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The AFP strengthens its international law enforcement network across Central Asia
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The AFP strengthens its international law enforcement network across Central Asia

Seeing as most of Australia’s serious criminal targets live or have links overseas, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has a truly transnational focus. Key international threats exist in a range of areas including drug trafficking, human trafficking, cybercrime, and terrorism. The AFP recently announced that it is strengthening ties across Central Asia to bolster its…

Data protection pilot for human trafficking survivors
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Data protection pilot for human trafficking survivors

Hope for Justice, is working on an ambitious technology pilot that could allow anonymised data about the survivors we help to be shared with other organizations that hold data on the same people, all while protecting the actual individuals. In this video, Hope for Justice’s Enrique Restoy and Callum Harvie explain more about the pilot:…

Man caught in human-trafficking sting gets almost 8 years in prison
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Man caught in human-trafficking sting gets almost 8 years in prison

A man arrested in a human-trafficking sting conducted by a tri-county task force in August will serve a minimum of almost eight years in prison after pleading no contest to three felonies in September. Huron County 52nd Circuit Court Judge Gerald M. Prill sentenced Dennis Michael Bales on Monday morning to seven years, 11 months…

ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union
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ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union

PRESS RELEASE: 18 November 2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union — “We must make the Internet a Safe Place for Children”  BANGKOK—Every single day, children’s rights to protection from sexual abuse and exploitation online are violated. An overwhelming 85 million images…

Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022
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Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022

October 20, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486  [email protected] Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022 Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims School Bus Safety Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 20, 2022) – Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued…

Alphabetical Man Fights against Human Trafficking – EIN Presswire
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Alphabetical Man Fights against Human Trafficking – EIN Presswire

Metal Roz Records Launches a Superhero Character for Children HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Houston, TX – (EMAILWIRE) — Metal Roz Records launches Alphabetical Man — a superhero character who fights against human trafficking. Here is the origin of the newest children Superhero: Alphabetical Man The background Hieroglyphics within a secret…

Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022
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Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022

Editor’s note: some school bus driver programs include human trafficking training. Does YOUR school train their drivers? October 20, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486  [email protected] Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022 Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims School Bus Safety Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 20, 2022) – Recognizing the…

Human trafficking experts urge Belgium to improve access to legal aid and compensation for victims
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Human trafficking experts urge Belgium to improve access to legal aid and compensation for victims

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has urged Belgium to improve trafficking victims’ access to legal aid and to guarantee their effective access to compensation. These are among the main proposals for action included in GRETA’s latest report evaluating Belgium’s implementation of the Council of Europe’s…

AG Knudsen and partners from across Montana continue efforts to end human trafficking
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AG Knudsen and partners from across Montana continue efforts to end human trafficking

October 13, 2022 Press Release HELENA – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen hosted law enforcement and government officials, criminal prosecutors, and leaders from advocacy groups and private industry in Helena today for the Montana Department of Justice’s third human trafficking symposium. The meeting builds on Attorney General Knudsen’s previous two symposiums and his commitment to…

Preah Sihanouk businesses warned against withholding worker passports, closed-door operation
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Preah Sihanouk businesses warned against withholding worker passports, closed-door operation

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration has issued a new directive on the management of casinos, hotels, restaurants, condominiums and businesses, as the ongoing nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling has seen nearly 10,000 locations inspected and over 250 people sent to court. The directive stated that authorities had observed that some businesses had received business licences…