Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a term used to describe situations in which individuals are forced to work or provide services under conditions that are exploitative and abusive. Modern slavery can take many different forms, such as human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, or forced marriage. Victims of modern slavery are often deprived of their freedom and are unable to leave their situation due to threats, violence, or other forms of coercion. Modern slavery is a global problem and affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. It is condemned by international law and is a violation of human rights.

 

 

Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News
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Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Karla Jacinto estimates she has been raped more than 40,000 times. A victim of human trafficking, she was forced to have sex between 30 and 40 times per day from the ages of 12 to 16 years old. “It was always [an] apology after a beating, after the massacre on the…

Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution
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Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution

Washington—The Senate today passed unanimously a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) designating January as “National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month.” “We can’t ignore the fact that, even in our modern society, sexual exploitation and forced labor continue,” said Senator Feinstein….

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress
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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply…

Louisiana systematically keeping people incarcerated past their release date
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Louisiana systematically keeping people incarcerated past their release date

Watch our event with a brilliant panel of activists discussing forced prison labor. Louisiana, the U.S. state dubbed the “world’s prison capital”, has a deep-rooted forced prison labor problem. In addition to this human rights violation, it is the only jurisdiction in the U.S. that is known to systematically keep people incarcerated past their release…

Presentation on human trafficking in Adrian aims for prevention, awareness
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Presentation on human trafficking in Adrian aims for prevention, awareness

ADRIAN — The number of people who are involved in some form of human trafficking or are living within the confines of modern-day slavery are estimated to be 27.6 million — not counting the 22 million people who are living in forced marriage situations — according to information provided by Hope for Justice, an international…

Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill
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Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill In a speech last year announcing the release of the latest Trafficking In Persons Report, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken cited a startling statistic: right now, nearly 25-million individuals around the world are being forced into labor or the…

Alabama Human Trafficking Summit brings awareness to modern-day slavery
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Alabama Human Trafficking Summit brings awareness to modern-day slavery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) – During the 9th annual Human Trafficking Summit, advocates are bringing awareness to the crime and sharing ways to support victims. A truck parked outside the Renaissance Hotel where the Summit was held is one of the ways the organization “Truckers Against Trafficking” is calling attention to what they say is modern…

Spain debates sex work law that will increase risk of exploitation
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Spain debates sex work law that will increase risk of exploitation

A dangerous new law to criminalize sex work is currently being debated in the Spanish parliament. The proposed legislation seeks to criminalize the buyers of sexual services, commonly known as the Nordic Model. But evidence from countries where this framework is already in place suggest that this leaves sex workers more vulnerable to exploitation, violence…

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Skill training and entrepreneurship – inroads to alternate and well-paying livelihoods for …

Human trafficking has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities, with more than 50 million people estimated to be in situations of modern slavery across the world. The problem is alarming, with almost 1 in every 150 people susceptible to being entrapped in forced labour in the post Covid-19 world, according to ILO’s Global Estimates of Modern Slavery…

Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag worth £730million is charged with human trafficking offences
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Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag worth £730million is charged with human trafficking offences

Bus company tycoon Dame Ann Gloag has been charged as part of a human trafficking probe. The Stagecoach co-founder and multimillionaire, 80, was was charged with three others. Dame Ann, who is one of Scotland’s richest women and charity campaigner, is said to vehemently denies the accusations, a representative for the businesswoman has said tonight….