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4/26/2002 - House Subcommittee Addresses Sex Trafficking, Child Sex Abuse
The US House International Relations Committee Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, addressed accusations this week concerning sex trafficking and child sex abuse committed by peacekeepers and relief workers....

4/3/2002 - China, Vietnam Unite to Combat Sex Trafficking
China and Vietnam have pledged to work together to eradicate sex trafficking between their borders, a crime that has victimized tens of thousands of women in the region....

4/1/2002 - Women Will Be At Least 11% of Afghan Loya Jirga
The commission appointed by Afghan Interim Chairman, Hamid Karzai, to faciliate the assembly of the loya jirga, announced plans today to set aside 160 seats for women -- 11% -- at the national gathering to determine the next stage of the Afghan transition government....

3/28/2002 - Teenage Girl Enslaved in Maryland
A couple from Silver Spring, Maryland received nine years in prison yesterday for enslaving a teenage girl from Cameroon....

2/13/2002 - Women Used As Sex Slaves for Taliban, al Qaeda
While reports of the Talibans involvement in the trafficking of Afghan women was long reported by Afghan refugees fleeing Afghanistan during the Talibans rule, more detailed and numerous accounts continue to emerge following the collapse of the brutal regime....

2/4/2002 - Victims of Sex Trafficking Eligible for U.S. Visas
The U.S....

1/23/2002 - Sex Industry Targets Chinese Women for Trafficking
The New York-based organization Human Rights in China reports that as many as 10,000 Chinese women per year are being trafficked into Southeast Asia and forced to join the sex industry or work as laborers under sweatshop conditions in factories or on farms....

12/21/2001 - Sex Trafficking Estimated at $9 Billion Per Year
As the Second World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children came to a close, a senior Interpol official estimated that worldwide trafficking of people, including women and children for prostitution, is worth $9 billion a year....

12/19/2001 - Thousands of Women Kidnapped, Trafficked by Taliban
General Mohammed Qasim, an official in the interim Afghan ministry of justice, has pledged to investigate the thousands of female abductions committed by the Taliban....

12/18/2001 - VT Woman Charged with Sex Trafficking of Girls While World Discusses Problem Globally
Beverly Holland was charged last week with trafficking teenage girls from Vermont to New York to work as prostitutes....

12/17/2001 - 132 Nations Meet to End Sex Trade of Children
Leaders from 132 nations convened today at the Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children to create further measures to protect children from sex trafficking and the sex industries....

12/7/2001 - Afghan Womens Summit Announces Reconstruction Recommendations
The Afghan Womens Summit for Democracy concluded in Brussels by issuing a proclamation announcing its demands and recommendations for the successful reconstruction of Afghan society....

10/18/2001 - Taliban Raids UN Food Warehouses
Taliban soldiers on Tuesday seized United Nations World Food Program warehouses in Kandahar and Kabul....

10/16/2001 - Powell Considers Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to discuss, among other issues, the future of Afghanistan if the Taliban is ousted as a result of the U.S.-led war on terrorism....

10/11/2001 - Smeal Testifies on Behalf of Afghan Women Urges Aid, Restoration of Rights, and Democracy
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, testified before the U.S....

10/10/2001 - Smeal Testifies on Behalf of Afghan Women Urges Aid, Restoration of Rights, and Democracy
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, testified before the U.S....

10/10/2001 - Congressional Testimony of E. Smeal on the Plight of Afghan Women - Part III
<< Part II We cannot be fooled by those who would use culture and religion as an excuse for the marginalization or exclusion of women in the reconstruction of Afghanistan....

10/3/2001 - Heroin Trafficking Finances Taliban and Terrorism
Production of heroin in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan provides the Taliban with its main source of revenue that is then diverted to terrorist networks inside of the country, including Osama bin Ladens al Qaeda network....

8/22/2001 - Women and Girls Forced into Sexual Slavery in Europe
In a growing cross-border trade, young women and girls living in poverty in the former Soviet bloc, Asia, and sub-Saharan African are being lured into an underground network of sex slavery by false promises of legitimate jobs or marriage....

3/7/2001 - Torture of Women a Worldwide Phenomenon
Amnesty International released two new reports this week showing that women worldwide are tortured and abused both by relatives and by government officials, including police....

12/13/2000 - Brazil Leads In Trafficking Of Women In South America
According to United Nations and the Helesnki Federation of Human Rights,some 75,000 Brazilian women have been forced and coerced into sexual trafficking and slavery in the European Union....

12/4/2000 - Trafficking Of Women & Girls Enormous Global Problem
Estimates indicate that at least 50,000 women are brought into the United States for sexual exploitation alone and internationally, over 700,000 women and girls are forced into sexual slavery....

9/28/2000 - Cambodia Takes Stand Against Sex Tourism
Cambodia's Minister of Tourism Veng Seryvuth marked World Tourism Day by "declaring that it should no longer be seen as a destination for sex tourists....

9/1/2000 - Fears Of Asian Sex Trade Increase In Case Of Kidnapped British Woman
A former British Airways fight attendant, Lucie Blackman, disappeared in Tokyo on July 1 and now is believed to been forced into sexual slavery....

7/11/2000 - CEDAW Committee Deplores Honor Killings
Gender inequity persists in forms such as "honor killings," trafficking and sexual exploitation, and legal restrictions on property rights, reported members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the only UN human rights body that exclusively addresses women's rights....