Human Trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19003/all en Imprisoned in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/gallery/brazil/101202/drug-mules Less than 10 years ago there were only 40 foreign women imprisoned in the state of Sao Paulo. Today there are more than 400, all housed at the Capital Penitentiary for Women.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/gallery/brazil/101202/drug-mules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Brazil Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:11:00 +0000 Jackie Dewe Mathews 5602395 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisians, Italians find a common bond in a cup of coffee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia <p> On one Italian island, a cafe owner does what he can to ease the plight of Tunisian migrants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Europe Human Trafficking Italy Tunisia Europe Culture & Lifestyle Italy Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:39:00 +0000 Jodi Hilton 5628035 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex workers march in Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sex-workers-rights-day-marked-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prostitutes call for decriminalization: "No justice, no piece." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Did you know that today is International Sex Workers&rsquo; Rights Day?</p> <p> Sex workers calling for the decriminalization of prostitution <a href="http://www.eyewitnessnews.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=60809">marched in Cape Town</a> to the offices of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, according to South Africa&#39;s Eyewitness News.</p> <p> Police led the small group down the busy Keizersgracht Street in central Cape Town.</p> <p> Many of the shouting participants wore colorful masks to obscure their faces, while others wore bright red clothing to show their support for efforts to legalize prostitution. One woman said it is unfair for sex workers to be labelled as criminals, since many are forced into the profession to put food on the table. She said the municipal vice squad is largely to blame for the sense of oppression suffered by sex workers.</p> <p> Sex workers also demonstrated in nine African cities in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.</p> <p> The event marks the day in 2009 when sex workers from Southern, Western and Eastern Africa came together to form the African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) to lead the fight for sex workers&rsquo; rights in Africa. So far the group has members in seven African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.</p> <p> &ldquo;We call for access to health services and the ending of sex workers&rsquo; human rights violations. When we dare to be powerful, to go onto the streets and make our voices heard, we know there are those who will try to shame and ridicule us, with the hope that we will be isolated and silenced. But this won&rsquo;t be the case!&rdquo; said ASWA Regional Coordinator, Kyomya Macklean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sex-workers-rights-day-marked-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Africa Emerges Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:48:55 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628279 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan asylum seekers advise Tunisians, Libyans to stay put http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/belgium/110308/european-union-asylum-seekers <p> As European Union leaders wring their hands over a fresh wave of asylum seekers spurred by the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, some wish they would consider the plight of those already stuck here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/belgium/110308/european-union-asylum-seekers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Belgium BeNeLux Europe European Union Human Trafficking immigration policy Europe Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:15:00 +0000 Teri Schultz 5629263 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking <p> PRISTINA &mdash; In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Kosovo, this nascent democracy became a hub of the global trade in human beings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International Crime International sex news Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:03:00 +0000 Matt McAllester and Jovo Martinovic 5632462 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican drug gangs compete for bounty from human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110529/immigration-human-trafficking-drug-gangs <p> MEXICO CITY &mdash; The human trafficking business is estimated to be worth more than $2 billion each year to Mexican gangs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110529/immigration-human-trafficking-drug-gangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Mexico Drug War Conflict Zones Mexico Tue, 31 May 2011 10:20:05 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5648101 at http://www.globalpost.com China rescues 89 children in raids on trafficking rings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110727/china-child-trafficking-gang-children-rescued <p> Most child trafficking cases involve buyers who are childless couples wanting children, or wanting them as slave labor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110727/china-child-trafficking-gang-children-rescued" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking China Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5671654 at http://www.globalpost.com Police identify 8,000 people in South Korea's sex trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/111102/police-identify-8000-people-south-koreas-sex-t <p> South Korean police officials said Wednesday they identified nearly 8,000 people involved in the country&rsquo;s human sex trade in a recent three-month bust.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/111102/police-identify-8000-people-south-koreas-sex-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International sex news Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle South Korea Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:36:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680064 at http://www.globalpost.com Police find 17 infants sold by their parents, state-run media reported http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111104/police-arrested-rescued-17-infants-sold-their-parent <p> Police in China have busted a human trafficking ring involving poor families who are selling their babies for as much as $7,800, a state-run newspaper reported Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111104/police-arrested-rescued-17-infants-sold-their-parent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> human rights Human Trafficking Asia-Pacific China Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:30:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680342 at http://www.globalpost.com China rescues 178 in large child-trafficking bust http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111207/china-rescues-178-large-child-trafficking-bust <p> Chinese authorities across 10 provinces coordinated a large child-trafficking bust, rescuing 178 children and arresting 608 suspects, the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111207/china-rescues-178-large-child-trafficking-bust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Asia-Pacific China Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:07:04 +0000 Kyle Kim 5683602 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuns fight Super Bowl sex trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/nuns-fight-super-bowl-sex-trafficking-indianapolis <p> <span></span>&quot;No one wants human trafficking in their town,&quot; Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Ann Oestreich said in a statement. &quot;These activities happen in the dark. What we are attempting to do is to shine a light on sex trafficking and reduce opportunities for it to happen.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120203/nuns-fight-super-bowl-sex-trafficking-indianapolis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Sports United States Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:41:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5690345 at http://www.globalpost.com Cocaine trade generates $900 million a year in West Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/cocaine-trade-generates-900-million-year-west-africa-un-says Drug cartels use West Africa as a shortcut when selling cocaine to Europe.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/cocaine-trade-generates-900-million-year-west-africa-un-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Human Trafficking International Crime Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:46:37 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5692846 at http://www.globalpost.com Delegates laud Obama's commitment to end human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/obama-human-trafficking-clinton-global-initiative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama announced an Executive Order to coordinate efforts in the government to work toward ending human trafficking, which he referred to as "modern slavery." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK &mdash; In a wild week of foreign policy here and all the posturing and the drama that comes with it amid the hype of a presidential campaign, there was at least one tangible action taken that deserves some time in the spotlight.</p> <p>That is, President Obama&#39;s Executive Order to coordinate efforts in the government to work toward ending &quot;the injustice, the outrage of human trafficking,&quot; or as he referred to it, &quot;modern slavery.&quot;</p> <p>Obama presented the idea in his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, a call to action that was very much in the spirit of President Clinton&#39;s gathering of leaders in business, government and philanthropy to try to get them working together and inspiring each other to be change agents for the world&#39;s most intractable problems. Obama highlighted the estimated 20 million people who are trapped in prostitution rings, in lives as child soldiers or as indentured laborers in copper mines and on South China Sea&#39;s fishing boats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/obama-human-trafficking-clinton-global-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking World Leaders Diplomacy Politics GroundTruth Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:39:57 +0000 Charles M. Sennott 5720910 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian shamans and traffickers use juju magic to force women into prostitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130205/juju-women-sex-slaves-prostitution-Nigeria <p>Across Europe, tens of thousands of Nigerian women are bonded to sexual servitude &mdash; not with chains, but via juju, an ancient form of West African magic, according to the Nigerian authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130205/juju-women-sex-slaves-prostitution-Nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Conflict Zones Want to Know Aid Europe Italy Nigeria Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:25:00 +0000 Heather Murdock 5746917 at http://www.globalpost.com Juju trafficking: one Nigerian woman's prostitution ordeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130205/juju-women-sex-slaves-part-2-Nigeria-aid-conflict-zones <p>BENIN CITY, Nigeria &mdash; After enduring gunfire, starvation and the sex trade, Amaka Chinye summons the strength to overcome her oppressors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130205/juju-women-sex-slaves-part-2-Nigeria-aid-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking Conflict Zones Want to Know France Aid Italy Nigeria Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:25:00 +0000 Heather Murdock 5746927 at http://www.globalpost.com