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Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year
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Her work to fight human trafficking makes her Sherman Hospital’s nurse of the year

A woman trying to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking has been named Advocate Sherman Hospital’s 2022 Nurse of the Year. Jerilyn Damiani of Hoffman Estates has worked at Sherman for two years, starting in the emergency department before becoming a recovery nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit. She was surprised by supervisors…

Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com
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Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com

HOPEWELL — The terms sex trafficking and human trafficking evoke images of girls or young adult females being sold or “pimped out” by older men. While that can be the case, youth advocates say the issue is far-reaching and falls under the term exploitation, or “sexploitation” — and it does happen locally. “I do think…

Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight
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Why one in every 150 people in the world is in slavery – The Goa Spotlight

Worldwide, one person in every 150 lives in a situation of modern slavery, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the UN. The total number of people affected is 50 million — up from 40 million just four years ago, according to the organization. What is “modern slavery”? Modern slavery is an…

‘Is This a Joke?’: Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking
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‘Is This a Joke?’: Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking

A Florida father traveling with his two daughters said he was stopped at the airport and humiliated in front of other passengers as authorities accused him of human trafficking. Jonathan Marcu said he took his daughters to New York where they saw a Billy Joel concert and had a great time before returning to Florida…

Sex trafficking case resumes in Cape Town court – News24
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Sex trafficking case resumes in Cape Town court – News24

The trial of the two men and a woman allegedly involved in trafficking women for sex, resumed in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.  They are also charged with debt bondage and assault, relating to an alleged brothel off Koeberg Road in Cape Town. They have all pleaded not guilty. The trial of two…

ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act
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ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of the Second of Four Bills to Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) thanks members of the U.S. Senate for passage this week of the International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 4171). This bill is a key component of a four-part package of legislation to reauthorize the legal framework for efforts by the United States to combat… Read more »

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Cosatu welcomes Cabinet's approval of bill to decriminalise, protect sex workers
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Cosatu welcomes Cabinet's approval of bill to decriminalise, protect sex workers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed Cabinet’s approval of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill to decriminalise and protect sex workers. Decriminalisation of sex work Cabinet during its meeting on Wednesday approved the publishing of the amendment bill for public comments. The legislation repeals the Sexual Offences…

Turning Point creates unique human trafficking program – Macomb Daily
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Turning Point creates unique human trafficking program – Macomb Daily

Turning Point has been helping survivors of domestic violence for decades, including victims of human trafficking, who were compelled against their will by force, fraud and coercion into commercial sexual acts or into labor or service. Now, thanks to a $400,000 renewable grant from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Turning Point will have a Human…

The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
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The Global Estimates: a call to action this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Today marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This day is focused on countering contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. In September this year, the new Global Estimates of Modern Slavery were released by Walk Free, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International […]

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