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IOM reports child trafficking and labor trafficking cases are rising
Child victims of human trafficking helped by IOM increased to 2,040 in 2011, up 27 per cent from 1,565 in 2008, according to new IOM data.

Posted on April 10, 2012 · Read More »

UN General Assembly President calls for redoubled efforts to end human trafficking
The President of the 66th United Nations General Assembly His Excellency Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today called on Member States, civil society, the private sector and the media to step up efforts to bring an end to human trafficking, calling it "an appalling form of human rights abuse".

Posted on April 04, 2012 · Read More »

U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims
The UN crime-fighting office announced that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.

Posted on April 04, 2012 · Read More »

Washington first US state to pass law tightening oversight of escort sites
The Washington Legislature has passed, and Governor Gregoire has signed into law, a bill that would require websites within the state to obtain documentation that escorts advertised there are at least 18.

Posted on April 03, 2012 · Read More »

Estonia Makes Human Trafficking Illegal
Estonia's Parliament has passed legislation banning human trafficking, making the Baltic nation the last EU country to enact such laws.

Posted on April 03, 2012 · Read More »

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CECILIA FLORES-OEBANDA, Founder and Director, Visayan Forum Foundation (VFI)

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is the Founder and Director of the Visayan Forum Foundation (VFI) in the Philippines. She was a recipient of the Anti-Slavery Award in 2005. VFI is one of the most well-known nongovernmental organizations in the Philippines, focusing on the specific needs of human trafficking victims.

Posted on December 16, 2007 · Read More »

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