01.09.2011 11:48

Prosecutor Shares Tactics For Fighting Sex Trafficking In Kansas

BY RON SYLVESTER The Wichita Eagle WICHITA - Cynthia Cordes had prosecuted the pimps who'd taken teenage girls out of their homes and put them on the streets of Kansas City to sell their bodies. She'd seen what happened to women brought from China and forced to live inside a strip mall in...
18.08.2011 11:33

China Steps Up Anti-Child Trafficking Efforts

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 7:40 am UTC Posted 1 day ago The Chinese government is drafting tighter rules on adopting children to combat the country's widespread child trafficking problem. The China Daily newspaper says only orphanages will be able to offer abandoned infants and...
28.07.2011 12:08

Mexican Cartels Move Into Human Trafficking:Daily Human Trafficking and Smuggling Report

The Salvadoran single mother was hoping to support her children in the United States. Instead, gunmen from the Zeta drug cartel kidnapped her in Mexico and forced her to cook, clean and endure the rapes of multiple men. Now the survivor of this terrifying three- month ordeal is a witness for a...
13.06.2011 11:33

Utah Mother Tried to Sell Daughter's Virginity for $10,000, Say Cops

  By RUSSELL GOLDMAN (@GoldmanRussell)   May 24, 2011   A Utah mother could spend her life in jail after allegedly trying to sell her 13- year-old daughter's virginity for $10,000, prosecutors told ABC Felicia McClure, 32, was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of...
13.06.2011 11:30

Parents that Pimp their own kids...

May 20, 2011 Parents indicted for human trafficking By Ronica Shannon   Register News Writer The Richmond Register Fri May 20, 2011, 08:01 AM EDT RICHMOND — Two Madison County parents were indicted Wednesday on human trafficking charges and could spend up to 20 years in...
10.05.2011 12:08

Vermont Senate Passes Human Trafficking Bill:

Vermont lawmakers are cracking down on human trafficking - the act of holding another person in bondage for labor or sex. The state Senate passed a bill Monday that creates several new crimes connected to the problem. Violators could get up to life in prison and a fine of $500,000. Vermont is the...
28.02.2011 15:25

Legislation proposed to stop human trafficking

February 24, 2011 11:46 AM BOSTON — Seeking to eradicate the exploitation of victims for sexual servitude and labor, Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined Senator Mark Montigny's six-year effort to pass comprehensive human trafficking legislation. Human trafficking is considered the...
23.02.2011 14:28

500 Indians sue US company for Human trafficking

Over 500 Indian “guest workers” who were brought to the US to work in shipyards after Hurricane Katrina are suing American company Signal International and other entities on charges of human trafficking and racketeering. This lawsuit could well be the largest human trafficking case in US ...
10.09.2010 11:46

In Colombia, beauty pageant contestants get involved in fighting human trafficking

8 September 2010 - Beauty contests are glitzy affairs where many young women's hopes of making it to prestigious catwalks soar. With their eyes fixed on events like New York Fashion Week (opening tomorrow), would-be models from all over the world flock to local beauty competitions, unaware that...
04.09.2010 20:24

United Nations GA formally launches Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Person.

31 August 2010 – The United Nations today launched a global action plan to combat human trafficking, with senior UN officials urging that governments worldwide take coordinated and consistent measures to try to defeat the scourge. The plan, launched at a high-level meeting of the General...
09.07.2010 23:21

British photojournalist wins 2010 Nansen Refugee Award‏

GENEVA, 9 July 2010 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today that its annual Nansen Refugee Award will go to Alixandra Fazzina, a British photojournalist whose work documents the often overlooked consequences of war. On learning of the award Fazzina said, "I...
06.07.2010 11:20

Children are everyone's business‏

Businesses asked to help protect and promote children’s rights NEW YORK, 24 June 2010 – At the opening of a major meeting of business leaders organized by the United Nations today, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children called on the business community to work together to build...
30.06.2010 14:02

México, primer país del mundo en campaña de la ONU contra trata de personas

México, primer país del mundo en campaña de la ONU contra trata de personas México, 14 abr. (EFE)- El presidente mexicano, Felipe Calderón, y el subsecretario general de la ONU, Antonio María Costa, lanzaron hoy la campaña "Corazón Azul" en contra de la trata de personas en el mundo, con lo...
24.06.2010 11:20

UNODC Launches Global Review on Migrant Smuggling

  10 June 2010 Migrant smuggling has been an issue of increasing concern. The negative consequences of this type of transnational crime include the erosion of state sovereignty and the loss of control over who enters and leaves the territory, the potential security implications of clandestine...
16.06.2010 10:06

Number of forcibly displaced rises to 43.3 million last year, the highest level since mid-1990s‏

BERLIN, Germany, June 15 (UNHCR) – Annual figures released Tuesday by the UN refugee agency show that some 43.3 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2009, the highest number of people uprooted by conflict and persecution since the mid-1990s. At the same time, according...
27.05.2010 13:44

Girls’ education conference concludes with call to focus on most marginalized children‏

DAKAR, SENEGAL, 26 May 2010 – Although great strides have been made to get more girls into classrooms, those still out of school are likely to be from families already suffering social neglect and deprivation, an international conference concluded, as delegates unanimously passed a declaration...
27.05.2010 13:43

Amnesty: Global justice gap condemns millions to abuse‏

Amnesty International Press release 27 May 2010 The state of the world's human rights in 2010 A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide....
26.05.2010 11:23

CRC 54th session: Committee on Rights of Child opens fifty-fourth session

UNITED NATIONS Press Release Committee on the Rights of the Child 25 May 2010 The Committee on the Rights of the Child this morning opened it fifty-fourth session, hearing an address by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Committee also adopted its agenda and...
10.05.2010 10:02

As efforts to end child labour slow, ILO calls for 're-energized' global action‏

ILO Press release 7 May 2010 Amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic downturn, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are slowing down and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the...
08.05.2010 10:49

Human Rights Web Archive nominations‏

The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is pleased to announce the development of the Human Rights Web Archive. As part of Columbia's larger initiative to collect free and at-risk web resources, the Human...


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Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.

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These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:

Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.

Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.

Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.

Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.

Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.


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"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."

– President Barack OBAMA

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