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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…

Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR
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Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR

GENEVA (25 November 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Mama Fatima Singhateh, will visit the Philippines from 28 November to 8 December 2022. The Special Rapporteur will examine the protection of children against sexual exploitation, child…

Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst
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Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNICEF says in order to prevent a child protection crisis in Sri Lanka, there needs to be a generation of data on the types of violence against girls and boys, the locations, the perpetrators and the accessibility of services. This will help improve the planning and implementation of programmes to prevent…

New York Adopts New Measures to Combat Human Trafficking
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New York Adopts New Measures to Combat Human Trafficking

For quite some time, the need for more anti-human trafficking laws and action has been readily apparent. After all, studies and data continue to show a rise in human trafficking, rather than a decline. Thankfully, more law enforcement bodies are engaging in sting operations to catch human traffickers, along with their buyers who are equally…

Belgium must improve support given to human trafficking victims, experts say
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Belgium must improve support given to human trafficking victims, experts say

A protest action of Turkish and Bengal workers who were active on the building site of Borealis, where many were identified as victims of human trafficking. Credit: Belga/ Hatim Kaghat Belgium has been called on to improve access to legal aid and compensation for victims of trafficking by the Council of Europe’s Expert Group on…

Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue
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Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue

Victims Services of Durham Region wants to educate people about sex trafficking and how to prevent it. They’re holding free monthly virtual seminars about the topic and they’re called the Sex Trafficking Education and Prevention (STEP) program. The next one is happening Thursday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Executive Director Krista MacNeil says human trafficking…

MK:U partners with Santander UK to create new education and skills programme
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MK:U partners with Santander UK to create new education and skills programme

MK:U, Milton Keynes’ new model digital and technical initiative with Cranfield, is partnering with Santander UK to develop the skills of the future for its workforce and for the local community in Milton Keynes. From 2023, Santander will invest over £1 million in apprenticeship levy funding for use by businesses to upskill and reskill their…

8 people arrested after human trafficking investigation in Gwinnett County
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8 people arrested after human trafficking investigation in Gwinnett County

A major Gwinnett County human trafficking investigation led to the arrest of eight people and the rescue of four women who had been trafficked in homes and motel rooms across the county, according to state and municipal investigators. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section led the investigation, which involves the sale of a…

Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies
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Violent crime grant to benefit Marion County law enforcement agencies

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is one of 24 Ohio law enforcement agencies that will benefit from the release of $11.7 million in grant funding to help prevent and investigate incidents of violent crime including domestic violence, gun violence, and human trafficking. MCSO is receiving $502,605.16 to fund resources that will be shared with…

Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia
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Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia

Upon surveying civil society organizations across Southeast Asia, Free the Slaves has published a report, ‘Learning from NGOs’ Approaches to Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia’. Groups working to counter modern slavery in this region and beyond can learn from FTS’s data-driven recommendations. Over 60 organizations responded to FTS’s online survey, leading to the key findings…