FBI: MN 13th Worst for Human Trafficking:By conservative est. 213 are sold for sex a month in MN, 50% began before 18 kaaltv.com/article/storie…
About 300 routes used by human traffickers moving victims out of the country discovered in Katsina, northwest Nigeria pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/06/12/nap…
Around 600,000 men, women, children trafficked in Gulf region yearly: United Nations expert Dr Mohamed Mattar. gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.as…
Feds convene grand jury of possible criminal violations including human trafficking by Grand Isle Shipyard & co. wwltv.com/pipeline-to-th…
DR Congo: UN concerned about dozens of children who escaped M23 being retaken and facing other serious threats un.org/apps/news/stor…
IJM trained Magistrate helps free hundreds of slaves in one night. Justice for many because a few cared to learn her name and carry it forward
Stunning: this unfolded in front of us in texts to Gary Haugen while he delivered his keynote to us at #IJMSummit. This is the goal; that all peoples know the worth of each human life and their right to Justice. They have the power, understanding, tools and will to set their own people free.
A concise, powerful expression of things that also keep me up at night. It’s rare to read an informed, solid summation of the big picture that seems invisible to so many. Whether you agree with him in whole or even in part, Adm. James Stavridis has the experience and time in grade to have seen and…Details
The following article is written by friend and partner Roger-Claude Liwanga, a native of the DRC. It is startling first-hand observation and reporting. Roger-Claude, Founder, and Casondra Turner-Liwanga, Co-founder and Director of Operations at Promote Congo, work tirelessly to improve human rights and the social and legal landscape of the DRC. They are determined that no obstacle is immovable.…Details
February 28, 2013-ADVOCACY, STAFF NOTES, MODERN-DAY SLAVERY, ATEST TVPRA Heads to the President ByDAVID ABRAMOWITZ More than a year after it expired, the cornerstone of U.S. anti-human-trafficking law is now heading to President Obama under the Violence to Protect Women Act. After a head-spinning couple of days, today the House relented and passed the Senate version of the…Details
Serious about Slavery? It’s crunch time: Please call your Representative to support S. 47 – the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act, which includes the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Please vote NO today on the Substitute Amendment to S. 47, (does NOT include the vital anti-human trafficking legislation), vote YES tomorrow on the final passage of…Details
In the past months I’ve noticed a marked increase in searches for “Human Trafficking Solutions”. They’re escalating weekly as people are learning just how serious the problem of slavery has become. The difficulty for many making these searches is that there are no easy, complete or final solutions. Numbers and statistics are helpful and harmful depending on…Details
No Human Trafficking is attending, if you or your NGO will be there, look for one of our staff and let’s get acquainted! http://www.yale.edu/glc/modernslavery/index.htm Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery Gilder Lehrman Center’s 14th Annual International Conference November 8-10, 2012 http://www.yale.edu/glc/modernslavery/index.htm Thursday, November 8, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room…Details
There are times when the most overwhelming thing about working in counter human trafficking is not the horrible crime of slavery itself but the seeming obtuseness of those who must understand it in order for the wheels of Justice to turn in aid. I don’t believe it’s a deliberate attitude in most cases. The crime…Details
Sex Online: It’s as easy to find underage kids as shelter puppies, used cars, and apartment rentals.
Firstly, kudos to Marie Claire for publishing this excellent article by Geraldine Sealey. It’s popular at the moment, for many in the media to bash counter trafficking work as delusional buzzword fanatics wanting to supress people’s body-usage rights. Somehow the fact that children are being raped and tortured for money seems to escape them. Brava…Details
Volatile subject. A point that needs addressing is how parents feel about the recruiting of their children for these jobs in their schools. Most observing even if not participating are minors, unless they’re planning on separating the 18 year-old out and swearing them to secrecy. If the government and schools allow it, they must think…Details
I checked my Twitter account this morning to find an interesting, if not perturbing surprise. I’ve experienced aggravation with the paper*li aggregator in the past, having my post and tweets utilized by people I would rather not do so. Human trafficking activists are welcome but there’ve been a few users with content I don’t wish to…Details
Your reading these words means you are in direct contact with those in the video included here. It’s a popular thing to quote catchphrases like Celebrate Diversity, Practice Random Acts Of Kindness, or use Tolerance as a watchword. People mobilize in huge numbers to vigorously defend animal rights. These are all worthy and important goals.…Details
The Department Of Homeland Security Blue Campaign: It’s Important For YOU.
No Human Trafficking is in Washington DC attending the Blue Campaign. Get involved, this campaign has specialized tools for everyone. Google DHS Blue Campaign for more information.
The category of Slavery known as “Domestic” is so ubiquitous internationally as to be paradoxically invisible. The term maid is interchangeable with house slave. In many affluent, caste, ethnic, religious or financially divided areas owning maids is an accepted practice . Some countries have newspaper advertising sections devoted to the buying and selling of maids. We have…Details
Certain types of slavery or human trafficking get very small amounts of press coverage. The more sensational ($ for media outlet), the more coverage. Sextrafficking gets the lion’s share and to be fair, is the biggest percentage in many areas, but there are still huge numbers enslaved in the other forms and even in sex…Details
In the following report sex trafficking is compared to the tip of a very large iceberg. It’s critical to remember that sex trafficking is one iceberg in a sea of them. There’s been awareness within a few branches of government and Law Enforcement for some time, and the legislative and judiciary branches are grinding through…Details