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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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900-mile FreeTHEM Walk from Lynchburg calls attention to human trafficking

“I'm on the third generation in my family not born on a plantation where people were enslaved. My ancestors were trafficking victims, bought and sold...

LA to receive $46 million from American Rescue Plan for housing vouchers

... at risk of becoming homeless, or escaping or attempting to escape domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking, ...

Three men facing robbery charges, two facing human trafficking charges

The Portland Police Bureau Human Trafficking Unit was called and took the lead on the investigation. During the rescue, a second victim was found ...

Coronavirus hotspot reveals plight of Portugal's migrant farmhands

The sudden media focus has highlighted the plight of Portugal's migrant agricultural workers, spawning accusations of human trafficking and slavery.

Local filming company holds movie premiere in Crawford County

The movie Trafficked is about a young lady's body that was sold through sex trafficking. This event had a host of people come out and...

New plans would give adopted people the right to access their birth certs

Cabinet Ministers are also set to consider proposals to make it easier for victims of human trafficking to come forward to state authorities. At the...

HSE, Tusla and NGOs set for bigger role in identifying victims of human trafficking

Minister of State for Justice Hildegarde Naughton will bring a memo to Cabinet today on a move to strengthen Ireland's approach to tackling human ...

Water charges, carbon emissions: Politics-as-usual starts to resume

In the Seanad yesterday, a Galway Senator Seán Kyne raised the issue ... the Garda the power to classify a person as a victim of...

Housing issue is 'number one priority' - Taoiseach

It is believed that Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton will unveil plans to make it easier for victims of human trafficking to be officially recognised...

South Africa: Horror Details Emerge in Human Trafficking Factory Trial

A witness in the trial of seven Chinese nationals facing human trafficking and child labour charges has detailed horrific working conditions and human ...

Plans to allow adopted people to access birth certs to be approved by Cabinet

Cabinet Ministers are also set to consider proposals to make it easier for victims of human trafficking to come forward to state authorities. The memo ...

KPWKM formulates five initiatives to protect human trafficking victims

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has drafted five new initiatives for implementation this year ...

Women, Family and Community Development Ministry formulates five initiatives to protect human ...

In helping human trafficking victims, Ajanis said KPWKM always endeavoured to provide the best services based on a victim-centric approach that ...

Finland unveils dozens of measures to combat human trafficking

THE GOVERNMENT of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has unveiled an action plan with dozens of measures to weed out human trafficking in ...

[EDITORIAL] Illicit Trade In The Male Organ

Few weeks ago, Nigerian lawmakers in the House of Representatives instituted an investigation into the illicit harvest and trade in the human male ...

Coronation Street spoilers: Seb Franklin's organs donated to Peter in transplant twist?

Coronation Street spoilers: Seb Franklin's organs donated to Peter in transplant twist? CORONATION STREET'S beloved Seb Franklin could help his ...

Human trafficking cases surge in early 2021 amid economic distress

Chou Bun Eng, permanent vice-chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT), said on May 11 that last year saw only 25 cases of ...

Women Ministry formulates five initiatives to protect human trafficking victims

The initiatives were continuations from various initiatives and directions implemented last year by the ministry which heads the Human Trafficking ...

Legislative Study Committee Topics Release

"Human trafficking has been allowed to grow and thrive in Indiana because the General Assembly has failed to give it the attention it deserves," Bartlett ...

Worker tells court how Chinese nationals, accused of human trafficking, abused 'staff'

A witness in the trial of seven Chinese nationals facing human trafficking and child labour charges has detailed a web of abuse he and fellow ...

Slavery then and how: How does France address its colonial legacy?

This Monday, the same Emmanuel Macron took part in ceremonies for the ... The migrant crisis reveals the routes and networks of human trafficking.

SRTC trucking students learn to watch for human trafficking

The Commercial Truck Driving program at SRTC has joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to provide a curriculum that trains student ...

Fort Bend County leaders, gentlemen's clubs praise new increased age requirement for sexually ...

Jetton stated that approximately 79,000 young adults and minors have been trafficked in Texas. Raising the minimum employment age for adult ...

Naples Hotel to Face Trafficking Charge

A Florida federal judge ruled last week that an accuser has sufficient alleged violations of the law against Staybridge Suites hotel in Naples to go ...

Norton Rose Adds Jackson Walker, Walmart Attys In Texas

There, she worked on both civil and criminal cases ranging from fraud to human trafficking. Searle said her in-house experience allowed her to "see ...

Critics allege bail reform bills would punish the poor

The Fort Worth resident was recently arrested in nearby Johnson County. He said he was drugged by a human trafficking victim while en route to...

Brandon Judd to Newsmax TV: Biden 'Completing the Smuggling Cycle'

“Well, President Biden, he's completing the smuggling cycle,” Judd told Monday's “Spicer & Co.” “I mean, when you talk about reuniting families, these ...

Two Human Traffickers with Victims in Multiple Cities across the United States Indicted in Portland...

On November 11, 2020, members of a US Marshals Task Force were in the 9700 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard looking for a wanted fugitive.

Tee Off for Hope golf event raises money to help end human trafficking

Sergeant Robert Pair from the Bakersfield Police Department said, "as human trafficking and sex trafficking goes, the unfortunate reality is that ...

CBP Seizes Designer Masks, Bucket Hats Worth Nearly $800K

... unaware that counterfeiting can involve forced labor and human trafficking. ... CBP officers work tirelessly to intercept and disrupt criminal activity.

Legislative study committee topics release

“Human trafficking has been allowed to grow and thrive in Indiana because the General Assembly has failed to give it the attention it deserves,” Bartlett ...

Trafficking victims to get help without gardaí

At present only gardaí can refer victims to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), a multi-agency network that helps trafficked migrants regularise their ...

Eisenhower grad who wanted to 'show the world I can do anything' returning as Navy...

Even at his most sore and exhausted, Oscar Sanchez knew he had to be ... with Special Forces to counter human trafficking and narcotics activities.

Bassnectar Sued By Two More Women For Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking

He was accused in the original suit of sexual abuse, human trafficking and manufacturing and possessing child pornography. The amended suit, as ...

Inova Opens Two New Community Health Programs in Alexandria

... sexual assault, child abuse or human trafficking. This new site will help ensure victims in Alexandria do not need to travel for this type...

Animation Advice From The Late 'Simpsons' Artist Edwin Aguilar

Born in El Salvador's San Miguel province in 1974, he fled the country in 1982 to avoid being drafted as a child soldier in the...

Biden to tap former AFL-CIO trade official to lead Labor Department division: report

Lee, in her new role, will supervise the department that probes labor rights, forced labor and global child trafficking, according to The Journal.

NAPTIP rescues 52 victims, arrests 4 suspected human traffickers in Kano

The director general was represented by NAPTIP Kano Zonal Commander, Mr Abdullahi Babale. She said human trafficking was a modern day slavery, ...

Cabinet moves to allow adopted people access their birth certificates

Currently, An Garda Síochána is the sole authority for the formal recognition of people as victims of human trafficking and entry into the National ...

What a century-old sex trafficking case in New Zealand reveals about modern exploitation and justice

We've all read stories of women who were coerced and abused in the sex industry. They pepper our newspapers, televisions and films – and Lydia ...

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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