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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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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 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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The Good News We Were Waiting For

November 12, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Last week, there was good news when the Philippine Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) from Angeles city linked up with their Olongapo counterpart and raided a cyber-sex den in a private house just five minutes away from the City Hall. There they found five children, 14 years-old to 16, working as “show girls”. The […]

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