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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article
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PBJ Learning Marks Two Thousandth Human Trafficking Article

Vast Human Trafficking Knowledge Vault Hits New Educational Content Landmark By: PBJ Learning AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 6, 2022 – PRLog — PBJ Learning is proud to announce the release of their 2000th Knowledge Vault article. These curated and catalogued educational articles can be accessed by anyone on the internet for everyone to use as a research tool to learn about…

‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery
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‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery

A man who was exploited for forced labour by his landlord and left homeless is now safe, free and is pursuing a career as a support worker. Eight months after being referred to Hope for Justice, Michal* says he can finally “see the light ahead of him”. Michal, who is in his early 40s, is…

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024
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ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024 October 5, 2022 • 12:42 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – The scale of forced labor is increasing worldwide, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is recommending the U.S. government increase funding to meet the growing human…

How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'
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How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'

Sex trafficking in Minnesota is a crime hiding in plain sight. “I was exploited into sex trafficking at the age of 14,” says Flora Whitfield, with the trafficking survivor-led support group Breaking Free. “A kid that is a runaway will be more likely to be picked up by a trafficker before law enforcement within 48…

Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims
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Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims

Difficulty in disclosing and proving one’s exploitation is a major stumbling block for victims of trafficking. Many people are not capable of communicating their situation until well after they’ve entered the UK. Critics of the NRM see this as proof they are lying. This scepticism is reflected in the language of Part 5 of the…

Journalists urged to build regional cooperation in the fight against human trafficking
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Journalists urged to build regional cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

Journalists in West Africa have been advised to collaborate with other journalists across the sub-region in order to strengthen their fight against human trafficking. The advice was given by a press officer of the Nigeria National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, Vincent Adekoye, at an ongoing 5-day advance training workshop on human trafficking…

Local Flatbush Salon Brings Awareness To Human Trafficking | Prospect Heights, NY Patch
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Local Flatbush Salon Brings Awareness To Human Trafficking | Prospect Heights, NY Patch

On Friday, Oct. 7, Vedette Beauty & Skincare is partnering with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office to host Strength & Beauty, a wellness day celebration honoring survivors of human sex trafficking with free makeovers while educating the public on preventive measures. Owner Khadine Barakat was shocked when a client shared her story about her daughter…

Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress
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Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress

Trafficked as a child, she can today look back without distress My Grandma raised me in Kakamega. When I was in Primary School, she fell ill and could not provide for us anymore, so I went to Nairobi to look for a job. I went back every time I felt I had earned enough for…

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…

Modern slavery is not a legal loophole
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Modern slavery is not a legal loophole

By Adam Hewitt, Head of Digital and Communications at Hope for Justice In August, we responded to an article in the Telegraph in which former immigration minister, Chris Philp, described modern slavery legislation as a loophole in the UK’s immigration system   ‘I saw case after case where serious foreign criminals – including sadistic rapists and…