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RCMP launches human-trafficking awareness campaign for teens, schools

RCMP launches human-trafficking awareness campaign for teens, schools | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Jasmine and Valerie never imagined they would be prostitutes as young women, but they turned their lives around and now speak for the RCMP's new human-trafficking awareness campaign (RCMP launches human-trafficking awareness for teens
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Florida man accused of suffocating toddler in order to play more video games

Florida man accused of suffocating toddler in order to play more video games | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Hungary practices the ‘watering of the girls’ for Easter | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Hungary practices the ‘watering of the girls’ for Easter | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Hungarians are getting ready for a regional tradition known as the “watering of the girls" in participants dress in traditional garb and take to the streets, where boys will throw buckets of water at them as they run past. Continue reading →
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'I told MY RAPIST he had to forgive himself'

'I told MY RAPIST he had to forgive himself' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Most of us would try to avoid coming face to face with anyone who’d hurt us. So the idea of meeting - and forgiving - your rapist is almost unthinkabl...
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Proposed human trafficking Bill to cover deceptive recruitment

Proposed human trafficking Bill to cover deceptive recruitment | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — A person may agree to work here as a waiter, only to be forced into becoming a sex worker, with little recourse for justice.
These individuals — and those forced into other kinds of labour — could be protected under the proposed Bill against human trafficking, said Member of Parliament Christopher de Souza yesterday, as he outlined some aspects of the Bill, which he hopes to table in Parliament in November.
Speaking ahead of a public consultation session for the proposed Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill, Mr de Souza noted that such cases of deception across all types of human trafficking offences would be covered under the Bill. Perpetrators will be taken to task accordingly upon investigation.
“(The Bill) is wide enough to cover a situation where, if a lady gives her consent to a situation of wanting to be a waitress ... and is deceived and forced to carry out sexual services ... that would be caught by the Act, because she did not consent to that exploitation,” he said.
Mr de Souza is working with the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons to draft legislation to better protect human trafficking victims. A total of four public and private consultation sessions were held, including the final one yesterday.
A common theme that emerged from views gathered from more than 200 individuals — which included activists, academics and students — was compassion and protection for the innocent. Participants felt that all parties involved in the human trafficking process should be prosecuted, while others suggested that consent supposedly given by victims for labour should be investigated further.
Many agreed that the Bill should be gender neutral and pointed out the need for heavy penalties that are commensurate with the severity of offences. They also asked for a lower threshold of proof in cases involving child victims and proposed that definitions and terms of trafficking be nuanced to suit the local context. Participants also suggested support for victims, such as provision of shelter, counselling, identity protection during trial and immunity from prosecution in deserving cases.
Mr de Souza agreed with the view that there should be enhanced support for victims during the prosecutorial process, adding that he was seriously exploring guidelines to provide rehabilitation for victims during the investigation process.
On why such provisions should be introduced as guidelines rather than laws, Mr de Souza said this would give ground officers the flexibility to assist victims appropriately. He added that investigations could span up to more than a year and urged caution in providing a slew of rights before a victim’s case is proven.
Also floated by participants was whether forceful exploitation could come under the Bill or be better supported by existing legislation such as the Women’s Charter.
He said: “ The motivation of the Bill is to protect and proffer compassion to helpless victims, but it is also about deterring trafficking syndicates and trans-shipment through Singapore. We need to do both.”
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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) â€" A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Neighbors in the middle-class neighborhood of mostly older homes 35 miles south of Salt Lake City say they were shocked by the accusations and perplexed that the woman's older children still living in the home didn't know their mother was pregnant or notice anything suspicious. Officers responded to a call Saturday from Huntsman's estranged husband about a dead infant at the home, police Capt. Michael Roberts said. Family and neighbors identified the estranged husband as Darren West, who has been in prison on drug-related charges. The babies' bodies were sent to the Utah medical examiner's office for tests, including one to determine the cause of death. Police say West was cleaning out the garage when he made the grisly discovery at the house owned by his parents in a city of about 35,000 people at the foot of snow-capped mountains. Several police cars blocked the entrance to the house Sunday evening as officers milled about with the belongings from the garage strewn across the front lawn. The family members seemed like nice people and good neighbors, said Aaron and Kathie Hawker, who live next door. Huntsman moved out several years ago, leaving her three daughters, one teenager and two young adults, to live alone, the Hawkers said.
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Overlooked truth about sex trafficking brought to light

Overlooked truth about sex trafficking brought to light | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
They were lured from malls, recruited from schools or sold into the child sex-slave industry by a parent.
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GOP Blocks Equal Pay Bill in Senate | RealClearPolitics

GOP Blocks Equal Pay Bill in Senate | RealClearPolitics | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Anchorage man faces 7 counts of possession, distribution of child pornography

Anchorage man faces 7 counts of possession, distribution of child pornography | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Investigators said they found multiple videos and images of child pornography on the computer and iPod of Anchorage man Andres Barbosa, who has been living in Alaska for about a year.
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3-Year-Old Dies After His Mother Leaves Him Home Alone for 20 Hours | CafeMom

3-Year-Old Dies After His Mother Leaves Him Home Alone for 20 Hours | CafeMom | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Alleged victims of human trafficking cry police harassment

Alleged victims of human trafficking cry police harassment | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The alleged victims of human trafficking have turned the table against their supposed police rescuers from a Japanese-owned cyberschool allegedly engaged in cybersex activities in Pangasinan.
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Chinese government rescues hundreds of babies in human trafficking bust

Chinese government rescues hundreds of babies in human trafficking bust | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Chinese government rescues hundreds of babies in human trafficking bust
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This is a truly tragic situation. To be selling human beings off like this is a horrible thing. It is good that the Chinese government was able to recover many of the children who had been trafficked to many individuals. This seems to be a growing problem globally, and hopefully more organizations who are trafficking human beings will be caught and tried for their crimes.
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MondayVatican – Vatican » Human trafficking, Pope Francis’ global challenge | MondayVatican

MondayVatican – Vatican » Human trafficking, Pope Francis’ global challenge | MondayVatican | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Faith, Religion, International Diplomacy, Interreligious Dialogue: it's all Vatican!
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Italy's bishops pass Vatican-backed rule that child molestation does not have to be reported - World News Report

Italy's bishops pass Vatican-backed rule that child molestation does not have to be reported - World News Report | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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What the median full-time income tells us about the gender pay gap | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

What the median full-time income tells us about the gender pay gap | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
New data from the BLS estimates $791 as the median weekly income for full-time workers. We break that down to see what it might say about the pay gap.
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Rapper Andre Johnson cuts off penis, jumps from balcony in apparent suicide attempt, report says

Rapper Andre Johnson cuts off penis, jumps from balcony in apparent suicide attempt, report says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A rapper who worked with members of the group Wu-Tang Clan cut off his penis and jumped from a second floor balcony in an apparent suicide attempt, TMZ reports.
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Human trafficking cases decrease in the UAE

The number of human trafficking cases in the UAE has come down significantly over the years, according Dr.
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Bill to fight human trafficking introduced in Delaware

Bill to fight human trafficking introduced in Delaware | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A new legislation aimed at fighting human trafficking has been recently introduced in the Delaware General Assembly.
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Colin Kaepernick under police investigation

Colin Kaepernick under police investigation | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Colin Kaepernick , the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported.
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TRICKED: Official Trailer

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The '77 Cents on the Dollar' Myth About Women's Pay

The '77 Cents on the Dollar' Myth About Women's Pay | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs write that once education, marital status and occupations are considered, the 'gender wage gap' all but disappears.
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Human trafficking, transportation legislation moves forward

Human trafficking, transportation legislation moves forward | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
DES MOINES | The Iowa House approved a human trafficking bill Tuesday, agreeing to changes made by the Iowa Senate.
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N.J. Human Trafficking: Pimp of High-Priced Hookers Gets 10 Years in Prison

N.J. Human Trafficking: Pimp of High-Priced Hookers Gets 10 Years in Prison | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
BY PETER ASELTINE SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM. COM TRENTON – Acting N. J. Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that an Edison, N. J. , man who used violence and threats of violence to enslave
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Forced Migration Current Awareness: Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking/Smuggling

Forced Migration Current Awareness: Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking/Smuggling | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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American Samoa's anti-human trafficking law will take effect in June

American Samoa's anti-human trafficking law will take effect in June | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
American Samoa's anti-human trafficking law will take effect in June, after the acting governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga, signed into law last Friday legislation that criminalizes human trafficking and involuntary servitude.
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How Not to Talk About a Culture of Sexual Assault

How Not to Talk About a Culture of Sexual Assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five American women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. Recent clashes about the term rape culture highlight the roles of systems, attitudes, and resources in preventing the crime and undoing the criminal.
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