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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trial Sheds Light on Trafficking of Women in Argentina

February 17, 2012

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By Marcela Valente Susana Trimarco holding a missing persons poster for her daughter, Marita Verón. Credit:Courtesy of Metrodelito BUENOS AIRES, Feb 16, 2012 (IPS) – A high profile trial for trafficking of women is giving the public a clearer picture of how sex trafficking rings operate in Argentina, with victims who are even forced, eventually, […]

Looking For Unicorns

February 12, 2012

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Reblogged from mott62 February 11, 2012 – Posted by rmott62 I am tired and exhausted by how “discussions” round prostitution are controlled by a constant search for two unicorns. The unicorn of the prostituted women who have never had bad experiments, is completely in control, has no past experiences of sexual violence, and is able […]

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 […]

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

Local human trafficking persists in Upper Valley

February 8, 2012

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By Lindsay Ellis, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Sex trafficking in the Upper Valley primarily victimizes vulnerable, female adolescents, Abby Tassel, WISE assistant director and former College Sexual Abuse Awareness Program coordinator, said in a Monday discussion — held in Fahey-McLane hall in front of about 20 students — coordinated by the […]

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 […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

Women Targeted by Mexico Drug Violence

September 7, 2011

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Written by Clare ForsytheMonday, 05 September 2011 15:11 Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited by criminal gangs themselves. A recent press release from womens’ advocacy group REDGE said that most female […]

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 […]

Campaign Against Sex Trafficking Is Gaining

August 14, 2011

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By MERIBAH KNIGHTPublished: August 13, 2011 Paul Beaty/Chicago News CooperativeKennette Thomas, 49, was 15 when she married the man who forced her into prostitution. Kennette Thomas was 15 when she married a man she thought was a gentleman. Instead, he spent the next 30 years as her pimp. In 2009, she finally broke away. Still, […]

Campaign Against Sex Trafficking Is Gaining

August 14, 2011

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By MERIBAH KNIGHTPublished: August 13, 2011 Paul Beaty/Chicago News CooperativeKennette Thomas, 49, was 15 when she married the man who forced her into prostitution. Kennette Thomas was 15 when she married a man she thought was a gentleman. Instead, he spent the next 30 years as her pimp. In 2009, she finally broke away. Still, […]

Nigeria: One Year After – Girls Still Trapped in Malian Sex Camps

July 20, 2011

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Thousands of trafficked Nigerian girls are trapped under dehumanising conditions as sex slaves in Mali. And for over one year that their condition was brought to the notice of the Federal Government, the agencies in charge – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NAPTIP and NEMA – seem to be foot-dragging in the quest to rescue […]

Nigeria: One Year After – Girls Still Trapped in Malian Sex Camps

July 20, 2011

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Thousands of trafficked Nigerian girls are trapped under dehumanising conditions as sex slaves in Mali. And for over one year that their condition was brought to the notice of the Federal Government, the agencies in charge – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NAPTIP and NEMA – seem to be foot-dragging in the quest to rescue […]

Potent weapon to stem sex slavery often left unused

July 12, 2011

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Visa program aimed at persuading victims of forced prostitution to finger tormentors undercut by fear and ignorance of some in law-enforcement By Azriel James Relph NBC News Investigations producerNBC News updated 7/11/2011 9:19:43 AM ET On a recent sweltering afternoon, two women sat at a restaurant table in a small American town, sharing conversation and […]

Tough new Ga. sex trafficking law takes effect

July 11, 2011

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By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press – 2 hours ago ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation’s toughest crackdowns on human trafficking has taken effect in Georgia, striking a delicate balance between tougher penalties for criminals and more treatment for victims that advocates said could be a model for other states seeking to fight the sex […]