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Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking
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Rwanda: Concerns Grow Over Changing Face of Human Trafficking

Officials and activists have called for improved efforts to fight against human trafficking in the face of rising technology. On Tuesday, November 22, activists, academics and government officials, among other dignitaries from different parts of the continent convened in Kigali for the Africa Regional Freedom from Slavery Forum, where they discussed a number of things…

Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com
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Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com

HOPEWELL — The terms sex trafficking and human trafficking evoke images of girls or young adult females being sold or “pimped out” by older men. While that can be the case, youth advocates say the issue is far-reaching and falls under the term exploitation, or “sexploitation” — and it does happen locally. “I do think…

Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight
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Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight

Worldwide, one person in every 150 lives in a situation of modern slavery, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the UN. The total number of people affected is 50 million — up from 40 million just four years ago, according to the organization. What is “modern slavery”? Modern slavery is an…

UN says over 50 million people live in modern-slavery conditions – MercoPress
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UN says over 50 million people live in modern-slavery conditions – MercoPress

About 50 million people live in modern slavery worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message marking International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Dec. 2. The condition is to be found in almost every country. It also crosses ethnic, cultural, and religious barriers as newer forms of the transatlantic slave trade “reverberate…

Legacy of slavery still scars society, blocks progress says UN chief | Indiablooms
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Legacy of slavery still scars society, blocks progress says UN chief | Indiablooms

New York: The legacy of the transatlantic slave trade “reverberates to this day”, just as modern-day enslavement is growing, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. In a message ahead of commemorations for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, on 2 December, Mr. Guterres said that societies remain scarred by the historical suffering of…

ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act
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ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) thanks members of the U.S. Senate for passage this week of the International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 4171). This bill is a key component of a four-part package of legislation to reauthorize the legal framework for efforts by the United States to combat… Read more »

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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This day is focused on countering contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. In September this year, the new Global Estimates of Modern Slavery were released by Walk Free, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International […]

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International Day For The Abolition Of Slavery 2022: Theme, History and Significance
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International Day For The Abolition Of Slavery 2022: Theme, History and Significance

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2022: The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on 2 December. The day is celebrated to remind us of the evils of slavery, forced labour, child labor and sexual exploitation and trafficking and to end the slavery prevalent in our times. In this…

Kern County Human Trafficking Task Force Holiday Donation Drive Underway | News
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Kern County Human Trafficking Task Force Holiday Donation Drive Underway | News

The Kern County Human Trafficking Task Force has teamed with Ascend Real Estate and Property Management to host a holiday donation drive benefitting the Kern County Family Justice Center Foundation by providing clothing, personal hygiene toiletries, and other necessary comfort items for local victims of human trafficking crimes. All too often, when men, women, and…