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Religious sisters posing as prostitutes to save sex slaves eye expansion

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels and buying children being sold into slavery, is expanding to 140 countries, its chairman said on Wednesday.

Truckers join drive on U.S. highways to tackle sex trafficking

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Truck driver Kevin Kimmel just finished making his overnight deliveries when he noticed something odd at the Virginia truckstop where he stopped to sleep.

Industrials, Nov 17 2015

Paris attacks highlight need to stop extremists that repress women- US official

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The deadly attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants demonstrate the need for world efforts to crack down on extremist groups that try to repress women and girls, a leading U.S. women's rights official said on Tuesday.

Nov 17 2015

Afghan activist who dressed as boy to defy Taliban calls for more female teachers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Taliban banned girls' education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school.

Nov 17 2015

Tech-savvy sex traffickers stay ahead of authorities as lure teens online

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nicole was aged 17 and her mother was sent to prison for white collar crimes, she met a man on Facebook who offered to take care of her.

World, Nov 15 2015

FEATURE-Tech-savvy sex traffickers stay ahead of authorities as lure teens online

* Law enforcers struggling to track and prosecute online abuse

Technology, Nov 15 2015

Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

LONDON Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday.

Nov 19 2014

Former sex slave's nightmare continues long after freedom

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Hoa was freed last month from a brothel in Guangdong, China, and brought back to Vietnam by her rescuers, her nightmare didn't end.

Health, China Nov 19 2014

UPDATE 1-Want to grow more food? Boost investment, women's land tenure, researcher says

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Nov 18 2014

US data war on sex trafficking to reach Europe

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Closer collaboration between financial institutions and New York City prosecutors is improving the chances of uncovering and convicting sex traffickers, according to Manhattan's top prosecutor, and a similar programme will be launched in Europe.