Produced by Anti-Slavery International for organisations wanting to persuade governments to take action against child labour. It explains clearly how and why to use international monitoring and complaints procedures to encourage governments to respect their obligations regarding child rights.
Six-page report investigates how discrimination works as a cause and a consequence of child labour. NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child Sub-Group on Child Labour 2002.
Draws on the experience of activists from 17 countries and representatives of internaitonal and regional agencies who attended a workshop that Anti-Slavery International convened in April 2001. A practical “how to” guide which will help local level NGOs and activists plan, design, implement and evaluate the impact of an advocacy strategy on child domestic workers.
A 24-page brochure on how this convention creates new opportunites for civil society organisations. The brochure focuses on involvement in ratification and implementation of the Convention in an easy to read and lively format.
Practical “how to” guide draws on the experiences and views of non-governmental organisations and others working with child domestics in Asia, Africa and Latin America, offering useful insights for anyone who wants to help the children concerned.
Focuses on returned North Korean migrants who are subjected to forced labour in North Korean prison camps following their deportation from China. The findings of the report are based on interviews carried out with North Koreans who were subjected to forced labour while in detention. The report includes photographs and 30 cases. Most of those interviewed were subjected to forced labour before being prosecuted, which violates international standards as well as North Korea’s domestic law. The report also outlines what measures need to be taken to address this situation.
Report on a study in the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Portugal. This report looks at the various sectors and industries in which trafficking into forced labour occurs including agriculture, construction, domestic work and hospitality. Includes policy recommendations at a European level.
Result of research carried out by Anti-Slavery International between 2005 and 2006 with the aim of finding out more about trafficking for forced labour in the United Kingdom. This was a qualitative rather than quantative project, which aimed to provide information about how migrants become trafficked and which industries in the UK are affected.
Trafficking in Women, Forced Labour and Domestic Work: In the Context of the Middle East and Gulf Region
Investigates the experiences of migrant domestic workers in the region, the dynamics and workings of the migration process and how migration (if at all) contributes to trafficking; and looks at what are some of the key inter-connecting dynamics involved between slavery, trafficking, migration and forced labour.
It focuses particularly on several selected sending, receiving and transit countries (Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen).
Gives an insider’s view of how the ILO works. It explains how the ILO can be used by non-governmental organisations and other groups, to promote and protect minority and indigenous peoples’ rights.
Never Work Alone: Trade Unions and NGOs Joining Forces to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking in Europe
Guide for trade unions and other civil society organisations to jointly combat modern-day slavery and trafficking of workers. The report is the result of a two-year project in which trade unions and NGOs have looked into each other’s actions and approaches to combat slavery and labour trafficking. It examines different approaches and shows four major common grounds for action, each of them documented with a series of best practices.
Legal guide by Anti-Slavery International and Eaves Poppy Project warns that victims of trafficking for forced prostitution and forced labour are vulnerable to being re-trafficked because of a failure of the criminal justice system to provide financial compensation for their ordeal. The guide aims to be a starting point to help lawyers take a creative and comprehensive approach in evaluating the legal remedies available to trafficking victims. It also includes two practical case studies and recommendations drawn from the experience of several practitioners.the system.
Identifies the legal remedies available to trafficked persons in England and Wales and analyses the effectiveness of each remedy viewed in light of its accessibility to trafficked persons.
Reviews the experience of eight specific countries and attempts to assess what the impact of anti-trafficking measures have been for a variety of people living and working there, or migrating into or out of these countries. The eight are: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Brazil, India, Nigeria, Thailand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). The chapters look specifically at what the impact has been on people’s human rights.
Compilation of Reports from the Conference on “When People are Treated as Commodities in the Global Market”
In October 2006, Anti-Slavery International ,CICA, IEPALA, MLAL Progetto Mondo and OIKOS participated in a two-day conference in Verona, Italy, as part of the “Hands Up for Freedom” project. Partners were invited from various countries and papers were presented on topics relating to the conference theme, “When People are treated as Commodities in the Global Market”. This report is a summary of some of the information made available during the conference in Verona.
Details the proceedings and recommendations of the conference held in Nairobi from 5-7 July 2005. The conference discussed contributing factors to trafficking and forced labour, including armed conflict, debt bondage, education and child labour, drugs and transnational crime, and national and international adoption. It also examined various regional and international responses.
Compilation of Reports from the Conference on Trafficking of Human Beings and Migration: A Human Rights Approach
In March 2005, Anti-Slavery International and other non-governmental organisations including CICA, IEPALA, MLAL Progetto Mondo and OIKOS took part in a conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The issues of trafficking and migration in Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom were discussed, including the current siutation, government action and recommendations for change. Global partners presented papers on topics relating to the conference’s theme. The report is a summary of information made available during the conference.
Exposes the vulnerability of North Korean women who flee to China to trafficking. A wide range of case studies documents trafficking into sexual exploitation and forced and ‘arranged’ marriages. It makes a case for North Koreans in China to be considered refugees and concludes with recommendations of what action needs to be taken.
ECPAT UK’s latest report on child trafficking into the UK. Cause for Concern? includes interviews with social services in all 33 of London’s boroughs to gauge social workers’ awareness of trafficking and record cases of children who have been trafficked to the capital. Twenty-six boroughs reported that they had worked directly with children who had been trafficked or who had been brought into the UK and were living in suspicious circumstances. It includes case studies, statistics and recommendations.
Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International assess some of the articles in the draft of the European Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings in relation to existing international standards and commitments.
The Migration-Trafficking Nexus: Combating Trafficking Through the Protection of Migrants’ Human Rights
Publication seeks to look at the issue of trafficking within a broader migration framework and to propose policies which would be effective in reducing trafficking and in preventing the human and labour rights violations to which migrant workers are so often subjected today.
Information of activities and services offered by organisations around the world that are working towards the elimination of human trafficking. It aims to facilitate co-operation and the establishment of networks and partnerships, aid effective referral for trafficked people (psychological counselling, long-term shelter provision and skills training), assist personnel who have identified a victim of trafficking to make contact with relevant service providers and provide an overview of the trafficking situation in each country. Also provides background on legislation and the types of services provided by organisations and institutions in this area.
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NGOs from five Western European countries — Germany (KOK) , Greece (STOP NOW), Italy (On the Road), The Netherlands (STV) and United Kingdom (Eaves Housing for Women and Anti-Slavery International) — presented this joint statement on protection measures for trafficked people at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw in October 2003.
Sub-Regional Project on Eradicating Child Domestic Work and Child Trafficking in West and Central Africa
Includes a Code of Conduct for improving the treatment of child domestic workers and child victims of trafficking, as well as recommendations for action. Anti-Slavery International set up a network of child rights organisations in six West and Central African countries: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Niger and Togo, in order to strengthen their ability to work together for the eradication of abusive forms of work and the worst forms of child labour.