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Controversial Anti-Trafficking Bill tabled in Parliament Critics say it could further harm vulnerable communities

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Maneka Gandhi, the Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD), tabled a Bill aimed at curbing human trafficking in India. The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 was first approved by the Union Cabinet in February…

Adivasi girl held captive and tortured by Chhattisgarh cop Girl's father abducted, forced to sign papers absolving perpetrator

In a shocking case of human trafficking, a minor Adivasi girl was held hostage by an Assistant Sub Inspector and his wife in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. ASI, Shailendra Singh and his wife Shashi, allegedly brought the girl from her village after promising her family that they will give her a better life, but instead forced her into…

India’s Cabinet approves bill to combat human trafficking

India’s Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons Bill, which will go before parliament during this ongoing session, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. The bill is an attempt at making “India a leader among South Asian countries to combat trafficking,” by tackling the issue “from the point of view of prevention, rescue and rehabilitation,” the government said.…

Sex trafficking in American massage parlours is a $2.5 billion industry: Polaris Study

The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that, according to a study by anti-slavery organisation Polaris, traffickers make $2.5 billion forcing women to have sex in massage parlours in the United States. The study revealed that these women are usually recent immigrant mothers from China or South Korea who struggle with debt and know little or no English. They…

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