Published on May 6, 2012
Over 3000 East European women per year are smuggled into Israel as sex slaves.
Labourers work at a garment factory in Vietnam for brands such as Nike, Adidas, H&M, Gap, Zara, Armani and Lacoste © Reuters
There were 40.3 million people living in conditions of slavery in 2018, mostly women, a recent report by the Walk Free Initiative shows. Researchers say slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century but just changed form.
The initiative undertakes research to build the world’s most comprehensive evidence-base of modern slavery. While there isn’t an official legal definition of modern slavery, the UN describes it as the condition of people whose work “is performed involuntarily and under the menace of any penalty.” The organization and its member states committed to eliminating slavery by 2030, along with human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.
by Andrew Keiper, Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News (excerpts)
The United States is again ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for human trafficking.
According to a recently released report by the State Department, the top three nations of origin for victims of human trafficking in 2018 were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the Trafficking in Persons report, which is created annually by the State Department to document human trafficking in the year prior, and highlighted the growing focus that government agencies and nonprofit organizations have dedicated to stopping human trafficking.
The Department of Justice provided more than $31 million for 45 victim service providers that offered services to trafficking survivors across the country. It was a demonstrable increase; the DOJ only provided $16 million to 18 organizations in 2017, according to the report.
Over the last two months, Fox News has investigated human trafficking.
As the news broke last week with the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in Australia, Perth based law students and law firms are already one step ahead. Recognising the power of technology, web-based apps and risk assessment platforms have been developed to aid businesses and ensure reporting laws have impact. Students with APPtitude Professor…Read more
Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times Some things in our world are so terrible that no one wants to talk about them, much less try to do anything about them. Nearing the top of this list is international child trafficking, and shockingly, millions of children are sold into slavery each year, with many of them being…Read more & videos: “Tony Robbins Supports Operation Underground Railroad” and “Tony Robbins Interviews Tim Ballard”
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The Modern Slavery Bill is now an Act of the Australian Parliament. 29 November 2018 — Walk Free Foundation Founder, Andrew Forrest AO, today commended the momentous passing of Australia’s first federal Modern Slavery Act, a major step towards stamping out slavery in Australian company supply chains. Under the new laws, large businesses operating in…..Read more