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Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu
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Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu

On a sunny November afternoon in Banjaras, a tribal hamlet in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, 17-year-old Pooja Banjara sports a smile when asked what she aspires to be in life. Seated on a cot laid out on the mud porch of her brick house, she picks up her cell phone and reveals her WhatsApp profile picture,…

Adventist Review: A Better World Canada is helping young people to help other students in need.
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Adventist Review: A Better World Canada is helping young people to help other students in need.

You’re never too young to give back. A Better World Canada (ABW), a lay-led Adventist supporting ministry, is witnessing firsthand the dedication that young people in Canada have toward helping others their own age. Among those who have contributed significantly are from École Lacombe Upper Elementary School in Lacombe, Alberta, and Ponoka Secondary Campus in…

'Plenty of work that still needs to be done;' Registration for Human Trafficking Summit 2023 opens
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'Plenty of work that still needs to be done;' Registration for Human Trafficking Summit 2023 opens

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office opened registration for the fourth annual Human Trafficking Summit to be held in 2023. >> RELATED: Sheriff’s office warns of scammers pretending to be drug, human trafficking cartel Attorney General Dave Yost and his office will be hosting the event January 26th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center…

Black & Veatch Initiates Sponsorship to Help Combat Human Trafficking | News
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Black & Veatch Initiates Sponsorship to Help Combat Human Trafficking | News

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 3, 2022– The Senior Policy Operating Group, part of a U.S. cabinet-level entity through The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, estimates there are nearly 25 million adults and children around the world who are victims of human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery that includes…

Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery
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Vital role for local government as cost of living crisis increases risk of modern slavery

By Paul McAnulty, UK & Europe Programme Director at Hope for Justice Poverty is one of the major drivers that underpins exploitation, and the current cost of living crisis is pushing more and more people into financial hardship. This in turn is leaving them in increasingly vulnerable situations and at greater risk of modern slavery….

For labor trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a life-saving but flawed relief – WGBH
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For labor trafficked immigrants, T-visas are a life-saving but flawed relief – WGBH

In 2018, the police came to a home in Saugus, Massachusetts, to rescue Anabelle Masalon, a Filipina housekeeper who had been essentially a prisoner of the family from the United Arab Emirates that employed her. She had been forced to work 21-hour days, earning no more than $400 a month, unable to leave the house…

Children being trafficked to live in slavery in Ireland as survivors call Ireland a ‘haven’ for traffickers
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Children being trafficked to live in slavery in Ireland as survivors call Ireland a ‘haven’ for traffickers

SURVIVORS of human trafficking have described Ireland as a “haven” for traffickers, with a “huge number” of them exploiting women, children and men. Child trafficking is not just confined to …

SC Human Trafficking Task Force receiving state funds for 1st time
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SC Human Trafficking Task Force receiving state funds for 1st time

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – For the first time in the 10 years since the task force designed to prevent and prosecute human trafficking was formed, the state’s General Assembly approved adding funding for it from the state’s budget. A recurring financial appropriation will provide $1.7 million per year for the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task…

How our Child Wellbeing Clubs prevent human trafficking
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How our Child Wellbeing Clubs prevent human trafficking

In Ethiopia and Uganda, Hope for Justice runs programmes that empower communities to prevent child trafficking and exploitation.   In Ethiopia, Hope for Justice has set up Child Wellbeing Clubs in 100 schools in regions where trafficking is most prevalent. Each school has two clubs, with about 60 pupils between them. As well as 6,000 children…

ECPAT supports children’s society organisations calling for the restoration of the National Center SafeNet in Bulgaria
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ECPAT supports children’s society organisations calling for the restoration of the National Center SafeNet in Bulgaria

For immediate release – On the closure of the National Center for Safer Internet in Bulgaria  29 September 2022, Bulgaria – Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more children have shifted to online spaces. This was reflected by the large increase in reports of online abuses from children in Bulgaria, from 9,289 in 2019 to 17,855 in…