President Jacob Zuma has signed the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill into law, giving South Africa, for the first time, a single statute that tackles human trafficking holistically and comprehensively.
The following letter is part of the larger 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). The secretary of state submits this yearly report to Congress as required under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), the first comprehensive U.S. federal law to protect victims of trafficking and prosecute their traffickers. The TIP report defines a framework of prevention, protection and prosecution to combat trafficking in persons and to protect victims.
In light of the recent raids in Cedar Grove, we, the people, need to become more aware of how pervasive human trafficking has become and how it differs from prostitution.
While pursuing a part-time modeling career during college, Jillian Mourning, then 19, became a victim of sex trafficking -- raped repeatedly by her manager and others, with pictures and video sold online, she told the Charlotte Observer.
Women who are trafficked into the U.S. are often kept secluded and isolated to avoid suspicion. (Nadia Garcia/Borderzine.com)
EL PASO – The car headlights flashed past the windows of a farmer’s house out on a rural road in far west Texas on a sweltering, summer night bringing him outside to find out what the unusual midnight activity is all about.
Johannesburg — The Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA) was a prime example of US bipartisan human rights legislation: sponsored by Democratic and Republican senators and signed into law in 2008 by Republican President George Bush, the law entered into force under the Democratic presidency of Barack Obama.
Buenos Aires – The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as part of a war on human trafficking.