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Swedish Green Party MEP Defends Nordic Model

Linnéa Engström, who is a Swedish member of the European Parliament, puts forward a strong case for the wider adoption of what is called the “Nordic Model” as the most effective way of...

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A Collaborative Project to Fight Trafficking

The reality and complexity of human trafficking was outlined to a gathering of 850 members of the leadership of women’s religious congregations, at their meeting in Rome on 10 May. The speaker...

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Child Trafficking: A Global Response

Every year, millions of children are trafficked, forced into hard labour, prostitution, and recruited as child soldiers. UNICEF estimates that the commercial sex trade victimises over 2 million children every year. Most...

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Reflections from the Philippines

I drove from Olongapo City to Subic town recently and pointed to the journalist the row of shuttered, dilapidated and closed-down sex bars that lined the road at Calapandayan, Subic. It is...

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On the Streets of South Africa

Two young men, called Robbie and Kyle, have spent every Friday night for the past ten years, rescuing women who are victims of human trafficking in Cape Town, South Africa. One of...

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Prostitution as Exploitation

An editorial in “*The Guardian*” newspaper reflects on the decision of the French parliament to criminalize the buying of sex. Having noted the objections and arguments put forward by those who disagree...

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The Santa Marta Group

The Santa Marta Group, founded in 2014, is an alliance of international police chiefs and Bishops from all over the world who work with civil society to eradicate human trafficking and provide...

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France Criminalizes Buying Sex

“You don’t hire a woman like you hire a car. Our society should no longer tolerate it.” These are the words of the head of the French socialist party on 6 April...

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200 Women Trafficked by Diplomat

A former Kuwaiti ambassador to Zimbabwe has been charged with human trafficking after his role in luring two hundred women from Zimbabwe to Kuwait came to light. These women had been offered...

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Mission to Combat Trafficking

APT is a founding member of RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) and our partner organisations in this network are doing excellent work across Europe to eradicate the scourge...

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