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Let’s Empower Teachers to Fight Sex Trafficking

May 9, 2012

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Reblogged from Survivors Connect NetworkIn Holly Austin Smith, sex work, trafficking, trauma on 2012/05/09 Traffickers specifically target school-age boys and girls not only because children are preferred by the buyers but because children are deemed easier to manipulate and control. I know this because I was once one of those kids, lured away from home at […]

Justice and Cash for Sex Trafficking Victims

April 25, 2012

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by Ms. MagazineApril 24, 2012  Written by Caroline Heldman Last week, U.S. district judge Lynn Hughes set an important legal precedent in the fight against human trafficking in the U.S. He ruled that five teenaged survivors of sex slavery in Houston will receive the entire proceeds from the sale of their traffickers’ property. As U.S. […]

Gloria Steinem “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution”- Responses

April 13, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivistUp against the epidemic of trafficking-Neha Alawadhi, April3, 2012 “Prostitution is not inevitable, it is only about unequal distribution of power,” said author/activist Gloria Steinem talking about “Feminist approaches to combating sex trafficking and prostitution” here on Monday. Speaking at a Press conference and later at an interaction with students of Jawaharlal Nehru […]

In Spain, Women Enslaved by a Boom in Brothel Tourism

April 8, 2012

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By SUZANNE DALEYPublished: April 6, 2012 Marta Ramoneda for The New York TimesA prostitute waits for customers on a road in La Jonquera, on the border with France and Spain on December 11, 2011 LA JONQUERA, Spain — She had expected a job in a hotel. But when Valentina arrived here two months ago from […]

Fighting human trafficking to end violence against women and children

April 6, 2012

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5 Apr 2012Listen/Download Reintegration of victims of trafficking in Albania It is estimated that, across the globe, 2.4 million people are forced to endure the crime of human trafficking at any one time. They do so in forced labour, in domestic servitude, in sexual exploitation, and in every country and every region of the world. […]

The Backpage dilemma

April 1, 2012

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Is it possible to rid the online classified site of child trafficking without shuttering its adult section? By Tracy Clark-FlorySunday, Mar 25, 2012 (Credit: luxorphoto via Shutterstock/Salon) This week saw a renewed effort, led by the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, to pressure Village Voice Media’s online classified site Backpage.com to shutter its adult section. […]

Financiers and Sex Trafficking

April 1, 2012

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By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOFPublished: March 31, 2012 Damon Winter/The New York TimesNicholas D. Kristof THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com. This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution — is in turn owned by […]

Social attitudes: Three fourths of minority women report harassment

April 1, 2012

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By Shamsul IslamPublished: March 31, 2012 ” 14 % respondents report firsthand knowledge of abduction of a woman, 8 % of a forced conversion and 3 % of trafficking Minority Women in Pakistan report. FAISALABAD: As many as 76 per cent of the respondents in a survey of Christian and Hindu women in the Punjab […]

Not For Sale: The Sex Industry Sell Out

March 30, 2012

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Reblogged from Surviving prostitution and addiction Sunday, 25 March 2012 The one and only reason that I am against prostitution and pornography is that I am for people. I believe in people. Male and female we deserve more than this, this narrow view of sexuality and gender, this web of lies concocted and perpetuated by […]

Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods

March 20, 2012

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By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOFPublished: March 17, 2012 Ashley Gilbertson/VII, for The New York TimesOnce, pimps routinely advertised Alissa on Backpage.com. She escaped, and now she is a college senior. I WENT on a walk in Manhattan the other day with a young woman who once had to work these streets, hired out by eight pimps […]

U.S. Lags in Legalising Women’s Rights Treaty

March 8, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 (IPS) – The United States has fallen behind. Many other countries have already implemented it, but the United States still has yet to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which promotes women’s rights as human rights. In 1945, the United […]

PAKISTAN: Abducted and forced into a Muslim marriage

February 28, 2012

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Photo: Tariq Saeed/IRINHindus marking a ritual occasion feel increasingly threatened in Pakistan KARACHI, 27 February 2012 (IRIN) – Sixteen-year-old Ameena Ahmed*, now living in the town of Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, does not always respond when her mother-in-law calls out to her. “Even after a year of `marriage’ I am not used […]

The real cost of human trafficking

February 25, 2012

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Posted on 24 February 2012Deborah CowanWVoN co-editor Human trafficking and the buying and selling of human beings has been happening since the earliest of times. But it seems that trafficking is not just the most horrific human rights abuse of modern times, it’s also big bucks for those who deal in the exploitation and misery […]

The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking

February 12, 2012

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REB LOGGED FROM FOR SALE July 12, 2011By A Article about \”The Journey: A Short Film on Sex Trafficking\” This film is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC! If you are going to watch it, proceed with caution. If you have been abused or still have episodes of post traumatic do NOT watch it! It includes scenes with sexual […]

Ten Facts About Prostitution

February 11, 2012

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ourtesy of the Demand Change! campaign. Download a sheet on Myths and Facts, and a Job Description for prostitution, (courtesy of End Prostitution Now). FACT 1: Prostitution is not an issue of ‘choice’. Many women ‘choose’ to enter prostitution through lack of choice and a large number are coerced by pimps or traffickers. 75% of […]

TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS IN THE EU: A GENDERED ISSUE

February 10, 2012

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TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS IN THE EU: A GENDERED ISSUE

Lives Cut Short: Trafficking from Mexico to New York

February 2, 2012

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By Zaira Cortes GarciaGlobal Connect! BloggerWednesday, February 1, 2012 NEW YORK–“In Mexico, many girls do not have to play at being prostitutes. They are forced by organized crime into prostitution”, says Silvia Calderon, with a firm voice. The dogs barking and women whispering do not distract Silvia. The Mexican mother tells her story via cell […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex Trafficking Rampant in Indian Country; Pimps on Prowl for Native Girls

January 18, 2012

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By Terri Hansen January 17, 2012 Courtesy Terri Hansen Is sexual trafficking happening in your city? What about on your remote reservation? The short answer is, “Yes, right under your nose.” Klamath tribal member and Portland, Oregon resident Jeri Sundvall-Williams’s horrific sexual slavery ended 22 years ago, and it took an attack from a male […]

PSNI to visit men who paid for sex with trafficked women

January 13, 2012

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The PSNI will be visiting a number of men who they suspect have paid for sex with trafficked women, a senior officer has confirmed. Police have previously carried out raids on suspected brothels in Belfast Detective Superintendent Philip Marshall said there were currently five investigations into organised crime gangs forcing women into prostitution. He said […]

Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

Two Oklahoma victims of sex trade finally heal years later

September 10, 2011

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Friends, acquaintances, even relatives lure or force victims to toil in the human trafficking industry. Oklahomans once caught up in the industry speak out. BY SONYA COLBERG scolberg@opubco.com 3 Published: September 10, 2011 Jeannetta Taylor McCrery escaped the sex trafficking trade that she was caught up in as a teenager. Provided As many as 1.2 […]

Nepal’s lost circus children

September 8, 2011

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An investigation into the trafficking of Nepalese children to work in Indian circuses.People and Power Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 In the border district of Hetauda, in southern Nepal, child trafficking is rife and the lack of border controls makes India an easy destination. For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian […]

Nepal’s lost circus children

September 8, 2011

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An investigation into the trafficking of Nepalese children to work in Indian circuses.People and Power Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 In the border district of Hetauda, in southern Nepal, child trafficking is rife and the lack of border controls makes India an easy destination. For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian […]

CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Men trafficked into "slavery" at sea

August 30, 2011

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PHNOM PENH, 29 August 2011 (IRIN) – Taing Ky* and his cousin were told they would be gardeners in Thailand, but instead they were forced to work on Thai fishing boats. Photo: David Swanson/IRINMore Cambodian men than women are trafficked Each year, hundreds of Cambodian men, many impoverished farmers, are lured from their homes with […]

CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Men trafficked into "slavery" at sea

August 30, 2011

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PHNOM PENH, 29 August 2011 (IRIN) – Taing Ky* and his cousin were told they would be gardeners in Thailand, but instead they were forced to work on Thai fishing boats. Photo: David Swanson/IRINMore Cambodian men than women are trafficked Each year, hundreds of Cambodian men, many impoverished farmers, are lured from their homes with […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland

August 28, 2011

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By CARRIE WOODKirkland Reporter EditorAug 27 2011 A Russian mob had taken her identity long ago inside a dark warehouse. But now, on a sunny afternoon, the Korean-American walked past the long white trailers that lined Seventh Street in the Norkirk neighborhood, stopping at her dressing room marked with her name – Chong Kim. A […]

Female Trafficking Soars in Iraq

August 28, 2011

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Al-Battaween, the red light street in Baghdad. Credit:Rebecca Murray/IPS. By Rebecca Murray BAGHDAD, Aug 27, 2011 (IPS) – Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein’s 1991 crackdown in Iraq’s Shia south. “My bothers were sentenced to death, and the price to stop this was to offer my body,” she says. […]

Female Trafficking Soars in Iraq

August 28, 2011

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Al-Battaween, the red light street in Baghdad. Credit:Rebecca Murray/IPS. By Rebecca Murray BAGHDAD, Aug 27, 2011 (IPS) – Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein’s 1991 crackdown in Iraq’s Shia south. “My bothers were sentenced to death, and the price to stop this was to offer my body,” she says. […]

NEPAL: Reintegration challenges for displaced women, girls

August 27, 2011

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KATHMANDU, 26 August 2011 (IRIN) – Nepal’s efforts to help conflict-affected women and girls gain a stronger footing in society may not be enough for the widows, rape victims and former Maoist combatants now tainted by social stigma, activists say. “Because women have held guns and left their homes, because they were sexually assaulted, people […]

NEPAL: Reintegration challenges for displaced women, girls

August 27, 2011

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KATHMANDU, 26 August 2011 (IRIN) – Nepal’s efforts to help conflict-affected women and girls gain a stronger footing in society may not be enough for the widows, rape victims and former Maoist combatants now tainted by social stigma, activists say. “Because women have held guns and left their homes, because they were sexually assaulted, people […]

Madagascar maids: Misery in the Middle East

August 20, 2011

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Poor women are most a risk of being duped into travelling to the Middle East By Hannah McNeishBBC News, Antananarivo19 August 2011 Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March. Madagascar’s government chartered […]

Madagascar maids: Misery in the Middle East

August 20, 2011

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Poor women are most a risk of being duped into travelling to the Middle East By Hannah McNeishBBC News, Antananarivo19 August 2011 Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March. Madagascar’s government chartered […]

New campaign targets gender ratio imbalance

August 17, 2011

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(Global Times)14:36, August 17, 2011 China’s gender ratio remains high, with men far outnumbering women, raising concerns about social instability, gender imbalance and non-sustainable development, as authorities announced a nationwide campaign to reverse the problem. The eight-month campaign will target non-medical gender determinations and gender-selective abortions, all of which are illegal under Chinese law. The […]

New campaign targets gender ratio imbalance

August 17, 2011

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(Global Times)14:36, August 17, 2011 China’s gender ratio remains high, with men far outnumbering women, raising concerns about social instability, gender imbalance and non-sustainable development, as authorities announced a nationwide campaign to reverse the problem. The eight-month campaign will target non-medical gender determinations and gender-selective abortions, all of which are illegal under Chinese law. The […]

In Vietnamese Village, Stitching the Wounds of Human Trafficking

August 17, 2011

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Justin Mott for The New York TimesMa Thi Mi was sold for marriage in China. She now works with Vang Thi Mai’s co-op in Hop Tien making crafts to be sold to tourists. More Photos » August 16, 2011By JULIE COHN HOP TIEN, Vietnam — Rare visitors to Hop Tien often catch a first glimpse […]

Lebanon: Law Reform Targets ‘Honor’ Crimes

August 14, 2011

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Lebanese Laws Need Further Overhaul to Curb Gender-Based ViolenceAugust 11, 2011 As a matter of human rights, consensual sexual relationships between adults should never be criminalized, including relationships outside marriage and those between same-sex partners. Lebanon’s penal code provisions on adultery not only discriminate against women, they violate the rights of men and women alike. […]

Lebanon: Law Reform Targets ‘Honor’ Crimes

August 14, 2011

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Lebanese Laws Need Further Overhaul to Curb Gender-Based ViolenceAugust 11, 2011 As a matter of human rights, consensual sexual relationships between adults should never be criminalized, including relationships outside marriage and those between same-sex partners. Lebanon’s penal code provisions on adultery not only discriminate against women, they violate the rights of men and women alike. […]

Trafficked women trapped between Italian mafia and immigrant gangs

August 10, 2011

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Film tells story of Nigerian women lured to Campania and forced to become ‘modern slaves’ selling sex for as little as €10 Audrey Gillan guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 August 2011 A Nigerian prostitute on the Via Domitiana in Campania. Photograph: Orlando Von Einsiedel  The Via Domitiana is a busy dual carriageway cutting through the heart of […]

Trafficked women trapped between Italian mafia and immigrant gangs

August 10, 2011

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Film tells story of Nigerian women lured to Campania and forced to become ‘modern slaves’ selling sex for as little as €10 Audrey Gillan guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 August 2011 A Nigerian prostitute on the Via Domitiana in Campania. Photograph: Orlando Von Einsiedel  The Via Domitiana is a busy dual carriageway cutting through the heart of […]

Sr Doreen’s story: The untold stories of human trafficking

August 9, 2011

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:29 Sister Doreen: THE facts, secrets and the untold stories of human trafficking in the Solomon Islands have been revealed in a workshop in Honiara yesterday. A workshop organised by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) attended by lawyers, police, Ports Authority officials and Government officials were […]

Sr Doreen’s story: The untold stories of human trafficking

August 9, 2011

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:29 Sister Doreen: THE facts, secrets and the untold stories of human trafficking in the Solomon Islands have been revealed in a workshop in Honiara yesterday. A workshop organised by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) attended by lawyers, police, Ports Authority officials and Government officials were […]

Prosecutors Drop Charges In Human Trafficking Case

August 9, 2011

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Sou Brothers Freed From Case POSTED: 9:21 am HST August 4, 2011UPDATED: 3:23 pm HST August 4, 2011 HONOLULU — Federal prosecutors on Thursday morning dropped charges against two Hawaii businessman on trial in a human trafficking case. Mike and Alec Sou were accused of forcing 44 Thai immigrants to work at Aloun Farms as […]

Prosecutors Drop Charges In Human Trafficking Case

August 9, 2011

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Sou Brothers Freed From Case POSTED: 9:21 am HST August 4, 2011UPDATED: 3:23 pm HST August 4, 2011 HONOLULU — Federal prosecutors on Thursday morning dropped charges against two Hawaii businessman on trial in a human trafficking case. Mike and Alec Sou were accused of forcing 44 Thai immigrants to work at Aloun Farms as […]

American Nightmare: Thai Workers Say Human Trafficking Case Failure Denied Them Justice

August 9, 2011

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Posted on August 8, 2011 BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN AND JIM DOOLEY — Chakkree Sriphabun is one of 44 men who left his family behind in Thailand in September 2004 to come to Hawaii to work for Mike and Alec Sou at Aloun Farms. To pay recruiting fees, Sriphabun secured a $20,000 high interest loan with […]

American Nightmare: Thai Workers Say Human Trafficking Case Failure Denied Them Justice

August 9, 2011

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Posted on August 8, 2011 BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN AND JIM DOOLEY — Chakkree Sriphabun is one of 44 men who left his family behind in Thailand in September 2004 to come to Hawaii to work for Mike and Alec Sou at Aloun Farms. To pay recruiting fees, Sriphabun secured a $20,000 high interest loan with […]