Alliance, an international social…

Human trafficking: Council of Europe experts call on Luxembourg to step up efforts to identify …
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Human trafficking: Council of Europe experts call on Luxembourg to step up efforts to identify …

The Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA) has urged Luxembourg to make additional efforts to identify and assist victims of trafficking, and to ensure that human trafficking cases are investigated proactively and results in effective, proportionate, and dissuasive sanctions. These are among the main proposals for action included in the third evaluation…

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…

Modern slavery is not a legal loophole
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Modern slavery is not a legal loophole

By Adam Hewitt, Head of Digital and Communications at Hope for Justice In August, we responded to an article in the Telegraph in which former immigration minister, Chris Philp, described modern slavery legislation as a loophole in the UK’s immigration system   ‘I saw case after case where serious foreign criminals – including sadistic rapists and…

Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north
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Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north

The protracted conflict in the three northern regions have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual exploitation as a form of sexual violence in conflict, the experts said in a statement. “We are alarmed by reports of refugee and internally displaced women and girls in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions being abducted while attempting to…