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Thai police find second human trafficking camp.

May 9, 2015 ·  By (Kocha Olarn and Don Melvin for

Thai police said Tuesday they had found a second camp used for human trafficking and had discovered three trafficking victims hiding in it. The camp is close to one discovered last week in which Thai authorities said they found the remains of at least 26 people along with one survivor who had to be hospitalized. […]


French soldier-child sex abuse claims in Central African Republic investigated

May 9, 2015 · 

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By Laura Smith-Spar and Sandrine Amiel, CNN Updated 1633 GMT (2333 HKT) May 1, 2015 Paris (CNN)Hungry, homeless young boys in the Central African Republic were forced by French soldiers to perform sex acts on them in return for food or money, the director of an advocacy group said Thursday, citing a confidential United Nations report […]


Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers

May 9, 2015 · 

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Buena Bernal Published 2:31 PM, May 07, 2015 Updated 2:31 PM, May 07, 2015 Migrant workers’ rights advocate Susan ‘Toots’ Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment MANILA, Philippines – “Oy, maayo kay dia ka (Oy, it’s good you are here),” began one recruiter in […]


ACT bucks national trend as child abuse report reveals big drop in cases.

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Primrose Riordan for

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The ACT has bucked the national trend, recording significant drops in child protection and abuse cases, a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report reveals. The Institute found reductions in the number of children receiving child protection services, the number of child abuse investigations and the number of children eventually found to have been […]


Lord Janner child sex abuse claims: Israeli schools remove plaques bearing Labour peer’s name.

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Joe Millis for


  Israeli organisations and schools have begun to remove plaques bearing the name of Lord Janner after prosecutors said they would not charge the peer for child sex offences because he had dementia. An Israeli nursery in the Galilee town of Ma’alot-Tarshiha took down the plague for the Lord Greville Janner Education Centre following allegations […]


UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Sandra Laville for The


Anders Kompass said to have passed confidential document to French authorities because of UN’s failure to stop abuse of children in Central African Republic A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Reuplic. […]


Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Jason Burke in Kathmandu for The

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Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls are trafficked a year, warn NGOs Tens of thousands of young women from regions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal are being targeted by human traffickers supplying a network of brothels across south Asia, campaigners in […]


Human trafficking convictions: How has government fared?

May 8, 2015 ·  By (Buena Bernal for

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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 […]


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

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


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 […]


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

May 7, 2015 ·  By (Naharnet Newsdesk for News


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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