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Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

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Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

Bangkok, Jul 20 : A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar […]

Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

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Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

In answer to the scourge of unsafe human trafficking and unsafe migration, especially for the poor communities, the Catholic Church has hit upon a way to promote safe migration. According to the National Sample Survey Office, India has some 309 million internal migrants, the majority leaving home for economic reasons. For example, several thousand affluent […]

Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal  Women

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Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal Women

Women from Christian dominated rural areas are tricked and ‘sold’ to work in New Delhi, according to this UCA News Report: Muskan* dreamed of a happy married life with a man of her choice. At the age of 19, when married, she saw her dreams come true, only to realize within days that she was […]

MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

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MLA arrested for trafficking 14 year old!

Shillong: The long arm of the law caught up with a Meghalaya MLA, accused of  statutory rape of a 14 year old under POSCO, (Jan 7). He was nabbed at one of his ‘hideouts’ in neighbouring Assam. Independent Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang, was wanted in connection with a trafficking for sex case involving a 14-year […]

Poor Pakistani girls ‘Pay the Price’ for Parents’ Debts

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Poor Pakistani girls ‘Pay the Price’ for Parents’ Debts

An estimated 1,000 young Christian and Hindu girls, most of them underage and impoverished, are taken from their homes each year, converted to Islam and married, according to a report by the NGO South Asia Partnership. More than two million Pakistanis live as “modern slaves”, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, which ranks Pakistan […]

Human Trafficking plagues Bihar

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Human Trafficking plagues Bihar

Human Trafficking is one of the major problems in Bihar. Mostly children, girls and women are the victim of human trafficking. This fuels other problems like child labour, prostitution, forced labour, bonded labour, forced marriage etc. The traffickers mostly target the people after the natural calamities because this is the time when people lose all their […]

To stop a child being trafficked….

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To stop a child being trafficked….

India is a humongous country, beset with hundreds of problems. It’s difficult for the government to give everything top priority, but issues around the rights  of children and young people just cannot be ignored. And three issues that are interlinked in the impoverished hinterland of states like Bihar are unsafe migration of kids and young […]

Study reveals Bihar as a child trafficking source

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Study reveals Bihar as a child trafficking source

A new study conducted by an institution attached to Harvard University’s Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Centre for Health and Human Rights in the U.S has concluded that despite increased awareness on child trafficking, there is a big gap between the policies on paper and on the ground realities for rehabilitation of child labuorers across the three northern […]

‘ 3 Dead Nepali workers  arrive at KTM from Gulf every day’

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‘ 3 Dead Nepali workers arrive at KTM from Gulf every day’

Activists in Nepal  have received many complaints from across the Gulf regionof maltreatment and exploitation of workers. Sujata Upreti, an official of the Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC), a Kathmandu-based labour rights group representing Nepalese migrant workers, has told an Asian news agency that many had been arrested and deported because they were found outside […]

Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

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Capital Cops bust Baby burglar business

NEW DELHI: Now it’s Baby trafficking — newborns been stolen from hospitals and then being set up for adoption! The Delhi police have busted an illegal adoption racket. Police told newsmen they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples. The Police have arrested three […]