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Viki Sebhelyi with her TIP Heroe prize

27 Jun 2017
Each year, the Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals are NGO workers, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who are committed to...
12 Aug 2016
The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, reports for 'The Guardian' on the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into sexual exploitation in Europe and the UK in particular. In this article Hyland details the most recent...
19 Nov 2014
‘Daily Mail’ reports that the Netherlands was ranked first of 167 nations by their response to human trafficking and sex slavery. It was awarded an “AA rating” and high scores for its victim assistance and criminal justice...
20 Oct 2014
‘BBC’ reports on the recently published report of the European Commission on the implementation of the strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings. The report says that more than 1000 child victims were trafficked...
29 Sep 2014
The Council of Europe’s human trafficking expert group, GRETA, has claimed in a report that Italy is not doing enough to combat human trafficking. They note general shortcomings as well as a lack of awareness on the issues. The concerns rise...
12 Sep 2014
‘YLE’ reports that after examining the police investigation and court hearing data on pimping and human trafficking (from 2009 to 2013), the Finnish Ombudsman for Minorities states that there are many unaddressed cases of human...
12 Aug 2014
‘Novinite’ reports that employees of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) have uncovered a criminal organisation for child trafficking, the press office of the Agency announced. The operation was held on July 30 in...
08 Aug 2014
‘Watford Observer’ reports that further specialist training to combat human trafficking and child exploitation is to be given to Watford police officers, as the European Union passes legislation to crack down on the abuse. The Watford-...
31 Jul 2014
‘Voice of America’ reports that the United Nations is calling for an end to Human Trafficking as it marks the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. It comes four years after the U.N. General Assembly adopted a Global Action...
31 Jul 2014
‘Global Post’ reports that Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs renewed the EU’s commitment to work together to eradicate human trafficking. She spoke on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. She said that...

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