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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…

Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations
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Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations

BRAINERD – The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund invites the public to join them at Grand View Lodge on April 18, 2023, to honor the Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker recipients. These awards recognize women who have significantly contributed by giving of their time and/or financial resources to help local charities. BLAWF is taking…

Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst
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Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNICEF says in order to prevent a child protection crisis in Sri Lanka, there needs to be a generation of data on the types of violence against girls and boys, the locations, the perpetrators and the accessibility of services. This will help improve the planning and implementation of programmes to prevent…

Belgium must improve support given to human trafficking victims, experts say
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Belgium must improve support given to human trafficking victims, experts say

A protest action of Turkish and Bengal workers who were active on the building site of Borealis, where many were identified as victims of human trafficking. Credit: Belga/ Hatim Kaghat Belgium has been called on to improve access to legal aid and compensation for victims of trafficking by the Council of Europe’s Expert Group on…

Fifth ‘Skull Games’ in Tampa identifies at least 20 human trafficking victims
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Fifth ‘Skull Games’ in Tampa identifies at least 20 human trafficking victims

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – For four long years in Las Vegas, McKenzie Jordan was trafficked by her boyfriend at the time. “I absolutely thought that there was not one kind man on earth that even existed,” Jordan said. From 2012 to 2016, fear ruled her life. “I was raped over and over again every single day…

Hontiveros bares fake job ads, trafficking of Pinoys to Myanmar for crypto scam
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Hontiveros bares fake job ads, trafficking of Pinoys to Myanmar for crypto scam

Franco Luna – Philstar.com November 21, 2022 | 6:34pm MANILA, Philippines (Updated 7:38 p.m.) — Filipinos are being recruited through fake job ads and forced into cryptocurrency investment scams, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said Monday, adding the Chinese syndicate behind it wants to form an “all-Filipino team of scammers” because of their proficiency in English. In her…

HEMAD campaign seeks to end human trafficking
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HEMAD campaign seeks to end human trafficking

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – In an effort to fight human trafficking, one movement in Madison is working to inspire men to be agents of change. HEMAD stands for Human trafficking Educators working with Men and boys to stand Against the Demand. The program asks men to take a public stand against human trafficking. Organizers led…

‘We want men to be outraged’: Local leaders, group call on men to help combat human trafficking
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‘We want men to be outraged’: Local leaders, group call on men to help combat human trafficking

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — With human trafficking on the rise throughout the U.S. and the world, Milwaukee leaders and human trafficking educators are encouraging men to come forward and sign the Human Trafficking Educators Working with Men and Boys to Stand Against Demand (HEMAD) pledge to stand up against and put an end to human…

Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies
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Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is one of 24 Ohio law enforcement agencies that will benefit from the release of $11.7 million in grant funding to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime including domestic violence, gun violence, and human trafficking. MCSO is receiving $502,605.16 to fund resources that will be shared with…