New infographic shows statistics & facts about trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.
The National Police in the Netherlands have said that human traffickers are targeting asylum centres, recruiting young women into prostitution. Unaccompanied minors, who are in Europe alone, are particularly vulnerable.
According to the Copenhagen Post, two Danish aid workers who founded the non-profit organization Team Humanity have been arrested on human trafficking charges. Three Spanish volunteers from partner organization PROEM-AID have also been arrested. They are now awaiting trial and could face up to four years in prison.
A new movie is currently in the works, featuring the stories of trafficking victims that Harvard Professor Siddharth Kara has come across through the course of his many years of trafficking research.
Japan-South Korea relations have been strained for years, in part due to the issue of ‘comfort women,’ but the two governments have finally reached an agreement. During World War II, Japan’s military used about 200,000 sex slaves, many of them Korean, to “revitalize” the soldiers.
Matthew Deiaco discusses the tricks of the trade, like how to prey on vulnerable girls who need a daddy figure, how to make a lot of money, and how to discipline those out of line.
A CNN investigation covers the story of Karla Jacinto, a 23 year old Mexican trafficking survivor who was trafficked from the age of 12 to 16. She kept a log of customers, and in the four years she was trafficked, was forced to have sex with 43,200 men. That’s about 30 per day, seven days a week.
As a follow-up to our recent blog post on sexual harassment, it’s really refreshing to see a group of men having an honest conversation about how they relate to women.
In the Birmingham area of the UK, a team of six investigators has rescued 82 victims of human trafficking so far this year. But the investigators are not part of the police force – they belong to the West Midlands branch of Hope for Justice, an anti-trafficking charity that specializes in rescue, advocacy and restoration.
Operation Northern Spotlight, a initiative targeting human trafficking involving 40 police agencies, recovers 20 victims, most under the age of 19.