After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

After 30+ yrs of servitude three domestic workers rescued from London home

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Three women have been rescued from 30+ years of domestic slavery in London as their two 67-year-old captors have been arrested by Scotland Yard in what police say is a groundbreaking case of alleged human trafficking. The carefully orchestrated rescue came over a few weeks for the […]

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 […]

The rebel woman lecture

The rebel woman lecture

Eulalee Thompson – The Gleaner – Tuesday, 10 April 2012 (originally published 04 April) Remembering the life of Dr Lucille Mathurin Mair The great Dr Lucille Mathurin Mair’s seminal work The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery framed my consciousness as a young, undergraduate student on the Mona campus of the University […]

Fla. (Florida) climbers take part in ‘Freedom Climb’

Fla. (Florida) climbers take part in ‘Freedom Climb’

Local 10 – Monday, 16 January 2012 (originally published 11 Jan) January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a local group of women are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness. It’s called the Freedom Climb. Tina and 46 other women are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help ten thousand women; raising money for […]

Somaly Mam, Sex Trafficking Survivor, Fights Slavery And HIV/AIDS In Cambodia (SLIDESHOW)

Somaly Mam, Sex Trafficking Survivor, Fights Slavery And HIV/AIDS In Cambodia (SLIDESHOW)

Eleanor Goldberg – Huffington Post – Monday, 05 December 2011 (originally posted 30 Nov) This story is part of a series celebrating HIV/AIDS activists in honor of Thursday’s World AIDS Day. Her house has been burned down. She’s had her car jacked. Her daughter was kidnapped, drugged and raped. But still, sex trafficking survivor Somaly […]

How Bad is Human Trafficking Around the World?

How Bad is Human Trafficking Around the World?

Amelia T. – Care2.com Causes – Monday, 5 July, 2011 Although Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter battle over his child prostitution statistics overtook any real news on human trafficking, this week saw the release of the State Department’s annual report on Trafficking in Persons. In it, the State Department detailed the status of human trafficking worldwide, providing […]

Trafficking victims should have legal redress and compensation – UN rights expert

Trafficking victims should have legal redress and compensation – UN rights expert

UN News Centre – Friday, 3 June, 2011 (originally published 1 June) 1 June 2011 – Victims of human trafficking have the right to seek legal redress and compensation for the violation of their rights, a United Nations expert said today, voicing concern that those trafficked were often treated as “instruments” of criminal investigation, rather […]