Human Trafficking News
How Andrew Tate's arrest shines spotlight on Romania's booming sexcam industry
Romania's sexcam industry has grown from a niche activity to one of the world's largest purveyors of virtual sex in less than a decade. However, the industry is concerned that the investigation into the claims in the Andrew Tate's case will harm their reputation
Climate-related disasters increases human trafficking risks, says UN
As entire regions of the world are at risk of becoming 'increasingly uninhabitable', millions will face a 'high risk of exploitation along migration routes, the UN report said
Meet Andrew Tate, ‘king of toxic masculinity’ detained in Romania on human trafficking charges
Andrew Tate raked in big money and billions of views on social media sites by offering young men ‘life lessons’ on how to get rich and attract women. Under investigation since April, he may have given away his location to local authorities posting a video of himself with boxes of pizza
Haryana: Three human traffickers caught trying to sell six-month-old infant
The accused would take babies from poor families on the pretext of raising them but would sell them for lakhs of rupees
Lost but never found: What happened to the 2000 girls Hasan Ali trafficked in 10 years for Rs35,000 each
The 44-year-old has turned out to be, perhaps, the most prolific human trafficker to be nabbed by the Delhi Police in recent history. Police on 28 August busted Ali’s interstate human trafficking ring, rescuing seven women, including six minors
Delhi logs highest human trafficking cases among UTs, reveals NCRB 2021 data
Most of the trafficked people were used for forced labour, while a few of them were victims of sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and petty crimes
Sold thrice, raped many times: Woman overcomes trauma and clears higher secondary exam in West Bengal
A POCSO court in North 24 Parganas district sentenced four persons to 20 years in jail and two others to 10 years in connection with the case of the woman who is now 22 years old
As Bihar’s dance troupes expand flesh trade, love jihad and conversion enter the unholy mix
Girls are lured by jobs and love, sold to orchestras, who are then brutalised into submission and groomed as dancers; prostitution is part of this horrendous journey which includes daily beatings and rape as a matter of course
In Bengal, vegetable gardens brew hope for women left jobless in locked tea garden
A total of 1,200 families live in the Bandapani gram panchayat and every house had at least one or more than one member employed in the tea garden till the estate got shut down eight years ago due to financial irregularities
National Commission for Women launches anti-human trafficking cell
The cell has been set up with an aim of not only helping trafficked survivors but also increasing awareness among law enforcement officials and to facilitate their capacity building
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell trial in sex trafficking case to begin tomorrow
The 59-year-old daughter of the late newspaper baron Robert Maxwell stands accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein
Lawsuit accusing New Jersey Hindu organisation of human trafficking widens to four more states
As per the initial lawsuit, leaders of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha coerced the workers into working for more than 12 hours per day and paid below standards set by federal and state minimum wage laws
Why victim compensation to empower trafficked survivors is nothing but a sham
There is a myth that survivors of human trafficking will spend their victim compensation money recklessly and hence there is a mandate from SLSA ordering 75% of the amount be put away in a 10-year-long fixed deposit
Why AHTUs role in investigating human trafficking cases is critical to reach their logical ends
It is the crime that needs to be questioned, rather than questioning the victim as solving human trafficking cases involves much more than just finding the accused
Tamil Nadu proposes stringent punishment for dowry deaths, stalking and human trafficking
As per the proposal, minimum punishment for dowry deaths will be 10 years, while maximum punishment for stalking will be 7 years (on subsequent conviction)
Delhi court gives sex racketeer Sonu Punjaban 24-yr jail for forcing minor into prostitution, says 'deserves no leniency'
While Punjaban was punished for immoral trafficking, another accused, Sandeep Bedwal, was sentenced to 20 years for abducting and raping a minor.
Four survivors of trafficking on life in lockdown, and why it has meant a resurgence of old fears, uncertainties
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 38,503 cases of trafficking in the country between 2011 and 2019.
Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid
According to a recent study by anti-trafficking NGO Sanjog, only 77 survivors of human trafficking have received compensation from 2011 to 2019.
629 Pakistani women sold as brides in China, reveals report; Islamabad halts investigation into matter to protect 'lucrative ties with Beijing'
629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable