• September 01, 2014: Bangladesh Cabinet approves MoU with India to rescue trafficking victims - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Dhaka, Sept.1 (ANI): The Bangladesh Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to sign a memorandum of understanding with India for the rescue, repatriation and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. According to a report prepared by the United Nations Organisation on Drugs and Crime ...
  • August 29, 2014: Joint effort to combat human trafficking - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Clark Freeport, Pampanga — Various government agencies and the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) forged an agreement here recently to combat human trafficking and illegal drugs at the Clark International Airport (CIA). The agreement mandates the creation of the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking to ensure that the Clark airport ...
  • August 28, 2014: About 165 immigrants bound to be trafficked, rescued by police - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    GEORGE TOWN: The police had picked up 165 immigrants, including scores of women and children sold as human trafficking victims in Penang, Kedah and Perlis earlier this month, said Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh. Mohmad said Malaysia had become a popular human trafficking destination to work as cheap labour as well as transit points to Australia ...
  • August 28, 2014: First human trafficking charges filed in New Zealand - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Wellington, Aug 28 (IANS) Two men who allegedly helped 18 Indian nationals to deceive the authorities and enter New Zealand, appeared in court Thursday to face the country's first human trafficking charges. Police arrested the men in the Motueka area and they appeared in the Nelson District Court, where they entered no pleas and were provided bail until Sept 4, said a statement from the ...
  • August 28, 2014: Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam - human trafficking - Yahoo News Search Results
    Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281 offenders since 2011, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region. Official records showed that of the total 93 victims of trafficking in 2011, 36 were minors, and of these 36, 28 were girls ...
  • 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 […]
  • 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.