Saudi Arab has barred 46 Bangladesh agencies from sending Hajj pilgrims this year pending an investigation on their alleged link to human trafficking, a Bangladeshi official said, reports UNB.
"The Saudi authorities have served show cause notices to the agencies on alleged human trafficking following an investigation report," Deputy Secretary of Religion Affairs Ministry Zahangir Alam told the news agency Monday.
ORGANIZATIONS around the worldhave done truly amazing work combating sex trafficking through the rescue and rehabilitation of victims and their families.
While this is a commendable and truly urgent need, by itself it is not sufficient to end human trafficking.
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Police have started dismantling a Bangladesh-based human trafficking ring that brought people from that country to work illegally in Brazil.
The Federal Police agency says in a Wednesday statement that the gang recruited Bengalis to work in construction under slave-like conditions.
More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.
Imagine you have just been rescued from a life of sexual and physical abuse. Your feeling of desperation slowly disappears as you begin to feel safe and trust those caring for you.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the conditions of workers who died in the Bangladesh factory collapse as "slave labor," saying unjust salaries and the unbridled quest for profits were "against God".
On the International Labour Day, Pope Francis issued a message against “selfish profit” economic rules as Europe plunges into historic unemployment rates. The Pontiff also voiced concern about slave work and human trafficking.
Defendants A.A. and S.R, 29 and 24, both jobless and from Bangladesh, were convicted of human trafficking by deceiving the victim with a job offer and forcing her into prostitution under coercion and intimidation.