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Trafficking is a sub-theme of Violence Against Women, and provides information relevant to the women, peace and security agenda and its intersection with human trafficking. 

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  • June 26, 2014 (
    AUSTRALIA: Tony Abbott Launching Plan to Stop Domestic Violence, Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation Authorities will crack down on forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the abuse of migrant spouses under a new national plan to stop violence against women. Prime Minister Tony Abbott will today launch the $100 million Second Action Plan to stop domestic violence, which will also see state and territory governments commit to work on implementing a national scheme for domestic violence orders.
  • June 24, 2014 (Associated Press)
    NIGERIA: 60 Females, 31 Boys Abducted in Northeast Nigeria Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising. Some married women were taken along with their children who range in age from three to 15, said witnesses.
  • February 10, 2014 (BUSTLE)
    UNITED STATES: Violence Against Women Act Finally lets Native American Tribes Prosecute Non-Tribal Members, and it's about Damn Time For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that waged throughout 2012 and into 2013, one of the objections that obstructionist Republicans had was the fact that the act would allow Native American tribes to prosecute non-tribal members for domestic violence and rape. Which would undermine the stability of the nation or interfere with America's ability to continue in our proud tradition of genocide or something. Well, the day has finally come when Native Americans can exercise this new right, and I have seen no decrease in either stability or racism. So
  • October 5, 2013 (Guardian )
    COLOMBIA: T&T, Colombia in Security Talks Women from South America are lured into T&T and kept in
  • October 4, 2013 (Peru This Week)
    PERU: Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring Police arrest seven accused of participating in human trafficking. Law enforcement officers are making headway in the fight against human trafficking in Peru.

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