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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 19 March 2007
Abstract: Barnabus, a Christian outreach charity which works with people involved in the sex trade in Manchester, has reported a sharp rise in the number of women from eastern Europe working the streets in the last 12 months. An estimated 4,000 trafficked women are thought to be working in the British sex trade at any one time, having arrived from across the world. But according to charities, it is not a threat confined to foreign nationals - some believe it is a two way street and that British women also face the threat of being sold abroad.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 19 March 2007
Abstract: When Marie, a young girl from Cameroon, turned up in Manchester at the end of 2004 she was just one of hundreds of asylum seeking children alone in the city looking for help.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 17 March 2007
Abstract: One child disappears every six hours in South Africa, according to shocking figures released by the police Missing Persons Bureau. More than 900 children remain listed as missing on the bureau's database and, all over South Africa, hundreds of grieving families go from day to day without knowing if a missing child of theirs is alive, dead, being fed or is warm - and if they will ever return home again.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 15 March 2007
Abstract: Pressure of globalization has led to child trafficking and forced labor. Similar global pressure from public opinion can also put an end to the practice. Five years ago, reports emerged about small groups of children being trafficked and forced to pick cacao beans – the main ingredient for chocolate – in West African plantations.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 13 March 2007
Abstract: A lawyer has described the Human Trafficking Act, 2005, as "too broad" and as such raises a number of concerns that need to be addressed to ensure its effective enforcement. He said, for instance, the meaning of trafficking in the Act has been so defined as to make it ambiguous to determine what is meant by "force", "deception", "harbouring" or "exploitation of vulnerability."

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 13 March 2007
Abstract: Israel has taken two key steps over the past year to improve its rating in the US State Department's annual report on the fight against international human trafficking, Rahel Gershuni, Government Coordinator of the Battle against Trafficking in Persons, told The Jerusalem Post recently.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 12 March 2007
Abstract: There’s an old saying that it’s an ill wind indeed that blows no one any good. The reverse also holds true: Communism was an ill wind, and its fall a good thing, but the system brought some good after all, and its fall has not been without problems. After the fall of communism, closed societies opened, planned economies collapsed and people looked towards the West for opportunity.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 09 March 2007
Abstract: The Government is disputing a US State Department report that claims New Zealand has a major problem with child trafficking and prostitution. The Government has taken up the issue of the claim in successive annual State Department human rights reports since 2004, but it is again repeated in this year's report. The report, which includes sections on every country, said "commercial sexual exploitation of children was a problem", estimating up to 200 under 18-year-olds were working in the sex industry.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 08 March 2007
Abstract: HARARE, 8 March (IRIN) - A rising number of unaccompanied Zimbabwean children are entering South Africa, according to a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that provides assistance to refugees and displaced people. South Africa Women's Institute of Migration Affairs (SAWIMA), which liaises with the government's Lindela Repatriation Centre, outside Johannesburg, where undocumented and illegal foreigners are held before being repatriated, said it picked up at least five unaccompanied minors from the centre every week.

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Type of document: News
Date of publication: 08 March 2007
Abstract: Scotland Yard yesterday announced a new team to tackle human trafficking, dedicated to targeting the organised criminal gangs who exploit vulnerable men, women and children. Home Office minister Vernon Coaker said: "Human trafficking is an appalling crime which causes terrible trauma to its victims. "This new team will be a specialist unit dedicated to targeting the global criminal networks that profit from this modern day slave trade. Those involved in the trafficking of men, women and children can expect to feel the full weight of the law when they are caught."

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