By: BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44438570
Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Russia.
Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for allegedly facilitating their travel, the government agency fighting trafficking says. Read more
A victim of brutal gang rape at only 15, Sunitha Krishnan has transcended from a victim of sexual assault to a strong human rights advocate, helping thousands of victims of sex trafficking and sexual violence – women and children as young as 3 years old – find the courage to carry on with renewed hope and dignity.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the idea of an interactive map to help businesses fight human trafficking.
By Vestnik Kavkaza: http://vestikavkaza.ru/news/V-Marneuli-zaderzhali-podozrevaemuyu-v-trafikinge.html
In the Georgian city of Marneuli, law enforcement officers detained a 56-year-old woman suspected of human trafficking. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
By: LANSING, Mich (WLNS) http://www.wlns.com/news/human-trafficking-what-is-it/1164559342
The United Nations estimates 21 million people are victims of human trafficking. It’s a global problem, impacting every community, including ours here in Mid-Michigan. Read more
By ANDY NGUYEN, Los Angeles Times
Angela Guanzon was promised a good job and a good life if she emigrated from the Philippines to the United States, but after arriving in 2005, she was subjected to eating table scraps and sleeping in hallways.
Guanzon told her story of being an exploited worker Read more
By ANICK JESDANUN, AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER, ABC NEWS
A 1996 law that shields online services from being liable for what their users do would be weakened by a sex-trafficking bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature.
The law is what allows Facebook, Google and other leading companies to provide communications services. A company that hosts blogs doesn’t have to worry about being sued for defamation, Read more
By: ANSA, http://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/8474/labor-trafficking-of-migrants-on-the-rise-council-of-europe
The number of trafficking victims forced into quasi slave labor is growing, according to anti-trafficking experts. A new report states that labor exploitation is a key factor driving migrant smuggling in several European countries . Read more
By: BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-43611683
Charities which support victims of human trafficking are to receive more than £3m from the Scottish government.
Migrant Help and the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (Tara) will share the funds over three years, as part of efforts to improve services.
The announcement follows new figures showing a marked rise in reports to police in Scotland of suspected human trafficking.
By Jared Ferrie, BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
One year after Afghanistan strengthened human trafficking laws to prohibit the use of boys for sexual entertainment, there is little enforcement and trafficking is on the rise, experts say.
“Bacha bazi” – in which young boys are abducted by commanders who force them to dance and sexually abuse them – was explicitly prohibited for the first time in the updated anti-trafficking and smuggling law, enacted in January 2017. Read more