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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...
 
 

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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Woman who provides a safe haven for child trafficking victims is honoured by the UN

There has been a spike in human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children in Colombia in recent years. Between 2015 to 2019, the ...

These pictures do not feature children and were part of a protest against Trump's immigration...

“Children are disappearing by the thousands I'm sure into child trafficking, sex Trafficking, Organ Harvesting, Cheap Labor, used for experimental drugs/ ...

'Leaked documents, penis removal and irrepressible anger': What is behind the Kosovo war crimes ...

Additionally, it endorsed Del Ponte's allegations of organ trafficking, asserting ... to the head, before being worked to remove at least one of the organs.

Woman horrified after man follows her home to get her number

With GBV and human trafficking on the rise in the country, South African women are living in fear of their lives. A frightening video originally...

Dick Marty does not comment the first indictments of Kosovo's War Crimes Court

Marty's report published in 2011 alleging that ex-KLA members were involved in organ trafficking served as basis for establishment of the Specialist ...

Brea Grant and Nikea Gamby-Turner On The Upcoming Film 12 Hour Shift [Exclusive Interview]

Grant shared how she came up with this story and including a severe topic like organ trafficking. Gamby-Turner talked about her character, nurse ...

SAPS views all allegations of human trafficking seriously

Each of these crimes are committed under different circumstances and with different motivations. 32 mins ago. Earl Baillache 2 minutes read.

Hala Bou Alwan: Are we fighting Human Trafficking as we should?

Despite campaigns and new regulations to fight financial crimes globally, does it always give a focused attention on human trafficking? When we hear ...

'12 Hour Shift' Review: When a Bedside Manner Includes Murder

The exploitation comedy about nurses who are secretly harvesting patients' organs has about two good jokes for every bad one.

Child and Human Trafficking

Oftentimes females are traffickers. The general public tends to be more trusting and willing to help the “damsel in distress.” 4. Use Social Media Wisely.

Police arrest four in crackdown on drugs and human trafficking in York

Dawn Raids by North Yorkshire Police and Greater Manchester police resulted in 13 individuals, four from York, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to ...

US bans palm oil imports from Malaysian producer FGV

The CBP ban comes after rights groups called on US authorities last year to investigate FGV over concerns about forced labour and human trafficking ...

Cassper Nyovest speaks out about human trafficking in SA

I can only imagine what women feel like having to walk in these streets. YOH! #HumanTrafficking,” he wrote. Guys no ways. So many people going ...

LA County Asks For A Deeper Study On Vulnerable Homeless Women

"Domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking. We know that that compounds into the experience of complex trauma, which then results in ...

Where Are Indian Laws Against Child Labour Going Wrong In Eradicating The Issue?

Children are still used as some form of labour, such as bonded labourers, for trafficking within and outside India and as child soldiers. Image source: ...

Students Talk About Taking College Classes With NXIVM's Allison Mack

As a result of her involvement with NXIVM, Mack was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, and has ...

US adds fish caught by Taiwanese, Chinese fleets to forced labor list

... Trafficking Victims Protection Act, known as TVPRA, lists 155 goods from 77 countries that it contends were produced using child labor, forced labor, ...

PRESS RELEASE: Gambia Achieves Moderate Advancement in Child Labor Report, Work to ...

PRESS RELEASE: Gambia Achieves Moderate Advancement in Child Labor Report, Work to Address Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Still ...

US passes Bill requiring firms to disclose connection with forced labour in China's Xinjiang

The “Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act” was passed on Wednesday ... labour in Xinjiang and sanction individuals involved in labour trafficking.

Moment cops arrest man, 28, after he allegedly trafficked his wife to India to access...

He was charged with one count of exit trafficking a person through deception in Darwin Local Court on Friday. 28-year-old Darwin man arrested for ...

Human trafficking conference goes virtual, expands reach

Topics to be covered include human trafficking (including women and children), modern slavery, forced marriage, sex trafficking, missing and murdered ...

US blocks imports from Malaysian palm oil company FGV

KL> over allegations that it used forced labour in the production process. ... “The use of forced labor in the production of such a ubiquitous...

In Depth: Global praise to Egyptian efforts to combat Cross-border human trafficking

Forced labor: Assignment to work without pay, and this includes depriving a person of his essential rights such as wages, appropriate working ...

Martial arts studio offers seminar on human trafficking

The seminar will also be livestreamed. “We're planning to debunk some myths about how trafficking happens, learn some ways to recognize it, and ...

Local non-profit aims to combat human trafficking through federal grant

The mission of WillowBend Farms is to restore survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and sexual violence. Wednesday, September 30th ...

Seagram's Heiress Sentenced In Nxivm Sex Trafficking Ring Case

In a hearing that went on for more than three hours, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis scolded Bronfman for using her fortune to protect Raniere...

Georgia governor, first lady host human trafficking roundtable

Georgia governor, first lady host human trafficking roundtable. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Georgia's attorney general ...

"Black Market Marijuana" Continues to be Seized at Canada-US Border

"These organizations are just not into narcotics, but human trafficking, child exploitation, labor trafficking," said Kelly. Despite increased demand ...

Fayette County man pleads Guilty to Attempted Enticement of a Minor

“We are fortunate to work hand in hand with the FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force to keep our children safe.” Torres admitted ...

Colombian woman devotes life to helping sexually exploited children heal

Rescued from the street corners, brothels and bars where they are forced into sexual exploitation – sometimes by human trafficking networks – or ...

Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award

Global estimates indicate that millions of people continue to be trafficked ... the number of victims of human trafficking there increased by 23 per cent.

New anti-trafficking hotline created in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC) - There is a new statewide resource to report information related to human trafficking cases. Georgia's First Lady Marty Kemp ...

NAPTIP's new Kano Commander calls for collaborative efforts to fight human trafficking

30, 2020 Mr Desmond Garba, the newly-appointed Zonal Commander for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on ...

Man, woman indicted, accused of trafficking minor after teen rescued from Beaumont motel room

Police got a call about a teenager possibly being held against her will at a Beaumont motel according to a probable cause affidavit. Paige Alexandria ...

CPD program aims to help victims of sex trafficking

All of it in an effort to rescue victims of human trafficking. The idea is to better connect officers to the communities they serve. And...

Three jailed for trafficking underage girls to China for forced marriages

(From R) Duong Minh Hung, Bui Thuy Thu and Nguyen Thi A Khuong stand trial in Can Tho for human trafficking, September 30, 2020. Photo...

Local store 'Sweet Belongings' benefits human trafficking victims

Local shoppers are now able to find secondhand items for a bargain while supporting the fight against human trafficking at the same time. It's not...

Peaceful protest highlights sex trafficking

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ICE Lifts COVID Suspension of Non-Criminal Migrant Arrests

Examples included investigations into child exploitation, gangs, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, human smuggling and terrorism. For people ...

Security Council Report Monthly Forecast, October 2020

... the authorisation for member states to inspect vessels suspected of being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking off the coast of Libya.

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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