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What a century-old sex trafficking case in New Zealand reveals about modern exploitation and justice
World

What a century-old sex trafficking case in New Zealand reveals about modern exploitation and justice

We’ve all read stories of women who were coerced and abused in the sex industry. They pepper our newspapers, televisions and films – and Lydia Harvey’s story is no different. She was abused, confined against her will and never saw a penny of the money she earned selling sex.

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.

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web
India

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016 alone

Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed
Entertainment

Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed

Brad Pitt had recently said that the Harvey Weinstein scandal had rattled and changed the course of Hollywood in the same way as the Manson family murders.

India's anti-trafficking bill could be made stronger by looking to local systems that help prevent forced prostitution
India

India's anti-trafficking bill could be made stronger by looking to local systems that help prevent forced prostitution

Sex workers can be government partners in the fight against human trafficking — but only if they are not its targets.

Gujarat Police files charges against 16 in trafficking racket busted in 2017; accused helped 52 illegally enter Canada
India

Gujarat Police files charges against 16 in trafficking racket busted in 2017; accused helped 52 illegally enter Canada

The racket was busted in 2017 when one of the victims, Komal Dabgar, was deported from Canada after the authorities found that her passport was fake.

Child trafficking in India: What the Deoria, Muzzafarpur and Yadagirigutta cases highlight about the problem
India

Child trafficking in India: What the Deoria, Muzzafarpur and Yadagirigutta cases highlight about the problem

It is in encountering the individual stories of trauma that one begins to comprehend what survivors of trafficking go through.

Gurugram: 15 people, including five foreigners, arrested from spa for involvement in sex trade
India

Gurugram: 15 people, including five foreigners, arrested from spa for involvement in sex trade

The city police on Wednesday arrested 15 people, including five foreigners, from a spa centre at sector 29 market in Gurugram for their alleged involvement in sex trade.

Investigations, prosecutions and convictions on human trafficking in India 'disproportionately' low, finds US report
India

Investigations, prosecutions and convictions on human trafficking in India 'disproportionately' low, finds US report

Noting that the conviction rate, investigations, prosecutions in India were "disproportionately low", the US has continued to place the country in 'Tier 2' of its annual report on human trafficking.

New US legislation makes it easier to penalise operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking
News & Analysis

New US legislation makes it easier to penalise operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking

The bill’s passage marks one of the most concrete actions in recent years from the US Congress to tighten regulation of internet firms.

Harvey Weinstein denies sex-trafficking allegation, seeks dismissal of lawsuit
Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein denies sex-trafficking allegation, seeks dismissal of lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein, who is facing rape and sexual assault allegations from several women, has countered the sex trafficking allegations leveled against him by British actress Kadian Noble

Ashton Kutcher calls for use of technology to eradicate sex trafficking
Entertainment

Ashton Kutcher calls for use of technology to eradicate sex trafficking

Ashton Kutcher and his ex-wife Demi Moore co-founded Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organisation that builds software to tackle sex trafficking

California Judge set to dismiss charges against Backpage.com CEO and shareholders
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California Judge set to dismiss charges against Backpage.com CEO and shareholders

A California judge on Wednesday said he was likely to dismiss criminal pimping charges against the chief executive and controlling shareholders of Backpage.com.

US authorities raid backpage.com and arrest the CEO on allegations of sex-trafficking
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US authorities raid backpage.com and arrest the CEO on allegations of sex-trafficking

State agents raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

War, trauma and torture: For sex-trafficked Syrians in Lebanon there is no peace
World

War, trauma and torture: For sex-trafficked Syrians in Lebanon there is no peace

More and more Syrians made vulnerable by war are becoming victims of sexual exploitation, including in Lebanon and Jordan

Sex racket: Bharti wants probe on some Ugandan High Commission officials
India

Sex racket: Bharti wants probe on some Ugandan High Commission officials

His remarks came as ruling Aam Aadmi Party leaders today staged a one-day dharna demanding strict action against those heading drug and prostitution rackets in the city.