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  • October 24, 2014: Human trafficking led to halt in Kenyan recruitment - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A senior official at the Ministry of Labor said the Kenyan government's decision to halt the export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia was due to problems with the Kenyan government's recruitment offices, and the desire of officials to monitor those offices after they were found to be involved in human trafficking.
  • 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 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 14, 2014: Colombia arrests 17 for child prostitution, trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Bogota (AFP) - Twelve adults and five children suspected of child sex crimes and human trafficking have been arrested in Colombia in a joint operation with the United States, officials from both countries said Tuesday.
  • October 21, 2014: Report shines light on slave labor in U.S. - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    They work on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves enslaved in plain sight as victims of labor trafficking, according to a new report published by the nonpartisan Urban Institute and Northeastern University.
  • 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 […]