Philippines: Some support US Ambassador Thomas remarks

Global Networking The disconnect about sex trafficking By Rodel Rodis 3:50 pm | Saturday, October 15th, 2011 I first learned about Filipino teen-age girls selling their bodies on San Francisco’s Sixth Street from a Filipino senior citizen manong who viewed the pitiful sight from his hotel window. A Filipino American police officer personally confirmed the manong’s account to me…

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Philadelphia: Ukrainian Brothers convicted of Forced Labor Trafficking

By MARYCLAIRE DALE , 10.13.11, 07:53 AM EDT  PHILADELPHIA — Two Ukrainian brothers were convicted Wednesday of smuggling desperate villagers into the United States to work in bondage, working long hours at little or no pay cleaning retail stores and office buildings. The four-week trial in Philadelphia lifted the veil on human trafficking and forced labor in…

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Las Vegas: Police Warn Parents – Children Are The New Victims

Police Warn Parents About Human Trafficking POSTED: SEP 30, 2011 7:49 PM EDTUPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 11:00 PM EDT By Calvert Collins, Reporter – bio | email LAS VEGAS — The image of a prostitute is a women walking the streets looking to be picked up. Metro Police say that is not the reality. They say children are the new victims…

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NY: 18 Child Porn Websites Shut Down

18 Child Porn Websites Shut Down Result of Joint U.S.-China Cooperation In another example of the increasingly international nature of crime, a man was recently indicted on federal charges of running 18 Chinese-language child pornography websites out of his apartment in Flushing, New York. The websites were being advertised to Chinese-speaking individuals in China, in…

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Trafficking Of Women Worsened Following Arab Spring

Arab Spring Doesn’t Curb Trafficking of Women Jessica Sarhan in Global, Middle East Issues 4 hours ago In light of the Arab Spring, women’s rights throughout the Arab world have been under deep scrutiny. However, one issue that has had little coverage is that of human trafficking within the region. Not only has the issue been neglected but it…

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Australia: Legalizing Prostitution Doesn’t Prevent Human Trafficking For Sex

Sex slavery prevalent in Australia Updated October 10, 2011 14:53:02 There are hundreds of legal brothels operating across Australia but elements of the industry have been tied to human trafficking and sex slavery. The ABC television program Four Corners exposes the criminal underworld that’s meeting demands for Australia’s big sex industry. Presenter: Bronwyn Herbert Speaker: Kathleen…

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FIA Arrests UK High Commission Officer Forging Visas For Human Trafficking

Forgery and human trafficking: FIA arrests UK mission’s visa officer Published: October 9, 2011 ISLAMABAD:  Pakistani authorities have arrested a junior employee of the British High Commission (BHC) along with his accomplices on charges of human trafficking and forgery. Khurram Shahzad Gill, a junior visa officer at BHC in Islamabad, was arrested by the anti-human…

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ICE Agents Arrest 2 HumanTraffickers, Free 14 Victims

Updated: Friday, 07 Oct 2011, 5:26 PM CDT Published : Friday, 07 Oct 2011, 5:26 PM CDT JOHN PERERA, Web Producer NEEDVILLE, Texas – Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested two people believed to be involved in a human smuggling operation in Needville, Texas. Albaro Estrada Dominguez and Mario-Beltran Torres are facing charges of conspiracy…

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MK Orit Zuaretz Battles Trafficking & Prostituition in Israel

Taking on the taboo By RUTH EGLASH  10/09/2011 01:53 Human rights groups, MK Orit Zuaretz set to raise the stakes in battle against prostitution in Israel. Human rights groups and the Knesset Subcommittee on Trafficking in Women are taking on Israel’s burgeoning sex service industry.Committee chairwoman MK Orit Zuaretz is set to raise the stakes…

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Setback From House and Senate On Trafficking Victim Protection Act

U.S.: Critical setback in weakening of H.R. 2830 provisions in the TVPA renewal in House and Senate Thursday and Friday. We need to put pressure on Congress to put “teeth” into this legislation. The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a revised version of the “Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2011” (TVPA) on Wednesday and Thursday,…

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US: Children In India Engaged In Worst Forms Of Child Labor

Oct 4, 2011 Washington: Observing that children in India are engaged in the “worst forms” of child labour, US has asked the Indian government to establish a minimum age for employment in hazardous and non-hazardous jobs consistent with international standards. “Children in India are engaged in the worst forms of child labour. Most work in agriculture…

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Fight Against Human Trafficking Requires Overhauled Strategies

Failing Fight Against Human Trafficking Requires Overhauled Strategies Erin Crossett in Global, Human Rights 5 hours ago It was a difficult summer in the battle against human trafficking, according to the State Department’s 2011 Trafficking in Persons report. Citing few countries’ success in adopting anti-trafficking laws, the report draws attention to 11 countries that dropped into Tier 3, the category…

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt: ‘Demand Abolition”

Ambassador Says ‘Demand Abolition’ By Mary Silver Epoch Times Staff Swanee Hunt attends a human trafficking special session during the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative on September 24, 2009 in New York City. Her topic: abolition of human trafficking. ATLANTA – Womenetics was the brainchild of businesswoman Elisabeth Marchant, who wrote, “Womenetics believes in women. We believe in…

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5 Arrested, 293 Slaves Freed: Madre de Dios, Peru

5 arrested in sex slavery raid that rescued 293 women in Peru gold-mining region By Associated Press, Published: October 3 LIMA, Peru — Peruvian prosecutors say five people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in police raids on brothels that rescued 293 women in a jungle region rife with illegal gold-mining. Police say the women…

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Arrests Spur South City Police To Educate Hoteliers

Arrests Spur Action on Sex Trafficking South City police educating hoteliers; SSF working with cities, counties, police chief tells city council. By Audrey Arthur The recent arrests of a married couple from Sacramento accused of forcing three teenage girls into prostitution at a South San Francisco hotel have prompted police to recognize the signs of sexual…

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Boston: Bridging The Gap While Awaiting Legislation

Mayor Menino unveils anti-sex trade campaign Published : Thursday, 29 Sep 2011, 8:55 AM EDT Mayor Menino unveils anti-sex trade campaign: MyFoxBOSTON.com BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – All over Boston, on MBTA buses and train and at stations, you’ll soon see billboards highlighting a campaign that’s aimed at battling human trafficking. Boston Mayor Tom…

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Anita Roddick – Body Shop Founder’s Legacy: Laws To Protect Kids

Published September 29, 2011 Reuters September 29, 2011 –  By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Four years after her death, a campaign sparked by Body Shop founder Anita Roddick has had surprising success in getting governments to agree to toughen up child protection laws, the campaign’s manager Christopher Davis said in an interview. The “Stop…

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When The Moral Lines Blur: Children Trafficking Children

Texas teens arrested for forcing 12-year-old girls into prostitution THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 9:48 AM FORT WORTH, Texas – Several teenage gang members have been arrested on suspicion of forcing girls as young as 12 into a prostitution ring, police in Texas said. After befriending the girls and getting them high, Varrio…

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Human Trafficking Upgraded to Violent Crime Status in Bipartisan Bill

Carter: Human Trafficking Upgraded to Violent Crime Status in Bipartisan Bill The State Column | Staff |  Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Human trafficking would join the list of violent crimes reported under federal law enforcement grant requirements if legislation introduced today by U.S. Representatives John Carter (R-TX) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is passed into law. “Human trafficking is…

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The Rest Of The Story: DynCorp, From The Whistleblower

Human Traffic Horror by:Evan Williams From: The Australian September 24, 2011 12:00AM FILMMAKERS love real events, and are always eager to claim that a particular film has some connection with them. Of the three permissible degrees of separation — based on, drawn from and inspired by — the third seems to be gaining ground (allowing, as it…

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UN Acknowledges, Responds To The Whistleblower

Blowing the whistle on sex traffic by: Michael Bodey From:The Australian September 28, 2011 12:00AM LARYSA Kondracki thought her contentious film about sex trafficking in post-war Bosnia might be ignored by the UN. That’s what the director was led to believe after a memo was leaked from the UN outlining avenues of damage control over the…

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