The Christian Post – “Film uncovers dark underworld of modern-day slavery”
Ambassador Luis CdeBaca was one of several influential figures who attended the Washington D.C. premier of At the End of Slavery last Wednesday. According to the article, “Ted Haddock, the filmâ€™s director, said a unique element of the documentary is that it presents the rule of law as an important tool in fighting bondage slavery.”
The Namibian - “Human trafficking to surge in build-up to 2010 World Cup”
The 2010 World Cup is expected to bring a significant boost to South Africa’s economy, but with 500,000 predicted international visitors, a boost in human trafficking may be a result of some of that spending. One Zambian researcher shares her concerns of a major increase in the demand for women and child sex “workers” from the estimated 500 gangs involved in South Africa’s sex trade.
York Daily Record – “Three plead guilty to modern-day slavery at U.S. nail salon”
In June 2008, two Vietnamese woman escaped a nail salon in Pennsylvania where they were forced to work without pay for four years, under threats from the owners. On Tuesday, three of the perpetrators plead guilty to charges of modern-day slavery and are facing a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison. According to the York Daily Record, “The Da Vi Nail Salon remains open, but its ownership is not known. A spokesman for the Da Vi franchise in Utah declined to identify the owner.”