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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, […]

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services. The money was approved two years ago but abruptly suspended in recent days without explanation, officials and supporters said on Wednesday.   The $13.5 million grant […]

Kenya Police Rescue 25 Women From Suspected Human Trafficking Ring

Kenya Police Rescue 25 Women From Suspected Human Trafficking Ring

Kenya Police have rescued 25 Burundian women suspected to be victims of human trafficking in Ruiru, a town 25km northwest of Nairobi’s city centre. In a raid on Thursday morning, officers from the transnational organised crime unit descended on the Gwa Kairu homestead and arrested three Kenyan women. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) named […]

London-Based Nurse Jailed For Trafficking Nigerian Women

London-Based Nurse Jailed For Trafficking Nigerian Women

A London-based nurse has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following a landmark prosecution which saw her convicted for trafficking Nigerian women to Europe and forcing them into sex work. Josephine Iyamu, 51, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, 13 years for the slavery offences and 1 year for perverting the course of […]

Nigerian Pastor Accused of Preying On Young Girls In South Africa

Nigerian Pastor Accused of Preying On Young Girls In South Africa

A Nigerian pastor charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and the rape of young girls will be re-applying for bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, based on new facts. The Durban-based televangelist, who recently celebrated his 59th birthday behind bars, is alleged to have trafficked more than 30 girls and women, who were from […]

Europe Sees Spike In Women Trafficked For Prostitution

Europe Sees Spike In Women Trafficked For Prostitution

Police and aid groups say more than 60 percent of illegal prostitutes in Belgium are trafficked from Nigeria. Many are only teenagers and almost all come from Benin City, a city in the south of Nigeria. Rosa was sexually exploited by Nigerian traffickers and had to prostitute herself on the streets of Spain, Norway, France […]

Abigail, Trafficking Victim Who Aborted 320 Pregnancies, Dies

Abigail, Trafficking Victim Who Aborted 320 Pregnancies, Dies

Abigail, one of the victims of a Libya based human trafficking ring operating in Nigeria, has died, days after she was rescued from a prostitution cartel in Libya. Saturday Mirror had reported that Abigail, 26, was among more than 500 girls trafficked to Libya for prostitution by a Nigerian syndicate allegedly led by a couple, […]