Posts Tagged ‘sex trafficking’

Over 70 Canadian Lawmakers Demand Pornhub Be Investigated

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Pornhub, the company that has recently been exposed for having reportedly been complicit in sex trafficking operations by The New York Times, has not left the frying pan even after deleting the videos that were believed to be a part of sex trafficking operations. In February, the website’s owners, MindGeek’s senior staff, stood before Canadian Read more

Catholic safe house helps jail sex traffickers

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A Catholic safe house for women in London has been partly responsible for ensuring two sex traffickers are jailed. The Catholic Diocese of Westminster’s Caritas Bakhita House enabled the traffickers’ 20-year old victim to report their crimes to the police. The traffickers were sentenced to prison terms of 15 and 16 years. Their victim’s nightmare Read more

Researchers are using data science to fight sex trafficking

Monday, June 15th, 2020

When Riana H. was 15 years old, she ran away from home. This was not a one-time incident for the willful teenager, who developed a habit of disappearing after her family moved from Austin, Tex., to California in 2010. Whenever Riana clashed with her mother over her restrictive house rules or curfew, she would take Read more

Simple technology helps prevent refugee sex trafficking

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Refugee protection

When Syrian refugees leave their camps, they pack three items: food, water, and light. The first two generally come in the form of packages from the United Nation’s World Food Program or other nonprofit organizations. The latter, however, traditionally came in the form of kerosene lamps, which are less than ideal. In fact, they’re often Read more

Religious against People Trafficking in NZ

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The third Prevent People Trafficking Conference to be held in New Zealand took place in Porirua on June 5th and 6th. The conference was attended by representatives from  ANZRATH (Aotearoa New Zealand Religious against Trafficking in Humans) ANZRATH is a group made up of  New Zealand religious from a variety of congregations based in Auckland Sister Read more

My female faith hero: Catholic Sisters

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

One of the striking features of innovative interfaith work is the very high proportion of women and girls who are involved, despite the received image of mostly male religious leaders in dialogue.  Of the 687 young people who applied to be one of our 34 Faiths Act Fellows, there were 487 women and 200 men. Read more