Trafficking Highway into Sinai

A trafficking highway has developed through Sudan’s refugee camps into the Sinai desert and Eritrea. Arms are delivered along this highway to Sinai to militants and ransom-seeking gangs. Eritrea is a country in extreme poverty. Despite this, the country rejects

Nestle Committed to Eliminating Child Labor

Forced labor and child labor is a long-standing issue in cocoa production worldwide. This year Nestlé is taking steps to eradicate the use of forced labor and child labor in its cocoa supply chain, beginning with an independent investigation conducted

Annual Trafficking in Persons Report Released


The annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2011 was published last week by the US Department of State. The TIP report is “the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts.” (CNN, June 2012) Contained in the report

An Incredible Documentary Series on Modern Day Slavery in Asia


Filmmakers from the company Good Morning Beautiful, produced by Radio Free Asia, have put together an incredible documentary series covering modern-day slavery in Asia. The  short documentaries are a beautiful portrayal of the harrowing stories of trafficking victims and their

Brazil Joins UNODC to Document Cases of Human Trafficking

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This week Brazil committed to supporting UNODC’s Human Trafficking Case Law Database. The database is a collection of documented proceedings involving human trafficking. By the end of 2012, Brazil plans to have at least 50 proceedings documented (UNODC, June 2012).

Former Liberian President Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

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Former Liberian President Taylor has been sentenced by the international court in The Hague, Netherlands to 50 years in prison after being convicted of 11 counts of aiding and abetting the rebel campaign in Sierra Leone. As President Judge Richard Lussick

Former Liberian President Convicted of Slavery

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor as he waits for the verdict in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, April 26, 2012. (Pool,AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

On April 27, 2012, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was convicted of “aiding and abetting” crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and slavery while assisting the rebel movement in Sierra Leone during the country’s brutal civil war. This verdict signals

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Major League Baseball Taking Steps to End Child Slavery

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Those good ol’ baseball games will carry more weight than simply fulfilling childhood dreams and beating a rival team this season. A group of Major League Baseball players have pledged to donate money for every on-field achievement to the Free2Play

Modern Day Slavery in Mauritania

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Compared to when slavery was legal in a majority of the world (the 1800s to put a date out there), we as a global community have come a long way. Despite our development and our ability to put a McDonald’s