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 […]

Ukraine based FEMEN defies ‘sexism’ in efforts to stop human traffickers

Ukraine based FEMEN defies ‘sexism’ in efforts to stop human traffickers

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Kiev, UKRAINE: At first sight, few people would mark the group of topless young women protesting in the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, as outspoken advocates or feminists. Garlands of flowers adorn their waist-length hair, strategically thrown forward to cover their bare breasts. But the black graffiti-style […]

Human trafficking victim advocates gather at the United Nations

Human trafficking victim advocates gather at the United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: Human trafficking was on the agenda today at the United Nations in New York as a UN General Assembly interactive dialogue meeting, “Fighting Human Trafficking: Partnership and Innovation to End Violence Against Women,” revealed that international funding efforts are falling short, in spite of ongoing organizational efforts to decrease the […]

Woman filmmaker reveals secret slavery of Armenian women

Woman filmmaker reveals secret slavery of Armenian women

Lisa A. Phillips – WNN Reviews (WNN) Stockholm, SWEDEN: Armenian filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian has done much to reveal the horrors of the Armenian genocide under the Ottoman government’s systematic decimation of Armenian citizens that began before World War I and lasted until the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. Originally stretching across a large […]

Coalition refuses to ratify UN measure protecting domestic workers

Coalition refuses to ratify UN measure protecting domestic workers

Nannies, cooks and cleaners left vulnerable as UK fails to back ILO move to help workers who are mistreated or denied rights   Rachael Williams – The Guardian News – Thursday, 16 June, 2011 (originally published 15 June) The government has been accused of betraying Britain’s 200-year history in the fight against slavery and of […]

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 […]

‘US hot spot for Argentine slave workers’

‘US hot spot for Argentine slave workers’

Press TV – Monday, 17 May, 2010 (originally published 10 May) Argentina is a lucrative market for US criminal gangs for recruiting youths and children as sex workers, an anti-human trafficking organization says. A new study released by the Latin American and Caribbean Coalition against Human Trafficking suggests that over 80 percent of those trafficked […]

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 […]