Global Newsround 01.03.2011

Argentina In an attempt to curtail human trafficking within it’s borders, the Argentinean government is considering punishing anyone who pays for sex. The proposal has started a heated debate between women’s rights groups and sex workers. The Association of Women Prostitutes stress the difference between sex work where consent is given, and trafficking which they condemn.   Read more… http://www.insidecostarica.com/special_reports/2011/2011-02/argentina-sex-trafficking-clients.htm

US Memphis, Tennessee is once again a battleground over slavery where officials are trying to put and end to trafficking. Memphis is an ideal location for trafficking because it sits at the intersection of two major highways near an international airport. Women are brought in from all over the mid-south and outside of the US and forced into sex work, beaten and their life threatened. After success with Craigslist.org, officials are now working to bring an end the ‘adult services’ section on Backpage.com where trafficking victims have been recruited. The southern states are banning together again to bring an end to an institution they once fought to keep. Read more http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14156211

US, Houston. 500 Indian guest workers are bringing a law suit against Signals International for human trafficking. They were brought to America to work in shipyards after Hurricane Katrina decimated the Gulf Coast in 2005. The workers alleged that they were lured to the U.S. with promises of becoming legal permanent U.S. residents and threatened, subjected to substandard living conditions and fraudulent payment.   If they are successful, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stated that this will be the largest human trafficking case in U.S. History. Read more http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/news/Over-500-Indian-guest-workers-sue-US-company-for-human-trafficking-/articleshow/7548222.cms

Nepal, Kathmandu, you can order girls for dinner along with your main course. Of course sex isn’t actually on the menu but that doesn’t mean it’s not for sale in many of the 1,200 dance and cabin restraunts in the city. After a raid the men are often released on bail while the girls are forced through “inappropriate exams and worse.” Even with the help of victim advocates agencies, many of the girls find it hard to take up a normal life due social stigma. Read more http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/features/article_1622723.php/Teenage-girls-trapped-in-Nepal-restaurant-prostitution-Feature

3 thoughts on “Global Newsround 01.03.2011

  1. Angela

    I was pretty shocked at the hyperlinked words seen in the Nepal article. It actually directs you to prostitution. Goes to show how massive and pervasive the industry is, very sad

    1. You’re right! I have just followed through on the links. Maybe I should take the post down or edit it. I will ponder. Thanks for your supoprt and reading the blog!

  2. Holly

    Thanks for the comment. I just posted the link, but will now take it down since I know where they lead. I never thought to click on them!

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