The push to leave poverty brings some women into sex work

The push to leave poverty brings some women into sex work

Jess Richardson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: There is little doubt that childhood sexual abuse is a huge problem in the world today. It’s hidden in almost every home and most people have a story to tell. The correlation between a young person being sexually abused, and then being […]

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN Justice (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With her guide dog by her side, child sex trafficking survivor Margeaux Gray presented perhaps the most powerful testimonial at the January U.S. Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. “This is my first time speaking in front of an audience like this,” she began. “Even […]

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Cameron Conaway (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If there can be celebrities of the anti-slavery movement, Ima Matul is certainly one of them. Her brutal story about being trafficked and rising to become a role model for survivors has been featured on CNN, and in 2012 President Barack Obama recognized her as a modern-day […]

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 […]

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a detailed and comprehensive nation-wide campaign sweep that reached into 76 separate U.S. cities, 47 state divisions of the U.S. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation along with 230 separate agencies and 3,900+ local, state and federal law enforcement officers, have successfully rescued 105 children who […]

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Kelly Matheson – WNN Justice (WNN/WITNESS) Atlanta, GEORGIA, U.S.: Sexual slavery is now happening in all six United Nations Regional Groups as human traffickers target women and girls. Most from poverty, broken homes and abuse. Because of this they are more vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation by traffickers. This first hand story by Kelly Matheson […]

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 […]