HUMAN TAFFICKING AND SLAVERY
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With almost a thousand cases of human trafficking involving Filipinos recorded as of February 2011, the Philippine government has launched a 24-hour anti-human trafficking hotline that will respond to emergency calls from victims in Metro Manila and the provinces. In a release posted Friday night , the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking-Advocacy and Communications Committee (IACAT-ADVOCOM) launched the 1343 Actionline “Laban Kontra Human Trafficking" campaign, which became fully operational on March 15. The 1343 hotline may be accessed from any point in Metro Manila, and can be accessed from the provinces by dialing Manila's area code (02), and the hotline number.
Longview authorities are trying to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking. A video put out by Longview Police and city officials is a mission to educate the public about human trafficking. "Basically human trafficking is when you take a human and you sell that human for services , whether its prostitution whether it's labor, it happens everywhere. Recruiters will go out to malls and places where kids hang out," says Longview Police Officer Kristie Brian. "I think many times we see it as something that's over the sea far away not here, come it comes through all of our communities.
Community members attend the Pennsylvania Lobby Day to End Human Trafficking in Harrisburg. Involvement of community members on a local level is essential to bring about change on a state -national - and worldwide - level. Learn about ways that you can you raise awareness about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline. We advocate for federal and state policy to increase protections for victims of human trafficking& ensure that all states make human trafficking a crime. Learn about ways to publicize the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Raising awareness about the issue of human trafficking is a crucial first step, but now that you know about trafficking this is a place where you can do something about it right now.
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A new New York law that recognizes minors forced into the sex trade as victims not criminals was used Wednesday to cleanse the record of a former Bronx prostitute. Leni Johnson, 22, became the first American to have her convictions for prostitution dismissed after a Bronx prosecutor agreed she had been forced into the sex trade at age 13, according to the New York Daily News. "I feel very relieved and really happy," Johnson, who uses a pseudonym, told the Daily News .
The report says the United States complies with a victims' protection act but still has forced labor and prostitution. U.S. gets high marks, but not perfect, in annual human trafficking report 12.3 million adults and children affected worldwide, U.S. report says Secretary of State Clinton notes abusive employers, sexual slavery in U.S. Stories of dozens of victims recounted in report (CNN) -- The U.S. government's annual worldwide human trafficking report, released Monday, for the first time includes an assessment of trafficking in the United States. The 373-page "Trafficking in Persons Report 2010" says some 12.3 million adults and children are in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world. Only 4,166 trafficking prosecutions were successful last year, according to the report.
In 2009, she finally broke away. Still, she said, the prostitution and the drugs she had used landed her in jail dozens of times, so many that her rap sheet ran 32 pages. “Prostitution, drugs. That’s my whole life history,” Ms. Thomas, 49, said.
The trafficking of women and girls happens all over the world yet remains hidden from public view. Many women who are offered the opportunity of ‘work’ in other countries, find themselves trapped in a world of physical, psychological and sexual abuse and economic deprivation. Due to the covert nature of human trafficking and the involvement of criminal gangs, those who are trafficked are extremely vulnerable to violence and most human rights abuses against the trafficked remain hidden.
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara (Columbia University Press) This review may contain triggers.
India: Vote for a new law on violence against women in India ... forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or ... of the victim is immaterial in a determination of the offence of trafficking'. ... 11 Mar 2013 Open Letter ASA 20/011/2013
Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania The "Kids for cash" scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania . Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan , were accused of accepting money from Robert Mericle, builder of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities , in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh sentences on juveniles brought before their courts to increase the number of inmates in the detention centers. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
Chocolate Industry Admit: “we must do more”… Posted by STOP THE TRAFFIK on September 22, 2011 · Leave a Comment The chocolate industry has responded to The 10 Campaign by admitting that it “must do more” to reduce child labour and trafficking in its cocoa supply chains. Talking to Max Foster on CNN, Joanna Scott, from the Global Issues Group – a coalition of chocolate and cocoa companies- confessed that “we have to accelerate action”.
United States and Ukraine Fight Human Trafficking By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer Washington - Saying that Ukraine is on a "remarkable journey," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a plan with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko to combat human trafficking in Ukraine. The diplomats also agreed on a plan to assess energy resources such as shale gas to strengthen the East European nation's energy security.
by David Kyle September 22, 2003 What drives the global boom in illicit human smuggling and trafficking? Read the briefing (below) to find out what the U.S. is doing to stop the human cargo industry. As a teenage resident of Naples, Florida, I was jarred by the contrast between my community, a sunny playground for some of the wealthiest people on the planet, and the town of Immokalee down the road. Just 50 miles away, it looked like a production crew had built a film set located in poverty-stricken rural Mexico. Sure, the economic disparity within Collier County was striking, but someone had to pick our crops; wasn’t the fate of entire families of “seasonal farm workers” better than what they had left behind?