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Monday, March 4, 2013

Modern Slavery News Round-Up

North Carolina Lawmakers target sex trafficking They smuggle sex slaves into North Carolina and profit from forced prostitution, but you won’t find their names and arrest photos on the state sex offender registry. A bill filed this week in the North Carolina Senate would close that loophole, designating those convicted of human trafficking as sex offenders and subjecting them to the same monitoring requirements as rapists and child molesters. State Sen. Buck Newton, a Wilson Republican, signed on with Sens. Thom Goolsby and Stan Bingham as Senate Bill 122’s primary sponsors.

New York Teachers Use Slavery to Teach Math, Cause Uproar The principal of P.S. 59, a well-thought-of elementary school that draws students from Midtown and the area around the United Nations, told the Daily News that she was “appalled” by the assignment and has ordered sensitivity training for all of the staff. Last month, one of the fourth-grade teachers sent pupils home with math problems that were based on slavery.

Nepali actor held in Delhi for human trafficking A 39-year-old Nepali actor was arrested here, along with two of his accomplices, for running a human trafficking racket, police said on Sunday. He cheated people on the pretext of getting them work visa for foreign countries.

Wyoming Human Trafficking Ban To Become Law Next Week
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human trafficking.

Kenyans sue over rapes as elections loom Less than two weeks before general elections in Kenya, women and men who say they were sexually assaulted during violence linked to the country's elections in 2007 have filed suit against the government for failing to investigate. Only one of the eight candidates running for president is female, and, while the constitution says that a third of the seats in parliament must be guaranteed to women, the country's male-dominated assembly is blocking the practice.

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