By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 12:59
Human trafficking affects an estimated 20 million people worldwide and Latinos are the largest demographic to fall victim to sex and labor trafficking cases. Thirty-seven percent of Latinos are sex trafficked and 56 percent are labor trafficked victims in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. Within the percentage of citizens being trafficked for forced prostitution in the U.S., most are Latinas under the age of 25.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 15:04
In what is considered to be an unparalleled move, a Guatemalan court order is demanding that the U.S. government return a woman’s stolen daughter, who was later adopted by an American couple. According to the Huffington Post, Loyda Rodriguez Morales has been searching for her daughter for nearly five years after the then 2-year-old was snatched away by another woman and pulled into a waiting taxi.
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/05/2009 - 17:30
Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the Blue Heart campaign against human trafficking at the Women’s World Awards in Vienna.
“There is a lot of ignorance about modern slavery,” said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UNODC. “There is also a lot of good to fight it. The blue heart will raise awareness about a crime that shames us all. It shows solidarity with the victims.”