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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1.13.09 TRAFFICKING NEWS

Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Fight trafficking every day by educating yourself and those around you. -Liz

Man Accused of Selling Daughter for Cash, Beer

GREENFIELD, CA- Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat. Police said they only learned of the deal after the 36-year-old man went to them to get his daughter back because payment wasn't made as promised. The man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of human trafficking. Officers also arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of statutory rape. Investigators believe the girl went willingly with the man, but she's under California's legal age of consent and can't legally marry.

For the full story please see msn.com Link

Male Prostitution, a Hidden Shame: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

KARACHI, PAKISTAN- Male prostitution remains a taboo in our cultural setup and it is as well hidden in our society as are the problems that are caused by it. Despite the fact that the phenomenon is increasing by the minute, no government body or NGO has conducted a survey to find out exactly how many men are in this business. People are also as blissfully ignorant of the diseases that male prostitution contributes to the city. The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) Regional Promotion Manager Salam Dharejo, told Daily Times that although there are many organizations working in the city for the protection of children and women’s rights, no one has ever dared to address the issue of male prostitution because of the strong social taboo attached to it.

For the full story please see the dailytimes.com Link

1 comment:

Victoria T. said...

Oh man I am so glad that there have been so many things about human trafficking all over the news lately (from what I've personally read as well). Thanks so much for sharing these things. It makes me so mad to hear it's happening though, but happy when people are willing to put an end to it.

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