Children for sale

A mother puts up her children for sale in 1948.

A mother puts up her children for sale in 1948.

1 Girl was sold so the rest of her family could eat

22 nov. 2018

An unprecedented drought in Afghanistan has led to families selling their children just to be able to feed their households. CNN has spoken to multiple families around the western city of Herat who have been forced from their homes because of a record dry spell that, according to the United Nations, has forced more people from their homes in 2018 than the record violence afflicting the country. The UN estimates that over 275,000 people have been displaced by the drought, 84,000 of them in the city itself, and 182,000 in the region of Badghis. Four years of failed rains have savaged the agriculture of the region, and even caused the opium crop to fall by a third this year, despite record output in 2017. The extreme weather conditions are causing concerns that global climate change is having a severe impact on the world’s most fragile country, where decades of war have ground the economy and society to dust. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. 

2 Cambodian Girls (Trafficking Documentary) | Real Stories

25 apr. 2018

Against the sordid backdrop of the Cambodian sex industry, we profile the lives of three young girls who have been dragged into prostitution. Srey Leak, Me Nea and Cheata are little more than children. They share the same preoccupations, insecurities and vanities of teenagers the world over, yet nightly make the greatest sacrifices to help their families. Told in their own words, this is a story about redemption, humour and sisterhood in the face of dreadful adversity.
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3🇳🇵 Nepal: Children for sale | 101 East

23 sep. 2011

Orphaned, abandoned or trafficked? That is the question facing foreigners who wish to adopt Nepali children.

4 The Dark Secret Behind Nepal’s Orphan Industry

19 aug. 2013

Paper Orphans (2013): As Western families scramble to adopt, Nepalese orphanages have created a dark human industry. Plundering children from vulnerable parents, they are selling them abroad as ‘orphans’ for large sums of money. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads:…

“She knew very well that I was his mother. When they came for him, she knew it!” Khanchi, a distraught Nepali mother shouts. Her son was adopted into a Western family who had no idea of her existence. Like many of Nepal’s poor, Khanchi had put her child into an orphanage so that he would receive an education and proper care. They promised she could regularly visit. Instead, the owner of the orphanage, Sabitra, faked the child’s papers and sold him to America.

When confronted about what she did Sabitra shows no remorse and an examination of her records shows that she’s done the same with hundreds of children. “There are details for the adoptive parents here. And frequently the name of the biological mother or father and contact details too.”

Prospective Western parents visiting orphanages like this are usually confronted with sob stories about the struggles involved in running the institution, asked to donate and then offered a child to adopt for a large fee. Jurgen runs a charity helping re-connect these adopted children with their families. “These people have done this for many years, ruining many lives”, he explains.

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5 Exposing India’s Illegal Baby Trade

16 jun. 2016

Stolen and Sold (2009): The incredible story of children stolen from, and subsequently reunited with, their birth mother.
Over the past couple of decades, hundreds of Indian children have been kidnapped and sold to Western countries. Despite the exposure of the illegal baby trade, Indian authorities seem powerless to stop it. In 1996, Sunama’s husband sold two of their children to traffickers. ‘”I wept. I tried to hang myself, so I could die,’” recalls Sunama. She didn’t know where they were, or if they were even alive. But Akil and Sabila were happily living in Canberra, Australia. Julia and Barry Rollings had adopted them, believing their parents had given them up due to illness. Yet when the Rollings read that the orphanage had been linked to a kidnapping scandal, they became suspicious. Months later they received an email. ‘”The two words I just remember is the ‘stolen’ and ‘sold’,”’ tells Julia. Despite the fear ‘that we might lose our children,’ they told Akil and Sabila the truth and decided to find their birth mother. Julia is determined to stop the same happening to others. ‘”I want to channel some of my energy into making sure adoptions are conducted ethically.’” Production Company – Ref. 4341 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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6 Maids for Sale: Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – BBC News

In première gegaan op 1 nov. 2019

Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by providing and approving apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf. BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes app users in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. The discovery of Fatou in Kuwait City, her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa, is at the heart of this powerful and shocking investigation into Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market.

7 Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – full documentary – BBC News Arabic | BBC Africa Eye

4 nov. 2019

BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes the people in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale.
At the centre of this powerful investigative film is Fatou, a 16 year old in Kuwait City who has been there for nine months. We follow her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa and ask: what’s being done to control the apps promoted on Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram?
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8 Sold For Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska

30 jan. 2017

The NET News documentary ”Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska” examines how sex trafficking happens in the state, the fight to stop it and what is being done to help victims.
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9 I was sex trafficked for years. Brothels are hidden in plain sight. | Casandra Diamond | TEDxToronto

12 feb. 2020

Sex trafficking may be happening behind the walls of businesses you pass daily – including the some of the massage parlours and holistic centres in your community. Casandra Diamond shares a harrowing story of her experience inside these modern day brothels: in this raw and honest talk, learn about the systemic issues that enable businesses to operate in plain sight and how you can help to advocate for change. Casandra is the founding director of BridgeNorth, a survivor-led charitable organization that provides programs to assist victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Her work includes investing in public education, awareness, and advocacy at all levels of government including supporting Bill C-36 which is now law as the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

10 Human Trafficking: Out In The Open

26 mrt. 2018

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11 Hidden America: Chilling New Look at Sex Trafficking in the US

24 jan. 2015

ABC’s Diane Sawyer reports on the danger of vulnerable young women falling victim to prostitution rings.

12 The Colony: Chile’s dark past uncovered | Al Jazeera Correspondent

9 nov. 2013

How did a secret German sect in Chile become a haven for Nazi fugitives and a torture centre for the Pinochet regime?

Forty years after the US-backed military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power in Chile, the truth about the sordid abuses and crimes that took place during his dictatorship are still emerging.

The mountains of Patagonia in southern Chile witnessed a particularly bizarre chapter of the Pinochet era; one that is still claiming victims today.

In 1961, a former Nazi corporal called Paul Schaefer fled Germany, along with hundreds of others, to found a sect in southern Chile. In an idyllic rural enclave framed by the Andes Mountains he created a virtual state within a state – one where horrifying events unfolded.

Initially with the ignorance of the government, and then with the complicity of the Pinochet regime, children were separated from their parents at birth and raised in a Kinder House. Men and women were kept apart and often drugged, while Schaefer systematically sexually abused boys and, occasionally, girls.

It also served as a haven for Nazi fugitives – such as Walter Rauff, the inventor of the portable gas chamber, and Joseph Mengele, the so-called ‘Angel of Death’ – who were permitted to hide out there in exchange for overseeing sophisticated forms of torture.

All of this took place with the full knowledge of the Pinochet regime, whose notorious intelligence chief, General Manuel Contreras, would often visit the site.

In The Colony: Chile’s dark past uncovered, the truth about what took place inside the Colony is revealed through the story of Winfried Hempel. Now 35, Hempel was born into the Colony and raised there without any knowledge of who his parents were. When he first left its grounds, he was 20 years old, spoke no Spanish, had no notion of the country in which he lived and had never seen a television, computer or mobile phone.

Although he initially struggled to adapt to the world beyond Colonia Dignidad, he gradually learned to speak Spanish, received his high school certificate and eventually qualified as a lawyer.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman has followed the story of the Colonia Dignidad since 1996 – at one point even being turned away from the site at gunpoint. As a Chilean, she wants to expose the crimes that took place there – crimes that her country was not only complicit in, but an active participant to.


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13 Young Girls Sold for Sex on Part 1

6 aug. 2016

“Natalie” says she was 15 years old when she ran away from home and was forced into prostitution through ads on the controversial website.

14 Sold in America: The Buyers

22 feb. 2018

Newsy examines the nationwide effort to crack down on the buying of sex and how that affects people who sell sex to survive.
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15 Sex Trafficking Survivor – A Woman’s True Story

25 mrt. 2013

Sex trafficking survivor. A woman’s true story. She was sex trafficked at just 16, Petra Hensley suffered unimaginable cruelty at 16 years old when she was kidnapped while waiting at a train station in the Czech Republic. She was taken into the vile underworld that is the sex trade industry & was human trafficked. There are more people in slavery today than any other time in history. Estimates are that as many 27 million people are enslaved. Human trafficking is a topic that need our attention and we need to be having conversations around.
My hope is that you hear something universal Petra’s story, that you connect with her raw honesty and vulnerability. Perhaps you will realize, you are not alone… I want for everyone to be at peace with who they are (warts and all) and to learn, grow & heal through hearing another person’s story. is a safe place for anyone to share their story without judgement. We love and support everyone who is part of our ‘Kommunity’ and love for everyone to get involved. So please join the conversation on my blog ( and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

16 Sex trafficking isn’t what you think it is | Meghan Sobel | TEDxMileHighWomen

14 dec. 2016

“When I first started studying sex trafficking in 2008, I thought it mean girls were kidnapped and chained to beds,” explains Professor Meghan Sobel. Soon she realized that was the Hollywood version – not the reality. In order to combat sex trafficking effectively, we must first understand what it is.
Meghan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Regis University, where she teaches classes on international communication, public relations, and human rights. Meghan’s research focuses on the role of mass media in combating human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. She is also a certified cake decorator.
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17 Domestic Sex Trafficking – A Survivor’s Perspective | Karly Church | TEDxOshawaED

12 feb. 2020

As she defines what domestic sex trafficking is, Karly talks about the stages of exploitation while drawing upon her personal experiences. Karly helps educators understand how they can help elicit change. Karly Church is a Crisis Intervention Counselor, Social Service Worker, and advocate for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. She has worked the front line with youth in sex work and trafficking for over four years. Church works at Victim Services of Durham Region, where she provides specialized services and support to survivors of human trafficking. Church is a Canadore College graduate from two separate programs: Mental Health and Addictions, and Social Service. As a survivor of domestic human trafficking, she harnesses her lived experience, extensive knowledge, and her passion to work with her fellow survivors. She meets individuals at their need while providing support with a trauma informed perspective. Church has delivered keynote speeches throughout Canada and has trained and presented to thousands of social service providers. She is dedicated to providing preventative education through youth symposiums, presentations, consultations, interviews and panels on human trafficking. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



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18 At Your Doorstep: A Sex Trafficking Story

23 mei 2014

Follow the story of two victims as their escape leads to the unraveling of Columbian organized crime.


19 Sex Trafficking: A Family Business

30 nov. 2017


A rare and vivid insight into the shadowy, brutal world of human trafficking. Through candid interviews a Mexican family of former sex traffickers reveal secrets of their dark past.

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20 Sex trade: Dark side of Brazil tourism

4 okt. 2009

Long seen as a holiday paradise, Brazil has sun-kissed beaches, a carefree spirit and beautiful people. It is a winning formula for European holidaymakers. But there is a darker side to the tourist trade, with young girls from the slums selling their bodies to foreign visitors.
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21 India’s Religious Cult Of Prostitution

17 mei 2016

Temple Prostitution (1998): Inside the Yellamma cult – where social climbing in the next life means selling your children into prostitution.
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For many lower-caste Indians devoting their daughters to the Hindu goddess Yellamma is the only way out of the financial difficulties involved in providing a dowry. The girls, many as young as 10, dedicate their lives to prostitution. They become Devadasis – love servants of the goddess. According to a human rights activist, around 6000 girls serve the goddess. It is illegal to dedicate children but many believe politicians are simply turning a blind eye. NGOs are trying to quash the ancient cult, but beliefs are strong. Few will stand-up to the Yellamma Priests. “The Priests rape the girls, when they have had enough of them …they can leave the temple, but they are never accepted in society.” The sad fate of a Devadasis is in Calcutta’s red-light districts. They hope their service to the goddess will mean they are born into a higher caste in the next life. But for now their sacrifice means very little. In Calcutta their sexual services cost the same as a bottle of beer.
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22 Children for Sale – 04 Jun 07 – Part 1

14 jun. 2007

Every year thousands of Indian children are sold into labour by their parents.

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23 Children for Sale – 04 Jun 07 – Part 2

14 jun. 2007

Every year thousands of Indian children are sold into labour by their parents.

At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless.’
Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained.
Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on.
We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels.


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24 Peter R. over de Grens – vanavond om 21.20 op Ned. 1

25 apr. 2014

Kinderrechten zijn vastgelegd in internationale verdragen maar worden ze ook nageleefd? Peter R. de Vries reist in de tweede aflevering van Peter R. over de grens naar Nepal. Kinderarbeid is in het Aziatische land aan de orde van de dag, maar het gaat soms nog veel verder.
Peter R. stuit op bizarre uitwassen, waarbij kinderen worden ‘weggegeven’ door hun straatarme ouders om vervolgens stelselmatig te worden uitgebuit door welgestelde burgers. Met de verborgen camera worden deze praktijken vastgelegd en De Vries confronteert de verantwoordelijken met hun wandaden.
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Peter R over de grens Nepal

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Peter R over de grens Nepal
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Peter R. de Vries ‘koopt’ slaafje van 8 in Nepal

HILVERSUM – Peter R. de Vries heeft vorig jaar in Nepal een meisje van 8 jaar oud gekocht als slaafje. Na wat onderhandelen met de moeder kreeg de misdaadverslaggever het kind voor een bedrag van omgerekend 50 euro mee.

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De Vries kwam tot de transactie voor zijn nieuwe tv-programma Peter R. over de grens, waarvoor hij voor de AvroTros de hele wereld over reist om schendingen van kinderrechten aan de kaak te stellen. Uiteindelijk zag de verslaggever toch van de aanschaf af. Tot zijn eigen opluchting.

Het emotioneert hem nog steeds als de programmamaker vertelt over het ogenschijnlijke gemak waarmee ouders in het Aziatische land, gedwongen door armoede, hun kinderen afstaan aan gefortuneerde vreemden. In Nepal wordt op grote schaal gehandeld in jonge meisjes die bij hun nieuwe ‘eigenaar’ als slaaf aan het werk moeten en vaak ook seksueel worden misbruikt.

“Toen ik voor het eerst van deze praktijken hoorde, kon ik het bijna niet geloven”, vertelt De Vries. “Ik wilde wel eens met eigen ogen zien hoe dat nou gaat.” Via een tussenpersoon belandde hij bij een gezin dat bereid was een 8-jarige dochter van de hand te doen. “Toen ik daar aankwam stond de moeder al klaar met het meisje. Zonder dat ze wist wie ik was, waar ik haar kind mee naartoe nam en wat ik met haar ging doen, kon ik haar zo meenemen. Dat vond ik zó schokkend.”

De doorgewinterde misdaadverslaggever voelde zich daar in dat Nepalese dorp, gewapend met een verborgen camera, bijzonder ongemakkelijk bij de hele situatie. “Ik probeerde er nog onderuit te komen met een smoes. Ik vertelde de moeder dat ik haar kind die dag niet kon meenemen, maar de volgende ochtend zou terugkomen.” Terwijl hij zijn tranen probeert weg te slikken: “Maar de moeder bleef erop aandringen dat ik haar kind meteen zou meenemen.”

‘’Dat raakte me enorm. Ik ben zelf vader en dacht: Hoe bestaat dit? Wat een triestheid dat je je kind verkoopt aan een wildvreemde man die haar meeneemt naar de andere kant van de wereld, en dan niet eens de kans grijpt om nog één nacht met haar door te brengen. Ik hoopte echt dat de moeder zich zou bedenken en zou zeggen: Lazer op, je krijgt mijn kind niet. Al bied je een miljoen. Maar de volgende dag stond het meisje klaar met een groezelig rugzakje met daarin alleen een afgedankt T-shirtje en een gescheurde broek. Dat was alles wat ze bezat.”

Uiteindelijk was het nooit de bedoeling van De Vries het kind daadwerkelijk mee te nemen, maar er was hem wel veel aangelegen de Nederlandse tv-kijker de harde werkelijkheid tonen. Het meisje en haar familie worden inmiddels ondersteund door Stichting KidsRights die zorgt voor geld en scholing, in de hoop dat de ouders zich niet meer gedwongen zien een van hun kinderen te verkopen aan een rijke slavendrijver.

“Ik realiseer me ook wel dat dit slechts één geval is dat wij hebben gered en dat er ondertussen misschien een dochter van de buurvrouw wordt verkocht. Maar voor dit gezin is de noodzaak nu weg. Het is allemaal op te lossen met geld. Ik hoop dat mensen hierdoor met andere ogen gaan kijken en zich niet laten leiden door dat Wilders-gebral van draai de geldkraan maar dicht. Stel nou eens dat het jou kind was?”


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25 Peter R. over de grens

14 apr. 2014


26 Children for Sale: The Trafficking Ring Selling Babies from the Slums to Rich Couples

30 jun. 2017

A vast underground network of traffickers has made a living convincing poor mothers in Bulgaria to sell their infants to rich Greek couples. From the courts, to the slums, to the NGOs fighting to put an end to the practice, VICE Greece took a deep dive into how the trafficking ring functions—and the toll it takes on both the mothers and their children. 
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27 ‘I used to be a slave’ – BBC News

4 apr. 2018

Rani Hong was born in Kerala, India. She was kidnapped from her family, sold into slavery, and then sold into adoption. She now works as a Special Advisor to the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking. This is her story. Produced by Greg Brosnan, Sara Al Wajih and Mandeep Rai

28 Nigeria’s Baby Farmers – Africa Investigates

3 dec. 2015

Africa Investigates – Nigeria’s Baby Farmers

It is understandable why a desperate childless couple might do anything to have a baby, but those who exploit their unhappiness for profit are not so easy to forgive.

In this deeply disturbing episode of Africa Investigates, Ghana’s undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and investigative reporter Rosemary Nwaebuni team up to identify and expose some of those those behind Nigeria’s heart-breaking baby trade.

It is a scam that exploits couples desperate for a baby and young pregnant single mothers – often stigmatised in a country where abortion is illegal except in the most dire medical emergency. It is also a trade that international NGOs have identified as sinister and out of control.

Filming undercover, the team find bogus doctors and clinics offering spurious fertility treatments in return for large amounts of money. In their guise as a childless couple, Anas and Rosemary are falsely diagnosed by one dodgy clinician as being unable to conceive children.

When the footage is reviewed by an official from Nigeria’s Ministry of Health, he is appalled at the way vulnerable people are being conned. “You should not allow these people access to the public,” he says.

But worse is to come. The team go on to uncover orphanages and clinics that act as brokers for illegal baby sales, by which naive, greedy or simply desperate young mothers are “persuaded” to hand over their newborn children for cash.

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29 Venezuela: Mothers giving away babies – BBC News

2 nov. 2018

Oil-rich Venezuela is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, according to the United Nations.

Extreme poverty has jumped 40%, deaths related to child malnutrition are on the rise, and millions have fled the country in the past two years.

Many inside and outside Venezuela blame the policies of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. But his supporters point to the opposition, and also “imperialist forces” outside the country – including the US, which has imposed sanctions.

Mothers and children have been among those hit hardest, as the BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez found when he spent time in the capital, Caracas.

Produced by Herminia Fernandez, filmed by Omar Garcia.

Edited by Kelvin Brown.

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30 Africa Investigates – Nigeria’s Fake Doctors

27 nov. 2014

Two journalists go undercover to delve into the disturbing world of West Africa’s quack doctors.

31 Teens for Sale – Sex Trafficking in Suburban America

5 okt. 2018

Human Sex Trafficking is traumatizing and destroying hundreds of thousands of American children. Middle school and high school girls and boys especially are seduced, tricked, and threatened into this enslavement and sold out on “dates” to middle-aged men with kids of their own. However, there are survivors who are turning lives around and people with Hope seeking to make a difference.

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32 Children for Sale: The Fight Against Child Trafficking in India | REWIND

29 sep. 2019

India, once thought of as a country of more than a billion people living in poverty, has seen its economy boom, and has emerged as a new force in global manufacturing.

But that is not the full story. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), more than 150 million children and teenagers are victims of child labour around the world, and India has long been among the worst offenders.

More than 10 million children and teenagers between the ages of five and 14 are forced to work in the country, often through trafficking and bondage.

But over the last few years, things have been changing, in no small part thanks to the work of one man: Kailash Satyarthi.

He has fought against child trafficking for decades, freeing more than 87,000 children and teenagers and contributing to global conventions on children’s rights. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his efforts, bringing the issue into the international spotlight.

More than a decade ago, Al Jazeera met Kailash Satyarthi as he led a march around the country to raise awareness for the cause.

At the time, Satyarthi was sure that the demonstration, which drew together thousands of people at each stop, was the largest of its kind.

Now, more than 10 years on, awareness has continued to grow. In a studio interview with Al Jazeera, Satyarthi says there has been progress, as mindsets have shifted and more legal protections have been put in place.

“Definitely there is significant improvement in consciousness of masses and behaviour policies and practices, laws and implementation,” he says. “India has ratified two most important ILO conventions, one of the worst forms of child labour and another one on the age of employment of children.”

He agrees that his winning the Nobel Peace Prize, however unexpected it was, helped give the cause momentum.

“It has brought a tremendous amount of awareness in the society, not only in India but globally,” he says.

“It was very much on the right time when the international community was working on framing or formulating the Sustainable Development Goals and I knew that there was no mention of child labour, slavery, trafficking, forced labour in the Millennium Development Goals. And we were raising this issue that you cannot achieve any of these goals without eradication of child labour and slavery-like practices.”

But despite progress, he explains that the fight against exploitation is ongoing, with some worrying trends emerging globally.

“A larger number of children are being involved in pornographic material production that has grown as $8bn industry. There was last year’s report and the online child sexual abuse and all other forms of abuses, child trafficking, use of children for substance abuses and radicalisation of children is growing. And there is no international law to check the data service providers which are solely responsible for that,” he says.



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33 Yazidi women: Slaves of the Caliphate

22 jan. 2015

The BBC’s Arabic Service follows a young woman as she negotiates to free Yazidi women being held captive by Islamic State fighters in Northern Iraq.

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34 From Child Sex Slavery to Victory – My Healing Journey | Anneke Lucas | TEDxKlagenfurt

26 jun. 2017

Anneke was sold into a murderous paedophile network in Belgium when she was only six years old. She was being abused and tortured to serving as a sex slave to European elite. In her talk she openly speaks about her healing journey, what is tried to be highly covered and promotes the awareness of this often-unseen topic.
Anneke Lucas was born in Belgium where she was sold into a sex trafficking ring at the age of six. She was abused and tortured extensively before she escaped at age eleven. After living in London, Paris and New York as a young adult, she moved to Los Angeles where she began therapy, yoga and meditation. Today, she is the founder and Executive Director of Liberation Prison Yoga, a non-profit organization based in New York.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

35 One woman’s story of the horrors of human trafficking

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21 sep. 2009

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling human trade of Southeast Asia…

36 Basketball Head Boy Prank


18 feb. 2012

This is such a ridiculous prank! The poor little boy dropped his change on the ground, when the victims pick it up, his head is now a basketball and his basketball is now a head! You’d even expect the Spanish Inquisition before you’d expect that to happen! Also “BOOM Shakalaka”.
A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra cachée la plus comique de la télé!