Exclusive: Cuba Warns Of Human Trafficking Risk Due To Frosty U.S. Ties

  • (Cuba) Cuba and US have reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark agreement in January but since Donald Trump took over,bi-lateral talks have come to a halt.

Ottawa Police Charge Duo With Human Trafficking

  • (Ottawa, Canada) Tyler Floyd, 30 and Amanda Mailloux, 28, are facing charges including forcible confinement, distributing child pornography, advertising another person's sexual services and trafficking a person under 18.

Human Trafficking To China, Gulf Countries On The Rise

  • (Hyderabad, India) Roshan Fernando, owner of Devin Travels and Tours Limited and his aides have been charged with trafficking people illegally to China.

Big Data Allows India To Map Its Fight Against Human Trafficking

  • (New Delhi, India) My Choices Foundation, an Indian Charity, is using big data to pinpoint human trafficking hot spots in a bid to prevent vulnerable women and girls vanishing from high-risk villages into the sex trade.

Barrie Police Rescue Girl Who Was A Victim Of Human Trafficking

  • (Barrie, Canada)30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been charged with human trafficking after Barrie Police found a girl who had disappeared from Ottawa.

50Rescued From Human Traffickers In Japan In 2016

  • (Tokyo, Japan) Fifty people were rescued from human traffickers in Japan in 2016, with Japanese nationals making up half of the victims, a government report showed Tuesday. Of the 50, 13 were aged 17 or younger, according to the annual report approved by the government.

Toronto Woman, 19, Charged With Human Trafficking For Allegedly Coercing Victim Into Sex Trade

  • (Toronto, Canada) A 19-year-old Toronto woman is facing 10 human trafficking charges for allegedly coercing a woman into the sex trade last year. A 39-year-old woman in the Hamilton-area was tricked into the sex trade in 2016 in order to repay a debt she owed the suspect, Toronto police say. 

House Votes To Turn Tables On Human Traffickers

  • (Yangon, Myanmar) Myanmar Buddhist and Christian religious and community leaders met in Yangon last week at a workshop organized by IOM to discuss community-based solutions to human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

A Crackdown On Human Trafficking Is Launching In Scotland

  • (Scotland) A new Scottish Government strategy is training professionals to spot the signs and tackle conditions leading to trafficking. After listening to victims, the new program prioritizes advertising what support is available.

NAPTIP, PRAWA Takes War Against Human Trafficking To Schools

  • (Nigeria) National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA) revealed that for the last 4yearstheduohave taken the campaign against human trafficking to schools as a measure of prompt enlightenment to vulnerable categories to human trafficking in the society.

Police Crackdown On Human Trafficking

  • (United Kingdom) UK POLICE carried out checks at Canvey businesses and homes at least once a month to search for victims of human trafficking. Two businesses and two houses on the island were visited by officers from the Castle Point and Rochford community policing team last Thursdayunderthecodename Operation Bagshot. During the visits, officers spoke with traders and checked over premises’ health and safety regulations but no arrests were made.

Human Trafficking Suspects Nabbed In US Verified As Thais

  • (Bangkok, Thailand) Twenty-one females, thirteen of which have been verified as Thai Nationals have been arrested in the United States on charges of human trafficking, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Information Director General Busadee Santipitaks. She said the recent arrest of the 21 women in the U.S. for alleged involvement in human trafficking and prostitution has been notified by the Thai Consulate in Chicago. The suspects are to be sent to the court in Minnesota.

Immigrants Lured To Adelaide Before Being Forced Into Virtual Slavery By Employers

  • (Adelaide, Australia) Many immigrants across the world are being lured to Adelaide, Australia where they are forced into slavery.  Employers make false promises of work and then tell the immigrants they must work for free to pay off sponsorships and visas.

PRAWA Trains 30 Human Trafficking Victims In Kano

  • (Kano, Nigeria) The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Agency in Nigeria recently trained and empowered thirty victims of human trafficking.  The main goal of the program was to help the victims become productive contributors to society.  Funds will also be provided to the trainees in order to jumpstart their life and business endeavors. 

Human Trafficking In Humanity Land

  • (Kuwait) Many employees in Kuwait are victims of human trafficking.  Immigrants from India and Bangladesh, in particular, come into the country and are forced to work long hours with little salary and live in overly crowded spaces. 

A Theatrical Act On Human Trafficking

  • (India) Supernova, a play that focuses on technology and its role in human trafficking, is debuting in India.  The play revolves around the story of a young boy who is trafficked and how his onlineprofilesnegativelyaffects his return home.

Gov't Mulls Drive To Curb Human Trafficking

  • (Kathmandu) Fast Track Rescue Operation will be launched by the government to check trafficking of Nepali migrant workers to foreign job destinations via India and Sri Lanka. The government also plans to coordinate with these two countries to make “no objection” certificate mandatory for migrant workers.

Anti-Human Trafficking Unit Takes Over Kasoa Alleged Human Traffickers Case

  • (Ghana) The case involving suspects Alhassan Gariba and Fuseini Yaminu was taken over by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service. The suspects were arrested a few days ago.

Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement

  • (UK) Monitise has produced a statement to show the steps that the company has taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within their business or supply chain.

Businesses Must Eradicate Human Trafficking From Their Supply Chains – UN Expert

  • (Geneva) Businesses mustbemoreeffectiveon combating human trafficking. The Special Rapporteur suggested that there was a need for States to establish frameworks to protect workers from labor exploitation and to set out clear expectations for businesses.

Joining Forces To Fight Human Trafficking

  • (Australia) A Human Trafficking Project was launched by ACRATH and SVHA which is thought to be a first in Australia’s health care sector. The project will look to identify how people are trafficked and give necessary treatment.

Airlines Urged To Step Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

  • (Cancun, Mexico) Airlines were being urged to train more flight attendants to help prevent human trafficking, placing cabin crew on the front line of the fight against sexual exploitation and slavery. Airline leaders meeting in Mexico would be briefed by the United Nations agency responsible for tackling the largely hidden crime.

Ghaziabad: Three ‘abducted’ Girls Found, Police Say No Human Trafficking Involved

  • (Ghaziabad, India) The Ghaziabad police on Sunday arrested three persons and brought back three minor girls. Police said the three men were booked in two different cases at Indirapuram police station and had lured the girls, following which abduction cases were lodged against them. Police have not come to know of any case of human trafficking so far.

Cases Of Kidnapping, Human Trafficking Increasing In Pakistan, SC Told

  • (Karachi, Pakistan) Local lawyer organization has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the increasing cases of disappearances, human trafficking, kidnappings, beggars and street children in the country. Such organization said cases of disappearance, human trafficking, kidnappings, beggars and street children have been rapidly increasing throughout Pakistan.

Free Training On Curbing Human Trafficking

  • (Kempton Park, South Africa) A21, abolishing slavery in the 21st century, is a world-renowned, non-profit organization fueled by a radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and be completely healed. They held a free professional training day with the A21 team from Cape Town, on June 9 attheKaleideo Church on Fiskaal Street. The training was open to government officials, community leaders/forums, public servants, police, social workers, clinical psychologists, lawyers and the public.

As Le 100m Deal Backfires Human Trafficker In Court

  • (Sierra Leone) A gold miner in Ngo Town was accused human trafficking. The victim told the court that on the 21st of February 2017, he was on his way to his friend when the suspect met him and cajoled him to go with him to Kono. The suspect took him to Grafton to his mother and boughthimsomecloths and food. Soon after, the suspect took him to Kono the following day and put him into a taxi which took them to a nearby bush. The suspect then told the taxi driver that he wanted to sell victim for Le 100 million.

JCF Hailed For Role In Tackling Human Trafficking

  • (Kingston, Jamaica) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, has hailed the dedicated work of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), in tackling human trafficking in Jamaica. Palmer, who is also Chair of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), said members of the JCF Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit have displayed a willingness to go above and beyond “inservicetoourfellowmen”, as the country tackles the heinous crime.

Gov't To Intensify Public Education On Human Trafficking

  • (Kingston, Jamaica) The Jamaican government will be more aggressive in its awareness campaign on human trafficking.  The administration is increasing educational efforts while also helping more victims and providing shelter.   

Human Trafficking: International, June 2017

Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director

The Institute for
Diversity and Ethics in Sport