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Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Human traffickers are capitalising on the coronavirus pandemic to target people ranging from jobless migrants to out-of-school children, two United Nations specialists said, warning that the fallout from COVID-19 had driven the crime further underground. The global economic slowdown has left countless people jobless, desperate and at risk of exploitation, while victims of trafficking are […]

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, […]

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

J’s cousin promised her a well-paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. “When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy,” said J, asking that only […]

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 […]

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