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Ocean Springs church discusses human trafficking
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Ocean Springs church discusses human trafficking

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) – St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs hosted a discussion on Wednesday about human trafficking. Ocean Springs author Johnnie Bernhard spoke to a crowd of about 40 people before reading an excerpt from her fourth novel, “Hannah and Ariela.” It tells a story of human trafficking. “He went to work…

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…

Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking
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Milwaukee police announce creation of ‘Safe Place Program’ for LGTBQ+ community and victims of human trafficking

Milwaukee police announced a new program Monday meant to create safe places for members of the LGBTQ+ community and victims of human trafficking to call for help. Milwaukee’ Safe Place Program is modeled after a similar one that originated in Seattle, where businesses and other institutions can receive stickers and decals identifying themselves as a…

Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north
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Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north

The protracted conflict in the three northern regions have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual exploitation as a form of sexual violence in conflict, the experts said in a statement. “We are alarmed by reports of refugee and internally displaced women and girls in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions being abducted while attempting to…

Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara
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Ethiopia: Critical Moment To Strengthen The Fight Against Trafficking In Tigray, Afar And Amhara

GENEVA (3 October 2022) – Women and girls in the Tigray, Afar and Amhar are increasingly vulnerable to abduction and trafficking for sexual exploitation as they flee the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, UN experts* warned today. The protracted armed conflict in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

Kansas AG announces grants for Hays-based Options
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Kansas AG announces grants for Hays-based Options

TOPEKA — A Hays organization has been awarded nearly $77,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced last week. Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Inc., was awarded grants to support the following programs in 18 area counties: $31,970 to provide survivor-centered services to those experiencing domestic…

From lucrative job offer to human trafficking trap | MalaysiaNow
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From lucrative job offer to human trafficking trap | MalaysiaNow

Susan (not her real name) spends her days worrying about her son who has been detained by the authorities in Cambodia. According to the Malaysian embassy there, he is being held because he travelled to the country without the necessary documents. Speaking to MalaysiaNow, however, Susan said the 24-year-old was in fact trafficked to Cambodia…

Child Sexual Abuse: Role of Caretaker in Reaching Out for Help, What the Law Says About …
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Child Sexual Abuse: Role of Caretaker in Reaching Out for Help, What the Law Says About …

India has a large population of children, in fact one of the largest in the world whose rights and protection are guaranteed in the Constitution and with the country being a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. But, facts and figures paint a worrying picture of how vulnerable they are….

Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award
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Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award

Regional FBI officials presented the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force with a Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Members of the task force’s steering committee accepted the award, including co-chairs Stephanie Baucus and Penny Ronning; board members Scott Koch, Melanie Tripp, and Erin Walker; and steering committee members…