Browsing All Posts filed under »Slavery«

It’s time to legalize prostitution

June 2, 2012

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The law is out of step with sexual mores By Jason Itzler / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images MOUND HOUSE, NEVADA – JANUARY 2008: Tea time at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel owned by Dennis Hof, in Lyon County, one of the fews counties in the […]

Millennium Goals Mock Nepal’s Slave Girls

April 21, 2012

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By Naresh Newar These former slave girls face extreme poverty. Credit:Naresh Newar/IPS DANG, Nepal , Apr 20, 2012 (IPS) – Five years after Nepal abolished Kamalari, a system of girl slavery, thousands of young women are still awaiting promised rehabilitation and support from the new democratic republic. Some 11,000 ‘liberated’ Kamalari girls, many of them […]

An Anonymous humorous letter to Bible candidate – Rick Santorum

April 6, 2012

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Reblogged from kractivist Dear Friends, I have been greatly moved by Rick Santorum‘s wise pronouncements, guided by Biblical principles, especially those concerning marriage. Of course he believes that sexual intercourse should be used only for purposes of procreation (he says he has never worn a condom), but there are some gray areas I was hoping […]

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 […]

For Punishment of Elder’s Misdeeds, Afghan Girl Pays the Price

February 17, 2012

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By ALISSA J. RUBINPublished: February 16, 2012 Andrea Bruce for The New York TimesShakila, 10, was abducted and held for about a year as part of a traditional Afghan form of justice known as “baad.” ASADABAD, Afghanistan — Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s […]

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 […]

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines

September 4, 2011

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Women driven out of their villages by militias are being forced into exploitative work, Guardian investigation finds Diane Taylor in Mwenga guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture […]

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines

September 4, 2011

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Women driven out of their villages by militias are being forced into exploitative work, Guardian investigation finds Diane Taylor in Mwenga guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture […]

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 […]

How an Ethiopian slave became a South African teacher

August 27, 2011

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25 August 2011Sandra Rowoldt ShellUniversity of Cape Town Bisho Jarsa, trained as a domestic servant, went on to become a teacher When Neville Alexander used to visit his maternal grandmother Bisho Jarsa as a boy, he never suspected the extraordinary story of how she had come from Ethiopia to the South African city of Port […]

How an Ethiopian slave became a South African teacher

August 27, 2011

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25 August 2011Sandra Rowoldt ShellUniversity of Cape Town Bisho Jarsa, trained as a domestic servant, went on to become a teacher When Neville Alexander used to visit his maternal grandmother Bisho Jarsa as a boy, he never suspected the extraordinary story of how she had come from Ethiopia to the South African city of Port […]

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 […]

On patrol with top cop in New Delhi’s red light district

August 7, 2011

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Editor’s Note: In the recent documentary “Nepal’s Stolen Children,” CNN followed actress Demi Moore and 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala as they try to rescue women and girls from forced prostitution, especially girls trafficked from Nepal into India. A few days after the documentary aired, Indian police raided a brothel in New […]

On patrol with top cop in New Delhi’s red light district

August 7, 2011

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Editor’s Note: In the recent documentary “Nepal’s Stolen Children,” CNN followed actress Demi Moore and 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala as they try to rescue women and girls from forced prostitution, especially girls trafficked from Nepal into India. A few days after the documentary aired, Indian police raided a brothel in New […]

Alone in a shipping container

August 7, 2011

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Phil Knight isolates himself in a shipping container to bring awareness to human trafficking conditions. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/02/alone-in-a-shipping-container/

Alone in a shipping container

August 7, 2011

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Phil Knight isolates himself in a shipping container to bring awareness to human trafficking conditions. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/02/alone-in-a-shipping-container/

A profitable enterprise

August 7, 2011

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Ranking behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is estimated to be the third largest international crime industry, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It is believed to generate profits of an estimated $32 billion, according to a 2005 report from the International Labour Organization. Of that number, $15.5 billion […]

A profitable enterprise

August 7, 2011

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Ranking behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is estimated to be the third largest international crime industry, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It is believed to generate profits of an estimated $32 billion, according to a 2005 report from the International Labour Organization. Of that number, $15.5 billion […]

Anti-slavery voices speak out

August 7, 2011

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In a panel hosted by CNN’s Jim Clancy, anti-slavery activists speak out about what can and should be done. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/20/anti-slavery-voices-speak-out-2/

Anti-slavery voices speak out

August 7, 2011

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In a panel hosted by CNN’s Jim Clancy, anti-slavery activists speak out about what can and should be done. http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/20/anti-slavery-voices-speak-out-2/

3 voices: How to end modern-day slavery

August 7, 2011

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By Liane Membis, CNNJuly 12th, 2011 Photographer Lisa Kristine traveled to Nepal to document modern-day slavery, including this young girl who started carrying stones because her family is in debt bondage. (More at http://www.lisakristine.com) It seems impossible. Human trafficking cases, blind promises of freedom, forced prostitution rings — these aspects of modern-day slavery come to […]

3 voices: How to end modern-day slavery

August 7, 2011

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By Liane Membis, CNNJuly 12th, 2011 Photographer Lisa Kristine traveled to Nepal to document modern-day slavery, including this young girl who started carrying stones because her family is in debt bondage. (More at http://www.lisakristine.com) It seems impossible. Human trafficking cases, blind promises of freedom, forced prostitution rings — these aspects of modern-day slavery come to […]

Film Revisits Abuses by U.N. Peacekeepers in Bosnia

August 1, 2011

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By Denis Foynes UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31, 2011 (IPS) – “The Whistle Blower”, a feature film inspired by actual events that occurred in 1999, follows the story of Kathy Bolkovac (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz), a U.S. police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. She uncovers a dangerous reality of […]

How Bad is Human Trafficking Around the World?

July 6, 2011

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by Amelia T.July 3, 2011 Add caption Although Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter battle over his child prostitution statistics overtook any real news on human trafficking, this week saw the release of the State Department’s annual report on Trafficking in Persons. In it, the State Department detailed the status of human trafficking worldwide, providing what Secretary of […]