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Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot
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Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot

‘It’s an honour to get to work with these courageous individuals every single day.’ Joeline Magill grew up with the signs around her, but didn’t recognize them until she was an adult. Magill, who grew up on the west side of Saskatoon, is the co-founder of Hope Restored Canada, which provides public education and services…

Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know
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Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know

When you think of human trafficking, what comes to mind? Who do you see as the victim? Who do you see as the perpetrator? It’s likely what first comes to mind when you think of human trafficking isn’t what’s most common. As we approach January—which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month—it’s important we…

‘We need to get better’: Idaho State Police (ISP) to hold anti-human trafficking training
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‘We need to get better’: Idaho State Police (ISP) to hold anti-human trafficking training

BOISE — Idaho, like most states, has developed a history of failing the victims of human trafficking. The Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition and Shared Hope International are two organizations that have raised questions about the shortcomings in Idaho’s handling of human trafficking and its victims. RELATED | Report: Idaho is failing to protect victims of child…

Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022
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Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022

Paving the way forward with recommendations to protect sexually exploited boys in Bolivia Bolivia—As part of the Global Boys Initiative, ECPAT International and Consortium ECPAT Bolivia launched the Bolivia report on 27 September in La Paz, Bolivia.  The event marked a ground-breaking step forward for Bolivia, its government, and care workers engaged with youth and…

The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic's Extreme Right (OPINION) – Latino Rebels
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The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic's Extreme Right (OPINION) – Latino Rebels

Flag of the Dominican Republic Translation by Hector Luis Alamo In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. One element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration. The vitality of democracy…

In Dialogue with Malawi, Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, Ask about Access to Lawyers and the Definition of Torture
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In Dialogue with Malawi, Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, Ask about Access to Lawyers and the Definition of Torture

The Committee against Torture today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Malawi, with Committee Experts commending efforts to combat human trafficking, and raising questions about access to lawyers and the definition of torture. Anna Racu, Committee Vice Chairperson and Co-Rapporteur for Malawi, said that it was positive that Malawi had adopted the Trafficking…

Tough topic of human trafficking – Pamplin Media Group
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Tough topic of human trafficking – Pamplin Media Group

Woodburn City Council receives an accelerated lesson on human trafficking, illicit massage venues Woodburn City Council was presented with some eye-opening data last month when two women who work with victims of sexual and domestic abuse gave an abridged presentation about the realities surrounding the people they help. One of the most staggering statistics involved…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   South Africa, 4 November 2022 BREAKING—New report shows that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may make children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and abuse in South Africa Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in South Africa report found that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may increase children’s vulnerability to…

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking
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Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

BOSTON – A Woonsocket, R.I. man was sentenced yesterday for trafficking multiple victims to engage in prostitution across seven states. Ronald Hall, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Hall was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount that will…