U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2018

This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal elders, business executives, and communities, we become more vigilant and learn to identify and address vulnerabilities swiftly. Proactive community-driven measures strengthen our ability to protect our most vulnerable and weaken a criminal’s ability to infiltrate, recruit, and exploit.


Read the transcript of the remarks given at the release of the report (including a video link) HERE.

U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2017

In particular, the introduction of this year’s Report focuses on the responsibility of governments to criminalize human trafficking and hold offenders accountable. To that end, this Report is intended to assist governments in identifying threats so law enforcement agencies around the world can respond effectively and gain insight into where human trafficking remains most severe. The Report will also equip local and sub-national law enforcement agencies to better assist in efforts to target and prosecute those who commit these terrible crimes.


Watch video of the announcement ceremony HERE

U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2015

Focuses on the importance of effective victim identification, and on those approaches and policies that have succeeded in bringing victims out of the darkness of exploitation. The Report outlines specific steps officials should take—from legislators and judges to police officers and border guards—to make sure the victims of this crime don’t go unrecognized. And it illustrates why identifying victims by itself is not enough—they need to be given a true voice in the process.


Watch the video of the announcement ceremony HERE.

Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains

The EO requires prime contractors providing large overseas contracts to develop and maintain detailed anti-trafficking compliance programs and provide annual certification of their anti- trafficking efforts.

To assist United States Government agencies and the federal contracting community to prepare for implementation of the EO and new FAR rules, the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (DOS/J/TIP) asked Verité to investigate and map out the risk of trafficking in global supply chains generally, and in federal supply chains in particular.


2014 Report to the Texas Legislature Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force

In conjunction with dedicated members of the Texas Legislature, the Task Force has helped Texas become and remain a leader in anti-trafficking efforts. Shared Hope International, a leading anti-trafficking organization, awarded Texas some of the highest rankings in the nation in 2013 and 2014 in its annual Protected Innocence Challenge. Texas received perfect scores for its efforts to criminalize domestic minor sex trafficking and provide criminal justice tools for investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases. Additionally, the state received near perfect scores for its work related to criminal provisions addressing demand and criminal provisions for traffickers.


U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2016

This year’s Report underscores the need for increased attention to preventing human trafficking. It encourages governments to identify and acknowledge those most at-risk in society, and to create effective ways to recognize vulnerable populations and help first responders spot the methods used by human traffickers. By understanding the needs of vulnerable groups, governments can partner with NGOs and the private sector to protect the innocent from would-be traffickers.


Manual for Experts on Multidisciplinary Cooperation Against Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation

Aimed at experts and intended to help inspire and strengthen the policy and practice to address trafficking in human beings (THB) for labour exploitation of all organisations that could come across it. More specifically, it aims to stimulate multidisciplinary and cross-border cooperation and a comprehensive approach against this phenomenon. Expertise and ideas from experts from all Member States were collected as input for the manual. It contains knowledge and expertise on THB for labour exploitation from all over the European Union.


Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal – A Comprehensive Literature Review

Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of organ removal (THBOR) is prohibited worldwide, yet a growing number of reports indicate its increase across the globe. Many countries in and outside the European Union (EU) have implemented proper legislation against THBOR. However, information regarding the incidence of THBOR and the non-legislative response to it is practically non-existent and unavailable to judicial and law enforcement authorities in the EU member states. Transplant professionals, human rights NGOs and international organizations also have little knowledge and awareness of the crime. This knowledge gap hampers the development of a structured and effective action to this repugnant form of human trafficking, which brings physical and psychological harms to vulnerable individuals. This report’s objective is to gather information and increase knowledge about THBOR. It does so by describing the state-of-the-art of literature on the ethical aspects, causes and the actors involved in THBOR.


Trafficking in Human Beings

Includes statistical data from all 28 EU Member States and the following EU Candidate and EFTA/EEA (Iceland, Norway) countries: Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. This is a working paper looking at statistical data at EU level as gathered and submitted by national authorities. In this respect, it is a unique undertaking in this field at EU level. The data have been collected from official sources, and provide information on registered victims, suspects, prosecutions and convictions, as recorded by the authorities.


U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2014

In addition to assessments of what almost every government in the world is doing to combat modern slavery, this year’s Trafficking in Persons Report takes a hard look at the journey from victim to survivor, making recommendations and highlighting effective practices that, if implemented, could ease the path forward for countless survivors around the world.

To make it easier to download, 2014’s TIP was broken up into sections.

The Geography of Trafficking in Tennessee 2013

Follow-up Report to the Tennessee Human Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children and Youth 2011. Profiles minor sex trafficking cases of Tennessee counties and provides statistical comparisons between cases reported from law enforcement and non-law enforcement responders. Additionally, this study analyzes data in counties that reported the highest numbers of minor sex trafficking. As of July 2013, twelve new anti-human trafficking laws have been created to address this epidemic. Domestic issues, the drug trade, poverty and other socio-economic factors serve as catalysts for human sex trafficking.


Human Trafficking in North Carolina: Human Beings as a Commodity

Research has documented that human trafficking is a growing problem in this country (Richard, 1999). In fact the United States is listed as one of the leading destinations in the world for traffickers (Hepburn & Simon, 2010). The North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NCCAHT) (2013) Web site notes that North Carolina ranks in the top eight states in the country for factors conducive to trafficking in persons. These factors include the state’s strategic location on the Eastern seaboard, the number of major interstate highways traversing the state, the large agricultural economy, the number of military installations and the number of ports located in the coastal region. These conditions make North Carolina a prime target for traffickers, whether the commodity is drugs, weapons or human beings (NCCAHT, 2013).


Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution and Its Impact on Gender Equality

Provides background information drawn from the international literature on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality in relation to the report of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee. The study concentrates on the debate on whether prostitution could be voluntary or has rather to be regarded in any case as a violation of women’s human rights. It also presents an overview of the policies on prostitution in the Member States as well as four case studies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. Conclusions are presented with the view to enhance the debate.


Recommendations for Fighting Human Trafficking in the United States and Abroad

2008 Transition Report for the Next Presidential Administration by The Action Group to End Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery. The Action Group is comprised of: the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, Free the Slaves, International Justice Mission, Not For Sale Campaign, Polaris Project, Ricky Martin Foundation, Solidarity Center, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. The Action Group is a U.S.-based, non-partisan group of complementary organizations dedicated to abolishing modern-day slavery and human trafficking.


A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts

Provides a descriptive overview of initiatives targeting the demand for commercial sex in the United States. It describes the process of gathering the information in this (and other) reports, discusses specific initiatives, and highlights selected communities to illustrate how and why their members have endeavored to address prostitution and sex trafficking by combating demand.