Friday, April 27, 2007


Foreign Workers Also Victims of Human Trafficking

Hundreds of foreign workers who are duped by agents and brought into the country are also victims of human trafficking. more >>

The New Strait Times Online

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Child Laborers Toil in Thai Seafood Factories

Human rights groups say thousands of children and illegal Myanmar migrants are working in Thailand's $2 billion-a-year shrimp export industry, often in conditions little short of modern-day slavery. more >>


Wednesday, April 25, 2007


When the American Dream Leads to Servitude

Martina Okeke, 68, says that she was fooled into coming to America as a servant by a family on Staten Island that refused for 12 years to pay her. more >>

The New York Times


Migrants 'Deceived and Exploited'

Migrant workers are being lured to Britain by deception and are forming a new exploited underclass. more >>

BBC News


Police Finds Another 11 Girls

9 Bulgarian, 1 Serb and 1 Macedonian girl, suspected of having been forced in to prostitution, were found in a night club. more >>



Las Vegas: Growing Hub For Sex Trafficking

Authorities say Las Vegas is one of the worst cities in the world for sex trafficking. more >>


Across the Border, but into a Locked Room

Inside the single-family home, they say they found eight illegal immigrants imprisoned in a back bedroom. more >>


Malaysian Gov't Presents First Bill Against Human Trafficking

The Malaysian government has presented its first anti-human trafficking bill to provide the legislation necessary to fight trafficking in human beings. more >>

People's Daily Online


Quebec Man Faces Human Trafficking Charge

A 22 year old Quebec man faces a series of prostitution-related charges, as well as human trafficking and assault. more >>

680 News


UN Anti-Trafficking Drive Hits Culture Barriers

Global efforts to crack down on human trafficking are handicapped by lack of information from countries whose cultures have not deemed some forms of slavery to be a crime. more >>


U.S. Seeks To Intensify Global Fight Against Child Exploitation

The United States is urging UN member states to criminalize all aspects of child sexual exploitation. more >>

Media Newswire

Friday, April 20, 2007


Shock Human Trafficking Case

10 Bulgarians involved in trafficking women to France to work as prostitutes have been arrested following a joint operation by Bulgarian and French authorities. more >>


Thursday, April 19, 2007


Slavery of Children and Women in Persian gulf Countries

With camel racing being heavily patronized by the oil rich rulers, thousands of small children from the Indian sub-continent face a bleak future. more >>

Persian Journal


Italian Police Break up Human Trafficking Ring

Italian police arrested 14 people across the country in raids against a human trafficking ring that brought in illegal immigrants from Africa then abducted some of them for ransom. more >>

Ireland On-Line


Four Russians Arrested in Sweden Over Human Trafficking

Swedish prosecutors have charged a group of 24 Russians and Swedes with human trafficking, pimping and buying sex from 9 Russian women. more >>


Conference Speakers Shed Light on Human Trafficking

Poverty and civil strife play off each other, taking away people’s rights and livelihoods, said speakers during the first day of South Texas College’s Human Trafficking Conference. more >>

The Monitor


Police Arrest 60 People in Crackdown on Human Trafficking Ring

Authorities raided 5 brothels and 9 homes in the province of Almeria, arresting 13 people suspected of leading the ring. more >>



Rape Revealed Human Trafficking

A woman from the Czech Republic who was lured to England and made to work as a prostitute was raped in a Lancashire restaurant, a court has heard. more >>

BBC News


Lawmaker's Arrest Exposes Major Racket in Human Trafficking

The arrest of BJP MP Babubhai Katara, who was attempting to smuggle out a woman and a boy to Canada, has taken the lid off a flourishing human trafficking racket. more >>


Sudan's Young Endure "Unspeakable" Abuse

Children in Sudan are press-ganged, coerced to join armed groups, raped and used as forced labor or sex slaves, according to a new report by humanitarian groups. more >>


Wednesday, April 18, 2007


South Sudan Children Still Suffering Despite Peace

Sexual violence is at "wartime levels" with reports of tens of thousands of incidents. more >>


Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Israelis Arrested in UK for Sex Trafficking

Two brothers suspected of operating brothels worth over $2 million; police free eight women in raid. more >>


Two Arrested for Child Trafficking in Nimba

The Liberia National Police in Nimba County have arrested and detained 2 suspects in connection with child trafficking. more >>

Monday, April 16, 2007


St. Joe's Students Raise Money to Free Children

Working with the non-profit organization, Free the Slaves, the students are trying to raise $23,000 in order to rescue 40 children who are enslaved in Ghana, Africa. more >>

Community Press


Documents Show Japan Directed Sex Slavery

Newly discovered documents from post-World War II trials of Japanese war criminals offer fresh proof the military directly forced Asian women into sexual slavery. more >>

The News


Man Remanded on Suspicion of Aggravated Human Trafficking

The Finnish Guard suspects that at least two men with an Indian background have forced another Indian-born man to work without pay in Finland. more >>

Helsingin Sanomat


Two Men Detained Over Women Trafficking

They tried to bribe Bulgarian and Romanian border policemen and traffic three Bulgarian women out of the country. more >>

Focus News Agency

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Trafficking Victims Spurn Help

In the 6 months since World Relief got a $450,000 grant from the U.S. DOJ to help survivors in the region, none have been found. more >>

St. Petersburg Times

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Girls Tell UN Panel of Grim Struggles

A 16 year old Nepalese girl burst into tears describing her work in a match factory to help support her mother. more >>

Associated Press

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


India on US 'Special Watch List' for Human Trafficking

India figures among 39 countries placed on a US 'special watch list' of nations deemed to warrant special scrutiny of their anti-trafficking efforts. more >>

Hindustan Times

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Anti-Trafficking Law Coming

When lawmakers return to the House after the Easter recess, a unique bill is expected to come to the floor; a law against trafficking in persons. more >>

The Monitor


Human Trafficking on the Rise in Vietnam

More and more Vietnamese women and children are being sold into slavery by human traffickers. more >>



Cabinet Approves Committee to Combat Human Trafficking

The Cabinet yesterday approved the setting up of a National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking as part of the UAE's efforts to tackle the menace. more >>

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Spanish Police Arrest 7 for Human Trafficking

Spanish police arrested 7 people in a crackdown on a human-trafficking ring that allegedly forced Eastern European women into prostitution. more >>

Khaleej Times Online

Friday, April 6, 2007


No Return for Sudan's Forgotten Slaves

Akech Arol Deng has not seen his wife and son since they were seized by Arab militias from their home in south Sudan. more >>

BBC News


Child Slavery

Around 8.4 million children around the world are enslaved today. Now, in a remarkable journey across three continents, 5 of them tell their stories. more >>

BBC News


Bonded to the Sari Loom

Seated at old wooden weaving looms, workers are toiling away. The conditions in their huts are like something from medieval times. It is dark, dingy, everything operated by hand. more >>

BBC News


Haiti's Hidden 'Child Slaves'

Haiti was the first country in the Americas to abolish slavery, when it won its independence in 1804. But thousands live a life of near-slave labour because of poverty and social breakdown. more >>

BBC News


Desperate Plight of Nepal 'Slave Girls'

In the undergrowth, 13-year-old Junu Shrestha hacks away to gather fodder for her landlady's cattle. more >>

BBC News


'Slavery' Behind Easter Chocolate

Thousands of children are working as slave labour on West African cocoa farms to help produce Easter chocolate for the UK, campaigners warn. more >>

BBC News


$8.83 Million to Fight Trafficking in Persons

The Trafficking in Persons project has been allocated $8.83 million in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives. more >>



UN Taps African Religious Leaders in Fight Against Trafficking

The UN is seeking to enlist religious groups in Africa in the war against human trafficking. more >>

VOA News


Rising Incidence of Child Trafficking in China

Rural Chinese children increasingly risk being sold or forced to become beggars, petty thieves or sex workers as their farmer parents flock to cities looking for work. more >>

Taipei Times


Cambodia Launches Task Force Against Human Trafficking

The Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs launched the kingdom's first national task force to tackle human trafficking. more >>

People's Daily Online

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Plague Still on the Rise

The trafficking of Vietnamese women and children, mainly across borders with China and Cambodia, has continued increasing as perpetrators have come to disguise their trade more cleverly. more >>

Thanh Nien News


Lawmakers Say I-10 is Major Slave Trafficking Route

At least 1 out of of every 5 men, women and children trapped in sexual slavery or indentured servitude in the United States has passed through Texas. more >>

Austin Bureau


Israel's Sex Slaves

Israel of all places has turned into an international center of modern-day slavery. more >>


Dehumanising Tales of Human Trafficking

Maoleen (not real name), 20, is in desperate need for a well paying job and her dream is to join her peers in their journeys to look for greener pastures across the borders. more >>


Trafficking Thriving in Moz

Daring human traffickers are taking advantage of Mozambique’s weak adoption laws in order to traffic children out of the country for the purposes of prostitution or cheap labour. more >>

Sunday Times


Smooth-Talking Conmen Lure Victims for Profitable Syndicates

For Letty, a young woman from Gauteng - the offer was irresistible. Forced to drop out of college because of financial constraints at home, she thought her friend Angela's call was a lifeline. more >>


State Needs Law That Bans Trafficking in Humans

A document published by the Sisters of the Divine Savior states "in recent major trafficking cases, there have been reports of trafficking instances in every state." more >>

Times Union


Migrant Workers Face New Slavery

The modern day incarnation of slavery - which sees unscrupulous gangmasters exploiting migrant workers with threats of violence - is alive and well in 21st Century Britain. more >>

BBC News


Lower Prices Behind Sex Slavery Boom and Child Prostitution

Two American TV crews have investigated Moldova's growing sex slave trade. In Chisinau, human traffickers now charge as little as $500 for delivering a child prostitute into a life of slavery abroad. more >>

Tiraspol Times


Sex Shame Case Ends Before Trial

Legal recognition that Sheffield police turned a blind eye to prostitution means staff and owners of the Omega will not face a jury trial. more >>

Sheffield Today News

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


UN Launches Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

The UN, some governments and NGOs have jointly launched an initiative to wipe out the practice of human trafficking, which currently entraps about 27 million people world over. more >>

India Times


Delegates Must Stand up to Human Trafficking

When you think of human trafficking, what comes to mind? Are they children forced to prostitute in Thailand, living with HIV, growing up in a brothel? more >>

The Examiner


Germany Arrests 9 Iraqis for People Trafficking

German police said on Tuesday they had arrested 9 Iraqis suspected of helping to run a human trafficking ring. more >>


Monday, April 2, 2007


CBI Files Chargesheet Against SI, 3 Others for Human Trafficking

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against 4 persons, including its own sub-inspector, for allegedly cheating several persons with the promise of sending them abroad for employment. more >>

Express News Service


Human Trafficking Cases Registered in Azerbaijan

The Deputy Chairman of the Office for the Fight against Human Trafficking said that in 2006, the Ministry registered 211 cases of human trafficking in Azerbaijan. more >>

Trend News Agency


Romanian Police Break Up Human Trafficking Ring

Romanian authorities have dismantled a trafficking ring that transported women to Germany and sold them to Turkish citizens. more >>



Human Trafficking of Children in Tak Province

On the Myanmar border, Mae Sot, in Tak Province has recently been in the news as being a centre of human-trafficking, specifically of children. more >>

Pattaya Daily News


Legislators Take on Human Trafficking

Some state legislators believe that coerced sex slavery could exist in Ohio because the state lacks a law specifically targeting human trafficking. more >>

Associated Press


Power of a Mother’s Love Saves Women from Traffickers

Marita Versn, a 23-year-old mother of a young child, was less than a block away from her home when she was kidnapped from the streets of San Miguel de Tucumn, Argentina. more >>

Gulf Times


'Chairman' Reveals Seedy World of Trafficking

Correspondent Andrew Harding has a rare encounter with a conscience-stricken Philippines gangland boss who runs a network trafficking underaged girls to work in brothels. more >>

BBC News


Ugandan Children Smuggled to UK

Ugandan children are among those trafficked and smuggled into the UK, experts have said. The children work as domestic servants, sex slaves and as labourers in restaurants and car washing bays. more >>

New Vision Online


Corrupt Police Linked to Human Trafficking

In a case related to adult trafficking, a high ranking military officer, and his team have arrested 2 individuals: a police officer who works for the Maetor village, Tak Province, and his friend. more >>

Pattaya Daily News


Prosecutor Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

US Attorney Reggie Lloyd plans an increased push against human trafficking after authorities broke up a prostitution ring run by 3 illegal immigrants.
more >>

Associated Press