GLOBAL News Round 25.3.2011


Trinidad and Tobago

The Slave Trade Act was passed 204 years ago today. In T&T they are commemorating the day with the inaugural celebration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In recognition of the day, the Caribbean Umbrella Body for Restorative Behaviour (Curb) has launched an online network which they hope will help end human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industry. Read more…



To traffick a Nigerian woman to Europe for prostitution costs between $8,500 and $14,000. After they are delivered, they have to work to pay off a debt between $40,000 and $100,000 which can take three years. The article takes care to mention that although most research focuses on women trafficked from the northern areas of the country, men and children are trafficked as well and from all over the country. Children are often trafficked to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic servants and then pushed under a passing vehicle so their ‘employer’ can collect $27,000 given out in those situations. Read more…


80 women were rescued before they reached their destination as victims of human trafficking. The women, most of whom were 18-25 years old, thought they were on their way to jobs in the Middle East which relatives had recruited them for, but really they were on their way to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Fortunately, a joint task force was to foible the traffickers plans. Read more…


Lawrence Taylor, an NFL Hall-of-Fame player, received a sentence of six years probation after being found guilty of  sexual misconduct for buying a 16-year old girl from her pimp, Rasheed Davis, who is planning to take a plea bargain next week that will get him seven to nine years in prison. Read more… 

Tell us what you think? Should purchasers and sellers should be punished equally?


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