Human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor: a modern-day form of slavery. According to United Nations estimates, nearly 2.5 million people from 127 countries are trafficked. If a worker is forced to provide work or services and held against their will by physical force or coercion, they may be a victim of trafficking.
28 August 2012 [from AllAfrica.com] Linda Eroke writes on efforts by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Department for Equal Opportunities (DEO), Italy to rehabilitate victims of human trafficking and child labour All over the world, trafficking in human beings has been recognised as not only a serious crime, but an abuse of [...]
Acapulco, Mexico (CNN) – It’s early in the evening and they’re already on the streets looking for customers.They are all very young, some still in their teens. One teenage girl wearing a tight, revealing, deep pink dress walks by while prying eyes follow her every move. At La Noria Street in downtown Acapulco, this is part [...]
Somaly Mam: Cambodian anti-sex trafficking campaigner and founder of AFESIP, rescuing women from brothels and supporting their recovery
Emine Saner The Guardian Growing up in extreme poverty under the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, Mam was sold into sexual slavery when she was 12, eventually ending up in a Phnom Penh brothel where she endured unimaginable daily torture and rape. After being made to watch as another girl, her best friend, was murdered, [...]
New York (CNN) — A Canadian man who admitted to running a sex ring involving young boys at his home in Thailand was sentenced by a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, to 25 years in prison, court officials said Monday. John Wrenshall pleaded guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to engage in sex tourism, [...]
To read this article at the Dailyrecord.com, please click here. SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Pledging to do more to help end the scourge of sexual slavery, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited a rescue and rehabilitation center for child prostitutes in northern Cambodia on Sunday. Before touring the famed 12th century Angkor [...]