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Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan: new harvest findings and how governments should address forced labour in Turkmenistan

18 July 2022 In the latest blog, Ruslan Myatiev, founder of Turkmen.news, details the latest findings from the Turkmen cotton harvest. Image credit: em_concepts via Shutterstock. Every year, thousands of people in Turkmenistan are forced into the fields to pick cotton. Despite campaigning and public pressure, the 2021 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan was no exception…

New York Takes New Steps To Combat Human Trafficking – Harlem World Magazine – Harlem World Magazine
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New York Takes New Steps To Combat Human Trafficking – Harlem World Magazine – Harlem World Magazine

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation by Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) and Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) to combat human trafficking. Also, to help give victims an opportunity to escape their captors by prominently displaying the human trafficking hotline and other resources in bus terminals and airport restrooms. State Senator Anna M. Kaplan said, “No community is immune to the…

'Must do better' – Fashion Transparency Index – Ecotextile News
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'Must do better' – Fashion Transparency Index – Ecotextile News

LONDON – Brands and retailers have been urged to further increase transparency to tackle the climate crisis and social inequality, in the latest Fashion Transparency Index from the Fashion Revolution initiative. Fashion companies scored an average of just 24 per cent – only one per cent up on last year – with one in three…

Where to get help with your rights to justice, equality and civil liberties
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Where to get help with your rights to justice, equality and civil liberties

 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — We don’t have all the answers, but we do have a lot of local resources to help you navigate this difficult time in our communities. See below for a list of human rights resources that will help you find an ally and get help. This list will keep growing, so if you…

Richmond FBI: Human trafficking cases rising in Virginia – NBC12
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Richmond FBI: Human trafficking cases rising in Virginia – NBC12

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -The FBI Richmond Division has seen an uptick in human and sex trafficking cases across Virginia. The division mentioned that these cases are happening everywhere, from hotels to highways. Most sex trafficking victims are U.S. citizens, whereas most labor trafficking victims are non-US citizens, according to the division. “Human trafficking is basically…

FBI continues investigation into human trafficking at spa – WCLU
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FBI continues investigation into human trafficking at spa – WCLU

GLASGOW — Local authorities have provided more information about an investigation into a massage parlor and spa in Barren County. The Glasgow Police Department launched an investigation earlier this year into alleged human trafficking at Summer Spa, a former business located along Rogers Wells Boulevard. GPD investigated the case for about eight months before it…

Supreme Court Judgement handed down today: Diplomatic immunity no longer protects diplomats from civil claims of modern slavery
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Supreme Court Judgement handed down today: Diplomatic immunity no longer protects diplomats from civil claims of modern slavery

Date posted: 6 July 2022 Diplomats are normally protected from both criminal charges and civil cases in the countries where they are posted, but today the UK Supreme Court ruled that immunity does not apply in civil cases involving alleged modern slavery. In this case the diplomat, Mr Basfar, asserted that Ms Wong’s claim in the Employment…

Second International Congress on Tourism Safety and Cultural Heritage
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Second International Congress on Tourism Safety and Cultural Heritage

How are civil society organisations and law enforcement working to prioritise child protection in the reactivation of the travel and tourism industry? Bogota DC, Colombia—On 1 July, ECPAT International’s Executive Director, Guillaume Landry, and Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Fabio Gonzalez Florez, attended the Second International Congress on Tourism Safety and Cultural Heritage.  Hosted by…

Child marriage returns to haunt Karnataka post COVID pandemic – The New Indian Express
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Child marriage returns to haunt Karnataka post COVID pandemic – The New Indian Express

Express News Service BENGALURU:  It is almost a century since the first law (Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929) to prevent child marriages came into effect. There has been significant strengthening of laws to prevent child marriages and abuse since then – Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 and amendment to it in 2017, exception 2…