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Global Human Trafficking News Resource

This website is a global source of human trafficking news and incident reporting.

Obama Announces New Anti-Slavery Initiatives

[from Free the Slaves BLOG by Terry FitzPatrick] President Barack Obama today outlined several steps his administration will take to strengthen the U.S. government’s efforts to battle slavery. The plan follows a simple philosophy, the president said: “Spot it and stop it.” This includes: An executive order issued today that prohibits human trafficking by government contractors and … Continue reading »

Human Trafficking: The Other 20%

Cameron Conaway explores the global human trafficking of boys & men. “There are many slaves in the sex trafficking battle: The pimps who are slaves to greed, the johns who are slaves to lust, and those who are physically enslaved.” Read more…

Human Trafficking controversies

Controversies about human trafficking: legalization of prostitution; media attention; demand; immigration; money/funding Continue reading »

ROP busts human trafficking gangs

Human Trafficking bust in Oman MUSCAT — The Royal Oman Police (ROP) busted a human trafficking gang in the city of Salalah recently. Salalah Police Station received a tip-off stating that four men of an Asian nationality were running an apartment which the reporter suspected as being used for prostitution. The report, addressed to Salalah Police, stated that … Continue reading »

India ‘most dangerous place in world to be born a girl’

India is the most dangerous place in the world to be born a girl, with females almost twice as likely to die before reaching the age of five, according to new UN figures. The report, which analyses differences between male and female child mortality rates over the last 40 years, reveals that from 2000 to … Continue reading »


Justice is an illusive concept for victims of human trafficking. The chains and shackles of fear keep women enslaved and without a voice. But today a voice of freedom rang out in the courthouse of Thessaloniki, Greece. Lawyers gathered in the courtroom amidst our brave survivor as her story was recounted, sharing her trafficking experience … Continue reading »

Invisible Children’s Real Achievement: There May Never Be Another Rwanda

[Title from Forbes article] If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen or heard of #KONY2012, here’s a link. It’s a VERY powerful display of the power of social media. The video has been viewed millions of times in the past few days, when the original goal was only 500,000 views in the year … Continue reading »

IJM: Because Children Need A Defender

It was in their own home that Magda* and Christina* were in the greatest danger. The sisters’ stepfather, a police officer, started sexually abusing the girls when Magda was 13 years old and Christina was 11. They were terrified into silence—afraid, even, to tell each other about his assaults. But finally, she could not endure … Continue reading »

Franciscan Benediction

  May God bless you with discomfort At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships So that you may live deep within your heart.   May God bless you with anger At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, So that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.   May God bless you with tears To … Continue reading »