Sunday, May 27, 2007


Scope of Human Trafficking Remains Largely Unknown

"We operate in an information fog," Antonio Maria Costa, director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told reporters last month. more >>

DW World-DE


UN's Fight Against Moldova Sex Slavery

Moldova is among the countries singled out as the worst offenders, but Chisinau will not officially collaborate with Tiraspol to help diminish the problem. more >>

Tiraspol Times


Human Trafficking Fight Steps up a Gear

European efforts to crack down on human trafficking and protect victims appear to be bearing fruit. more >>

NZZ Online


Woman tells Students of own Human Trafficking Ordeal

In high school, Theresa Flores was an upper-middle-class teenager who did well in school and ran track. Underneath Flores had a secret: She was a victim of modern-day human trafficking. more >>

The Advocate


Some Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

While there has never been a human trafficking conviction in Hamilton, police are certain it does exist here. more >>

Hamilton Spectator


Egypt Works As "Middle Man" In Human Trafficking

Hassan Eissa said "street children are a phenomena that has existed in Egypt for many years, still in the last 10 years it has spread wide and they are estimated to be 3 million kids now." more >>



Authorities 'Failing to Stop Child Trafficking'

A lack of police and immigration officers is allowing the trafficking of children into Northern Ireland. more >>

Belfast Today News

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Human Trafficking Investigation Leads to Johnson County Raids

Authorities rescued 15 women from Johnson County businesses that an FBI spokesman characterized as massage parlors. more >>

Kansas City Star

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Crackdown on Organized Prostitution

A series of police raids on Tuesday resulted in ten arrests in a Bulgarian prostitution ring. more >>


Sunday, May 13, 2007


Trafficking of African Women is Thriving

Trafficking of women from west Africa to Europe for sexual exploitation is thriving amid inaction from African governments. more >>



The Misery of Male Slavery

Amid despair at the trafficking of women and children, men too are being treated as less than sub-human. more >>

The Nation


Brazil's Ethanol Slaves

200,000 migrant sugar cutters who prop up the renewable energy boom. more >>


Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Chad Signs Deal to Demobilise Child Soldiers

Chad pledged on Wednesday to work to demobilise hundreds of child soldiers fighting in the ranks of the government army and rebel groups across the conflict-torn central African country. more >>


Monday, May 7, 2007


Modern-Day Comfort Women Face a Hell on Earth

Lee Ok-sun was 16 when she was grabbed off a dark street, tied up by two men and thrown into a truck with 5 other girls. more >>

Asia Sentinal


Islamic Slavery in Sudan

The ICC this week issued warrants for the arrest of Ahmed Haroun, the minister for humanitarian affairs of Sudan, and Ali Kosheib, a leader of that country’s notorious janjaweed militia. more >>



Course to Save Hilltribe Girls from Flesh Trade

Human trafficking has been inducted as a course in the school curriculum in some schools in the northern province of Chiang Rai to prevent hilltribe girls from being lured into the flesh trade. more >>

Bangkok Post


Brothel Owner Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Human Trafficking

A Haifa District Court on Sunday sentenced a brothel owner to five years in prison for human trafficking and pandering. more >>


Of Human Bondage

The girl was forced to work from 4am to midnight every day, serving 50-year-old Wipaporn Songmeesap and her family of six. more >>

Bangkok Post


Human Smuggling and Trafficking in the era of Globalization

The increasing incidents of human smuggling and trafficking in the wake of the arrest of an MP belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Party have become a major topic of discussion. more >>


Thursday, May 3, 2007


Man Guilty of Human Trafficking

A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of trafficking two Brazilian women into the UK to make them work in a brothel. more >>

BBC News


Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking in Somalia

Human smuggling continues unabated from the northeast coast of Puntland, Somalia, resulting in the death of hundreds of Ethiopians and Somalis. more >>



Child Pornography and Human Trafficking: Cancun's Dark Side

A conversation with human rights activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro on the coastal city's violence and abuses -- and her lifelong mission to combat them. more >>


Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Child Soldiers: "A Four-Foot Tall Killing Machine"

From Sierra Leone to Congo, from Afghanistan to Kosovo, child soldiers are the war weapon of choice, "easily manipulated, intensely loyal, fearless and, most important, in endless supply." more >>


Tuesday, May 1, 2007


NGOs Concerned at Lack of Action to Release Child Soldiers

Local child protection agencies in Nepal are concerned over the lack of action to trace and release child soldiers in the country. more >>