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 […]

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Jessica Sarhan – WNN Breaking (WNN) LONDON: On the 9th November, Westminster-based NGO called SCEME –  Social Change through Education in the Middle East issued a report in the UK Parliament House of Lords that details the increasing number of Iraqi women being trafficked since the beginning of the 2003 Iraq invasion. The fall of […]

Forced marriage up 70 percent in Myanmar

Forced marriage up 70 percent in Myanmar

WNN – MDG Stories (WNN) BANGKOK: The women from Myanmar, some arriving as young as 14, went to China with dreams of better-paid jobs that would help lift their families out of poverty.  Instead, upon arrival they are forced to marry. The men, often poor farmers, find Chinese brides hard to come by because cultural preference […]

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 […]

Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

WNN Breaking December 30, 2010 Thirteen Egyptian human rights organizations expressed their distress today about the Egyptian government’s continuing dismissal of reports confirming the detention, torture and rape of hundreds of African hostages in Sinai by human trafficking gangs over the last few months. The gangs are demanding ransoms of thousands of dollars for their […]