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Corinne Redfern

This woman is fighting to save Bangladesh’s oldest brothel

The light was still dim when Monowara Begum (pictured) shuffled into her sandals and began her morning patrol. With a slight wheeze, the 44-year-old paced the alleyways, scowling behind gold-rimmed glasses as she listened for…

Anti-human trafficking apps were meant to save lives. They’re failing

Kelvin Lim began working to raise awareness about human trafficking in 2009. He used music and organised events at schools and universities across Malaysia, sometimes accompanied by his band. Then, one day in 2016, a…

Sex Criminals Use Bitcoin. So Do the Police.

Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.

‘I Want To Go Home’: Pandemic Exposes Exploitative Conditions Filipina Domestic Workers Face

Filipina women interviewed across Asia, Europe and the Middle East lost jobs or had salaries cut since the pandemic — others were subjected to physical abuse.

Threat of Deportation Looms for Migrant Women Detained in Italy, Despite Rights to Legal Protection

Undocumented migrant women are cut off from critical support services inside Italy’s immigration detention center during the pandemic and are being deported despite their legal right to protection as a result.

‘I’m scared every damn day’: In the Philippines, violence shadows trans lives

There is still no law against discrimination on the basis of gender in the Philippines, and, as a result, transgender people are subject to regular violence and abuse.

He Killed a Transgender Woman in the Philippines. Why Was He Freed?

The pardon of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton by President Rodrigo Duterte is the final chapter in a case that reignited debate over old defense treaties.

“It’s Like a War Zone”: Anti-Trafficking Organizations Struggle Under COVID-19

It’s the early, pinkish hours of the morning, and Ruchira Gupta is already on the phone to a local farmer in Uttar Pradesh, India, working to persuade him to give her whatever potatoes and onions…

COVID-19 Lockdowns Left Nigerian Trafficking Survivors Stranded. Now They’re Looking for a Way Home

The three young women agreed they would escape by nightfall. They didn’t have any money or documents, but Jessica, 19, and her friends knew it was time to go. The brothel was not as crowded…

Filipino children abandoned to internet sex abusers during coronavirus

Online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines has soared since COVID-19 began, while lockdown has robbed them of safe havens.

The Pandemic’s Hidden Human Trafficking Crisis

For anyone familiar with the mechanisms and methods that drive trafficking, it’s obvious why rates of exploitation spike during international crises.

Coronavirus: Over 200% Surge In Links To Child Abuse Material Posted Online

Teams of undercover investigators tasked with identifying and removing webpages containing child abuse material have reported a massive spike.

Coronavirus Locks Down the Philippines, but Children Face Threat of Online Abuse

Wearing pajamas and a pair of plastic slip-on shoes, the 12-year-old girl crouched in a doorway and texted a friend to say she’d run away. It was raining, and the mud stuck to her flip-flops…

The World’s Mothers Are Watching Ever More Babies Die of Starvation

When 14-year-old Wounaba first found out that she was pregnant, she was excited—until the fear kicked in.

Childhood Lost in Darkness

With weak protections against child marriage, Bangladesh has been named one of the most dangerous countries where girls can grow up in the world.

In Philippine Red-Light District, an Uphill Struggle to Battle Trafficking and Abuses

The Philippines sex industry and potential for continued exploitation is indirectly aided by legislative loopholes and indifference from authorities.

Bangladesh’s Child Marriage Problem Is the World’s Human Trafficking Crisis

Approximately 52 percent of girls in Bangladesh are coerced into marriage as children and left without the support they need to protect themselves.

The Living Hell of Young Girls Enslaved in Bangladesh’s Brothels

Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh.
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