HUMAN TAFFICKING AND SLAVERY
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. PHL govt launches anti-human trafficking hotline
Appeal for more human trafficking prosecutions NORTHERN Ireland’s public prosecutors must do more to bring successful prosecutions against those involved in human trafficking, it was claimed yesterday. On Tuesday evening, more than 130 premises were raided on both sides of the border and eight people arrested in a joint PSNI/Garda operation targeting organised prostitution, criminality and money laundering. The PSNI rescued three suspected victims of human trafficking when they searched 10 suspected brothels across the Province. Officers visited more than 20 addresses and searched several of them. The operation – which involved 170 police officers – resulted in five arrests for a variety of offences. Yesterday, the All Party Group on Human Trafficking (APGHT) welcomed the raids but also expressed concern over a lack of prosecutions on the general issue of human trafficking.
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. Longview police create awareness of human trafficking
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people coming to work in the U.S. on visas are put at greater risk of labor trafficking by unchecked labor recruiters. Abusive recruiters prey on the dreams of workers, tricking them into exploitative jobs and charging them massive fees. H.R. 3344, the Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013 ensures: No more lying in contracts No more fees More oversight of recruiters Thankfully, Cristopher was able to escape and is now safe. But let’s stop recruiters from preying on more people like Cristopher. Take Action | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery
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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. New sex-trafficking law in New York clears prostitute's record
U.S. human trafficking report includes U.S. cases for first time 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 report12.3 million adults and children affected worldwide, U.S. report saysSecretary 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. The United States listed itself in the report's top tier of compliance with minimum standards set forth by the U.S.
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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”. Chocolate Industry Admit: “we must do more”… « STOP THE TRAFFIK blog spot
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. It was the third meeting of the U.S. United States and Ukraine Fight Human Trafficking
Dying to Leave ~ Essay: Profiting from Disparity and Desperation | Wide Angle 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?
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It may come as surprise to learn that people don't have to travel to Thailand, Jamaica or Mexico City to encounter child prostitution; it's right here in America. Most large U.S. cities house populations of child prostitutes, kept there under the control of pimps to satisfy increasing demand for their sexual services. Groups of these children travel to venues - the Super Bowl for example - as child prostitution road-shows, in response to demand for them. These kids come from neighborhoods like yours - runaways, children and young teens kidnapped from the street (from outside the mall or movie theatre) or grabbed while on vacation, chatted up on-line, answering an ad for a job - who are rarely, if ever, seen again. Befriended, romanced, beaten and abused by their pimp they learn to rely on him to survive. And survival is what this sexual slavery is all about, as the pimps have the power of life, death or trade over them. AbuseWatch.NET
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