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What’s the third most lucrative illegal commodity after drugs and weapons? Human beings. Human trafficking in South Africa is real and it’s happening right now.

The shackles of the slave trade may be long gone, but tens of thousands of people in South Africa are still being subjected to modern day slavery right under our noses – and most perpetrators are getting away with it.

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SPAIN - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report 'Sold to the Sea' in Madrid, Spain. The launch was hosted by the Spanish Secretary General of the Sea, Carlos Dominguez, who welcomed the report and called for all stakeholders in the fisheries sector to work together to address human trafficking and human rights abuses on fishing boats.

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The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report "Sold to the Sea" in Madrid, Spain, where it was welcomed by the Spanish Secretary General of the Sea, Carlos Dominguez.

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Spain urged to end forced fishing

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:24
JUAN Trujillo, president of the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) fisheries section, gave a speech in Madrid today in support of a report into abuses in the fishing industry and the need for reform and enforcement.
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Burmese migrant workers are used as slave labor aboard Thai fishing boats, according to an investigation by a British nongovernmental organization.

The report, “Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand’s Fishing Industry,” was released Wednesday by the Environmental Justice Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit organization that works internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights.

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The seafood industry always has been and always will be extremely controversial.

Thailand is currently facing some political pressure after a British-based non-profit, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), published a study Wednesday detailing cases of 15 Burmese people who work under slave-like conditions for a Thai fishing crew.

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PHNOM PENH: A Taiwanese woman has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly sending hundreds of Cambodians to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats off Africa, police said Wednesday.

Lin Yu Shin, owner of the now defunct Giant Ocean International Co. Ltd, was arrested in the tourist hub of Siem Reap last Friday, according to Chiv Phally of the interior ministry’s department tackling human trafficking.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Younger and younger girls are being dragged into prostitution because of the global economic crisis, a conference on women's rights was told on Wednesday.

About 21 million people - or three out of 1,000 people globally - are in forced labor, meaning they have been coerced or deceived into jobs which they cannot leave, figures released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) this year showed.

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Shrimp exports to West tied to bonded labor

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:13

Editor's Note: Anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara is the author of “Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia,” providing the first comprehensive overview of bonded labor in South Asia.

In the third chapter of my new book on bonded labour, I explore the shrimp industry of Bangladesh.

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