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  • September 17, 2014: U.S. states boost anti-trafficking laws but slow to help sex, labor slaves - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising number of U.S. states have strengthened laws to combat human trafficking in the past year but programs to help victims of forced prostitution and labor are lagging behind, according to a report by an anti-slavery group on Wednesday. Thirty-nine of the 50 U.S. states scored well in the 2014 ranking by the non-government ...
  • September 15, 2014: Pimp nets B.C.'s first human trafficking conviction for teen prostitution ring - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A man convicted of luring girls as young as 14 into a life of prostitution has become the first person ever convicted of human trafficking in British Columbia. Reza Moazami was found guilty Monday on 30 of 36 charges, including one of human trafficking and multiple counts of living off the avails of prostitution with coercion, sexual assault and sexual exploitation. "It is apparent ... that Mr ...
  • September 15, 2014: Reza Moazami convicted of human trafficking in teen prostitution case - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    A Vancouver man charged with luring 11 teenagers into prostitution, using sexual assaults and drugs to control them, has been convicted on 30 counts including one of human trafficking, in B.C. Supreme Court. The case marks B.C.'s first human trafficking conviction under the Criminal Code.  The court heard Moazami promised his victims, some as young as 14, a glamorous life of drugs and booze in ...
  • September 15, 2014: Islamic State profits from oil smuggling, human trafficking and extortion - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. The Islamic State group has taken over large sections of Syria and Iraq, and controls as many as 11 oil fields in both countries, analysts say. It is ...
  • September 15, 2014: China to crackdown on trafficking in 'foreign brides' - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police will clamp down on websites that sell men group tours to meet "foreign brides" in Southeast Asian countries, as the practice leads to human trafficking and prostitution, the state-run China Daily reported on Monday. The newspaper noted several so-called "marriage brokerages" were active in Vietnam, promising young women introductions to rich Chinese men from ...
  • 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. […]
  • September 01, 2014: Time to get children out of factories and into schools - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Nina Smith Editor’s Note: Nina Smith is the founding CEO of GoodWeave International, a Washington DC-based non-profit organization that works to stop child labor in the carpet industry. In a small village in central Afghanistan, 13-year-old Basma is about to start her first day of school –- ever. She’s a world away from the […]
  • 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 […]