France and Sweden Join Forces to Support Nordic Model Across Europe

The Governments of France and Sweden have just announced their joint decision to develop a common strategy for combatting human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally. In a joint statement, the two countries announce: France and Sweden have taken a clear position against normalizing prostitution as work. Our view is that prostitution should [...]

The Super Bowl and the Myth of Increased Sex Trafficking Around Major Events

Photo: Lisa Kristine/Human Thread Foundation Today is the Super Bowl and over the last few years, a narrative has developed that "the Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event in the world". While we always appreciate any opportunity for increased discussion around the topic of sex trafficking, the assertion that there is [...]

Bay Area Man Sentenced to Life Plus 180 Years in Torture, Human Trafficking Case

A Bay Point man convicted of torture, rape and human trafficking compared his own plight to that of Nelson Mandela’s, before a Contra Costa County judge sentenced him Friday to life plus at least 180 years. Before he was sentenced, Deandre Lewis heard from some of his victims and their family members, but only briefly [...]

UK Report Finds 1 in 4 Female Slavery Survivors Pregnant When They Escape

Photo: Reuters/Alex Lee One in four female modern slavery survivors in the UK are pregnant when they escape from their captors, prompting urgent calls for the Government to better protect vulnerable victims in the aftermath of their ordeal. The main organisation supporting victims of modern slavery in London has revealed the majority of these women are routinely unable to access vital support with their [...]

Britain Accuses Facebook, Google of Profiting from “Pop-up” Brothels

Internet giants have been accused of profiting from sex trafficking by enabling 'pop-up brothels' in Britain. Firms such as Google and Facebook were raking in cash from vulnerable young women who are smuggled into the UK and forced to work as prostitutes in temporary sex clubs and massage parlours, said the National Crime Agency (NCA). Tech companies have become [...]

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