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Research on Craigslist and Sex trafficking

Posted by Free the Captives on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, In : Domestic Trafficking 

Research on Johns shows "Craigslist is by far the most efficient medium" for johns

June 23, 1:04 PMHuman Rights ExaminerYoungbee Dale, recently published a survey research study on johns or men buying sex from children online. The research was based on the survey data consisting 218 johns who answered...

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Fighting Rape using female condom with teeth

Posted by Free the Captives on Tuesday, June 22, 2010,

South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rape

By Faith Karimi, CNN
June 21, 2010 3:22 p.m. EDT
  • Doctor distributes anti-rape female condom during World Cup
  • Jagged rows of teeth-like hooks attach on man's penis
  • Device can only be removed by a doctor
  • "It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it's on," doctor says

(CNN) -- South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; ...

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Free the Captives in the Wall Street Journal: Human Trafficking and Statistics

Posted by Julie Waters on Monday, June 21, 2010, In : International Trafficking 

The Elusive Link Between Sex Trafficking and Sporting Events

My print column this week examines widely reported claims that 40,000 sex workers will be trafficked into South Africa for the World Cup. Similar claims surfaced before the 2006 Cup in Germany.

“It is the kind of number which has no identifiable source and no transparent methodology,” said Patrick Belser, a senior...

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Highlights of the 2010 TIP Report

Posted by Free the Captives on Sunday, June 20, 2010,

Top Ten Take-Aways from the 2010 TIP Report

Photos of Trafficking Victim's Shoes in Brothel in Cambodia

The United States Department of State’s 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report is a must-read (or perhaps a must-skim) for people in the human trafficking community. Until you get the chance to read its 50+ pages of color and victims’ stories followed by 300+ pages of dense tables and analysis, here ar...

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Texas Supreme Court Rules on Child Prostitutes

Posted by FTC on Saturday, June 19, 2010, In : Domestic Trafficking 

In the Matter of B.W.

"Children are the victims, not the perpetrators, of child prostitution,” the Texas Supreme Court said today when it ruled that children under the age of consent can't be charged with selling sex.

The case arose when a 13-year-old girl living with her 32-yea...

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More than 12 million are modern slaves, U.S. says; TIP Report

Posted by Julie Waters on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, In : International Trafficking 

More than 12 million are modern slaves, U.S. says

A sobering new report from the State Department finds that more than 12 million people worldwide are victims of "trafficking in persons" — trapped in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution. But just 4,166 people were convicted of trafficking last year, the report says.

Even so, awareness of the reach of modern slavery has made such crimes easier to r...

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Houstonian convicted of Sex Trafficking of minor

Posted by FTC on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Houston sex trafficking 

Houston man guilty of sex trafficking minor

March 25, 12:52 PMGalveston Crime ExaminerBreck Porter

(HOUSTON) – After a three-day trial and one and one-half hours of deliberation, a federal jury has returned its verdicts finding a Houston area man guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, enticing and coercing an adult and transporting the vic...
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Houston Chron article: World Cup and Free the Captives

Posted by FTC on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : International Trafficking 

June 08, 2010

World Cup sex trafficking concerns churches

News reports and public service announcements on South African TV estimate up to 100,000 people may fall victim to sex trafficking during the FIFA World Cup, which begins on Friday. Concerned churches from across the globe are sending missionaries to the games to minister to sex workers and work alongside social services to help them.

There's always ...

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Christians Fighting Human Trafficking during the World Cup

Posted by FTC on Sunday, June 6, 2010, In : International Trafficking 

Christians fight against human trafficking ahead of World Cup

by Wesley WJ Richards
Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 8:48 (BST)

With the South African World Cup less than two weeks away, there is continued concern that the event will be used for human trafficking.

It has been estimated that between 40,000 to 100,000 people may be trafficked for the World Cup. In January, Time magazine reported on a three week investigation into human trafficking. Finding a lucrative t...
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Human Trafficking in South Africa, Time Magazine

Posted by FTC on Sunday, June 6, 2010, In : International Trafficking 
Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

South Africa's New Slave Trade and the Campaign to Stop It

For a South African victim of human trafficking, this was the endgame. On a freezing night last July, Sindiswa, 17, lay curled in a fetal position in bed No. 7 of a state-run hospice in central Bloemfontein. Well-used fly strips hung between fluorescent lights, pale blue paint flaked off the walls, and fresh blood stained her sheets, the rusty bedpost and the linoleum flo...

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