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New anti-trafficking chief slams 'abysmal' global conviction levels

10 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global prosecution and conviction levels for human trafficking are "abysmal", a senior European security official said on Thursday, urging states to invest more in combating a crime that affects millions of people.

LGBT+ film funding row lands Brazil minister in court

04 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against the citizenship minister for suspending government funding for films, which they said was motivated by discrimination against LGBT+ people.

For sale: UK jail that held Oscar Wilde for gay sex

03 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reading Prison - a forbidding Victorian jail turned LGBT landmark - is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright Oscar Wilde for the "gross indecency" of gay sex.

'Lax' and 'disjointed' - auditor slams Mexico's anti-trafficking efforts

01 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's efforts to combat human trafficking have been disjointed and lax, an independent auditor has said in a new report, accusing the government of "disinterest".

Mexico announces end to funding for human trafficking NGOs

18 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail.

'They're linked': Mexican prosecutor sets sights on trafficking gangs

05 Jun 2019

TOLUCA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A veteran Mexican prosecutor has vowed to crack down on gangs forcing people into exploitative work, saying her team is gathering more evidence of links between organized crime and human trafficking.

Mexico City to decriminalize sex work, eyes steps to cut trafficking

02 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico City lawmakers have given the green light to decriminalize sex work in the capital, hoping it will be a first step to a crackdown on sex trafficking that traps thousands of Mexican women and children.

'Who owns the street corner?': Mexico City sex workers march for rights

02 May 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a hundred sex workers and supporters marched in Mexico City on Wednesday, asking the government to recognize their legal status and guarantee access to HIV medication after fears of shortages under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

'Who owns the street corner?': Mexico City sex workers march for rights

02 May 2019

MEXICO CITY, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a hundred sex workers and supporters marched in Mexico City on Wednesday, asking the government to recognize their legal status and guarantee access to HIV medication after fears of shortages under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico plans special minimum wage for domestic workers in drive to curb abuse

26 Apr 2019

MONTERREY, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's government is planning to introduce a specific minimum wage for its 2 million domestic workers in a drive to boost their labor rights after years of neglect, a official said.

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