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Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Every Country In The World Is Affected By Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Since 2003 the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has collected information on about 225,000 victims of trafficking detected worldwide. Globally countries are detecting and reporting more victims and are convicting more traffickers. This can be […]

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. The campaign portrays survivors as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and focuses on the crucial role they play in establishing effective measures to […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad. The 8-1 ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas reversed […]

Ohio Can Enforce Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions -U.S. Appeals Court

Ohio Can Enforce Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions -U.S. Appeals Court

 A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Ohio can enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. In a 9-7 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law did not create a substantial obstacle to obtaining abortions, was reasonably related to […]

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

The United States has raised the red flag over alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe, which include torture of government critics by security forces. In its country report on human rights practices in 2020, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour said Zimbabwean security forces acted with tacit support from […]

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

The Right to the Truth The right to the truth is often invoked in the context of gross violations of human rights and grave breaches of humanitarian law. The relatives of victims of summary executions, enforced disappearance, missing persons, abducted children, torture, require to know what happened to them. The right to the truth implies […]

Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Napawn Somsak took to the stage in her school uniform, her hair in pigtails, to denounce sexism in Thai society and question the treatment of a royal princess – an act unthinkable before the protests that have roiled the country in recent months. Before a cheering crowd of more than 2,000 people in the northern […]

Eritrea Rejects European Parliament Resolution

Eritrea Rejects European Parliament Resolution

Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning human rights in Eritrea. The outlandish tone and content of the intrusive and vitriolic resolution betray apparent frustration stemming from the utter failure of the destabilization policies that the EP has pursued in the past 20 years. Several points are well in order. First off, […]

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Community members from Makoni have singled out early child marriages in Makoni as the major driver of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This came out during a Women Rights and GBV reporting training conducted by Heal Zimbabwe on 17 September 2020. The training was attended by 32 women drawn from ward 32 Headlands, in Makoni District, Ward […]

15 Nigerian Women Trafficked To Lebanon Return To Osun

15 Nigerian Women Trafficked To Lebanon Return To Osun

Amidst wild expressions of sorrow, the Osun State Government on Wednesday received 15 women who returned from Lebanon where they had been trafficked and stranded for months. The returnees were welcomed at the state government secretariat, Abere in Osogbo, Osun capital on Wednesday, by the state’s Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo, […]

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