Added by Greg Russinger on April 30, 2009 at 4:04pm —
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports of debt slavery reached record numbers in Brazil last year, and most of the cases were connected to the nation's booming sugarcane ethanol sector, according to a report released Wednesday by a watchdog group.
The report from the Catholic Land Pastoral, indicated there were 280 cases debt slavery reported in 2008, a 6 percent increase over 2007.
The report — relying on government data — also showed that 36 percent of those cases were linked to… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 30, 2009 at 9:52am —
Move over, Craigslist: The social networking site Twitter is being colonized by escort services able to “tweet” scores of potential johns at once and link customers to their Web sites.
A recent search of the free service found so-called escorts from coast to coast using the site.
Among its members is “bostonescorts,” which had 187 subscribers, known as “followers,” and featured a photo of a brunette in a sheer black top casting a come-hither look. The user’s Web site is a… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 25, 2009 at 11:27pm —
for the link to our live feed page for Freedom Day.
Added by Charles Lee on April 19, 2009 at 2:56pm —
I took some of our Teen Club Members from St. Andrews Recreation Center to the Freeze Project, they were really intuned with what was going on. They actually made the video clip! Thanks to all who put this project together.
It's about expossing people and making them aware this crap still exist..
Added by Ricardo Bernal on April 18, 2009 at 9:51am —
Great article from CHANGE.ORG
It's happening across the U.S.- from Maryland to Minnesota, Iowa to Utah, American children as young as 12 years old are being sold by pimps in prostitution. By law, any child in prostitution is a victim of human trafficking. And how can such rampant sexual exploitation of America's youth exist? Pimp control. We use "pimp control" to refer to the targeting, recruiting, and maintaining of a person for commercial sexual exploitation- in many cases, a… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 17, 2009 at 8:57am —
Outraged human rights groups are calling the decision by a Saudi court to — not once, but twice — refuse to void the marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a man several years her senior a form of human trafficking.
On Saturday, for the second time since December, a court in the Saudi town of Unaiza upheld the marriage of the Saudi girl to the much older man, on the condition that he does not have sex with her until she reaches puberty, Reuters reported.
Organizations like… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 15, 2009 at 8:22pm —
On this Easter Sunday, i would encourage everyone to read this article from Ghana Business regarding the chocolate industry and chocolate trade..
(sorry this is not linking, so cut and paste)
Added by Greg Russinger on April 12, 2009 at 9:57am —
Over One Billion Euros Per Year from Human Trafficking for Bulgarian Mafia
The annual profit from human trafficking and prostitution for the Bulgarian mafia is over one billion euros, a RiskMonitor report revealed on Tuesday.
Every year the victims of human trafficking in Bulgaria are around 10,000. The schemes for money laundry of human trafficking profits include luxury boutiques, outlets and car stores.
It has also been revealed that such criminals have… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 7, 2009 at 9:36am —
The power and manipulation of poverty. read this....
Should parents send their children to beg?
Added by Greg Russinger on April 5, 2009 at 9:57am —
Help Appropriate $21.8 million For U.S. Citizen Trafficking Victims
by Jen Nedeau
Published April 01, 2009 @ 03:23PM PST
Please take a moment to read this urgent message from the Polaris Project:
In the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, Congress authorized tens of millions of dollars to fund services for U.S. citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking in the U.S. None of these funds can be released… Continue
Added by Greg Russinger on April 3, 2009 at 7:11am —