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Netflix Stands By film ‘365 Days’ Accused Of Glorifying Sex Trafficking

Netflix Stands By film ‘365 Days’ Accused Of Glorifying Sex Trafficking

Netflix said on Friday it will continue to stream the Polish film “365 Days” amid calls for its withdrawal including by British singer Duffy who said it glamorised “the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape”. Welsh singer-songwriter Aimee Duffy, known as Duffy, released an open letter on Thursday to Netflix Chief Executive Reed […]

Congo Vows Zero Tolerance Over Child Soldiers After U.S. Anti-Trafficking Nod

Congo Vows Zero Tolerance Over Child Soldiers After U.S. Anti-Trafficking Nod

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must do more to end the use of child soldiers by the military and armed groups, its human rights minister said after the U.S. government commended the country’s progress on fighting human trafficking. The central African nation was upgraded last week in the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons […]

World Against Trafficking : The New Normal: Child slavery

World Against Trafficking : The New Normal: Child slavery

 Children’s vulnerability is a daily occurrence in most homes, schools, communities and families and these places are supposed to serve as sanctuaries. While the incessant influx of young children below the ages of 15 as domestic or commercial maids in the society is alarming and disturbing, these children are at a disadvantage. It is no […]

Mexican President Denies Rising Violence Against Women During Lockdown

Mexican President Denies Rising Violence Against Women During Lockdown

Mexico’s president on Wednesday said reports of violence against women had not increased during a nationwide lockdown, appearing to contradict official data signalling an uptick in physical abuse. Domestic violence is rising across Latin America, with strict limits on movement to curb the spread of the new coronavirus leaving many women isolated at home with abusive partners, […]

FG Rescues 23-Year-Old Nigerian Lady Trafficked To Lebanon

FG Rescues 23-Year-Old Nigerian Lady Trafficked To Lebanon

A Nigerian woman trafficked to Lebanon, Omolola Ajayi, has been rescued and now in the custody of the Nigerian Embassy in Beirut. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in a WhatsApp message yesterday, said Ms Ajayi would return to Nigeria soon. “Update on the viral video of a trafficked Nigerian girl in Lebanon. She is now […]

Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Hundreds of migrants returned to Libya this month are at high risk of human trafficking as worsening violence is allowing criminal gangs to thrive, according to the United Nations. At least 953 migrants headed for Europe were picked up in the Mediterranean and sent back to Libya in the first two weeks of 2020, said […]

Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse. The […]

Bangladesh Appoints Ex-Judge To Tackle Backlog Of Trafficking Cases

Bangladesh Appoints Ex-Judge To Tackle Backlog Of Trafficking Cases

More than 4,000 cases are awaiting trial under a 2012 law that criminalised trafficking, according to police records – Bangladesh said on Monday it has appointed a former judge to advise on how to clear a huge backlog of trafficking cases after coming under international pressure to do more to tackle the crime. Bangladesh has […]

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

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