Tag: Human Trafficking

Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Online Sex Trafficking

Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Online Sex Trafficking

Legislation alone will not end the exploitation of women and girls in the United States. The internet has enabled sex trafficking to become the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, worth a staggering $99 billion a year. This expansion correlates directly with the increasing use of...

Migrant Trade in Lawless Libya Traps Refugees

Migrant Trade in Lawless Libya Traps Refugees

Fleeing war, violence and economic hardship, migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea have one aim: Europe or die. Following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been sporting a rambunctious new democracy that split the country into two warring governments, with militias running large...

Anti-Trafficking Strategies: Putting the Victim First

Anti-Trafficking Strategies: Putting the Victim First

In Malaysia, victims of trafficking are often treated like criminals. Analysts claim human trafficking is rife on every continent on the globe; present in almost every country and, according to the recent annual report of the US State Department on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), the situation in...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Pledge $1 to keep us going. Back in 1939, September was the month when World War II broke out. So in 2013, it is reassuring to see that the US and Iran might be beginning their first tentative steps to rest the ghosts of 1953 and 1979. The former scarred Iran because the CIA was influenced by...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Fair Observer's five best articles of August. In large parts of the northern hemisphere, August is a month of humidity and heat. When it comes to developments this month, there has been no dearth of the latter. The Syrian saga carries on like a tragic and bloody melodrama. The Bashar al-Assad...

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