World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 11, 2015
Amnesty International was going through a fraught vote today on whether the human rights organisation should back decriminalising prostitution, following a heated debate on the divisive issue.
Telangana News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
As many as 44 alleged human traffickers involved in a sex racket were arrested and 39 women, including eight minors, rescued from Maharashtra's Chandrapur by Crime Investigation Department (CID) wing of Telangana police.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Thursday July 23, 2015
"I had no choice but to do this kind of work," says Maiya in a soul stirring video that traces her journey as a sex worker in Kolkata to working as a supervisor in a soap-making company.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 2, 2015
A 74-year-old Indian-American motel owner has pleaded guilty to benefiting financially from sex traffickers who beat women for prostitution in the rooms he rented them at inflated rates.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 16, 2015
An Australian man accused of raping and trafficking two girls in the Philippines pleaded not guilty today, court officials said.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
From dog attacks, strangulation and rape, to injured fishermen being thrown overboard and left to drown, trafficked people can suffer extreme violence and severe health problems no matter where they end up working, researchers have found.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 8, 2015
For the poor in Pakistan, justice is hard to obtain. For a young woman scarred by the sex trade, it is even harder.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 26, 2014
Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 30, 2014
The number of people locked in slavery in Britain rose by 22 percent last year, with online dating, social media sites and Internet job advertisements used increasingly to recruit victims, a new report showed on Tuesday.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday July 30, 2014
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the US last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 14, 2014
Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI said Monday.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday June 17, 2014
A 53-year-old accountant is being held in a Florida jail on charges of human trafficking after authorities say he kept three women trapped in virtual slavery for months, prostituting them and videotaping sex acts to put online.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 3, 2014
Young American runaways all too often put themselves in dangerous situations wooed by tales of modeling careers and lucrative music contracts.
Delhi News | Tanima Biswas | Saturday January 25, 2014
Following last week's midnight raid at Khirki Extension led by Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti at the homes of African nationals accused of drug and sex trafficking, the Africans, mainly women, have begun moving out of the south Delhi colony.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 11, 2014
A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official said on Saturday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 20, 2013
An annual US State Department report on Wednesday cited Russia and China among the world's worst offenders in fighting forced labour and sex trafficking, which could lead to US sanctions.
Riya Chakravarty | Sunday October 14, 2012
By wearing a chic chiffon off-white dress while visiting a mosque in Malaysia last month, Kate Middleton has helped victims of alleged sex trafficking in India, her designer has claimed.
Goa News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 4, 2012
Goa police is working on unearthing an alleged human trafficking racket based on the crucial leads they have received from the girls rescued from two massage parlours in Panaji. Ten girls from Thailand, who were allegedly working as sex workers and call girls in two different massage parlours, were rescued by Panaji police last weekend.
Lovely M | Saturday September 1, 2012
Ashton Kutcher, who is on his maiden trip to India for a shooting assignment, met women of a NGO working for the cause of sex trafficking victims.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 11, 2012
A series of sex abuse scandals at orphanages and shelters in India has sounded alarms over the management of children's homes, many of which operate with little or no public oversight.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 12, 2012
Four NRIs and two Ghana citizens of Indian origin, who were charged by Scotland Yard on May 18 for allegedly trafficking an Indian woman from Hyderabad for sex, will now face trial in October.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday April 2, 2012
He's no movie star. But assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble of Social Service (SS) branch apparently has his photographs lying around in people's desk drawers. Well, not just any people. During a a raid at a hotel Dhoble found his photographs from a drawer close to the cash counter. The staff allegedly revealed that they had been g...
Patna News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday February 14, 2012
Twenty Five minor girls, who were allegedly forced to dance naked at a theatre in a rural fair near the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar's Araria district, were rescued and 44 people arrested under human trafficking charges during a raid, police said on Monday. Araria Superintendent of Police Shivdeep Lande said that minor girls were forced to dance nake...