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ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024
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ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024 October 5, 2022 • 12:42 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – The scale of forced labor is increasing worldwide, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is recommending the U.S. government increase funding to meet the growing human…

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…

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…

Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking
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Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking

Milwaukee police announced a new program Monday meant to create safe places for members of the LGBTQ+ community and victims of human trafficking to call for help. Milwaukee’ Safe Place Program is modeled after a similar one that originated in Seattle, where businesses and other institutions can receive stickers and decals identifying themselves as a…

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…

Justice Ministry launches national referral mechanism to combat human trafficking – Jordan
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Justice Ministry launches national referral mechanism to combat human trafficking – Jordan

AMMAN — The Ministry of Justice on Monday launched the “National Referral Mechanism and Standard Operating Procedures in Dealing with Human Trafficking Cases”. The mechanism was announced during a conference held in Amman in the presence of government officials and ambassadors, as well as representatives of local and international non-profit organisations. Deputising for Minister 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…

UAE, UN train specialists in fighting human trafficking | Crime – Gulf News
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UAE, UN train specialists in fighting human trafficking | Crime – Gulf News

Screenshot of virtual press conference announcing the launch of the training Dubai: A group of 118 trainees from regional law enforcement agencies will engage in the latest edition of a programme for human trafficking specialists to gain investigation skills and the latest methods in detecting human trafficking rings. During a press conference held virtually, Major…