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LABOUR and the Scottish Government have united to introduce tougher penalties for human traffickers and provide enhanced support for victims.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has adopted a member's bill by Labour MSP Jenny Marra for a Scottish anti-human trafficking strategy, with special treatment of related crime in the criminal justice system and support for survivors.

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20 ways to combat modern-day slavery

Monday, 05 August 2013 07:35

Ariel Siegel, programme manager, Somaly Mam Foundation, New York, US. @arielsiegel

Ethical businesses can play a double role in combating slavery: By following ethical labour practices especially in developing countries, businesses can create more jobs that pay living wages, which in turn reduces poverty rates.

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LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - When you meet the author of a book, you put a face to the name, and a voice to the page. When fate tried to silence Theresa Flores, the author found a reason to speak up.

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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Human trafficking has been a growing industry in Michigan, a state senator reports on Thursday.
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The nationwide sweep that netted 150 pimps and rescued 105 child sex victims is welcome news to survivors who were controlled by pimps in their teens, and FOX 9 News spoke with two who broke free.

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KALISPELL - Senator Max Baucus hosted a panel discussion addressing the controversial topic of sex trafficking in Montana last week on Capitol Hill.

His office reached out Windie Fischer, a survivor of sex trafficking who now works as a victim advocate.

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BY DIANE DIMOND

Danielle Douglas had a wonderful Mother’s Day — breakfast out, a trip to the zoo with her husband and two children, snuggly naptime, and the gift of a colorful necklace and brooch.

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The face of human trafficking

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:27

Shandra Woworuntu once paid $3,000 to a broker expecting to get a job in a Chicago hotel and her ticket to the American dream. Instead, the then 25-year-old from Indonesia got sold into prostitution, literal sexual slavery.

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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.

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During the day, Shandra Woworuntu was forced to service men at a brothel tucked away in New London. At night, she was driven to hotels in Connecticut and forced to service more men.
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