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Bringing awareness to human trafficking | Archives | hendersondispatch.com

HENDERSON — Whether through her work as a founder of the local nonprofit Gang Free Inc. or serving as a Henderson city councilwoman, Melissa Elliott has become one of the most publicly visible figures in the area when it comes to raising awareness for issues that impact disadvantaged communities especially. With a reputation for outspokenness,…

Finding new nests: Sihanoukville crackdowns forcing human trafficking rings to relocate – Khmer Times (Cambodia)
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Finding new nests: Sihanoukville crackdowns forcing human trafficking rings to relocate – Khmer Times (Cambodia)

Crackdowns on human trafficking involving job scams in Preah Sihanouk province are proving to be so successful that criminal syndicates are forced to move out and find new provinces to relocate. Of late, Pursat province has come into the spotlight with Interior Minister Sar Kheng expressing his concern that it is becoming a new hotspot…

Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net
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Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net

Valerie Carter The Sun City West Rotary Club hosted Tiffany Lam Mendoza, Community Affairs Coordinator with the  Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, as she spoke about the problem of human sex and labor trafficking in Arizona. Some key information from her speech brought more focus on this growing problem: Average age of trafficked victims is…

U.K. can no longer claim to be a world leader in tackling modern slavery
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U.K. can no longer claim to be a world leader in tackling modern slavery

The UN is set to review the U.K.’s human rights record in its universal periodic review (UPR) this week, which is anticipated to result in strong recommendations regarding the U.K’s rollback of support and rights for modern slavery survivors. Steady rollback of rights and support Since it’s last review in 2017, the U.K. has steadily…

COP27: the impact of climate change on modern slavery must not be ignored
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COP27: the impact of climate change on modern slavery must not be ignored

7 November 2022 This year we have seen the devastating impact on human lives by environmental events, amplified by climate change, such as the floods in Pakistan and devastating drought in the Horn of Africa, caused by five years of lack of rain. We know that in many cases the devastation and damage – such […]

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States at COP27 must push climate action without modern slavery
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States at COP27 must push climate action without modern slavery

States are gathering in Egypt on Sunday for the COP27 UN climate summit where the importance of pushing for human rights-based climate action that prioritizes building resilience to modern slavery is paramount.  Activists silenced Egypt has come under scrutiny for its alarming human rights record and increasingly stringent restrictions on human rights and environmental activists,…

Qatar government refuses to support fund for exploited workers
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Qatar government refuses to support fund for exploited workers

Amid growing pressure ahead of the World Cup on November 20, this week the Qatari labor minister Ali bin Samikh Al Marri refused to support a compensation fund for exploited migrant workers and the families of those workers who have died. Migrant worker concerns dismissed We are disappointed that Al Marri dismissed the Pay Up…

Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report
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Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report

Project 1591® launched on July 13th and after years of refining and testing the process and platform we are thrilled to see it actively increasing the number of people working to identify potential victims of sex trafficking. To date we have volunteers across 16 states and 5 countries outside the US that have completed training… Read More »

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New Law Increases Government Scrutiny of Contractor Compliance with Anti-Trafficking Provisions
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New Law Increases Government Scrutiny of Contractor Compliance with Anti-Trafficking Provisions

President Biden recently signed bipartisan legislation reinforcing anti-human trafficking prohibitions. The End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022 builds on the existing anti-human trafficking framework at Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) § 52.222-50 (Combatting Trafficking in Persons) by requiring agencies to refer contractor reports of potential human trafficking activity directly to an agency suspension…