Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Solicitor General Oliver Heald – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Member of Parliament at the House of Commons and Solicitor General for England and Wales Oliver Heald spoke out recently in mid June, 2013 saying progress to stop human trafficking in the UK has been implemented, but crime and abuse by traffickers […]

South American domestic workers move closer to justice

South American domestic workers move closer to justice

Gabriela De Cicco – WNN Justice (WNN/AWID) Brasília, BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA: Long working hours, lack of rest time and poor treatment and compensation, in the absence of national legislation, often turns domestic work into a form of slavery in many countries. Some of the changes taking place in Latin America regarding decent work for domestic […]

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) Constanta, ROMANIA: After studying psychology and living in Australia for some years, human rights activist and street-child advocate Iana Matei returned to her native country – Romania. When she returned in 1998 her life changed in a big way. As a psychologist and ‘expert’ in street children, Matai was […]

LAOS: Family pressures exacerbate trafficking

LAOS: Family pressures exacerbate trafficking

IRIN News Asia – Thursday, 26 May, 2011 VIENTIANE, 26 May 2011 (IRIN) – Trafficked girls have few prospects upon their return home and often the family can push them back into leaving, warn aid workers. “We have to consider that often someone in the village convinces them to leave and sometimes it’s one member […]