Legal Protection

32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times
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32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times

Violence against women is one of the most prevalent human rights violation across the globe as it is a life-threatening health and protection issue. According to the statistics, 32 per cent of women have experienced violence in Pakistan. Half of these women never sought help or told anyone about the violence they had experienced. Gender-based…

Home Office makes modern slavery an illegal immigration issue in ‘highly regressive’ move
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Home Office makes modern slavery an illegal immigration issue in ‘highly regressive’ move

The Home Office has reclassified modern slavery as an immigration issue instead of a safeguarding concern in what Hope for Justice describes as a “highly regressive” move. It follows claims from the Home Secretary last week that modern slavery laws are being abused and “derailing the UK’s policy on illegal migration.” The Home Office has…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

“My story can change things” – Pieper Lewis, September 13th 2022
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“My story can change things” – Pieper Lewis, September 13th 2022

Joint statement regarding the sentencing of Piper Lewis prepared by the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and Shared Hope International In sentencing child sex trafficking survivor, Pieper Lewis, on September 13, 2022, Judge David Porter stated, “Ms. Lewis, this is the second chance you asked for. You don’t get a third. Do you…

India Among Countries With High Incidence Of Forced Marriage Of Minors, Reveals UN Report
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India Among Countries With High Incidence Of Forced Marriage Of Minors, Reveals UN Report

As per the categorisations by the United Nations for Human Rights (UNHR), although modern slavery is not defined by law, it is used as an umbrella term to cover practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, human trafficking, sale of children, sexual slavery, and so on. Studying the prevalence of modern slavery globally,…

Pieper Lewis: Other cases of sex trafficking victims convicted or penalized – CNN
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Pieper Lewis: Other cases of sex trafficking victims convicted or penalized – CNN

Pieper Lewis, who killed her alleged rapist in 2020, received a deferred judgment from Polk County District Judge David Porter after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and willful injury.  Lewis is just one of several teenagers — often of color — who have been legally penalized or convicted of killing their sex trafficker or assaulter…

Mass Global Migration Begets Mass Surveillance – ExpertClick
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Mass Global Migration Begets Mass Surveillance – ExpertClick

The Agricultural Alamo For decades the humanitarian safety valves for the shipment of food and medicine to distressed regions were readily available from other regions or countries with bountiful surpluses and sent overseas to mitigate the crisis. Under the dire present-day global circumstances of droughts and floods, there are little to no surplus agricultural foodstuffs….

Sex trafficking victim Chrystul Kizer wins at Wisconsin Supreme Court – The Washington Post
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Sex trafficking victim Chrystul Kizer wins at Wisconsin Supreme Court – The Washington Post

In a groundbreaking decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a teenager who killed her sexual abuser may have the chance to be acquitted of all charges. The decision is a major win for Chrystul Kizer, now 22, a Black woman who is facing life in prison for the crimes she committed at 17,…

A lost generation: The grim reality of child labour and exploitation in India – Hindustan Times
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A lost generation: The grim reality of child labour and exploitation in India – Hindustan Times

Exacerbated by Covid-19 and India’s unemployment crisis, child trafficking remains rampant across India despite many legal protections. This needs urgent attention. The 2011 census paints a grim picture and records that one in every 11 working individuals in India is a child in the age group of 5-18 years. (AP/Representative Image) Updated on Jun 21, 2022…