Human Trafficking News for November 20, 2012

  • Human trafficking victims freed in U.S. prostitution bust
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Authorities on Tuesday broke up a $7 million, three-state prostitution and money laundering ring, rescuing two human trafficking victims and arresting more than a dozen people, New York's attorney general said. The crackdown was the result of a 16-month investigation into Somad Enterprises Inc., an advertising agency with offices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania that …
  • UPDATE 1-Human trafficking victims freed in U.S. prostitution bust
    (Adds details, additional quote from Schneiderman) NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Authorities on Tuesday broke upa $7 million, three-state prostitution and money launderingring, rescuing two human trafficking victims and arresting morethan a dozen people, New York's attorney general said. The crackdown was the result of a 16-month investigationinto Somad Enterprises Inc. …
  • Op-Ed: The World’s Slaves Need Us to Free Them
    Many think that slavery ended in the 1800s. The fact is that the number of slaves in the world today is far greater than ever before in history. In the last seven years, the estimated total of forced labor victims has grown by more than eight million. The International Labour Organization ( ILO) defines forced or compulsory labor as all work or service which is exacted from any person under the …
  • Turn on the TV? How telenovelas help people cope with real life
    Can the love triangles, kidnappings, and evil twins of prime-time TV promote positive change? It may be tough to imagine soap operas playing that role, but the format is being tapped to educate people about everything from HIV and AIDS to human trafficking, domestic violence, and conflict resolution – and it seems to be working.

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