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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell trial in sex trafficking case to begin tomorrow
World

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
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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
India

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
India

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
India

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'
India

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
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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
India

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'
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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

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony
India

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony

Every year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

World Against Trafficking in persons 2019: Background, significance and theme of campaign to counter global crime
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World Against Trafficking in persons 2019: Background, significance and theme of campaign to counter global crime

According to the 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, the share of people trafficked in their own country has recently doubled to 58 percent of all detected victims.

Assam floods turn colleges into makeshift 'jail', trafficking activities see spurt as state battles fever, diarrhoea amid deluge
India

Assam floods turn colleges into makeshift 'jail', trafficking activities see spurt as state battles fever, diarrhoea amid deluge

Most of the flood-affected areas in Assam have been without power supply for the past week or more.

Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill to probe terrorist acts against Indians: All you need to know
India

Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill to probe terrorist acts against Indians: All you need to know

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the NIA amendment bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests.

Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise
India

Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise

For migrants, paying from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for a shot at a new life is a calculated gamble

US places India in Tier 2 list of human trafficking report, highlights insufficient efforts to end bonded labour, punish violators
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US places India in Tier 2 list of human trafficking report, highlights insufficient efforts to end bonded labour, punish violators

The US on Thursday retained India in Tier 2 list of countries in its annual report on human trafficking, arguing that the country does not fully meet the minimum standards for its elimination even as it is making progress

'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse
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'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse

Recently, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis in multiple raids in the Punjab province in connection with trafficking.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition walking into Narendra Modi's trap by questioning Balakot air strike, human trafficking in Jharkhand Khunti district; and other top stories of the day

Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police
India

Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police

Villagers in Jharkhand's Khunti district don't lodge police complaints as human traffickers threaten the safety of their families. As a result, very few cases reach the state's anti-human trafficking cell.