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This blog is the second in a three part series discussing the overlooked topic of child forced labor in large industries such as mining, agriculture and manufacturing. In the field of human trafficking, child forced labor is often inadvertently ignored leading to serious consequence for the world's children.
Mobile phones and devices are now being used to traffic minors for commercial sex in the United States, according to a newly published report from the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) at theUniversity of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
On World Tourism Day, UNODC chief calls for more efforts to tackle trafficking for sexual exploitation
Many victims of human trafficking fear law enforcement, which keeps them from seeking help or trying to escape their captors. As a result the US is trying to educate the public, emergency responders, police and others about programs and tools that can protect and help victims who are in the country illegally.
For the entire year of 2011, CNN has committed to a campaign to fight human trafficking through a series of news features covering the many aspects of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The so-called "Freedom Project"also challenges listeners to participate in individual activism to raise awareness of the problem.
Since 2005, US law requires the Department of Justice to report progress on combating human trafficking. The latest statistics on suspected trafficking cases in the United States is released every two years; the 2008-2010 edition reports 2,515 suspected cases which is an increase in the number of cases from the last reporting period.
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