Flight attendant saves teenage girl from human trafficking after seeing secret note

Ms Frederick noticed a ‘dishevelled’ looking girl accompanied by a well-dressed man and immediately knew something was wrong

indepentdent.co.uk_A flight attendant rescued a victim of human trafficking after she spotted the girl looking “dishevelled” on a plane accompanied by a well-dressed man.

Sheila Frederick, 49, was working on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco when she noticed the girl, who looked around 14 or 15 years old, and immediately knew something was wrong, according to 10 News.

“Something in the back of my mind said something was not right. He was well-dressed. That’s what got me because I thought why is he well-dressed and she is looking all dishevelled and out of sorts?” Ms Frederick told the programme.

When she tried to speak with the two passengers, the man reportedly became defensive and the girl wouldn’t engage in

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The horrors of modern slavery, in numbers

An artisanal miner works at Tilwizembe, a former industrial copper-cobalt mine, outside of Kolwezi, the capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 11, 2016. Picture taken June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe - RTSIIMR

weforum_Modern slavery is a hidden crime, yet it’s happening right under our noses, in every part of world. In fields, factories, building sites, brothels and homes.

It takes on many different forms: human trafficking, forced and bonded labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced marriage, organ removal, and often exists in more than one of these guises. Tiếp tục đọc “The horrors of modern slavery, in numbers”

Businesses to feel the heat from slavery scrutiny in 2016

Author: Alex Whiting

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:01 GMT
Field labourers stand in line at a gym turned shelter in Saltillo, Mexico, August 21, 2015. Some 200 people stayed at the gym after they were rescued, along with 63 minors, in an operation headed by the state attorney, from the farms of a livestock company where they were working under conditions of semi-slavery, according to local media. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

LONDON, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Businesses are coming under increased public scrutiny over the use of slavery in their supply chains, making forced labour one of the greatest risks to their brands’ reputation this year, a research firm said on Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “Businesses to feel the heat from slavery scrutiny in 2016”