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Escape from Juju Oaths

Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:56
 In 2018, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, Oba of the historic kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria, issued a proclamation offering hope to victims of human trafficking. In his capacity as supreme spiritual leader, he revoked the Juju...
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Juju Rituals

Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:58
  Human traffickers in Nigeria have used these oaths to coerce girls and women into the sex trade in Europe, and in other parts, and used them too to keep those engaged in the trade. Some of the details of...
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What does it mean to be a slave?

Friday, 17 February 2017 12:26
  One interesting area of research is the relationship between slavery and slave. One might think that in some way the two should be one-and-the-same, that they are somehow interchangeable. What is clear from research however is how slavery is...
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Beyond slavery's facade

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:40
    The eyes, it is said, are the gateway to the soul. Yet our eyes can deceive us. When it comes to slavery (or human trafficking) nothing should ever be taken at face value. Many arguments about it are premised...
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Witchcraft in the modern slave trade

Monday, 06 February 2017 21:23
    The word witchcraft conjures an assortment of images. Most, if not all of them, are ones associated with an understanding of witchcraft as it applies to Europe or to the West. Mention Voodoo or Juju however and now a...

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Human Trafficking Awareness: Meet Lantern Rescue

Lantern Rescue is a U.S. based 501c3 non-profit organization that rescues exploited, persecuted, and displaced individuals and families. Lantern Rescue works domestically and internationally to...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is recognized as slavery and national human trafficking awareness month. Despite the emphasis on national awareness and that slavery was officially abolished in 1865,...

Cabarrus County receives $1 million in state funds to combat human trafficking

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Sidewalk Soldiers fight human trafficking

Sidewalk Soldiers is an anti-human trafficking organization serving the Miami Valley since 2016

Assemblyman awarded for efforts to combat human trafficking

District Attorney Special Commendation has only been awarded to two recipients since its inception – On Thursday, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow presented...

DOT Announces Winners of Combating Human Trafficking Awards

Combating human trafficking in the transportation sector is a top priority for the Department. Combating human trafficking in the transportation sector is a top priority...

Human Trafficking Awareness: Victim focuses on helping others

Dr. Tonya Stafford-Manning is the Founder of It's Going To Be OK! The charity helps human trafficking victims. She shares her story of survival...

Country singer partners with Operation Underground Railroad to raise awareness about human trafficking ‘happening right...

Country singer-songwriter Raelynn and Operation Underground Railroad founder Tim Ballard partnered to create their new documentary and original song titled ‘It’s Happening Right Here,’ raising...

Afghan returned 'Jihadist', among six HuJI militants detained in city

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested six members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), including an...

In the dark alleys of human trafficking, By Owei Lakemfa

Spanish Ambassador Juan Sell said fighting human trafficking entails sending a message of hope to its victims.

Man admits modern slavery offences linked to enforced labour of teenage girls at nail bars...

A man wanted in connection with exploitation and enforced labour at nail bars in the Midlands and the South West has pleaded guilty to modern...

EDITORIAL: Sex traffickers target internet, runaways

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Groups work toward putting stop to human trafficking with ‘Red Sand Project’

The joint effort within the Red Sand Project allows people to question, connect and take action.

Human trafficking survivor, author speaks at Montgomery summit

Cyntoia Brown-Long was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit.

With training for law enforcement, sex trafficking survivor hopes to ‘plant a seed’ of hope...

Elesondra “Ele” De Romano was invited to Hawaii at the request of Homeland Security.

‘I’ll reach out to vulnerable kids as GFAFP Ambassador’

The Global Face Africa Fashion for Peace (GFAFFP) Ambassador 2022/23, Miss Zelma Tatua, has disclosed that reaching out to vulnerable kids would be among her...

Florida among top three states for human trafficking response

“We do believe that training educators to identify trafficking is really critical."

Women's group fights human trafficking, joins national movement ...Community events in North County

Women's group fights human trafficking, joins national movement ...Community meetings, concerts, plays and events in North County

Midlothian family members sentenced for keeping Pakistan woman in forced labor

Physical violence, verbal abuse and psychological coercion were used to get the victim to perform manual labor "for 12 long years," prosecutors said.

"I80 is a pipeline for all kinds of criminal activity" including human trafficking

fficials say the number of human trafficking cases prosecuted in Nebraska jumped from zero to 92 between 2007 and 2022.

Mayville man charged in sex trafficking

BUFFALO — A Mayville man is facing federal sex trafficking charges. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Friday that William A. Quinones, 48, was charged...

Campaign to stop human trafficking launches across Texas

The campaign will have billboards placed across the state, including one in North Richland Hills.

About David Lohan

David Lohan is an author and researcher on modern slavery, otherwise known as human trafficking. He encountered the issue while working with an organization providing outreach services to refugees and asylum seekers. His first book on the subject, a co-authored work, explored the present-day use of Juju & Voodoo oaths to coerce Africans into the slavery. His latest work is At Freedom's Crossroads: Making Sense of Modern Slavery. David holds a bachelor's degree in engineering, several post-graduate diplomas and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Politics.

With a commitment to victims of modern slavery.

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