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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...
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What does it mean to be a slave?

Friday, 17 February 2017 12:26
  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...
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Beyond slavery's facade

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...
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Witchcraft in the modern slave trade

Monday, 06 February 2017 21:23
    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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What is human trafficking?

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...
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It is seldom that those who are enslaved encounter much by way of good luck. This is not always the case however. Since about the year 2000 immense work has been done to further the plight of the world’s...
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Modern slavery in Ireland

Monday, 30 January 2017 17:59
  There is an old engineering proverb that it is easier to fix the problem than it is to fix the solution. Its wisdom is this: avoid flawed presumptions that lead to false solutions. One Irish newspaper covered a recent...
 
 

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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In Ireland, Nigerians, others move against human trafficking

In a move to curb human trafficking, the Office of the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, GEPCare F...

Human trafficking, pro-life beliefs intertwined

It's hard to talk about the horrors of human trafficking -- including young women and children f...

Hospitality Industry Working To Fight Human Trafficking

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Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

"The complaint speaks for itself and lays out allegations of a pattern and practice of human tr...

Ivorian police raid cocoa farms and villages in child trafficking crackdown

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Ivanka Trump plans White House summit on human trafficking

The White House will host a summit on human trafficking at the end of January marking 20 years since...

Children make up 30% of all identified trafficking victims

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousan...

Members of international human trafficking ring arrested in Egypt

Egypt's Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has arrested all the members of an international ...

Mexico launches plan to tackle labour abuse in fashion supply chain

Two initiatives aimed at cracking down on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in the f...

Over 2500 kids disappeared from asylum centers in 10 years

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Modern slavery and/or human trafficking in borough reports treble

THE number of reports of modern slavery and/or human trafficking in the borough has trebled in the s...

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...

Church App Helps Protect Against Human Trafficking

A new mobile app has been launched by the Church of Uganda to help young people avoid falling into h...

Human trafficking network busted

BENGALURU: A 50-year-old Bangladeshi man, who is suspected of regularly trafficking poor young women...

Looking ahead - Child soldiers

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Crackdown on child labour in Mexico

The 14-month programme aims to prevent, detect and assist victims of child labour, forced labour and...

Taipei prosecutors indict 14 for trafficking, sex offenses

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) The Taipei District Prosecutors Office indicted a couple and 12 others Friday ...

In One Caribbean Nation – Sex Trafficking in Plain Sight

Sex trafficking involving women from neighboring Latin American nations has existed for decades in o...

Kuwaiti gets 7 yrs jail for human trafficking – Pakistani, Bangladeshi involved

They allegedly got involved in organized human trafficking with cheating and fraud, and deceived pla...

Wyoming could impose minimum 25-year prison sentences for repeat human trafficking offenses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming could soon enforce stricter prison sentences for adults facing repeat human...

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.

With a commitment to victims of modern slavery.

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