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Posts Tagged ‘human trafficking’

From forced labour in fairs to child begging, US study reveals new forms of slavery

Robert Galbraith/Reuters     By Anastasia Moloney From the exploitation of workers in carnivals to forcing people into door-to-door sales, more under-reported forms of modern slavery are emerging in the United States which need to be tackled, according to a report released.

The Smuggling Game: Playing with life and death to reach Europe

Marko Djurica/Reuters   By Lin Taylor and Valeria Cardi In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mountains en route to Serbia, praying that his family would live another day.

Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies

By Ebi Robert   A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –                       Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

Child trafficking: A menace in India

Reuters photo   By Jose Kalathil According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.

Fight against human trafficking frustrated by governments, families and violence

Navesh Chitraka/Reuters   By Kieran Guilbert and Anuradha Nagaraj Obstacles as formidable as government policies and as basic as family ties undermine the global fight against human trafficking, allowing millions of desperate people to be driven into slavery, leading campaigners warn.

The human and sex trafficking merger

By Ricardo Swire While law enforcement interdicts and confiscates drugs and contraband on the high seas, there is a silent crime that if left unchecked will become a bigger internal security problem for Caribbean Islands.

Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe – UNICEF

Kostas Tsironis/Reuters   By Stephanie Nebehay Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labour in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya

By Amnesty International The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousands of refugees and migrants, said human rights NGO Amnesty International.

The Fight Against Modern Slavery

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   By Belinda Goldsmith, Astrid Zweynert and Alex Whiting Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released today.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in Your Community

By Cynthia M. Lardner The young lady doing your manicure, the young boy picking blueberries, your neighbor’s housekeeping, the hotel maid, the man harvesting grapes, the young man delivering flyers to your house, and the worker at the dry cleaners all have something in common:  they are the victims of human trafficking.

Assessing the Role of UNHCR: Crucial player in European refugee crisis

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis   By Anant Mishra Introduction The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) principle task is to provide protection to refugees and other populations of concern, especially the stateless people, who are greatly affected during conflict, assisting other UN agencies by providing viable solutions to the issue also.

Leader in anti-slavery fight says global effort “has failed” so far

Reuters/Damir Sagolj By Ellen Wulfhorst (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The fight to abolish human trafficking, which claims nearly 21 million victims worldwide, is so far a failure, a top leader in the field said on Thursday, calling for an immediate international effort to coordinate strategic efforts.

The sex trade and global human trafficking

By Anant Mishra Introduction Today, human sex trafficking stands as one of the biggest challenges in the arena of International Relations. Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry victimizing over 2.5 Million people in a year. To this, sexual slaveries are one of the largest contributors in human trafficking.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb.

Uganda bans recruitment and deployment of Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda has banned the recruitment and export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Six held with fake currency in Bangladesh linked to human trafficking

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained six people including a Pakistani citizen on charges of making fake foreign currency and having involvement with human smuggling.