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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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From war-torn homeland to brothels – Ukrainian women targeted by human traffickers 

Where women are on the run, there are never only well-intended offers of help – it is actually the opposite. The plight of arriving Ukrainian women is shamelessly exploited, especially since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression. Human traffickers are often already waiting at train stations and border crossings, luring them with false …

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The three most common risk factors for child and human trafficking – and what you can do to combat them

Even in the twenty-first century, issues such as the trafficking of children and adults remain a problem. We often believe – falsely, in fact – that this illegal  activity only ever takes place elsewhere in the world. No matter where it exists, however, its victims continue to be exploited, taken advantage of, and robbed of …

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How Germany became “Europe‘s Brothel” in the name of progress

Around the turn of the century, the German political classes sought to better protect women generally, and prostitutes in particular. Over twenty years later, however, it is clear they have failed to achieve their objective. Although prostitution in Germany was liberalised with good intentions – in an effort to move forward with the emancipation of …

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