human trafficking

Indian Police Arrest 11 People for Trafficking Babies in Biscuit Boxes

By Subrata Nagchoudhury KOLKATA, India, Nov 23 – Eleven people have been arrested in India on suspicion of duping single women into selling their newborn babies and trafficking the infants inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre to be sold on to childless couples, police said on Wednesday. A senior official from Crime Investigation Department

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Why Devote an Entire Day to Honor Girlhood?

By Meera Damji October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, which the United Nations began commemorating in 2011. Every year, this day is celebrated to honor the girl child.  But, have you ever wondered why it is so important to celebrate girls? Why do we dedicate an entire day just honor girlhood? Well,

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Former Captive of Daesh Dedicates Rights Award to Persecuted Women

By Temesghen Debesai LONDON, Oct 11 – A Yazidi woman who was held captive and raped by Daesh militants in Iraq paid tribute to persecuted women and victims of human trafficking around the world as she received a human rights award from the Council of Europe. Nadia Murad Basee Taha became the fourth recipient of

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“Kung Fu” Nuns Bike Himalayas to Oppose Human Trafficking

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Sept 18 – Clad in black sweatpants, red jackets and white helmets, the hundreds of cyclists pedaling the treacherously steep, narrow mountain passes to India from Nepal could be mistaken for a Himalayan version of the Tour de France. The similarity, however, ends there. This journey is longer and tougher,

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Suspected Human Trafficking Kingpin Extradited from Sudan to Italy

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Italy, June 8 – An Eritrean man suspected of running a human trafficking network that sent thousands of migrants to Europe, leaving many to die on the way, was extradited from Sudan to Italy overnight, officials said. Medhane Yehdego Mered, 35, was flown to Italy during the night after his arrest

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India Unveils First-Ever Comprehensive Draft Law on Human Trafficking

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 31 – India’s minister for women and children unveiled a draft of the country’s first-ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law, which would treat survivors as victims in need of assistance and protection rather than as criminals. South Asia, with India at its centre, is the fastest-growing and second-largest region for

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