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May, 2015


Human trafficking convictions: How has government fared?

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Buena Bernal for Rappler.com)

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Human trafficking convictions increase under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, but the number of convictions ‘remained low compared to the size of the problem’ MANILA, Philippines – For almost a month in mid-2005, a then 23-year-old Abbie* was “forced to work” every night as a prostitute in a bar in Malaysia. At least […]

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Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson pleads not guilty to concealing child sex abuse.

May 7, 2015 ·  By (Dan Cox for ABC.Net.Au.)

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Adelaide’s Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has pleaded not guilty to concealing child sexual abuse allegations against a paedophile priest. Wilson was not in court today but he was represented by his lawyer, Simon Buchen. Police allege that between 2004 and 2006, Wilson concealed a child sexual abuse allegation that had been made against the late […]

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U.N.: C. Africa Armed Groups Vow to Free Thousands of Child soldiers

May 7, 2015 ·  By (Naharnet Newsdesk for News Yahoo.com.)

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Leaders of armed groups in strife-ravaged Central African Republic agreed Tuesday to release thousands of child soldiers and to end underage recruitment, UNICEF said. The United Nations children’s agency described the news as a “major step forward” in the country, where it estimates 6,000 to 10,000 children to be held by various armed factions. “The […]

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SWS: 36% of Filipinos identify themselves as ‘food-poor’

May 7, 2015 ·  By (MARA CEPEDA for Rappler.com.)

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            FOOD-POOR. Children wait for their turn to get food from a neighborhood feeding program. File photo by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Around 7.9 million Filipino families consider themselves poor in terms of food, the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. This figure represents 36% of the […]

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The Testimony Before US Congress

May 7, 2015 · 

The Testimony Before US Congress Fr. Shay Cullen Last  22nd of  April , I  appeared before U.S. Congress as a witness to the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations at the Subcommittee’s Hearing: Accountability and Transformation – Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. […]

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Australia to Probe Exploitation of Migrant Labor

May 7, 2015 ·  By (Dunyanews.tv.)

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Agence France-Presse 11:51 AM | Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 SYDNEY, Australia – An Australian state government said Tuesday it would hold an inquiry into the exploitation of migrant workers after a television investigation revealed foreigners toiling in “slave labor” conditions. Using footage from secret cameras, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation found migrants were being grossly underpaid […]

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Human Trafficking is an Intrinsic Evil and a Crime Against Humanity

May 6, 2015 · 

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Human Trafficking is an Intrinsic Evil and a Crime Against Humanity Fr.Shay Cullen 17 April 2015 Washington.DC. Just call him Jose,or Joseph in English because in the bible story (Genesis 37:18-36) Joseph was sold into slavery  by his own jealous brothers and taken to Egypt by the slavers. The small twelve-year old boy that I met […]

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Child Porn Investigations Reveal More Suspects

May 6, 2015 ·  By (Derrick Spies for News24.com.)

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2015-04-24 14:34 Derrick Spies, News24 Port Elizabeth – Investigations have revealed hundreds of new suspects in a child pornography ring following the appearance of two people in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday. At the same time a separate investigation into a Grahamstown-based man identified as a kingpin in the child pornography network, has […]

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10 Teachers Struck Off Register

May 6, 2015 ·  By (Jenni Evans for News24.com.)

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2015-04-29 16:04 Jenni Evans, News24 Pretoria – Ten school teachers were struck off the registered teachers’ roll this year, mostly because of sexual offences against pupils, the SA Council of Educators said on Wednesday. “Most of the teachers struck off indefinitely are teachers who have had physical relationships with a learner,” said SACE CEO Rej […]

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Calls for Harsher Sentences for Paedophiles

May 6, 2015 · 

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2015-04-21 18:50 Plettenberg Bay – Residents and children’s rights activists are expected to protest outside of the Plettenberg Bay Magistrates Court on Wednesday, ahead of the appearance of a man accused of being part of a global network of paedophiles. The 37-year-old computer engineer, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, was arrested in […]

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