Monthly Archives: October 2019

Florida Becomes First State to Teach Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida will be the first state in the nation to address the need for instruction in child trafficking prevention. The new rule also establishes procedures for school districts to plan […]

Suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in last decade: CDC

By Samuel Smith The suicide rate among children aged 10 through 14 has nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017, while the suicide rate among older teenagers has increased by 76 percent between 2007 and 2017, new federal data show.  According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the […]

‘It’s not working for South Africans’: Marriage policy to be changed

By TSHEGO LEPULE Cape Town – The government has new plans to consolidate the country’s existing marriage policy, which will legally recognise a variety of nuptials. It will also look at banning teenage marriages and introducing stricter rules for marrying foreigners. The Department of Home Affairs is consulting with different stakeholders before drafting what Minister […]

Mpumalanga police rescue 50 suspected victims of human trafficking

Source: @SABCNewsOnline Police in Mpumalanga have rescued 50 suspected victims of human trafficking from various houses in eMalahleni. This after a raid was conducted on Saturday morning to rid the area of drugs and prostitution. The women claim to have been kept against their will and forced to do sex work. About 150 people were taken […]

Limpopo girl (6) dies from rape injuries

JOHANNESBURG – A six-year-old Limpopo girl who was raped and sustained serious injuries, has died. She was raped two weeks ago in Serageng village in Nebo, Limpopo. The girl was in ICU at the Polokwane provincial hospital before succumbing to her injuries on Wednesday. Limpopo Social Development MEC Nkakareng Rakgoale said the child was gang-raped. Rakgoale […]

Nestlé admits slavery in Thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in Ivory Coast

The company has won plaudits for its admission of forced labour in the Thai seafood industry but much of the supply chain remains hidden It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one […]

‘693 Bodies…All Black’: White S.C. Man Accused of Trafficking, Kidnapping Underage Girls for Sex Withdraws Request for Bond, May Have More Victims

By Tanasia Kenney A popular South Carolina promoter and disc jockey appeared in court Monday on human trafficking and child sex crimes charges, Florence station WBTW reported. Jason Roger Pope, 42, remains in jail without bond after withdrawing his request for a bond hearing. Pope’s attorney, Mary Parham, didn’t give a reason for the withdrawal. The local […]

15-year-old Houston sex trafficking survivor commits suicide

A Houston family is sharing their heartbreak after their teenage daughter ended her own life. Family members say 15-year-old Letty Serrano commit suicide Saturday — saying she could no longer live with her pain. Two years ago, she disappeared. She told her family she was drugged and sold into a sex trafficking ring. Days later […]

SAPS: Steps on how to report a missing person

by Junie Sihlangu Police Minister, General Bheki Cele and the South African Police Service (SAPS) launched a #SAPS Men Mobilisation awareness campaign on 14 October 2019, in Pretoria. At the event, steps to reporting a missing person and the Ministerial Six-Point Plan were shared. The campaign was hosted through the SAPS’ ‘Men for Change’ structure. The structure is […]