Sets out an assessment of human trafficking in the UK by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking (IDMG), recognising that human trafficking is an international crime that touches people and communities all over the world.
Result of an analysis of preventative measures put in place between April 2009 and June 2011. The report was compiled using information from public sources and from 80 interviews with professionals engaged in anti-trafficking work.
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…Details
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…Details
To improve the protection of child victims in anti-trafficking efforts, UNICEF developed the Guide- lines on Protection of the Rights of Child Victims of Trafficking. The Guidelines outline the minimum standards for safe-guarding the rights of child victims of trafficking at each stage of anti-trafficking interventions. This Guide aims to be a practical tool to…Details
Provides an in-depth exploration of the problem of human trafficking in Puerto Rico by way of valuable research and current data on the various forms of trafficking, including commercial sexual exploitation, labor exploitation and so- called “purchased marriages.” Drawing on these findings, the study also examines existing government responses and makes a number of specific…Details
The following article is written by friend and partner Roger-Claude Liwanga, a native of the DRC. It is startling first-hand observation and reporting. Roger-Claude, Founder, and Casondra Turner-Liwanga, Co-founder and Director of Operations at Promote Congo, work tirelessly to improve human rights and the social and legal landscape of the DRC. They are determined that no obstacle is immovable.…Details
In the past months I’ve noticed a marked increase in searches for “Human Trafficking Solutions”. They’re escalating weekly as people are learning just how serious the problem of slavery has become. The difficulty for many making these searches is that there are no easy, complete or final solutions. Numbers and statistics are helpful and harmful depending on…Details
Sex Online: It’s as easy to find underage kids as shelter puppies, used cars, and apartment rentals.
Firstly, kudos to Marie Claire for publishing this excellent article by Geraldine Sealey. It’s popular at the moment, for many in the media to bash counter trafficking work as delusional buzzword fanatics wanting to supress people’s body-usage rights. Somehow the fact that children are being raped and tortured for money seems to escape them. Brava…Details
Volatile subject. A point that needs addressing is how parents feel about the recruiting of their children for these jobs in their schools. Most observing even if not participating are minors, unless they’re planning on separating the 18 year-old out and swearing them to secrecy. If the government and schools allow it, they must think…Details
Your reading these words means you are in direct contact with those in the video included here. It’s a popular thing to quote catchphrases like Celebrate Diversity, Practice Random Acts Of Kindness, or use Tolerance as a watchword. People mobilize in huge numbers to vigorously defend animal rights. These are all worthy and important goals.…Details
The Department Of Homeland Security Blue Campaign: It’s Important For YOU.
No Human Trafficking is in Washington DC attending the Blue Campaign. Get involved, this campaign has specialized tools for everyone. Google DHS Blue Campaign for more information.
The category of Slavery known as “Domestic” is so ubiquitous internationally as to be paradoxically invisible. The term maid is interchangeable with house slave. In many affluent, caste, ethnic, religious or financially divided areas owning maids is an accepted practice . Some countries have newspaper advertising sections devoted to the buying and selling of maids. We have…Details
Certain types of slavery or human trafficking get very small amounts of press coverage. The more sensational ($ for media outlet), the more coverage. Sextrafficking gets the lion’s share and to be fair, is the biggest percentage in many areas, but there are still huge numbers enslaved in the other forms and even in sex…Details
In the following report sex trafficking is compared to the tip of a very large iceberg. It’s critical to remember that sex trafficking is one iceberg in a sea of them. There’s been awareness within a few branches of government and Law Enforcement for some time, and the legislative and judiciary branches are grinding through…Details
Trafficking - The transportation of goods or passengers: the action of dealing or trading in something illegal. It’s ironic that a term I’ve long objected to as a proxy for slavery (too ambiguous), should be instrumental in defining part of the solution to the problem. Application of knowledge to it’s dictionary-defined use, specifically transportation or movement of those considered by their captors as “goods”…Details
What does this have to do with Human Trafficking? A great deal. Some of its obvious, some so subtle as to be invisible if you’re not staring it down like a gun barrel. The article below is volatile and contoversial. I had several reactions. One to the photo and then multiple emotions as I followed…Details
Search the Internet for information on Human Trafficking and you’ll find a large amount of the returns are focused on sex trafficking, specifically girls and women forced into prostitution. Sex trafficking is unarguably a horrendous crime. The more you investigate the more you learn how it devastates millions of children and adults of both genders around…Details
Having traveled a bit in China’s interior years ago and to Hong Kong several times, I’ve always taken interest in developments there. Now China features heavily in the trafficking news crossing my path, as well as the daily economic and political links between East and West. I find their current situation both fascinating in it’s…Details
It’s an issue coming to the forefront of people’s awareness. Bullying. Countless news shows, columnists, articles and blogs are writing about words that kill. In many countries this idea magnified is so embedded in the culture that extreme forms have mutated into something entirely different. Honor killings and the deliberate application of mental and physical…Details
So many of the excuses the guilty perp tried to use have been and are successfully employed. “I didn’t know how young they were; They came to me doing this work; Pimps are cool everyone says so; It’s part of a showbiz career, gotta keep up the image. A typical “Gorilla” pimp; brutal, sadistic, what…Details
Chicago Sentencing Thursday: Savage Trafficker Dealt In Girls As Young As 12, Homeless, Runaways Or Mentally Ill
This case is critical. All human trafficking cases, especially involving children are shatteringly important but we need a line drawn in the sand. Too many obscenely light sentences have been handed down in US courts for crimes from which the victims will never fully recover. This crime is like amputating a limb. It completely severs and…Details
Fairfax County VA: Police rescue 10 girls from Trafficking Ring, Gang May Have taken 800 Girls In 5 Years
There are several major points in this news story I disagree with but give it your full attention. This is deadly serious. My first point of contention: Sex trafficking, or more accurately human trafficking is not moving to the suburbs, it’s always been there. Each group/demographic/area is shocked and thinks it’s new when its brought…Details
Prabha Kotiswaran has written something I haven’t seen before, a clear view of a very difficult, culturally historic as well as modern business practice. She sharply frames the Western view from her own, which I welcome. She doesn’t waste words on formalities. I appreciate that she points out the heavy bias in reporting towards sex…Details
No mater how nonsensical the equation there’s no denying the immense consequences of female infanticide. China is not the only country suffering from this problem. They’ve been more public about their policy and have a higher profile but the gender value imbalance around the world has efficiently spread this tragedy like an Old Testament plague. The…Details