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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IOM News: The Big Issue: Human Trafficking - Slavery of the 21st Century



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U.N. Report Shows an Increase in Child Trafficking - NYTimes.com


One in three human trafficking victims is a child, most victims are female, and traffickers operate with wide impunity, the United Nations said Monday in a report on modern-day slavery.

The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, produced by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, also found that the proportion of children among victims appeared to be rising. Its first report, in 2012, said the proportion had been closer to one in four.Read more

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Humans for Sale: UC Research Helps Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking



Human trafficking –– or the control, ownership and sale of another human being for monetary gain –– was a common occurrence centuries ago, but many believe it doesn't exist in this day and age and not in this country. 

“Not so,” says ALyse Zook-DeLange, UC communications graduate student, “The problem still exists all over the world, and right here in our own hometowns.”

While most people view prostitution as a form of human trafficking, DeLange points out that it is really not. Prostitution is a choice, but sex trafficking, one of the five types of human trafficking is not and is the central issue of a comprehensive research paper that DeLange will present in November.

The scope of DeLange’s research centered around the public’s perception of human trafficking gleaned from personal interviews she had conducted with spectators after viewing the “Invisible: Slavery Today” exhibit at Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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Portman, Feinstein introduce bill to combat human trafficking - Daily Advocate - dailyadvocate.com


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Combat Human Trafficking Act which would strengthen law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute all who commit sex trafficking crimes, particularly the buyers of sex acts from trafficking victims. Enforcement efforts often focus only on prosecuting the sellers of these acts because of challenges in prosecuting buyers.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How Brazil Shames Companies That Enslave People - Business Insider

Brazil has embraced an aggressive approach to combating modern-day slavery, including making supply chains more transparent, according to the new Global Slavery Index.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-brazil-shames-companies-that-enslave-people-2014-11#ixzz3JS0PzLzM


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Act now on slavery shame | Bangkok Post: opinion

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met Myanmar President Thein Sein at the 25th Asean Summit in Nay Pyi Taw this week. Unfortunately, global attention was not so much on the economic dreams the pair wanted... 

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National Council of Jewish Women and Polaris Join Forces to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking | NCJW

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is partnering with Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, on a joint online petition focused on raising awareness about human trafficking. The petition calls on President Obama to support strong funding to assist victims and fight human trafficking in our communities.

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