What is human trafficking?

Written by Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:18
  What is human trafficking? With so many mentions in the media nowadays one would think the meaning of the human trafficking should be clear. This is not the case however. The term is often used even when it is...
The Trafficking in Persons Report, sometimes simply known as the TIP Report, is a fascinating document. At first glance it is merely a governmental report. In practise it is much more. It goes far beyond the limitations of most...
  One interesting area of research is the relationship between slavery and slave. One might think that in some way the two should be one-and-the-same, that they are somehow interchangeable. What is clear from research however is how slavery is...

Beyond slavery's facade

Written by Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:40
    The eyes, it is said, are the gateway to the soul. Yet our eyes can deceive us. When it comes to slavery (or human trafficking) nothing should ever be taken at face value. Many arguments about it are premised...
    The word witchcraft conjures an assortment of images. Most, if not all of them, are ones associated with an understanding of witchcraft as it applies to Europe or to the West. Mention Voodoo or Juju however and now a...
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Open Secrets: An Irish Perspective on Trafficking and Witchcraft

Open Secrets: An Irish Perspective on Trafficking and Witchcraft explores modern slavery, human trafficking, and their slaves, all from the perspective of present-day events in Ireland.

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Human trafficking: 'Where we think it can't happen is where it's happening'

“Human trafficking is happening across this country, not only in our largest cities but also in our ...

Ivorian police raid cocoa farms and villages in child trafficking crackdown

According to the National Committee for Actions to Combat Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labor ...

Full decriminalisation of the sex industry is a step backwards

The government continued on its path of prostitution law reform failure ... With human trafficking f...

Indian brick kiln owner faces decade in jail in rare win for trafficking victims

Indian brick kiln owner faces decade in jail in rare win for trafficking victims ... owner to 10 yea...

Trafficking survivors find their voice on a new platform

Around 2,500 survivors of all forms of human trafficking have come together in the last few months t...

Nearly a quarter of Nigerian girls subject to human trafficking attempt

Globally 71 per cent of victims of human trafficking are women and girls with inequality, conflict, ...

Top hotels sued for 'industry-wide failures' to prevent US sex trafficking

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Landmark U.S. legal action was filed on Monday accusing seve...

Abortion Fall-Out: Millions of Women Trafficked Into China

BEIJING (ChurchMilitant.com) - Foreign girls and women are being trafficked into China for involunta...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani Girls Sold as Brides to China

“No one is doing anything to help these girls,” one of the officials said. ... The official, with ye...

42% of victims of sex trafficking in Bengal are minors, says study

An analysis of 50 convictions in cases of sex trafficking in West Bengal points out that one in ever...

No more chains: Anti-slavery campaigns urged to stop relying on shock images

Images of trafficked people in chains, barbed wire or gags mean people are less likely to recognise ...

The best way to cut sex trafficking in Scotland is to make buying sex illegal...

At about 8.45am on a Tuesday in early 2017, 70 police officers descended on four flats in Glasgow. I...

NZ's first convicted human trafficker freed after serving third of prison sentence

Faroz Ali, also known as Feroz Ali, was the first person in New Zealand to be sentenced for human tr...

US to Oppose Development Loans to Russia, Other Nations Over Trafficking Law

US policy is to deny financial assistance to foreign governments that do not meet Washington's s...

Exposed: The dark underbelly of human trafficking in New Zealand

The US Government identified New Zealand as a destination for human trafficking in 2004. So why did ...

Fijian man guilty in New Zealand's first ever human trafficking conviction

A Fijian man has been found guilty of human trafficking in New Zealand - the first conviction for th...

Likely 'thousands' of migrant slaves in New Zealand: Expert

Ali was found guilty on Thursday of 15 counts of human trafficking, and 16 of ... There are no solid...

New Zealand court makes first human-trafficking conviction

Faroz Ali, a 46-year-old Fijian citizen with New Zealand residency, was found guilty of people traff...

11 Takeaways From Hearing On Baby Parts Trafficking

Abortion clinics and the businesses that purchase aborted baby parts likely conspired to violate fed...

About David Lohan

David Lohan is an author and researcher on modern slavery, a phenomenon otherwise known as human trafficking. He first encountered the issue of modern slavery during his work with an organization providing outreach to refugees and asylum seekers. His first book on the subject, a co-authored work, explored the role played by African witchcraft in present-day slavery. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and several post-graduate qualifications. His Master of Art (Politics) research explored policy approaches aimed at combating slavery. He is presently working on his second book on modern slavery.

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