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“It’s all just an act” – The desensitization of both sexualized and sexual violence through media 

Whether on streaming platforms or on television: Crime series and psychological thrillers are audience favorites. Here, the next episode must top the previous one, as viewers should not lose their appetite. This means more murders, more corpses, more drama, more violence – the audience becomes more and more numb with every episode, with every movie. …

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From Asia to Africa: Global hotspots for human trafficking 

In the shadow of globalization and an increasingly interconnected world, we are confronted with a grim reality: international human trafficking. Not only is it a gross violation of basic human rights, but it is also now a global challenge affecting societies around the world. From the back alleys of remote cities to bustling metropolitan centers, …

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In the Net of Exploitation: Forced Labour in Fishing 

Friday is fish day. But in a world increasingly sensitised to questions regarding the environment and animal welfare, the fishing industry today is becoming the focus of ever-greater critical scrutiny. The reputation of the industry has traditionally been dogged by a wide range of issues, from overfishing through to problematic catch methods. But behind the …

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Slave labor “Made in China” – Forced labor in Chinese prisons

Cheap, cheaper, cheapest – it is common knowledge that companies in China can produce at low costs, but unfortunately working conditions are also far worse than European standards. According to investigations and witnesses, modern slave labor is even practiced in Chinese prisons – the inmates, most likely, also produce goods that can be bought here. …

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Suspicion of human trafficking in massage studios in southern Germany  

The operators of several massage studios in southern Germany are being accused of human trafficking and other offences. Chinese women who were supposed to stay in Germany illegally were being employed at their establishments.   On 14 November 2023, several massage studios in southern Germany were searched. The grounds for the investigations included suspicion of human …

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From Glamour to a Living Nightmare: The Dark Side of Escort Services

A dazzling nightlife, chic luxury villas and the illusion of a carefree world – the escort service likes to present itself in a glamorous light. But behind the glittering curtains often lies a dark reality characterized by human trafficking and exploitation. In this article, we take a look at the dark side of the escort …

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8 Myths about Human Trafficking – Clarified

When they hear the words “human trafficking”, people often conjure up an image of dark back rooms, chained-up victims and offenders being exclusively male.  This is because, despite widespread reporting and clarification surrounding the issue, numerous myths and misunderstandings continue to influence public perceptions. It is crucially important, therefore, that these clichés and stereotypes be …

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