Influx of Workers and Prostitutes for London Olympics Raises Sexual Health Fears
The imminent arrival of thousands of construction workers for the 2012 Olympics could cause a surge in prostitution and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, health experts say.
TV Series Raises Awareness on Trafficking in Women in Argentina
The soap opera has proved itself an effective medium for portraying social problems in Latin America, and now a popular one in Argentina is addressing an issue on which the news broadcasts have remained silent: the disappearance of women for commercial sexual exploitation.
New York Man Convicted in Human Trafficking Ring
A New York man pleaded guilty in New Haven, Connecticut federal court for his role in a human trafficking ring that forced adolescent and teenage girls to work as prostitutes and dancers.
NBI Rescues 40 from Trafficking Ring in Manila, Philippines
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents rescued at least 40 girls from a human trafficking syndicate in a raid on two apartments in Metro Manila.
US Says Trafficking is Still a Problem in Taiwan
The State Department's `Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2007' said that rape and domestic violence also remained serious concerns.
Human Trafficking Steps from the Shadows
On the eve of International Women’s Day, attention turns to the largely invisible issue of modern-day slavery Bay Area residents were shocked when, in 2000, Berkeley landlord and restaurateur Lakireddy Bali Reddy was charged with smuggling minors into the United States and keeping them as sex slaves.
Arab Schools Urged to Teach Ills of Human Trafficking
Qatar proposed that Arab countries introduce material on the fight against human trafficking into their school curriculums in order to raise awareness of the scourge.
Soroptimist International Initiates Project to Prevent Sexual Exploitation
On Sunday December 2, 2007, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Soroptimist International launched a project to create awareness about the heinous practice of Sexual Trafficking of Women and Girls. That program will launch in the United States on Friday, January 11, 2008, the first National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.
Prostitution Ban Huge Success in Sweden
Sweden has drastically reduced human trafficking and prostitution by imposing a ban on the purchase of sexual services, the first of its kind worldwide.
Guinea's Children Face Threat of Abandonment, Trafficking
Authorities and aid workers in Guinea say children in impoverished areas are increasingly being abandoned by their families, leaving them on their own, exploited as workers, or at the mercy of traffickers.
New Mexico Attorney General Believes Trafficking Should Be Addressed at State Level
It’s a worldwide problem that officials in New Mexico think is now becoming a problem in this state — human trafficking.
Report Says California is Prime Target for Human Trafficking
Outreach efforts to victims of human trafficking were given new impetus by a recent California task force report that said the state is a prime target for trade in human beings.
'One Voice' Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking
"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." This harrowing phrase begins the description of the kNOw Trafficking Campaign Launch on Facebook.
Burma Arrests Two over Human Trafficking
Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar, listed by Washington as among the world's worst human trafficking offenders, arrested a couple trying to smuggle four women to China, state media said.
Advocates Unite for Implementation of Anti-trafficking Law in Eastern Visayas, the Philippines
The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Local Technical Group and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity under the Strengthening the Enabling Environment to Improve Response to Trafficking in Persons and Related Cases (STEER) conducted a consultation meeting at Hotel Alejandro in Tacloban City, on Monday, January 7, 2008 and resolved to improve the coordination among the various stakeholders in government and in the private sector in the Region in order to effectively implement the Anti-Trafficking Law in the Region.
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