Drivers – The Circling Sharks Of Sex Trafficking

In almost every country this is an aspect that gets overlooked. When I worked in India, armed guards had to protect shelters because city bus and taxi drivers were paid to report and/or procure victims the moment they appeared. This is more organized. I’m sure this never crossed the minds of those who pushed hard…

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UK: Croydon Advertiser Purported To Drop Adverts Tied To Sex Slavery

‘Senior police warned London newspapers last November that many adverts for ‘adult services’ could be fronts for criminal networks, saying they could be criminally liable unless they took steps to regulate the notices.’ Now why aren’t we doing this with Backpage and online Craigslist Review, etc?  For every bust they make tied to one of…

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Indianapolis Tightens Trafficking Laws In Preparation For Expected Superbowl Surge

It’s a common occurrence around the world, at any large sporting event such as World Cup or Olympic-type events.  These gatherings attract human traffickers in droves.  Political conferences, business conventions, trade expos all have the same effect. The demand for prostitution rises drastically. Indianapolis is reacting preemptively to ensure their state’s prosecution loopholes are closed, putting…

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United Arab Emirates: A Clear Voice Of Reason Out Of The Schism

Two days ago I posted two articles out of the UAE illustrating a disparity in the handling of human trafficking in public words and actual cases on the same day, just miles apart.   Captain Mansoor Hassan Albalooshi’s words illustrate exactly the type of foundation any country needs if they’re truly interested in addressing the…

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CA: Countdown To Anti-Trafficking Supply Chain Disclosure Law

California catches flack for a lot of half-baked notions, but this innovative legislation slated to go into effect January 1st  will hopefully prove their forward thinking on this issue and will provide a model that can be adopted nationwide. The world will be watching a drama unfold that even Hollywood can’t reproduce. Companies Prepare for…

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Kentucky Seeks Safe Harbor Human Trafficking Laws

Kentucky’s desire to legislatively seek Safe Harbor status is admirable, both for the sake of justice and because they’re willing to do the right thing first and count the cost after. Some might find fault with that but protecting victims can not be prioritized by budget concerns.  Action has to come first, raising public awareness…

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Chinese Triad-run Brothel Ring Broken in Catalonia Region Of Spain

The Chinese Triad, or crime synicate is extremely large and powerful.  It may not receive the press of Mexican, Italian or Eastern European cartels and mafias, but they are major players in global organized crime and it would be a serious mistake to underestimate them. November 7th, 2011 09:42 AM ET Undercover: Taking down a…

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Kathryn Hawkins Introduces You To 5 Slaves Who Are Changing The World

hero noun ( pl. -roes) a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities                   It’s good to be reminded what the real definition of the word is. Gimundo Website 5 Former Slaves Who Are Changing the World Former slaves such as Somaly Mam, Simon Deng, and Iqbal…

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Wang Ziqi, Gang Leader Of Sex Trafficking Gang Executed

‘Wang Ziqi is one of many gang members to have been executed in Chongqing as part of a huge crackdown on graft and organised crime in the megacity in 2009 and 2010.’ A very busy day for China in human trafficking news.  I know China was not a signatory of the Palermo Protocol but these…

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Nebraska Legislature Willingly Takes Crash-Course In Human Trafficking

It’s wonderful  to see Nebraska volunteer to have a full range of authorities and activists come in to give an overview of Human Trafficking to it’s State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.  Especially commendable  were Sen. Steve Lathrop,  Sen. Amanda McGill and other committee members asking, “Where’s the hole in our laws?”  without waiting to be told.  Well…

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Northern Ireland Focuses On Human Trafficking

MLA Tackles Modern ‘Slave Trade’ What is virtually a modern-day ‘slave trade’ has been in focus with a local MLA commenting on the work of the police in combating human trafficking 05 December 2011 He also said that the Ulster Unionist Party has led on the issue of human trafficking with a Private Members Motion…

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After 2 Years Rhode Island Trafficking Task Force Has Yet to meet

With many in the media as well those profiting from trafficking  (such as Backpage and money laundering businesses) suggesting that the statistic don’t support the problem of Human Trafficking, Rhode Island is a case in point of why that’s possible. “some appointees say they were unaware they were named to the group, The Associated Press…

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Slavery At Sea: Men Brutally Trafficked In The Fishing Industry

What about the men?  So much of the focus is on women and children that men are often forgotten in the fight against slavery.  This is a particularly hellish form, particular to men.  In some instances larger ships never come to port, sending their catch to market in smaller boats. Imagine being trapped in these…

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