Sexual Exploitation

Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
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Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Thorn celebrates 10 years with 26.2 miles at the NYC Marathon That’s right, the NYC Marathon. We’re running to garner support and awareness for our mission: building technology and programs to defend children from sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is one humanity’s most egregious crimes– and it is exacerbated by the internet. And while it…

Human trafficking: Council of Europe experts call on Luxembourg to step up efforts to identify …
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Human trafficking: Council of Europe experts call on Luxembourg to step up efforts to identify …

The Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA) has urged Luxembourg to make additional efforts to identify and assist victims of trafficking, and to ensure that human trafficking cases are investigated proactively and results in effective, proportionate, and dissuasive sanctions. These are among the main proposals for action included in the third evaluation…

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north
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Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north

The protracted conflict in the three northern regions have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual exploitation as a form of sexual violence in conflict, the experts said in a statement. “We are alarmed by reports of refugee and internally displaced women and girls in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions being abducted while attempting to…

Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3
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Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 3 … What we are watching in Canada … Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues…

Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara
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Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara

GENEVA (3 October 2022) – Women and girls in the Tigray, Afar and Amhar are increasingly vulnerable to abduction and trafficking for sexual exploitation as they flee the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, UN experts* warned today. The protracted armed conflict in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual…

Delaware Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Children Sentenced
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Delaware Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Children Sentenced

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Anthony Jones, 38, of Wilmington, DE, was sentenced to 21 years in prison, 10 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $15,160 in restitution to his victims by United States District Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro for his role in a sex…

Alberta commits $20.8 million over the next four years to fight human trafficking
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Alberta commits $20.8 million over the next four years to fight human trafficking

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is providing $20.8 million over the next four years to implement recommendations from a star-led task force on human trafficking. Country singer Paul Brandt, chair of the Alberta Human Trafficking Task Force, personally thanked Premier Jason Kenney during the funding announcement Sunday at Edmonton International Airport for his willingness to…

Child Sexual Abuse: Role of Caretaker in Reaching Out for Help, What the Law Says About …
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Child Sexual Abuse: Role of Caretaker in Reaching Out for Help, What the Law Says About …

India has a large population of children, in fact one of the largest in the world whose rights and protection are guaranteed in the Constitution and with the country being a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. But, facts and figures paint a worrying picture of how vulnerable they are….

Modern slavery, around 50 million people trapped according to latest ILO report
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Modern slavery, around 50 million people trapped according to latest ILO report

On September 12th, 2022, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released their latest estimates and revealed that 50 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery with women (54%), children (1 in 4) and migrants most affected. Modern slavery Modern slavery is defined by Anti-slavery International as “the severe exploitation of other people for personal or…