According to a recent U.S. Human Rights Report, Yemeni children were subjected to sex trafficking within the country and in Saudi Arabia. Girls as young as 15 years old were exploited for commercial sex in hotels and clubs in Governorates of Sana’a, Aden, and Taiz, before the [continue reading].
During the month of July forty-one individuals linked to transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) responsible for smuggling hundreds of individuals through South and Central America into the United States were arrested by foreign partners in two separate multinational [continue reading].
Europol has recently published a report stating that at least 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children are missing. The EU’s law enforcement agency says ten thousand unaccompanied refugee children have disappeared since arriving in Europe, and that many “may [continue reading].
“Whenever a war wages, our women end up as the victims,” said Capt Khatoon Khider, a member of the Sun Ladies, A significant number of women and children in the large Iraqi refugee community in Syria are forced into sexual exploitation by criminal gangs or, in [continue reading].
According to a report by Girls Not Brides Africa is one of the continents with the highest rate of child marriages, with Niger holding seventy-six percent and Chad holding sixty-eight percent. A long side that India has the percentage of forty child marriages. India has the [continue reading].
Macon, Georgia: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 29 people in 13 cities and eight states Thursday on sex trafficking and related charges in a sweeping operation dubbed “Operation Safe Haven” targeting a [continue reading].
About 200 members of the Yazidi religious community who were old and sick were released by ISIS militants last weekend. The freed prisoners report that girls and women continue to suffer from horrifying abuses at the hands of the militant group. According to the Independent, [continue reading].
An aid worker shares a harrowing account from one teenager ‘gang-raped, beaten and scalded with boiling water in nine-month ordeal’. A Yazidi teenager who was sold to an Isis fighter has described how she was beaten and gang-raped on a daily basis in a harrowing [continue reading].
The self-styled Islamic State (IS) has a printed list of prices to facilitate the slave trade of women and children captured in the group’s territory. Though rumors of such a document surfaced eight months ago, Zainab Bangura, UN special envoy on sexual violence in [continue reading].
The Nigerian Army has announced its capture of one of the commanders of the Boko Haram sect. The Army said this was part of the successes of an operation which also saw to the rescue of about 178 captives of the sect in Bama area of Borno State. A statement made available to the [continue reading].