• July 31, 2014: UN urges world to tackle human trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Geneva, July 31 (IANS/WAM) As it marked the first ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN has called for an end to human trafficking, urging all countries to ratify and fully implement the relevant international convention and protocol. The world body Wednesday also appealed to everyone to open their eyes to the crime of human trafficking and their hearts to the victims and support ...
  • July 30, 2014: Human trafficking study ends, finds 140 victims in Ottawa - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Researchers say they have found 140 victims of human trafficking in Ottawa in the last year, mostly from Canada or the local Ottawa area. The nine-month survey was conducted by Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking Humans — or PACT-Ottawa. Researchers said they know of a few transgender victims. It's not common to find men being trafficked.
  • July 30, 2014: United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Worst Countries for Modern-Day Slavery - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, targeted by traffickers for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. In 2013, the General Assembly adopted the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, establishing a UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking - in particular women and children, who ...
  • July 27, 2014: India tops in South Asia's human trafficking: UN official - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India has emerged as the top destination for human trafficking in South Asia, a top UN official has said.
  • July 23, 2014: Tomas Miko, human trafficking survivor, finally feels safe in Canada - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A man who was lured into what has been called the largest human trafficking ring in Canadian history says he’s thrilled the individuals who forced him to work in deplorable conditions have been deported — because he was afraid they would come after him again. Now they won’t bother me again,” Tomas Miko told CBC News on Wednesday. Miko was one of 19 Hungarian men who were falsely lured to Canada ...
  • July 08, 2014: What's your slavery footprint? - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Allyssia Alleyne How many slaves work for you? If you’ve answered “zero,” you’re probably way off. At least that’s the premise behind Slavery Footprint, an online survey developed by the U.S. State Department and anti-slavery organization Made in a Free World. The web interactive invites users to insert information about their consumer habits and […]
  • June 30, 2014: 'End Slavery Now' relaunches Website - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    "End Slavery Now' has relaunched its website to help people understand more about global slavery and unite those fighting to stop it. The U.S.-based abolitionist group, founded in 2009, produced the new site to show the global reach of modern day slavery, but also, crucially, to showcase its partners around the world who are tackling […]
  • June 26, 2014: Nepal's Organ Trail: How traffickers steal kidneys - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    On the streets of Kathmandu, the sight of people begging for kidney treatment has become common. The capital of Nepal is no different from many places in the world where aging populations, poor diets and no health insurance systems mean increased organ disease. The organ in highest demand is the kidney and black market traffickers […]
  • June 25, 2014: FBI shuts website allegedly linked to child prostitution - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    The FBI has shut down a website advertising children for prostitution - a move made as part of a broader crackdown on the sex trafficking of minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on condition of anonymity.
  • June 20, 2014: Nepal's Organ Trail: Coming soon on CNN - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    The CNN Freedom Project first exposed the horrific practice of organ trafficking in Egypt, with the documentary "Death in the Desert". Now we travel to a tiny district in Nepal where hundreds of people have had their kidneys stolen by organ traffickers. The problem has become so widespread, the district has developed the unfortunate reputation […]