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Sex Trafficking Rife in Swaziland

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Swaziland is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labour in agriculture, the 2014 Trafficking in Persons report revealed.

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The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.

According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.

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When the State Department released its annual report on human trafficking Wednesday, we got a chilling reminder that even in 2013, slave labor is still embedded in the global food system.
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Earlier today, Antonio Rivera, the former owner of the bars Sonidos de la Frontera in Lake Ronkonkoma and La Hija del Mariachi in Farmingville, New York, was sentenced to 60 years’ imprisonment for his role in a sex trafficking and forced labor ring.
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31 May 2013 – The global scourge of human trafficking is being fuelled by demand for sexual exploitation, cheap labour, human organs, illegal adoption and forced marriages, says a new report by an independent United Nations human rights expert.
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Cotton exporters using child labor

Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:39

Conscientious consumers are credited with driving change in forced child labor practices inside one of the world's most repressive regimes: Uzbekistan.

But while progress has been made, the fight is far from over.

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Nestlé advances child labor battle plan

Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:50

An independent investigation into Nestlé's cocoa supply chain has found numerous child labor violations and kickstarted an ambitious plan to eventually eradicate forced labor and child labor in its production cycle.

The study was carried out by the Fair Labor Association with Nestlé's support.

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By Ernest Petrosyan, Thursday, June 21
 
Georgia is a source for, a transit point, and destination country for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking and men and women subjected to conditions of forced labor, says the US Department of State report on human trafficking.
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International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has expressed concern over alarming levels of child labour and widespread anti-union discrimination in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Togo.

The international labour body, in a report prepared for the World Trade Organisation’s (WHO) Council meeting, called for a review of trade policies in the affected countries.

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Finance Minister Amara M. Konneh yesterday alarmed that Liberian children are being exploited, which paints a blur picture for the country's future and its dream of achieving a middle income status by 2030.

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