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  • October 30, 2014: Aust human trafficking cases soar - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Victoria police are launching an education program for officers aimed at tackling human trafficking.
  • October 30, 2014: 4 human trafficking victims intercepted at NAIA - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Immigration agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) have rescued four women being sneaked out of the country, allegedly by employees of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday. De Lima, chair of Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (IACAT), said the four passengers bound for Lebanon and Jordan ...
  • 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 30, 2014: 'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS - The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
    By Ivan Watson Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August. She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority convert to Islam. Then they stripped villagers of […]
  • 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. […]