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April, 2015


Washington Week on Human Rights.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Human Rights First)

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will host a hearing on “State Department Reauthorization: Ensuring Effective U.S. Diplomacy Within A Responsible Budget.” Deputy Secretary of State for Management And Resources Heather Higginbottom will testify. 9:30AM, 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building The House Financial Services Committee will host a hearing on “Task Force […]

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Senate approves human trafficking bill 99-0; Next up vote on Loretta Lynch nomination with Vitter and Cassidy opposed .

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Nola.)

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  WASHINGTON — For a bill that passed 99-0 Wednesday (April 22), it sure took a long time. The Senate finally passed the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act after nearly six weeks of delay resulting from a dispute over contentious anti-abortion language added to the bill by Republicans. That issue was finally resolved this […]

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Thai industry uses slavery, House told

April 27, 2015 ·  By (The Associated Press)

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WASHINGTON — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. “As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is rife with forced labor, both on the high seas and within seafood […]

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Rating the World’s Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Standard News Wire.)

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As State Dept.’s Annual TIP Report Approaches, House Panel Hears from Human Rights Groups About Impact of TIP Rankings WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /Standard Newswire/ — The U.S. State Department’s main effort to combat human trafficking was the main focus of a hearing held yesterday by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House […]

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US House told of slavery in Thai seafood industry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Bangkok Post.)

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  WASHINGTON — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in US markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. “As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is rife with forced labour, both on the high seas and within […]

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House panel told of modern-day slavery around world, including abuse in Thai seafood industry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to US News.)

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 WASHINGTON (AP) — Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. “As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is rife with forced labor, both on the high seas and within […]

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Columban priest targets traffickers of children in Philippine ministry.

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to DENNIS SADOWSKI .)

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Arriving in the Philippines from Ireland in 1969 as a young missionary priest, Columban Father Shay Cullen hardly expected he’d end up fighting a burgeoning sex industry. More than 45 years later, despite death threats and confrontations with uncooperative authorities, Father Cullen, 72, continues to patrols bars and hotels to free kids […]

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US House hearing: PH making only slow progress vs. trafficking

April 27, 2015 ·  By (Credit to Globa Nation Inquirer.)

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  WASHINGTON, DC — The day before the US Senate finally passed a trafficking bill intended to punish perpetrators and increase support for victims, a House subcommittee was holding a hearing on which countries are effectively helping the millions of people who “live in sex or labor slavery today.” Among those countries is the Philippines. […]

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FR.SHAY CULLEN TESTIFIES BEFORE US CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

April 24, 2015 · 

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FR.SHAY CULLEN TESTIFIES BEFORE US CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE On Wed. April 22nd, Shay Cullen testified before the U.S. Congress to the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. The purpose of this hearing is to provide input to the US State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. See link […]

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Fr. Shay’s Cullen Testimony At The US Congress.

April 24, 2015 · 

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Good Afternoon. I am Fr. Shay Cullen, Catholic Columban Missionary and President and Founder of the PREDA Foundation, Inc., a Philippine social development organization. Hon. Chairman, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), ranking member, and all the members of this distinguished sub-committee, I thank you for inviting me to be here again. Today, I will share with […]

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