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21 May 2020

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19 May 2020

Lebanon: Facebook used for trafficking in domestic migrant workers

The Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebasene man for trafficking in domestic migrant workers on Facebook. The man put a Nigerian domestic migrant worker for sale on a Facebook page named “Buy and sell in Lebanon”. He posted pictures of the...

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19 May 2020

Survey launched to help improve content and usability of Interactive Map of Anti-Trafficking Organisations

... [T]he Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organisations is the first public resource ... to help the private sector identify the organisations and initiatives partnering with business to fight human trafficking and other forms of...

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17 May 2020

Commentary: Covid-19-related border closures do not not stop trafficking; exploitation of vulnerable workers increases

Author: Erin Anderson, DevPolicy

"Closing borders will not stop human trafficking in ASEAN," 12 May 2020...

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11 May 2020

Indonesia: Government condemns alleged abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese vessels after release of footage showing disposal of body bag

Author: ABC News

“Indonesia condemns abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese boats after release of corpse video”, 11 May 2020...

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6 May 2020

Cambodia: Cambodia Microfinance Association rejects calls for debt relief during COVID-19 crisis from 135 NGOs & communities

Author: Richard Finney, RFA

"Cambodian Microfinance Group Rejects NGOs’ Call For Debt Relief, as Workers Struggle Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns", 29 April 2020...

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5 May 2020

Anti-Slavery Intl. assesses COVID-19 impacts on people in or vulnerable to modern slavery; includes guidance for policymakers, donors & business

Author: Anti-Slavery International

"Leaving no-one behind", April 2020...

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4 May 2020

USA: Judge denies Facebook's efforts to dismiss lawsuit for allegedly permitting sex traffickers to recruit through its platforms

Author: Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle (USA)

"Lawsuits over Facebook allowing pimps to recruit online may go forward, Texas appeals court says", 29 Apr 2020...

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1 May 2020

Minderoo Foundation examines key risks COVID-19 presents for migrant & other vulnerable workers, & how business & govt. can mitigate risks

Author: Minderoo Foundation - Walk Free Initiative

“Protecting people in a pandemic: Urgent collaboration is needed to protect vulnerable workers and prevent exploitation”, April 2020...

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24 April 2020

Lebanon Arrests man for trying to sell a migrant worker on Facebook

Author: Middle East Monitor

A man suspected of putting a Nigerian migrant domestic worker up for sale on a Facebook page used to trade everyday items has been arrested by Lebanese security forces. The suspect was apprehended yesterday by Lebanon’s General Security Agency. The...

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