Gavin Shuker: Organised sexual exploitation is a national scandal. It must be stopped

Written by: Gavin Shuker MP The House Magazine Posted On:  21st May 2018 A minority of UK men who pay to sexually access women’s bodies are driving this form of modern-day slavery. To end the exploitation and trafficking we must criminalise paying for sex, writes Gavin Shuker, the chair of the APPG on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade  A trafficking victim who was forced in to prostitution around Europe after being groomed in to believing she was going to be a model Credit:  PA Images Right now, Britain is losing in the fight…

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Christian Rocker Risks Life in Undercover Mission to Rescue Victims in Sex Trade (13 May 2018)

(Screen Shot: Youtube/Remedy Drive)Remedy Drive's David Zach in Cambodia at the AIM facility where they employ survivors of trafficking in addition to their prevention, intervention and reintegration work, Oct 26, 2017. Christian rock frontman David Zach of the band Remedy Drive recounts some of the chilling experiences he's had while undercover as a covert operative to help rescue teenage girls trapped in sex trafficking rings in Asia and Latin America. For the past four years, Zach has spent most of his time undercover in brothels and red light districts searching…

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CPUT student tells of harrowing abduction (3 May 2018)

File picture: Independent Media Archives Cape Town – A Cape Peninsula University of Technology student believes the mercy of a man she had allegedly been sold to for prostitution is the reason she is still alive. The third-year student was allegedly kidnapped by about five men on a minibus taxi headed to Woodstock on Monday. On Wednesday, she was reunited with her family at the Cape Town police station where they bumped into each other. The traumatised 23-year-old, who had been missing for two days, detailed her ordeal after the…

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Two men on six human trafficking charges

File picture: Independent Media Archives Johannesburg – While two members of a human trafficking ring were convicted this week, the Hawks’s human trafficking unit is hunting others in the same underworld organisation believed to be operating in Gauteng. Frank Anako and Ilo Samadino were convicted on eight criminal charges this week at the Joburg High Court after trafficking at least four women from Upington, Northern Cape, and forcing them into sexual slavery. However, while three of the women did not testify, or fled after Anaku and Samadino’s arrest, it was…

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South Africa – Child porn: ‘The heart of darkness’ (2 May 2018)

John McCann On a Thursday afternoon in January this year, Eva Wolmarans* did what she does every weekday: she picked up her 11-year-old daughter, Maria*, from school. But on that seemingly regular Thursday afternoon, Maria, strapped into the backseat of their car, hesitantly held her mother’s gaze in the rearview mirror and said: “Oom Walter peter met my [Uncle Walter fiddles with me.]” Oom Walter was Wolmarans’s partner. “She was looking at me and speaking to me in that rearview mirror,” says Wolmarans. “And I honestly don’t know how I…

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REVEALED: SA intelligence agent murdered in Serbia was probing Cape underworld | News24

15:04 07/05/2018 Caryn Dolley State security contract agent George Darmanovic, murdered in Serbia on Sunday, was apparently preparing to try and take down some of South Africa’s most high profile figures allegedly linked to the underworld. News24 has reliably learned that he specifically wanted to target an individual whose name has repeatedly been linked to alleged crimes relating to the underworld in Cape Town, and who may have links to other figures in other provinces. Documents linked to underworld Darmanovic appeared to have had documents, with government letterheads, some of which…

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RIP! Another baby killed.

Emsie Pienaar shared a post to the group: The SA Political Forum. RIP. Another baby killed! Why does it happen and should we as parents not be more vigilent🤔?? Or should we take the law into our own hands… 🙄  — feeling heartbroken. News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents HEART-BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The Body of Missing Child, 10-Year Old Kalego Jojo has been found in Mamelodi. Police opened an Inquest docket until Autopsy is done. Allegations are that she was murdered. RIP Little Angel Post Views: 8

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Missing a Child in Zim? Contact Norton Police Station.

Anyone missing a child, please contact Norton police. They busted a child trafficking/kidnapping syndicate today after an exchange of gunfire and 7 out of 9 children were rescued. fazvinei shared a post to the group: Zimbabwe Exemption Permits(lets share info and help each other). Zack Chimenya Add Friend Post Views: 7

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Kidnapped Brackendowns baby found, 5 held including helper

SOUTH AFRICA Saturday 5 May 2018 – 9:41am The baby was safely returned to the father and taken to a hospital for a medical examination. Photo: Missing Minors The Pink Ladies Organization JOHANNESBURG – At last five people have been arrested after a 13-month-old baby was found and reunited with his father in Brackendowns, Alberton. Five suspects – four Zimbabwean nationals and a South African – including the family’s domestic worker, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping. The toddler was kidnapped on Wednesday and subsequently, the suspects demanded a…

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Enough with human trafficking

;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(233,233,233);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial”> People were carrying placards through the CBD with messages condemning human trafficking, drug smuggling and child pornography. Tiny Padi, Tumelo Meamo and Portia Nobela are also taking a stance to support the awareness campaign. The Baagi Ba West Rand Forum kicked off an awareness campaign to educate the public about human trafficking, drug smuggling and child pornography on Thursday, 26 April. The forum decried these behaviours and said many desperate, unemployed and vulnerable young women become involved in these activities. Today, many of these women are far away from…

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Scam: Greetings From: Mrs Florence Dominique Patroza William Peter (Jnr)

Vicious Scam in the name of God. These are shameful people who rob and steal in God”s name. Kind Regards, HTTF ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Florence Dominique Patroza Patroza <flodompat001@gmail.com&gt; Subject: Greetings From: Mrs Florence Dominique Patroza William Peter (Jnr) To: Cc: > Greetings From: Mrs Florence Dominique Patroza William Peter (Jnr). > > May this year 2018 be a song of thanksgiving, an offering of praise, a > celebration of God’s love in his amazing grace, a joyous year to you > and your family. > > There…

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Death stalks Zimbabwe hospitals as crippling strike deepens crisis – The Standard

April 22, 2018 in Local, News  Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions. By OBEY MANAYITI/NUNURAI JENA/silas nkala Chimbe’s sister, Lea, sent an SOS to her family in Banket from her hospital bed saying she needed medication, but did not get the help in time to save her life. “My sister had sent word that I should come and collect her from the hospital as she was not getting medication because…

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Trump: ‘Human Trafficking Is Worse Than It’s Ever Been In The History Of The World’

POLITICS 19/04/2018 22:21 SAST Trump: ‘Human Trafficking Is Worse Than It’s Ever Been In The History Of The World’ The president is using the specter of human trafficking to push his U.S.-Mexico border wall. By Antonia Blumberg JOE RAEDLE VIA GETTY IMAGESU.S. President Donald Trump discussed sanctuary cities in California before bringing up the topic of human trafficking on Thursday. In comments advocating a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, President Donald Trump said, “Human trafficking is worse than it’s ever been in the history of the world.” “Drugs are flowing…

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Two nabbed after 4-year-old girl shot dead in ‘gang crossfire’ in Cape Town | News24

 20:14 19/04/2018  Jenni Evans Two people were arrested for the murder of a four-year-old girl in Cape Town, who was shot as gangs battled it out in Uitsig. The girl was shot dead in Ceda Close at about 03:15 on Wednesday. “This morning (Thursday) at 04:30, they arrested two suspects, both aged 21, on a murder charge,” police spokesperson Andre Traut said. Police were tight-lipped about the details of the shooting but believe the girl may have been caught in gang cross-fire. Further details could emerge soon if police are ready…

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Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking

Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.comCEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and shut down. Additionally, attorneys general in California and Texas announced today that the site itself has entered a guilty plea to charges of human trafficking in Texas, while Ferrer pleaded guilty to conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Several corporate entities tied to the site, including Backpage.com LLC, also entered guilty pleas to charges of money laundering. As a part of the deal that will see…

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