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Tag Archives: Human Trafficking

Refugees in Bangladesh Face Traffickers

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The United Nations’ migration agency reported Rohingya families in Bangladesh are selling the refugee girls into forced labor to raise money for themselves (Reuters). Given the regulations refugees face in camps, barring their departure or work, they are left prey to traffickers. Families desperate to earn money, send or sell their daughters to work in […]

New California Laws Target Human Trafficking

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed six bills into law on Thursday, which are aimed to address human trafficking (NBC). Assembly Bill (AB) No. 2034 and Senate Bill (SB) No. 970 require human trafficking awareness training to transit related or adjacent businesses. Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced AB 2034, which obligaets  businesses operating intercity passenger travel […]

INTERPOL and Sudan Fight Trafficking

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INTERPOL officials recently announced a late-August operation resulting in the rescue of 94 human trafficking victims in Sudan (FMT). The operation, Sawiyan, was headed by Sudanese police officers and INTERPOL agents stationed in Khartoum (FMT). They arrested 14 individuals and confiscated 20,000 USD. The human trafficking networks involved illegal migration, child labor and exploitation and […]

Ending Trafficking: Where to Start?

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As we mark World  Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2018, what thoughts should be going through our minds? That human trafficking and modern slavery are terrible? They are. That this evil should not be happening in modern times? True. That we bear collective responsibility for fixing the problem? Indeed. So, how to proceed? The Inter-Agency Coordination […]

Canadian Federal Committee Examines Human Trafficking Cross-Country

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On Monday, Jennifer Holleman delivered a powerful speech to a cross- country parliamentary committee meeting on human trafficking in Halifax, Canada (Ottawa). Holleman developed her passion for preventing human trafficking after her daughter died in a car accident with a john two years ago (Ottawa). Holleman’s daughter, Maddison Fraser, moved to Alberta, Canada in her […]

Honoring David Boone

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David W. Boone, a ’75 UCF graduate who passed away this week, understood that abolitionism never succeeded – in the United States or anywhere. Today, the gruesome global empire of human trafficking and modern slavery subjugates an estimated 40 million people worldwide, including in Central Florida. In response, Boone made a vow that will forever […]