trafficking and exploitation

Olokun Symbols (Nigerian tradition)

Some information about Nigerian Traditional religion. Starting from the top, Aghadaghada represents (symbolizes) Ikadele ene n’Osalobua ya-d’agbon yi-the four pillars with which God holds up the world. Traditionally, the four pillars represent the Four Cardinal […]

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No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Grace was educated in Nigeria until the 10th grade after which she was sent to work to help support her family, who lived in poverty. She worked for three years at various jobs, during which time she […]

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The Olokun – The Sea Goddess

We continue to study also Edo religion, necessary to fight trafficking in Nigeria Edo State is located in the South Western region of Nigeria. It is populated by the Bini, the Afemai , the Ishan, […]

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The Humans Behind Human Trafficking

It’s not often that I cry at work. I recently visited the Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) in Houston, Texas, a safe haven for sexually abused children and their families, including those affected by sex traffiking. […]

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Edo tradition

Some Bini Fetishes or Jujus.-EMATON. -The Phallic Pillar, God and the Devil. – Marriage Customs.-Secret Societies. THE Bini call a wizard AZE but the Jakri word is OLOTCHO which is not very different from the […]

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Trafficking in Moldova (TIP2018)

The Government of Moldova does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting […]

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What is Modern Slavery?

“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are used as umbrella terms to refer to both sex trafficking and compelled labor. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-386), as amended (TVPA), […]