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  • October 21, 2014: Study shows U.S. forced-labor victims unclear where to seek help - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    By Megan Twohey (Reuters) - A study of human labor trafficking in the United States released today shows that many of the victims arrived in the country legally, and some had college degrees. Even so, the study by researchers at the non-profit Urban Institute and Boston's Northeastern University concluded, victims seldom understood their rights or where to seek help. The study focuses on 122 ...
  • October 21, 2014: Two charged with running brothel, human trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A victim was allegedly held in a flat against her will under threats and intimidation to force her into the prostitution business.
  • October 19, 2014: Human trafficker couple arrested in Delhi - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A couple from Jharkhand was arrested for running a human trafficking racket here, Delhi Police said Sunday.
  • October 17, 2014: Human trafficking conference organized by Prince Andrew High pupil - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A student at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth, N.S., turned teacher for the day to educate her peers about human trafficking. "I had a distant relative become a victim of human trafficking. At the time I didn't know what that was, so I looked into not only the case, but also just human trafficking in general."
  • October 16, 2014: Dartmouth student teaches human trafficking lesson - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A grade 12 student at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth has taken on the role of teacher.
  • October 20, 2014: Mauritania: Where escaping slavery can be a crime - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By John D. Sutter Imagine being rescued from modern slavery, only to be charged with a crime. That's the apparent reality in Mauritania, the country with the world's highest incidence of modern slavery. Located in West Africa, on the edge of the Sahara Desert, an estimated 4% to 20% of people there remain enslaved. It […]
  • October 10, 2014: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is awarded to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education. Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said, "Children must go to school, not be financially exploited." Yousafzai came to […]
  • September 26, 2014: Time for electronics industry to end supply chain slavery - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Dan Viederman, CEO Verité If you are reading this on a tablet, smart phone or computer monitor, then you may be holding a product of forced labor. Verité's two-year study of labor conditions in electronics manufacturing in Malaysia has found that one in three foreign workers surveyed was in a condition of forced labor. […]
  • September 16, 2014: Race on to raise $1m in a day to combat human trafficking in U.S. - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Leif Coorlim, CNN A U.S. national campaign is under way to raise more than a million dollars in 24 hours. The Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives campaign is working to raise $1 million for more than 100 non-profit organizations united in the fight against human-trafficking and modern-day slavery. Like many other hidden criminal issues, accurate […]
  • September 04, 2014: While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    Cultural preference for boys in parts of India results in some of the largest imbalances between males and females in the world. And that creates a demand for brides that human traffickers are willing to meet. Film maker Carl Gierstorfer visited villages where brides fetch a price and teenage girls are snatched from their families. […]