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Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France

"'The most important aspect of this law is to accompany prostitutes, give them identity papers because we know that 85 percent of prostitutes here are victims of trafficking,' Maud Olivier, a lawmaker with the governing Socialists and a sponsor of the legislation, told The Associated Press.Olivier said that many of the sex workers who arrive in France have their passports confiscated by pimps"(para 7-8)
Aug. 31, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The station also discusses human trafficking, a growing problem that particularly affects indigenous women and children, campaigners say. 'The rise of drug trafficking in the region over the last ten years has intensified violence against Miskito women and girls, resulting in human trafficking and increased incidents of rapes and murder,' said Yifat Susskind, head of Madre" (15-16).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Human trafficking is believed to be the fastest-growing criminal industry in Mexico, and three-quarters of its victims are sexually exploited women and girls, according to Women United Against Trafficking, an activist group” (para 3). “Nearly 380,000 people are believed to be enslaved in Mexico, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index published by rights group Walk Free Foundation” (para 5).
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Honduras

"Over the past six years [Flor Maria] Rigoni has helped nearly 100 migrants, mostly Honduran women and girls [in Mexico], who have been trafficked into sex work. But, frustrated by government officials, he is closing the programme in March"(para 17)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From morning to night, Mexican banda music blares out from the dingy bars in Mexico's southern border city of Tapachula where thousands of Central American women sell sex to fund their dream of reaching the United States.Rights groups estimate 30,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are working in bars in shopping streets and red light districts in the bustling city near the Guatemala border that has become a trafficking hotspot"(para 1-2)."'Migrants are ideal victims for trafficking and prostitution because at one stage they have needs, a need to survive, a need to earn money,' said Elsa Simon, a women's rights activist.'A female migrant is the most vulnerable. ...more
July 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Almost 20,000 women and children were victims of human trafficking in India in 2016, a rise of nearly 25 percent from the previous year, government data released on Thursday showed. The Ministry of Women and Child Development told parliament that 19,223 women and children were trafficked last year against 15,448 in 2015, with the highest number of victims recorded in the eastern state of West Bengal" (para 1-2). "Figures showed there were 9,104 trafficked children last year -- a 27 percent increase from the previous year. The number of women trafficked rose by 22 percent to 10,119 in 2016. India's West Bengal state - which shares a porous border with ...more
June 2, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: India

"Police say there are hundreds of cases like Begum's in Hyderabad's Old City. Young girls from poor neighborhoods, sold [into early marriage] by their parents without their consent, to elderly tourists who come here looking for sex" (p 7)
May 12, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Songtan is one of as many as 180 camptowns in South Korea today. Within 400 yards of Osan’s main gate, there are some 92 bars—about one every 26 feet. In a 2007 count, there were 21 hotels in the area with rooms by the hour" (p 26)
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From January to October, three persons were prosecuted for crimes relating to commercial sexual exploitation of persons under age 18; 16 persons were convicted for such crimes (some of these were charged in 2014), and court proceedings were pending against an additional six" (23).
March 16, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2014, investigators uncovered a vast corruption scheme at Mineo. Organized crime groups had infiltrated the camp’s administration, and authorities arrested a local mafia leader. When I asked the director about reported occurrences of trafficking in the camps, he said that in the past there had been several cases that may have involved people from the camp but that camp management worked with police to prevent future incidents. Near the camp, however, is a blatant prostitution arcade that lines the country roads leading to Mineo. Scantily clad African women stand or sit in expected postures that attract male prostitution users. Any astute observer who has visited Italy in the last ...more
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government convicted four individuals in 2014 who forced girls to work in bars, restaurants, and hotels; these represented the first labor trafficking convictions in the country" (27).
March 7, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Every day in Punjab, at least six women are murdered or face a murder attempt; at least eight women are raped, another 11 assaulted, and 32 abducted for various reasons" (para 4).
March 1, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji

"The government prosecuted two adults in 2012 for domestic trafficking of a 15-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister on two occasions. In June 2014 a court convicted both men of domestic trafficking in children and slavery and sentenced them to 16 and 12 years in prison. The conviction was the first of its kind in the country" (19).
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In July 2014 the Office of the Public Prosecutor reported that 27 percent of the victims of trafficking in the country were children" (33).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2014 authorities identified 71 victims of trafficking, including six victims of forced labor" (17).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2015, a targeted raid of various enterprises in the San Pedro area led to the rescue of 48 children who were victims of trafficking and the worst forms of child labor. As a result, 22 people were referred to the courts on trafficking-related charges" (29).
Jan. 23, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Islamic State leaders have made sexual slavery as they believe it was practiced during the Prophet Muhammad’s time integral to the group’s operations, preying on the women and girls the group captured from the Yazidi religious minority almost two years ago. To keep the sex trade running, the fighters have aggressively pushed birth control on their victims so they can continue the abuse unabated while the women are passed among them" (para 7). "Of the more than 700 rape victims from the Yazidi ethnic group who have sought treatment so far at a United Nations-backed clinic in northern Iraq, just 5 percent became pregnant during their enslavement" (para 10). "Thousands ...more
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“The most significant human rights abuses included poor and at times life-threatening conditions in some prisons; corruption; sex trafficking, including of children; and exploitative working conditions, including forced labor” (1). “The country was a destination for child sex tourism. Several major coastal cities in the Northeast served as tourist destinations for the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. Additionally, reports indicated sexual exploitation of children and adolescents increased around major construction projects. According to data from the SDH, University of Brasilia, UNICEF, and International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 100,000 children were victims of sexual exploitation each year” (15).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Other problems included the incarceration of juveniles with adults and pretrial detainees with convicted criminals, denial of legal counsel and family contact to detainees, disregard of detainees’ rights by the Judiciary Police, lengthy pretrial detention, detention of asylum seekers, the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) of girls in the Bissau-Guinean community, societal discrimination and exclusion against Roma, hindrances to labor organizing, trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation and forced labor, and a growing gap between pay for men and women” (1). “Women and men were trafficked for forced labor primarily in restaurants, agriculture, and domestic service. Traffickers subjected children to forced labor” (15).
Dec. 29, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"On July 30, the National Antitrafficking Commission reported 66 cases of trafficking in persons for the purpose of forced labor in the previous year, noting a significant increase in the number of men and boys between the ages of 14 and 18" (33).
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria.In interviews, the women described being locked in houses by the dozen, at the beck and call of fighters who forced them to have sex, sometimes with the specific goal of impregnating them"(para 1-2)."The militants have openly promised to treat women as chattel. After Boko Haram militants kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok last year, the group’s leader called them slaves and threatened to 'sell them in ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The number of persons accused of human trafficking was 847 for 2010, and 342 of them were women. In 2011, 654 were accused of the crime, and 331 of them were women. In 2012, 730 were accused, 350 of them women. The figures for 11 months of 2013 were 679 accused, of which 381 were women" (22). "The number of human trafficking victims for 2010 was 2,325, of whom 499 were women, including 22 minor girls. Human trafficking victims for 2011 comprised 1,635, of whom 483 were women, including 41 minor girls. In 2012, there were 1,653 victims, of whom 459 were women, including 35 minor girls. For 11 months ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Violence against women has become a routine affair. The heart wrecking stories of women being subjected to inhuman treatment unfold every other day. It has been observed that crimes against women are on a constant rise. Be it rapes, molestation, sexual harassment, domestic violence, female trafficking, eve-teasing or abduction, there is no end to woes of women. While the situation is grim across the globe, Kashmir is no exception, where the situation is even worse"(para 1-2)."The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch in 2012 revealed that over the past couple of years, 4,066 cases of crimes against women have been registered. These include 1,797 cases of molestation, 1,279 cases of ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus

"From January to October, the Internal Affairs Ministry investigated 506 crimes involving the commercial sexual exploitation of children, including 25 cases of the production and distribution of child pornography and six cases in which minors became victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation" (40).
Nov. 9, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda

"For two decades from the mid-1980s, between 10,000 and 15,000 girls and women were abducted from their homes in northern Uganda to serve as fighters, porters and sex slaves of LRA commanders. These forced unions resulted in a population group often neglected by post-war recovery programmes: children born of war"(para 2)
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee appreciates the fact that the Supreme Court issued a ruling on the legal controversies around the constitutionality of the Maria da Penha Law on domestic and family violence against women (Law 11340). However, given the resistance from various sectors of the judiciary to the application of this law as well as the federal and decentralized configuration of the State party, the Committee is concerned about compliance with both the verdicts of the Supreme Court and the Maria da Penha Law by judges at the local level. It is also concerned about the lack of expertise within the judiciary on domestic and family violence cases. It is further concerned ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Traffickers of commercial sex acts with minors are increasingly turning to the Internet to identify and recruit the large numbers of minors vulnerable to these cyber-predators. Also, the Internet is a lucrative venue to sell commercial sex acts, live and recorded sexual performance by minors, and images of child pornography to the growing number of buyers. Law enforcement operations across the country have revealed minors being sold for sex on the Internet, often on online classified websites. Child pornography also is widely available on the Internet and live sexual performances are facilitated through peer-to-peer networks, selling live, webcast child sexual performance and images of sexual abuse"(66)."Facilitators benefit economically from a ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2008, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Shared Hope interviewed nearly 300 professionals who are likely to come into contact with child victims of trafficking"(1). "Experts estimate that at least 100,000 American juveniles are victimized through prostitution in America each year"(9)."Gang trafficking is on the rise as gangs recognize the high profits, opportunities, and comparatively low risks of sex trafficking"(36)."Demand for commercial sex acts with young people is the driving force behind the child sex trafficking industry"(41)."Buyers of commercial sex acts with minors are increasingly turning to the anonymity of the Internet to identify and solicit minors, and arrange for commercial sex acts. Law enforcement operations ...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

TABLE: "Table 6: Data on trafficking in persons (No.)" In 2008 there were 14 cases with 19 victims, resulting in 9 persons detained. 14 cases were opened by the Procuratorates for inquiry, 1 case where inquiry was pending, 11 cases filed, 2 cases prosecuted, 2 cases tried and/or waiting trail, and 1 person convicted for the crime of trafficking. In 2009 there were 6 cases with 6 victims, resulting in 6 persons detained. 6 cases were opened by the Procuratorates for inquiry, 2 case where inquiry was pending, 4 cases filed, 0 cases prosecuted, 0 cases tried and/or waiting trail, and 0 persons convicted for the crime of trafficking. In ...more
July 1, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified and sheltered one victim during the reporting period in a secure witness protection facility. The police reported other potential victims were likely identified during the reporting period, but could not confirm any information on this" (321)