In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth.
On January 12, 2020, Freedom Now International conducted a large scale joint anti-human trafficking rescue along with the police, INTERPOL and other key law enforcement units and security agencies outside of Nairobi that resulted in 96 victims of human trafficking being rescued.
When it comes to modern slavery, nearly everyone agrees it's important to treat those exploited or preyed on, with care and respect. In recent years, that's meant a shift in how those in the media, law enforcement and advocacy fields refer to people impacted by slavery -- referring to them as survivors, instead of victims or slaves.
A man who lured a girl to Dubai, forced her into prostitution and raped her was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Bangladeshi construction worker, 32, and two other defendants kept the girl, 15, tied up in a flat in Al Mutaina, where they would beat and force her into having sex with men for money.
The bodies of the Ugandans who died in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman have been repatriated back home, with burial arrangements underway.
The National Nature of Human Trafficking: Strengthening Government Responses and Dispelling Misinformation.
Krachi west district has been identified as a major transit point for child trafficking and child labour. This became known during a study tour by the centre for human rights, conflict, and peace studies at the University of Education Winneba in the district.
A large part of what we do involves removing the veil of lies from each child we rescue and help them to see that they are more, far more, than their bodies, that they have value beyond measure and they are worthy of love.