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2/25/2004 - Eradicating Human Trafficking a U.S. Priority, Justice Department Says
The U.S....

1/28/2004 - Boxer Introduces Afghan Women Security and Freedom Act 2004
Before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan's stabilization and reconstruction, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced her introduction of the "Afghan Women Security and Freedom Act 2004." The act authorizes $300 million for each of the fiscal years 2005, 2006, and 2007, earmarking $20 million for the Afghan Ministry of Women's Affairs and $10 million for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission each year. This act calls for direct funding for the Ministry of Women's Affairs, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, and Afghan women's organizations....

1/12/2004 - More Nepalese Women Victims of Trafficking But Fewer Seeking Justice
The number of Nepalese women and children trafficked for sexual exploitation is on the rise, while the number of women seeking justice has gone down over the past couple of years....

12/31/2003 - Female Delegates Win Clear Definition of Citizen in Afghanistan's Constitution
Female delegates of Afghanistan's Loya Jirga won one of their major demands....

12/22/2003 - Afghan Women Demand Equal Rights For Women in Constitution
Female delegates attending Afghanistan's Loya Jirga succeeded in winning an agreement to replace the words "citizens of Afghanistan" with the expression "women and men" in one of the articles in the Constitution regarding education....

12/19/2003 - 65 Million Girls Unable To Attend School, More Likely To Suffer Abuse
The United Nations has reported that over 65 million girls around the world are unable to go to school, which then increases the chances that they will die in childbirth, live in severe poverty, or suffer violence and abuse....

12/10/2003 - Ms. Honors Women's Achievements Globally
Among the ten outstanding women selected as Ms Women of the Year are several who are working for women's rights and health globally....

11/14/2003 - Afghan Human Rights Official Calls for More Peace Troops
Speaking before a conference of human rights defenders at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Dr Sima Samar, Chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, called for an expansion in the size, range, and mandate of international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan in order to secure women's rights and human rights....

10/22/2003 - Afghan Children: Victims of Trafficking
Forty-two Afghan children, allegedly victims of trafficking, returned last week to Kabul after being deported by Saudi Arabia....

10/3/2003 - Former UN Official Asserts Trafficking Rampant In Post-Conflict Societies
A former United Nations official came to Washington, DC this week to raise awareness about violence against women and trafficking of women and girls worldwide....

8/12/2003 - Report Links US Servicemen to Sex Slavery in South Korea
A recent report by the Department of Defense concluded that US soldiers visiting brothels in South Korea may have facilitated sex trafficking in the region, the Associated Press reported....

7/16/2003 - Law Enforcement Fails to Respond to Reports of Rape and Abduction in Iraq
Widespread reports of abduction and rape of women in Iraq have been met with disinterest from Iraqi and US authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports in a study released today....

6/30/2003 - Women's Involvement Needed in Post-War Iraq
Zanib Salbi, founder and president of Women for Women International, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that with abductions of women on the rise in post-war Iraq, more needs to be done to be sure women are involved in the political process....

5/7/2003 - Report, Bill Focus on Violence Against Women in Combat Areas
A new report by Save the Children ranks Afghanistan as the third worst combat area for families....

3/27/2003 - South Africa: Regional Center for Sex Trafficking
South Africa is the primary destination country for trafficking of women and children in the region, according to a new report by the International Organization for Migration....

2/20/2003 - Asian Sex Trafficking Called Largest Slave Trade in History
A top UN official recently called the trafficking of women and children across Asia the largest slave trade in history....

11/27/2002 - Trafficking and Prostitution on the Rise in China
Despite Chinas developing market economy, high unemployment among women desperate to support their families, has contributed to a dramatic rise in trafficking and prostitution, according to the Chicago Tribune....

9/19/2002 - Indian Police Break Child Trafficking Ring
Police in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu recently rescued 42 girls who are said to be part of a child trafficking ring as they were about to board on a train bound for the western Indian state of Gujarat....

9/9/2002 - Thousands of Women Forced Into Sexual Slavery For US Servicemen in South Korea
Since the mid 1990s, more than 5,000 women have been trafficked into South Korea for sexual services for United States servicemen, according to a report from the International Organization for Migration....

8/8/2002 - Victims of Sex Trafficking Imprisoned for Immigration Violations
A Cambodian court found 10 Vietnamese girls, ages 12 to 18, guilty of illegal immigration to Cambodia, despite the fact that human rights activists and the women themselves claim the girls were smuggled into the country and forced into prostitution....

6/27/2002 - Cambodian Government Arrests 14 Teenage Sex Trafficking Victims
Cambodias Ministry of Interiors Anti-Trafficking Unit arrested 14 Vietnamese girls they had earlier rescued during a sex trafficking raid in the nations capital of Phnom Penh....

6/19/2002 - Russian Women Call for End to Sex Trafficking
A coalition of Russian womens groups appealed to President Vladimir Putin to establish a task force to combat trafficking in humans....

6/5/2002 - State Department Releases Trafficking Report
In a press conference held earlier today, Secretary of State Colin Powell unveiled the Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, mandated by the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000....

6/4/2002 - Honduran Women Trafficked in Texas
Forty Honduran women and girls, lured by the promise of jobs as maids and waitresses, trekked for days from Choluteca, Honduras to Fort Worth, Texas only to be tricked and forced into a Texas couples sex trafficking ring....

5/31/2002 - As Many As 27 Million Worldwide Forced into Slavery
A Britain-based nongovernmental organization, Anti-Slavery International, released a report Monday showing that the number of people forced into slavery has risen to an estimated 27 million....