Trafficking

Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

170 trafficked victims, migrants benefit from NAPTIP, ICMPD free medical outreach
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170 trafficked victims, migrants benefit from NAPTIP, ICMPD free medical outreach

No fewer than 170 trafficked victims and returnee migrants have benefited from the free medical outreach  organised by National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Daily Trust reports that the free treatment under the Strengthening Niger-Nigeria Cooperation on Countering Traf-ficking in Human…

Russia To Ban Foreigners From Using Russian Surrogate Mothers, Considers It Child Trafficking
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Russia To Ban Foreigners From Using Russian Surrogate Mothers, Considers It Child Trafficking

Getty Images/ PHILIPPE HUGUEN KEY POINTS Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin described paid surrogacy as a form of “child trafficking” The bill was introduced by Russian lawmakers after the death of baby boy born to a surrogate mother in 2020 Paid surrogacy in Russia only costs $20,000, cheaper than in the United States Russia…

Human trafficking in Glasgow as criminal gangs profit from slavery and sexual exploitation – MSN
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Human trafficking in Glasgow as criminal gangs profit from slavery and sexual exploitation – MSN

More people are trafficked to the Glasgow area than any other part of Scotland. Worryingly the numbers forced into slavery, sexual exploitation, criminality and even organ harvesting are growing as ruthless gangs profit from desperate people. Police figures reveal that over the past three years more than 1,400 victims of modern slavery have been recorded…

Malawian police arrest ex-president's stepson on human trafficking charges
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Malawian police arrest ex-president's stepson on human trafficking charges

Malawian police have arrested the stepson of former President Peter Mutharika in connection with the discovery last month of a mass grave, which contained 30 bodies believed to be those of illegal Ethiopian immigrants. Tadikira Mafubza who is a son of former President Peter Mutharika’s wife, turned himself in to police, according to the Malawian…

NBI-7 readies human trafficking raps against former cop, another man | Cebu Daily News
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NBI-7 readies human trafficking raps against former cop, another man | Cebu Daily News

Some of the 19 female massage therapists who were rescued from two massage therapists that allegedly offer extra service in Mandaue City last Friday, November 25. | Paul Lauro CEBU CITY, Philippines — Large-scale human trafficking charges will be filed on Monday against a former policeman and another man, who are owners of separate massage…

IFFI 2022: ‘Fatima’, a documentary on human trafficking screened at the International Film Festival of India – The Hindu
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IFFI 2022: ‘Fatima’, a documentary on human trafficking screened at the International Film Festival of India – The Hindu

Fatima, a documentary by Sourabh Kanti Datta on the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked sex workers was screened at the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The film narrates the story of the tumultuous life of the eponymous Fatima Khatun, who was married to a pimp at age 9 and became…

Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC
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Supporting Local Businesses and Communities with Small Business Saturday – NEWS10 ABC

Now that Black Friday is out of the way, it is now time for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was introduced by American Express in 2010 when the great recession hit, and now after the pandemic, small businesses are in need more than ever. Linda Viertel is the store manager at Ten Thousand Villages…

Waynesboro supports newest store that helps human trafficking survivors
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Waynesboro supports newest store that helps human trafficking survivors

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) – It’s official: Magnolia Rose store is officially open for business. From plants to pop-ups, shoppers are loving the store’s purpose to continue chiming in against all kinds of human trafficking. “I think it’s needed, and I hope it brings positive attention to the issue so that people will know more about…

Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers – NBC News
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Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers – NBC News

On the border between Colombia and Panama, where migrants wait to make their way through the dense and sometimes deadly jungle of the Darien Gap, Americans from the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up with Colombian National Police to take down human smugglers before they can lead migrants north. Migrants camp along the beaches…