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  • “I wish I could make a television commercial telling everyone what happens to trafficking victims. I wish I could help poor people have a better life so they will not be treated this way.” - Survivor of sexual slavery

Je suis Charlie…

As France rallies in memory of 17 people murdered by fanatics in Paris, Muslims ponder a pernicious anti-immigrant sentiment that is moving centre stage and wonder what lies ahead for their often hard-won liberties. This, arguably, was France at its finest. A show of emotion and solidarity unseen since the end of the Second World … Continue reading

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill in Scotland

In 2013 there were 55 victims identified in Scotland. The new law will introduce a single human trafficking offence and increase the maximum penalty for offenders. Home Office research has suggested there could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery, forced labour and human trafficking in the UK. The Schottisch government announced earlier this … Continue reading

Look a little bit further: How widespread is the problem of human trafficking in India?!

Recent article indicate millions are involved and affected, and India is a source, destination and transit country for child trafficking. About 7,000 sex workers cross over from Nepal into the country every year, and children from Bangladesh enter via west Bengal, lured by marriage or job offers. In India, children from poor and rural communities, … Continue reading

One day after Human Rights Day, here are the facts of life for those living around the world without basic human rights…

This article is a little bit different, from the ones I use to post, but we celebrated the Human Rights yesterday and I thought, that is absolutely worth to talk about…So yesterday was Human Rights Day; which was designated by the United Nations to draw attention to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That … Continue reading

…We like to think it couldn’t happen, not in today’s ‘civilised’ society. Yet the facts say otherwise. And what sort of society are we if we ignore them?…

Researchers spoke to a number of victims and their stories, frankly, should shame us all. The time has come to stop pretending. We can no longer shut our eyes, turn our backs or look the other way. People sold or betrayed by loved ones, others duped, tricked or lured by criminals with promises of a … Continue reading

„Transit centres“ in North-Africa

German interior minister proposes the establishment of “transit centres” in North Africa, in fresh bid to limit the numbers of would-be refugees flooding into Europe.   Under the plan, asylum-seekers would have to apply at “welcome and departure” centres in popular transit countries, such as Egypt, which would decide “who comes to Europe and who … Continue reading

Bank data scheme will be extended to stop the human trafficking in Europe

According to the Reuters article, published on 18 November 2014, a bank data scheme to combat people trafficking is to be extended in Europe as well. The main idea is coming from the USA, like most of the genious inventions thanks to globalization. There is a partnership, in which more American banks are involved to … Continue reading

FREEDOMKEEPERS WORKSHOP – LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS!

Do you want to be involved in a strong network of young Europeans to fight human trafficking together? Do you want to improve your skills in web 2.0 campaigning, learn and develop methods of civic activism? The trafficking in human beings prevention campaign FreedomKeepers is looking for volunteer project coordinators and participants to further implement … Continue reading

FreedomKeepers workshop – Deadline extended !

Do you want to be involved in a strong network of young Europeans to fight human trafficking together? Do you want to improve your skills in web 2.0 campaigning, learn and develop methods of civic activism? The trafficking in human beings prevention campaign FreedomKeepers (www.freedomkeepers.eu ) is looking for volunteer project coordinators to further implement … Continue reading

How to recognize trafficking in human beings from different perspectives

PART 1 In the following article I will set up a list of possible characteristics that can be signs for employees being victims of trafficking and exploitation. These signs do not necessarily have to mean that someone is affected by trafficking but if some occur in combination, it is worth showing civil courage and contacting … Continue reading