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News Media (By region)

2014

#BBCtrending: #RealMenDontBuyGirls and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign: BBC News (May 8, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE The “Real Men Don’t Buy” led by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore is being recycled to counter the abduction of  the Nigerian girls.

Goodluck Jonathan: Nigerian girls' abduction a turning point: BBC News (May 8, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE 200 Nigerian school girls were abducted and are threatened to be sold into slavery. Boko Haram said they should be married instead of going to school.

Child prostitution woman Amanda Spencer jailed for 12 years: BBC News (May 6, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE A 23 year old British woman was jailed for running a child sex trafficking ring.  She befriended her victims to lure them into exploitation.

Documentary seeks to stop sex trafficking in Ohio: The Columbus Dispatch (May 6, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Man makes documentary, Shadow on the Heartland,  to educate his community.

Argentina sentences 10 in Marita Veron sex trafficking case: BBC News (April 8, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE/WATCH VIDEO Marita Veron was kidnapped in 2002 and has never been found. Her mother’s organization, Organizacion de Maria de los Angeles, has rescued 20 girls and made Veron into a symbol of Argentina’s human trafficking problem. In 2014, several connected with Veron’s disappearance were sentenced for their crimes.

Edison man sentenced to 10 years in prison for operating prostitution ring: NJ.com (April 7, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Man sentenced to 10 years in state prison for sex trafficking of women.

Liberia: Gov't Vows to Fight Trafficking: All Africa (March 26, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf announces a five-year plan to fight trafficking in Liberia. Her government will receive support and assistance from U.S. officials.

Former Sex Traffic Victim Becomes A Full-Time Advocate For Others: NPR (March 23, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Interview with a former victim of child sex trafficking.

Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women: NPR (March 22, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Jimmy Carter is interviewed about his new book, Call to Action, which investigates the subjugation of women globally.

In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade: The New York Times (March 12, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE The sex trade is big business in eight cities: Miami, Dallas, Washington, Denver, San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta and Kansas City.

Crackdown on Baby Trafficking Zeros In on Websites: The New York Times (February 28, 2014)
VIEW ARTILCE 4 websites specializing in baby trafficking have been brought down by Chinese police. Over 100 arrests were made and 385 children were rescued. The rescued children will be sent to orphanages or returned to their birth families.

Targeting the Johns in Sex Trade: The New York Times (February 26, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Men complicit in the sex trade are targeted instead of their largely female victims.

Anti-slavery teams to be introduced at UK airports: BBC News (February 21, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Anti-slavery teams will be trained to identify trafficking victims at UK airports.

Mozambique or Bust: Watch it now: CNN Freedom Project (February 18, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Donated bras are used in Mozambique to help former sex slaves

Singapore Firms Hire Repatriation Companies Accused of Forcing Out Overstaying Migrants: Fox News Online (February 17, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Repatriation companies use violent force, detention, and threats when assisting companies in sending their migrant employees back to their home countries.

When Emily Was Sold for Sex: The New York Times (February 12, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  Parents find their runaway daughter on Backpage being sold for sex.

Rights Group Details Kidnapping and Torture of Eritrean Refugees: The New York Times (February 11, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  Eritrean refugees are kidnapped from their camps in Sudan and held for ransom in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs: The Guardian (February 8, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Girls are stolen from villages in Mexico by drug gangs to be sold into sex work. Families respond by hiding their daughters or making them look “unattractive”. Those who are trafficked claim to prefer imprisonment for prostitution over life as sexual slaves.

Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind: NPR (February 7, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  A mother talks to her daughter about her experiences with trafficking as a girl.

Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost: NPR (February 1, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  Williston, North Dakota’s male-majority population makes an attractive market for sex.

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking:The New York Times (January 31, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  Sex trafficking may not increase around sporting events like we are led to believe. RESPONSE

Ahead of Super Bowl, a Push to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking (+video) - The Christian Science Monitor (January 30, 2014)
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Harsh Sentence Provides Little Comfort in China Human Trafficking  Scandal: Voice of America (January 14, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  A Chinese doctor sold infants to traffickers and now faces a suspended death sentence.

Strip Clubs Battle Sex Trafficking: The Tampa Tribune (January 12, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE Federal agents work with sex industry players to fight trafficking.

Intel vows to stop using 'conflict minerals' in new chips: BBC News (January 7, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  Minerals for Intel chips will no longer come from regions afflicted by armed conflict and human rights abuses.

Teens as Young as 13 Rescued from Super Bowl Sex Trafficking: ABC News (January 4, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE  16 teenagers were found and rescued from child prostitution in the wake of the Super Bowl.

A Girl’s Escape: The New York Times (January 1, 2014)
VIEW ARTICLE A 13 year old Haitian escapes child trafficking in the restavek system.

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2013

France’s New Approach to Curbing Prostitution: New York Times (December 8, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A bill was passed that created greater fines for those found paying for sex and creates assistance for victims.

Thailand Secretly Sells Myanmar Refugees To Human Trafficking Rings: Business Insider (December 5, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Rohingya refugees are sold and sent to camps where they are abused. Some are sold back to their families, but those too poor become forced laborers.

Women rescued from UK house after 30 years: Al Jazeera (November 22, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE In what London Metropolitan officers are describing as “the worst case of servitude to have emerged” in the city, three women, aged 69, 57 and 30, were found to have been held in domestic servitude for 30 years. The 30 year old had spent her entire life in captivity.

Rescued London Women Say They Were Held 30 Years: New York Times (November 21, 2013)
VIEW ATRICLE Three women were rescued after thirty years of enslavement as domestic workers.

When Children Are Traded: New York Times (November 20, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE The internet is being used to find new homes for adopted children. This exchange is done without supervision and is termed re-homing.

Seminar Being Held Thursday to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking as Super Bowl Draws Closer: (November 19, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Local groups in New Jersey meet to discuss Super Bowl trafficking prevention strategy.

Hana's Story-An adoptee's tragic fate, and how it could happen again: Slate (November 9, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE An Ethiopian adoptee was killed by her American parents—also see The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption 

Ethiopia bans citizens from travelling abroad for work: BBC News (October 24, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Citizens of Ethiopia have been banned from traveling abroad to find work in government efforts to prevent trafficking.

Shanghai Couple ‘Sell’ Daughter for iPhone: South China Morning Post (October 18, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE  Parents who sold their child and spent the money on an iPhone will face criminal charges.

With Special Courts, State Aims to Steer Women Away From Sex Trade: New York Times (September 25, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE New specialized courts in New York may better assist trafficking victims.

Trafficked victim kept naked and beaten regularly: BBC News (September 12, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A trafficking survivor discusses ongoing physical and mental trauma and voices support for a new bill which would criminalize Jons in Northern Ireland.

Theresa May to demand police improve domestic violence handling: BBC News (August 29, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE England and Wales hope to improve treatment to domestic violence.

Sacked Paraguay bus drivers stage crucifixion protest:  BBC News (August 28, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Bus drivers stage a crucifixion protest after being fired for asking for better pay and conditions.

Vietnam’s lost children in labyrinth of slave labor: BBC News (August 27, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A Vietnamese boy tells his story of being trafficked to a garment factory, just one examples of the types of work children like him are forced to do. Traffickers purposely take children from their provincial homes to distant cities, where they are far from their families and support systems and less likely to escape since they have nowhere to go.

A heavy toll for the victims of human trafficking: CNN (August 26, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Under Florida’s new Safe Harbor law, trafficking survivors may be removed from the criminal justice system and treated as victims of sexual exploitation.

A ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Protect Vulnerable Workers from Abuse: NPR (May 16, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Men with intellectual disabilities work for nearly nothing at a turkey processing plant and win civil suit against the company.

Trafficking gang ‘smuggled Bangladeshis into Brazil’: BBC (May 16, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Bangladeshis smuggled to Brazil to find work all too often find themselves in conditions of slavery instead.

Rhino Horns Fuel Deadly, Intercontinental Trade: NPR (May 12, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE The poaching of rhinos is connected with sex slavery and human trafficking.

Possible Human Trafficking Investigated at Saudi Diplomatic Compound in Virginia: NBC (May 3, 2013) 
VIEW ARTICLE Women brought as domestic workers to the US say they were human trafficking victims in the home of a Saudi diplomat.

Medicus: Five Guilty in Kosovo human organ trade case: BBC (April 29, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Organ traffickers are sentenced to prison for removing at least 30 kidneys illegally.

Free Speech and an Anti-Prostitution Pledge: The New York Times (April 22, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE In April 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding a clause in the 2003 United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act in which funding recipients are required to verbally state an anti-prostitution stance. This clause goes much further than previous instances, in which federally-funded organizations were given the option to remain silent on controversial matters including abortion.

EU nations warned to act as human trafficking worsens: Global post (April 15, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE European Union Nations are told to apply stricter human trafficking laws in response to an increase in the number of human trafficking survivors identified.

Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly: NPR (April 10, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Undocumented construction workers in Texas suffer from wage theft on a regular basis.

Pope’s First Easter Mass Sends Messages Of Peace: NPR (March 31, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE The new Pope Benedict called Human Trafficking “the most extensive form of slavery in this 21st century” during his first Easter Mass message from Rome.

A move to stop human trafficking in Texas: The Washington Spectator (March 21, 2013)
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U.S. Probes Abuse Allegations Under Worker Visa Program: NPR (March 18, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Foreign student workers are taken advantage of by U.S. companies they were placed to work for.

Diplomatic Impunity: Trafficking Women to the United States: The Washington Spectator (March 1, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Women trafficked to the United States by foreign diplomats as domestic workers.

Beaver County preparing to stave off human trafficking: Times Online (February 25, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Human Trafficking Response Team is created to address “small town” trafficking in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Officer: Awareness key to combating human trafficking: Standard Speaker.com (February 25, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Awareness is the key ingredient  in Human Trafficking detection.

Ky., other states try to protect sex-trade victims: Kentucky New Era (February 24, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Kentucky’s HB 3 will protect minors from being arrested for  prostitution.

Traffickers prey on vulnerable, indigent: Times Online (February 24, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE The realities of human trafficking don’t match the misconceptions.

Human Traffic Awareness Month: FBI, victim’s mom speak: The Examiner (January 30, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A missing girl is blamed for her trafficking because of activities she willingly participated in.

Human trafficking: Biggest misconception is that it’s not happening: M Live (January 30, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Americans live in denial about the trafficking happening around them.

Kansas Legislature taking up measure targeted at human trafficking: Lawrence Journal World (January 30, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Senate Bill 61 may curb human trafficking in Kansas.

US sex trade exploits children, teens: Vindy (January 30, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE 100,000 youth may be trafficked in the United States each year.

Nigeria: Strengthening Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation: All Africa (January 22, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Human trafficking laws and the trafficking situation in Nigeria are improving.

Social workers and students to be trained on human trafficking: Community Care (January 22, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE UK human trafficking training will assist social workers in detecting trafficking victims and assisting them more effectively.

Bid to highlight human trafficking: Belfast Telegraph (January 21, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A new campaign in Northern Ireland targets labor trafficking. 

Wyoming House committee advances human trafficking legislation: Star Tribune (January 21, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A bill to ban human trafficking in Wyoming may pass soon.

Women in Naples-to-Carolina sex trafficking ring are both victims and accused: Naples News (January 20, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE One US-based trafficking ring spans Florida and North Carolina.

How Do You Curb Human Trafficking In Illegal Massage Parlors? Lawmakers Say A Limited Time Frame: WFSU (January 18, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A Florida bill targets trafficking in massage parlors.

Soap Cleans Up Sex Trafficking During Auto Show: CBS Detroit (January 17, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE A charity organization provides soap with trafficking hotline number to motel rooms.

Prostitutes in Israel Are Finding New Lives in Training for the Fashion World: The New York Times (January 3, 2013)
VIEW ARTICLE Former prostitutes are improving their prospects in the fashion industry.

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2012

Buy, Sell, Adopt: Child Trafficking in China: International Herald Tribune (December 26, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Children, particularly boys, are abducted and trafficked to those wanting male heirs in China.

Paying for sex: Women's groups call for EU-wide ban: BBC News (December 3, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE The European Women's lobby is campaigning to outlaw prostitution while others have different opinions.

International Study Launched in Attempt To Fight Illegal Organ Trafficking: The Daily News (December 2, 2012)
VIEW ATRICLE A major research project seeks to examine organ trafficking.

Organ trafficking: Dutch to lead international inquiry: BBC News (November 16, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE A three year program will investigate the trafficking of human organs.

Travel Industry takes on human trafficking: NY Times (November 8, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE The travel industry (hotels, planes, busses) is starting to cooperate with advocacy groups to prevent trafficking.

Facebook Sex Trafficking: Social Network Used to Kidnap Indonesian Girls: Huffington Post (November 3, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE In Indonesia Facebook is used to kidnap Indonesian teenage girls, includes the story of a girl who escaped.

Workers who collected Freedom Food chickens 'were trafficked and beaten': The Guardian (October 29, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE  A company that provided eggs to food chains was found to have trafficked its workers.

Hastings grower settles labor trafficking suit: Florida Times Union (October 26, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Farm workers to be paid directly instead of through a contractor. 

Kiwis turning to illegal organ trafficking: The New Zealand Herald (October 26, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE New Zealanders resort to human trafficking because of shortage of organs.

With A Phone Call, Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking: NPR (October 19, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE “If you see something, say something” is the mantra of Truckers Against Trafficking.

Oxford Child Catcher Procession for trafficking awareness: BBC News (October 18, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE VIDEO Oxford Community Against Trafficking performed as Roald Dahl “child catchers” through the streets to draw attention to child trafficking.

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern Day Slavery: CNN (October 12, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE An estimated 300,000 women and girls have been trafficked in Andrah Pradesh, India’s fourth wealthiest state. Residents of remote villages are targeted. Some are kidnapped or sold by family members. Others are coerced to enter the sex trade by promises of marriage, employment, or even food.

Vera’s Kidney, Walter’s Money: Desperation, Greed and the Global Organ Trad: Spiegel Online (August 3, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Vera and Walter’s underground organ exchange is told in four parts.

Exploited Labor in the USA: NPR On Point (July 10, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE The exploitation of guest workers in Louisiana is an example of increasing labor trafficking in the US.

Sex, Lies and Suicide: What’s Wrong with the War on Sex Trafficking: Forbes (June 26, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Anti-sex traffickers should embrace technology instead of condemning it when fighting trafficking.

Illegal kidney trade booms as new organ is ‘sold every hour’: The Guardian (May 27, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE According to the WHO, global organ trafficking is on the rise.

Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold: BBC world news (May 22, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Four short video clips in which different faces on sex trafficking are presented, from how the victims are lured to the Johns.

The unintended consequences of Nick Kristof's anti-sex trafficking crusade: The Guardian (March 26, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Shutting down the sex industry may make it less safe for those involved in regards to HIV, living conditions, and ability to screen clients .

The Hidden Faces of Modern-Day Slavery: NPR (February 28, 2012)
VIEW ARICLE  Human trafficking takes many forms beyond sex trafficking, and some legislation is useful in combatting them.

Beirut death of Nepalese migrant worker Lila – video: The Guardian (January 30, 2012)
VIEW ARTICLE Lila left home to make a better life for her family and never returned home.

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2011

Shining A Light On The Hidden Hardships of Tomato Pickers: NPR (September 22, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE People protest at Trader Joe’s against the low pay and poor conditions faced by farm workers.

Calif. Community Takes Action Against Sex Trafficking: NPR (September 19, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE The residents of San Antonio, in Oakland California, have taken steps to reduce trafficking in their area.

The Great Organ Bazaar: Al Jazeera (July 9, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE Most organ trafficking involves the poor sellings organs to the rich.

CNN’s Amber Lyon Ambushed Craigslist, But She Won’t Talk to The Village Voice: The Village Voice (July 6, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE Human trafficking is being used to cause panic because it isn’t real.

Human Trafficking and the Terrible ‘Price of Sex’ : NPR (June 23, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE This photojournalist worked in Eastern Europe during the emergence of prostitution that accompanied the fall of the Berlin wall.

Nigerian 'baby farm' raided – 32 pregnant girls rescued: The Guardian (June 2, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE Pregnant teenagers who were forced to give their babies to traffickers are rescued.

Judge Delivers Groundbreaking Decision in SPLC Lawsuit on Behalf of Trafficked Teachers: Southern Poverty Law center (May 25, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE  The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was intended to help white collar trafficked workers, like these Filipino teachers exploited in Louisiana, in addition to laborers. Their groundbreaking case is the first instance in which the law was used successfully in this way.

Organ Trafficking 'Her heart was missing':  Al Jazeera (May 17, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE Organ trafficking, accounting for between 5% and 10% of global organ transplants, encompasses voluntary sale of organs by the poor and organ theft.

Spreading the Message: National Geographic (January 21, 2011)
VIEW ARTICLE FrontlineSMS can be used to help fight human trafficking.

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2010

Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life In 'The Game’: NPR (December 6, 2010)
VIEW ARTICLE In the U.S., young women trafficked for sex struggle to survive.

Selling Sex: Craigslist and Beyond: NPR On Point (September 20, 2010)
VIEW ARTICLE An inside look at how sex—and sex workers—are sold in the US both online and offline.

Belfast brothel raids free 15 women forced into prostitution, police say: The Guardian (September 3, 2010)
VIEW ARTICLE Fifteen women were rescued from sex trafficking.

Surgeons arrested in Ukraine for selling transplant organs: The Guardian (August 5, 2010)
VIEW ARTICLE Four are arrested for organ trafficking.

Interpol appeals to online gamers in hunt for dangerous fugitives: The Guardian (July 5, 2010)
VIEW ARTICLE Interpol ask the public to help find criminals, including traffickers, online.

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2009

Indentured Servitude Persist in Florida’s Fields: NPR (November 19, 2009)
VIEW ARTICLE Slavery can still be seen on Florida farms.

The International Organ Trafficking Market: NPR (July 30, 2009)
VIEW ARTICLE NPR investigates organ theft and the global black market for organ sale.

21st Century Slavery: NPR On Point (January 7, 2009)
VIEW ARTICLE A segment on global sex trafficking and efforts under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to end it.

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