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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

How universities on Cyprus have joined the human trafficking game – InfoMigrants
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How universities on Cyprus have joined the human trafficking game – InfoMigrants

 By Sertan Sanderson Published on : 2022/11/25 The Republic of Cyprus is battling with a migrant influx which is overwhelming the small EU country’s resources. Now, a dubious higher education scheme in the north of the island has been found to be among the factors responsible for the trend. Human traffickers meanwhile are lining their…

Fact check: False claim tainted ice cream used to disorient human trafficking targets
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Fact check: False claim tainted ice cream used to disorient human trafficking targets

Editor’s note: for a collection of other “Human Trafficking Fact Checks,” click here. The claim: Tainted ice cream is being used to disorient targets of human traffickers A social media post claims human traffickers have an unusual way to disorient potential victims: placing tainted ice cream on parts of a car to get a target to touch…

The Case For Taxing Prison Labor
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The Case For Taxing Prison Labor

Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law discusses why labor performed by incarcerated workers should be subject to tax. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: prisoners’ dilemma. On…

Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia
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Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia

Upon surveying civil society organizations across Southeast Asia, Free the Slaves has published a report, ‘Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia’. Groups working to counter modern slavery in this region and beyond can learn from FTS’s data-driven recommendations. Over 60 organizations responded to FTS’s online survey, leading to the key findings…

Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season
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Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is reminding customers to choose their products and retailers carefully to avoid contributing to the forced labor trade. The United Nations, this year, estimated 28 million people around the world, including children, are in forced labor –…

Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com
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Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com

The reported horrors faced by some migrant workers in Thailand’s fisheries point to a crisis affecting the world. Many migrants who sign up to work in Thailand’s fishing industry have no idea what awaits. Many are tricked and promised steady work with monthly earnings to deceive them into modern slavery. The reported conditions are hellish:…

The other Albanian migrant crisis
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The other Albanian migrant crisis

All of this poses a puzzle: if legal emigration to other destinations is a possibility, why is there such desperation to reach the UK? And why now? One explanation relates to chain migration and the UK’s labour shortages. The UK hosts a large diaspora from Albania’s poorest region, Kukes County. That attracts relatives and acquaintances…

Joe Biden under investigation for human trafficking – Weekly Blitz
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Joe Biden under investigation for human trafficking – Weekly Blitz

Editor’s note: we are a nonpartisan group and are presenting this as a news article for you to use as part of your research.   The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will investigate Joe Biden for a series of alleged crimes including human trafficking for which extensive documentation already exists, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and…

Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot
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Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot

‘It’s an honour to get to work with these courageous individuals every single day.’ Joeline Magill grew up with the signs around her, but didn’t recognize them until she was an adult. Magill, who grew up on the west side of Saskatoon, is the co-founder of Hope Restored Canada, which provides public education and services…