UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to […]

New York City is YES a hotbed of human trafficking

New York City is YES a hotbed of human trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The story of Shandra Woworuntu is, as she often says, “Probably not the form of human trafficking you imagine.” Shandra attained a college degree in her native Indonesia and was employed as a financial analyst at a major international bank. But in 1998, due […]

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

WNN Justice with Alia Dharssi for TRF (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The global problem for human trafficking and sex-trafficking has been suffering under the specter of ignorance, ‘head-turning’ and denials in South Asia for decades, outlines photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who’s work has been dedicated to bringing in-depth on-the-ground reporting on the […]

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients [instead]

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients [instead]

Sylvia Corbet – The News & Observer – Monday, 02 December 2013 (originally published 26 Nov) PARIS — France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward […]

Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Lauren Hersh for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: International human rights organization, Equality Now, has launched a campaign calling on the United Nationals to listen to survivors and address the root causes of sex trafficking and exploitation. ” The failed experiment to decriminalize or legalize the purchase […]

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

David Young – Belfast Telegraph – Monday, 29 April 2013 (originally published 27 Apr) Two Romanian women arrested in Belfast on suspicion of involvement in a trans-European prostitution racket are to be extradited to Sweden. Two female suspected victims of sex trafficking were rescued in the Belfast operation. Items including documents, phones and computers were […]