Sets out an assessment of human trafficking in the UK by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking (IDMG), recognising that human trafficking is an international crime that touches people and communities all over the world.
Reviews the literature available on child marriage to show that a potentially high proportion of children in marriage are in slavery. Deploys a wealth of material already available on the subject of child marriage to present how many of these real-life incidences in fact amount to slavery and slavery-like practices under international law, based on…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
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
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
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
Trafficking - The transportation of goods or passengers: the action of dealing or trading in something illegal. It’s ironic that a term I’ve long objected to as a proxy for slavery (too ambiguous), should be instrumental in defining part of the solution to the problem. Application of knowledge to it’s dictionary-defined use, specifically transportation or movement of those considered by their captors as “goods”…Details
Search the Internet for information on Human Trafficking and you’ll find a large amount of the returns are focused on sex trafficking, specifically girls and women forced into prostitution. Sex trafficking is unarguably a horrendous crime. The more you investigate the more you learn how it devastates millions of children and adults of both genders around…Details
Having traveled a bit in China’s interior years ago and to Hong Kong several times, I’ve always taken interest in developments there. Now China features heavily in the trafficking news crossing my path, as well as the daily economic and political links between East and West. I find their current situation both fascinating in it’s…Details
It’s an issue coming to the forefront of people’s awareness. Bullying. Countless news shows, columnists, articles and blogs are writing about words that kill. In many countries this idea magnified is so embedded in the culture that extreme forms have mutated into something entirely different. Honor killings and the deliberate application of mental and physical…Details
So many of the excuses the guilty perp tried to use have been and are successfully employed. “I didn’t know how young they were; They came to me doing this work; Pimps are cool everyone says so; It’s part of a showbiz career, gotta keep up the image. A typical “Gorilla” pimp; brutal, sadistic, what…Details
Chicago Sentencing Thursday: Savage Trafficker Dealt In Girls As Young As 12, Homeless, Runaways Or Mentally Ill
This case is critical. All human trafficking cases, especially involving children are shatteringly important but we need a line drawn in the sand. Too many obscenely light sentences have been handed down in US courts for crimes from which the victims will never fully recover. This crime is like amputating a limb. It completely severs and…Details
Fairfax County VA: Police rescue 10 girls from Trafficking Ring, Gang May Have taken 800 Girls In 5 Years
There are several major points in this news story I disagree with but give it your full attention. This is deadly serious. My first point of contention: Sex trafficking, or more accurately human trafficking is not moving to the suburbs, it’s always been there. Each group/demographic/area is shocked and thinks it’s new when its brought…Details
Prabha Kotiswaran has written something I haven’t seen before, a clear view of a very difficult, culturally historic as well as modern business practice. She sharply frames the Western view from her own, which I welcome. She doesn’t waste words on formalities. I appreciate that she points out the heavy bias in reporting towards sex…Details
No mater how nonsensical the equation there’s no denying the immense consequences of female infanticide. China is not the only country suffering from this problem. They’ve been more public about their policy and have a higher profile but the gender value imbalance around the world has efficiently spread this tragedy like an Old Testament plague. The…Details
I tried to find hard data on when trafficking became a measurable presence online and was unable to find any stats. Not surprising since it’s only been in the last decade that most would be aware to search for such a thing. In one of those frightening technological fast-forward motions slavery has gone high-tech in…Details
Thailand’s Fishing Industry Continues Use of Thousands of Myanmar and Cambodian Trafficking Victims – The Tourism Tie-in
Thailand brings to mind a destination country with lush, natural beauty, gracious hospitality to tourists and incredible historic temples to view and appreciate. Unfortunately it would be appropriate to add atrocious human rights violations to the list. So much so that there will hopefully be a reflection of those that fail to be addressed in…Details
Justin Dillon Just Asks Them: “Steve, does my iPhone use tantalum mined by slave labor?” He got An Answer In 6 Hours. What Are The Rest Of You Waiting For?
Justin Dillon cuts to the chase. Bravo. Life is too short to take the long way round. On the other hand, America loves a viral cause. Pick a “baddie”, coin a tag line, throw rocks (make no personal change). Justin doesn’t do that. He asks the questions and prompts momentum. People LOVE to bash…Details
It’s Not In A Land Far, Far Away. It’s Here: Jacksonville Beach Woman Investigated For Selling Sex with Her 6 Year-old Daughter
So tempting to “rank” types of trafficking by their degree of awfulness. Admit it, it’s done mentally in order to process it and carry on with everyday life.The really in-your-face horrible ones are saved for places with names that may be vaguely familiar from a half-listened to TV news broadcast but have no real connection…Details
Dan Holtmeyer’s series continues. I hope these articles receives wide exposure. Mr. Holtmeyers ability to unsensationally present and let his carefully researched body of facts speak for themselves is rare and valuable. Humans for Sale: Human trafficking in Lincoln, Day 2 By Dan Holtmeyer Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 One day about a year ago, a…Details
The video says it all. This comment was amended 3/13/12 By now you’ve undoubtedly heard or read about the firestorm that has erupted around this video and the programs of Invisible Children. There have been new videos released disclosing financial status and clarifying action and intentions of the NGO. I’ve followed along like everyone else,…Details