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Launch of the Global Boys Initiative: Boys In The Gambia Report
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Launch of the Global Boys Initiative: Boys In The Gambia Report

How do rigid gender norms and ambiguity in current laws place boys at risk of sexual exploitation in The Gambia?  THE GAMBIA—In collaboration with the Child Protection Alliance and as part of ECPAT International’s Global Boys Initiative, ECPAT International is proud to announce the release of the Global Boys Initiative: The Gambia Report. This is…

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2983
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2983

  Tonight’s special guest is Harold D’Souza from Cincinnati, Ohio, co-founder of Eyes Open International, a non-profit group focused on combating human trafficking through empowerment. He explains, “We consult various levels of government and develop methods of cultivating resilience, hope, and freedom in vulnerable populations as well as organize and participate in talks, seminars, group discussions, and special events…

Olivet Student's Desperate 911 Call Led to Federal Trafficking Probe – Newsweek
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Olivet Student's Desperate 911 Call Led to Federal Trafficking Probe – Newsweek

The federal investigation into Olivet University, an Evangelical Christian school facing multiple investigations, began after a 911 call from a woman who said she was being held prisoner on its campus in Anza, California, in 2018, current and former law enforcement officials said. The investigations that resulted from that 911 call are complicating Olivet’s efforts…

Gender Consultant advises families to raise boys to appreciate girls, women | News Ghana
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Gender Consultant advises families to raise boys to appreciate girls, women | News Ghana

Dr Miriam R. Iddrisu, a Social Development and Gender Consultant, has advised families to raise boys to appreciate and respect girls and women. She said it was important for boys to be trained to appreciate that girls and women were equal partners, had potentials, rights and entitlements to support their growth. Dr Iddrisu gave the…

Indian American’s speech at St. Thomas University on 2022 Human Trafficking Academy leaves people aghast in America

Indian American’s speech at St. Thomas University on 2022 Human Trafficking Academy leaves people aghast in America

International inspirational survivor-advocate Harold Henry D’Souza was invited by St. Thomas University at Miami, Florida to lecture at their event on; ‘2022 Human Trafficking Academy’ subject Migration and Human Trafficking Tracing Root Causes & Seeking Intentional Solutions. Dr. Roza Pati, Founder & Director, at The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, founded the Academy in…

Forty per cent of online escort ads in B.C. suggest child trafficking: Study – Vancouver Sun
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Forty per cent of online escort ads in B.C. suggest child trafficking: Study – Vancouver Sun

“Teens or older children are at greater risk for online recruitment, as they often have unfettered internet access with limited monitoring by parents or guardians.” — Study authors Publishing date: Jul 17, 2022 Roughly 40 per cent of online ads offering escort and sex work services in B.C. included language indicating child sex trafficking, according to…

Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan

18 July 2022 In the latest blog, Ruslan Myatiev, founder of Turkmen.news, details the latest findings from the Turkmen cotton harvest. Image credit: em_concepts via Shutterstock. Every year, thousands of people in Turkmenistan are forced into the fields to pick cotton. Despite campaigning and public pressure, the 2021 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan was no exception…

AI helps researchers identify victims of human trafficking, ‘Canada’s best-hidden crime’ – CBC.ca
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AI helps researchers identify victims of human trafficking, ‘Canada’s best-hidden crime’ – CBC.ca

Alexandra Stevenson never imagined what she thought was a loving relationship would turn abusive — or that she would ultimately become a victim of human trafficking. Stevenson, who was living in Oakville, Ont. at the time, recalls how her boyfriend suddenly used threats and violence to control her, at one point saying she had to sell her…