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Latest items for TRAFF-DATA-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor"(17).This data does not specifically mention women but if trafficking is occuring, women may be especially vulnerable (ENB-Coder Comment)more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: China, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor"(17).This data does not specifically mention women but if trafficking is occuring, women may be especially vulnerable (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were reports of female victims of trafficking among refugees and workers crossing the border [from North Korea] into China"(1)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were reports of female victims of trafficking among refugees and workers crossing the border into China"(1)."There were reports of trafficking in young girls to destinations outside the country. Little information was available regarding the sexual exploitation of children"(14)."There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."A small group of women researchers, Stark among them, spent the next four years working on the project. Its central component includes interviews with 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked"(para 5)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Twin quakes in April and May 2015 killed some 9,000 people in the Himalayan nation, leaving many women to fend for themselves in a country where widows face hostility, abuse, discrimination and even enslavement"(para 4)."In 2008, in recognition of the large number of war widows and popular aversion to widow remarriage, the government put forward a scheme to pay men a 50,000 rupee ($460) incentive to marry widows.But widows protested, saying the proposal was open to abuse by traffickers and would turn them into commodities. Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the government to ditch the initiative"(para 22-23)
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"A New York State approach of treating women – accused of prostitution-related offences – as the victims of trafficking has caused consternation as well as praise. In October, I spent a day in the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court (HTIC), founded in 2004, and used as a model for a statewide 11-court program which began nine years later. So far, over 3,000 defendants have passed through their doors. The concept behind the HTIC is to help women caught up in the sex trade, to recover from their experiences, and to exit prostitution. A defendant can be referred to drug treatment or immigrant legal services, as well as being offered general ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"'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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"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