June 30th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

Vietnam court: One-time victim trafficked others

By Jim Kavanagh, CNN

A former victim of human trafficking was one of three women sentenced to prison for that crime Wednesday in Vietnam, VietNamNet reported.

The 29-year-old woman was sold to a man in 2009 by a trafficking ring whose leader is now imprisoned, according to the news service. She later induced 11 other women to travel to China, where they were sold to men, a Vietnamese provincial court ruled. FULL POST

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Human trafficking: 'Everyone can do something'
June 16th, 2011
07:48 AM ET

Abolishing sex slavery by helping one girl at a time

By Jim Kavanagh, CNN

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - When Christine Caine talks about human trafficking, she speaks without punctuation, the words and sentences and paragraphs pouring out in a rushing stream that reflects the Australian's passion for rescuing victims and eradicating the crime.

In 2007, Caine, a globe-trotting evangelist and motivational speaker, was walking through the airport in Thessaloniki, Greece, and saw numerous handmade posters with pictures of young women who had disappeared.

"I thought, 'How could you have so many kids missing? How could this be possible?'" she told CNN.

And then someone clued her in: These girls were victims of human trafficking. FULL POST

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