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Conference: “Ending trafficking in children and young persons – Together, towards a future without child trafficking in Europe”

Conference organised under the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe…

Human Trafficking Allegations Thrust Caste Into Spotlight For American Hindus

A class-action lawsuit recently filed in federal court in New Jersey alleges that the BAPS Hindu temple in Robbinsville brought some 200 workers to the U.S. on R-1 visas as “religious volunteers.”

Turning Technology Against Human Traffickers

Last October, the White House released the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. The plan was motivated…

Hearing: The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons

Hearing: The Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons Congressional Committee for House Science, Space, and Technology Witnesses: Ms. Anjana Rajan, Chief Technology Officer, Polaris
NPR segment on male sex trafficking victims

Growing Number Of Male Survivors Talk About Being A Sex Trade Victim

Male victims of sex trafficking are telling their stories. By speaking out they hope to destroy the myth that boys …
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Apparel and Footwear 2021 Benchmark Report

Workers in apparel supply chains are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, workers had …
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‘Slavery’ found at a Malaysian glove factory. Why didn’t the auditor see it?

In December 2020, with coronavirus infections spreading rapidly across factories and workers’ dormitories in Malaysia, officials raided latex glove maker …

United States Urges WTO Members to Address Forced Labor on Fishing Vessels in Ongoing Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) bringing …
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Forced Labor Evidence Brief: Due Diligence and Transparency Legislation

This work is part of a series of Forced Labour Evidence Briefs that seek to bring academic research to bearon …
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China’s Muslim refugees say they are victims of slave labor

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff reports on Uighurs who say they’re being forced into slave labor inside China’s Xinjiang region, and …
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How the 43 largest food sector companies tackle forced labor

Felicitas Weber, Know the Chain project lead at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, talks with Ian Welsh about …

How Polaris is fighting QAnon

When tech entrepreneur Anjana Rajan joined Polaris as its Chief Technology Officer last year, she thought she was setting aside …

Pushing Back on Prison Labor

Lots of furniture at City University of New York institutions is made by inmates in prison. That’s not a secret. …
Sex Trafficking in America (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

Sex Trafficking in America (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

This 2019 documentary tells the stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed …
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Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels: neue Strategie zur Unterbindung des Menschenhandels, zur Zerschlagung krimineller Geschäfte und zum Schutz und zur Stärkung der Opfer

Die Kommission legt heute eine neue Strategie zur Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels (2021-2025) vor, die darauf abzielt, den Menschenhandel zu unterbinden, Schleuser zur …
Episode 6: Human Trafficking, Trauma, and Mental Health Awareness Pt 1

Human Trafficking, Trauma, and Mental Health Awareness Pt 1

Episode 6: Human Trafficking, Trauma, and Mental Health Awareness Pt 1 Who is pushing back the darkness in the hidden …
Theresa Flores, Human Trafficking Survivor and Advocate, Founder of the SOAP Project

Theresa Flores, Human Trafficking Survivor and Advocate, Founder of the SOAP Project

In this episode, Karen speaks with Theresa Flores, a survivor and author who travels the United States to share her …
Decent work for domestic workers

International Domestic Workers’ Day – Making decent work a reality beyond COVID-19

Domestic workers have been among the workers the most affected by the #COVID​-19 outbreak. Their contribution to households has been …

A global call for full supply chain transparency in the clothing sector

This week, the world remembers the Rana Plaza tragedy. On 24 April 2013 more than a thousand workers lost their …

The Politics of Anti-Trafficking

Global Partners Governance’s (GPG) work is centred around strengthening representative politics. We collaborate with politicians, ministers and civil servants in …
Menschenhandel - Die nigerianische Mafia

Menschenhandel – Die nigerianische Mafia

Das Bundeskriminalamt warnte in seinem Bundeslagebild “Menschenhandel und Ausbeutung 2018”, dass die Zahl nigerianischer Opfer von Menschenhandel in Deutschland zunimmt …
Menschenhandel aus Verzweiflung Thilo Mischke - Uncovered Podcast Places & Travel

25 – Menschenhandel aus Verzweiflung

Bulgarien. Kinderehen. Blue Sausage.   Eine Episode voller Fragen. Wie würdet ihr eure Band nennen, wenn ihr eine hättet? Wer …
How human trafficking and bonded labor make capitalism possible

How human trafficking and bonded labor make capitalism possible

Did capitalism end slavery, or is labour exploitation necessary for capitalism to exist? And why are there so many victims …
Foster Care, Adoption, Human Trafficking, and Everything in Between

Foster Care, Adoption, Human Trafficking, and Everything in Between

Dr. John DeGarmo is an international expert on foster care, an author, and TEDx speaker. He and his wife have …
Ending Human Trafficking through Entrepreneurship and Educating Youth with Dr. Marlene Carson

Ending Human Trafficking through Entrepreneurship and Educating Youth

Ending Human Trafficking through Entrepreneurship and Educating Youth with Dr. Marlene Carson “Communities, churches, organizations have to come back together …

Trafficking in human beings

“The absence of an express reference to trafficking in the [European] Convention [on Human Rights] is unsurprising. The Convention was …
2020 Statement on Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery in Our Business and Supply Chains

2020 Statement on Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery in Our Business and Supply Chains

Apple is committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect and to protecting the planet we all share. As people …
Spot the signs

Spot The Signs Posters & Leaflets

We are delighted that you want to raise awareness of human trafficking. Raising awareness is essential in the disruption and …

A future with hope, free from bonded labor

My name is Padma and I come from Vashi, a small hamlet in Nepal’s far-west Kanchanpur district. All my family …
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The Human Trafficking Legal Center Applauds U.S. Enforcement Action Targeting Rubber Gloves Made with Forced Labor in Malaysia

The Human Trafficking Legal Center welcomes today’s announcement of a Finding by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) against Top …
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The EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings

1. Introduction Trafficking in human beings destroys individuals’ lives by depriving people of their dignity, freedom and fundamental rights. It …

Assessing Labor Risk for Workers Migrating from the Philippines to Europe

Millions of people from the Philippines have migrated abroad for employment, seeking a better life and improved economic status for …

Demi Bride Trafficking: A Unique Trend of Human Trafficking from South-East Asia To China

Abstract Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and girls from Southeast Asia are forced or tricked into marrying Chinese …
Menschenhandel im Asylkontext

Betroffene von Menschenhandel im Asylkontext Erkennen

Der KOK beobachtet und benennt kontinuierlich aktuelle Problemstellungen aus der Praxis für Betroffene von Menschenhandel – auch im Kontext von …
Humans for Sale – Menschenhandel gestern und heute

Humans for Sale – Menschenhandel gestern und heute

Menschenhandel und Sklaverei sind im Geschichtsunterricht immer wiederkehrende Themen. Wie aktuell sie auch im 21. Jahrhundert sind, wird kaum bearbeitet. …
Kinderhandel Dossier

Kinderhandel Dossier

Der Handel mit Kindern zu sexuellen und anderen Zwecken nimmt rapide zu. Skrupellose Schlepper und internationale Menschenhändlerringe sind überall auf …
Kinderhandel, Kinderprostitution und Kinderpornografie haben sich – laut einer Information von UNICEF (UNICEF, 2008) – in den vergangenen Jahren zu riesigen Märkten mit enormen Gewinnspannen entwickelt. Der UN-Studie über Gewalt gegen Kinder (United Nations, 2006) zufolge werden weltweit schätzungsweise 1,8 Millionen Kinder pro Jahr zur Prostitution und Pornografie gezwungen und 1,2 Millionen Kinder werden Opfer von Menschenhändlern. Sie werden als Arbeitssklaven verkauft oder unter falschen Versprechungen in die Prostitution gelockt. Die Vereinten Nationen, einzelne Staaten, internationale Gremien wie beispielsweise der Europarat und zahlreiche NGO’s haben seit Beginn der 1990er Jahre wichtige Schritte unternommen, um Kinder zu schützen, effektive Präventionsarbeit zu ermöglichen und die Verbrechen international strafrechtlich zu verfolgen. Drei Weltkongresse zum Schutz von Kindern vor kommerzieller Ausbeutung haben das Thema auf die Tagesordnung der internationalen und nationalen Politik gehoben. Auch im Aktionsplan 2011 der Bundesregierung zum Schutz von Kindern und Jugendlichen vor sexueller Gewalt und Ausbeutung wird dieses Thema als eigenes Handlungsfeld aufgeführt. Der Kenntnisstand bezüglich Ausmaß und Ursachen der Problematik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist insgesamt gering. Die ausgewählten Publikationen dieser Literaturliste geben einen Überblick über das vorhandene Wissen – national wie international – und zeigen Handlungsansätze und Präventionsmaßnahmen auf

Handel mit Kindern zum Zweck sexueller Ausbeutung Ausgewählte Literatur

Kinderhandel, Kinderprostitution und Kinderpornografie haben sich – laut einer Information von UNICEF (UNICEF, 2008) – in den vergangenen Jahren zu …

OSEC: A Modern Face of Human Trafficking — Philippines

The Philippines has become the global epicenter of live stream sexual abuse, based on a study by the United Nations …

10 Facts about Trafficking in Timor Leste

See the fact sheet here.

Periodic Review of Human Trafficking in Nepal

Founded in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights (“The Advocates”) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion …

Human Trafficking in Vietnam: The Issues and Responses of the Government

Transnational crimes pose great challenges for many nations around the world due to their complex characteristics. Vietnam is located in …

The Presence of Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka

Over 300,000 Sri Lankan Workers mirgate for work, with a large proportion of them going to GCC countries. Public perception, …

Human Trafficking in Pakistan

Economic indicators of vulnerable populations largely overlook the bonded labour within Pakistan and trafficking of women and children, which led …

Voices of Freedom

I am thrilled to announce the “Voices of Freedom” initiative, a public-private collaboration with StoryCorps Visit disclaimer page to record, …

Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms

Modern slavery exists today in Australia and around the world. Government estimates found that over a two-year period, up to …
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Implementing Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms

The need for effective grievance mechanisms that identify and remediate business involvement in modern slavery harms (and more broadly, support …
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New strategy to prevent trafficking, break criminal business models, protect and empower victims

The Commission is presenting today a new Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025), focusing on preventing the crime, …
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Due Diligence and Transparency Legislation

Governments and business are beginning to adopt human rights due diligence as a tool to combat forced labour in global …
Supply chain webinar

How To Identify And Prevent Forced Labor In Your Supply Chain

Sadly, slavery still exists in our modern world, and increasingly so in the form of forced labor. Forced labor can …

Getting to Good Human Trafficking Data

Human trafficking is a gross human rights violation that requires multifaceted and systemic interventions to combat. People of all ages …
The Tragedy of Human Trafficking: Competing Theories and European Evidence

The Tragedy of Human Trafficking: Competing Theories and European Evidence

This paper explores an issue that is both domestic and international: whether legalization of prostitution leads to an increase in …
Episode 9: Hannah Thinyane about ICT Against Labour Exploitation And Human Trafficking

ICT Against Labour Exploitation And Human Trafficking

Episode 9: Hannah Thinyane about ICT Against Labour Exploitation And Human Trafficking According to the International Labor Organisation, approximately 40 …
Don’t call it ‘sex trafficking’

Don’t call it ‘sex trafficking’

Over the past three decades, we have seen an increase in awareness of and measures to address human trafficking. We …

Labour migrants’ struggle to subvert anti-trafficking interventions in Nepal

Most experts and insiders regard anti-trafficking as an effective paradigm for addressing labour exploitation. Communities targeted for assistance by anti-trafficking …
Modern Slavery Act

How companies talk about modern slavery

Under section 54 of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, corporations doing business in the UK that have an annual …
Human Trafficking Prevention Training

BEST Basics: Human Trafficking Prevention Training

When Brittany was 14 years old, she attended school every day and had plenty of friends. A guy who lived …
Kinderhandel in Österreich

Kinderhandel in Österreich

Kinder haben das Recht auf Schutz vor Gewalt und Ausbeutung. Laut Schätzungen von UNICEF werden jährlich rund 1,2 Millionen Kinder …
Menschenhandel in Europa Billignachschub für deutsche Puffs - Reportage über Menschenhandel

Menschenhandel in Europa Billignachschub für deutsche Puffs – Reportage über Menschenhandel

Seit 2002 können Prostituierte in Deutschland ein Gewerbe anmelden. Es sollte ihre Situation verbessern. Doch in so genannten “Lovehäusern” drängen …
The catalysing power of philanthropy in anti-trafficking

The catalysing power of philanthropy in anti-trafficking

Over the last eight years, I have observed firsthand how the contributions of a number of large philanthropic foundations have …
Private giving for anti-trafficking hides government inaction

Private giving for anti-trafficking hides government inaction

When I began working on human trafficking more than two decades ago, the exploitation of human beings for private profit …
‘A lawyer in Congo and a maid in Brazil’

A lawyer in Congo and a maid in Brazil

e grow up learning that family and motherhood are what give a woman her worth. Motherhood in Congo is something …
College and University Human Trafficking Toolkit

College and University Toolkit

Human Trafficking Toolkit for College & University   WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING? Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the …
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Kyrgyzstan’s Unconventional Problems With Human Trafficking

“It must be recognized that the problem of human trafficking is not conventional for Kyrgyzstan in the sense that the …

Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change -Cambodia

Blood bricks embody the converging traumas of modern slavery and climate change in our urban age. Cambodia is in the …

Human trafficking in Vietnam: Factsheet

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation has been addressing human trafficking since 2005. While the term “human trafficking” covers a wide range …

Human Trafficking Vulnerabilities in Asia: What’s the Incentive?

Formal labour migration procedures are assumed to be beneficial to migrant workers in various ways, including by reducing vulnerability to …

Family and Community Reintegration Among Indonesian Trafficking Victims

A trafficking victim’s escape or exit from exploitation is a significant moment. It signals safety, freedom and a way back …

Barriers and Opportunities Identifying Trafficking Victims Indonesia

The identification of trafficking victims remains one of the more challenging and vexing aspects of anti-trafficking efforts globally, including in …
How to Prevent Exploitation by Advancing Equality and Practicing Kindness

How to Prevent Exploitation by Advancing Equality and Practicing Kindness

Attention all youth at home during the COVID-19 crisis: Been hearing a lot about human trafficking and online exploitation lately? …
Broken Promises: Treaties and Historical legislation

Broken Promises: Treaties and Historical legislation

This presentation will be a deep dive into the pattern of historical exploitation through broken treaties and convoluted pieces of …
A Survivor's Story

A Survivor’s Story

Our guest speaker Harold D’Souza and his wife are survivors of labor trafficking and debt bondage. Originally from India, Harold …
Leveraging Digital Technologies in the Fight to End Human Trafficking: 3 Case Studies

Leveraging Digital Technologies in the Fight to End Human Trafficking: 3 Case Studies

With advancements in blockchain and traceability, dark web monitoring algorithms and whistleblowing tools, we are seeing more than ever the …
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Evaluating Worker Well-being Impacts Using the Blockchain

Workers around the world lack mechanisms to safely and confidentially advocate for change or voice concerns related to their work, …
Uzbekistan Cotton Video

Uzbekistan Cotton Harvest 2020: Highlights

Despite significant progress on the eradication of forced labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector, new challenges have come to light since …
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Ending Bonded Labor in Pakistan Brick Kilns

One of Pakistan’s most profitable sectors is also among its most prone to debt bondage, a form of forced labor …
COVID-19 Report

The Impact of COVID-19 on Migration Intentions and Human Trafficking in Benin City, Nigeria

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding around the world and the global death rate continues to rise …
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Sustainable Fisheries and Human Rights: Opportunities to Address The True Cost of Thailand’s Seafood

The fishing industry in Thailand fell under global scrutiny in 2014 for the significant human rights violations at sea. Personal …
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Comments Concerning the Ranking of Taiwan by the U.S. Department of State in the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

This document contains the Seafood Working Group (SWG)’s comments concerning Taiwan’s ranking in the United States Department of State’s upcoming …
Anti-Trafficking Training & Tips for Front-Line Staff

MPI’s Training & Tips for Front-Line Staff

Anti-Trafficking Training Overview: Globally, the travel industry is unknowingly (via airlines and hotels) a key conduit for human trafficking, which …
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Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story

Abstract: The debate over trafficking of human beings for the purpose of organ removal (THBOR) remains largely absent from policy …
Human Trafficking Trends in the Western Hemisphere

Human Trafficking Trends in the Western Hemisphere

Trafficking Profile We see evidence of domestic and foreign sex and labor trafficking victims in Western Hemisphere countries. Some key …
A systematic review of the sex trafficking-related literature: Lessons for tourism and hospitality research

A systematic review of the sex trafficking-related literature: Lessons for tourism and hospitality research

Sex trafficking research has drawn increasing attention since the early 1980s. As the volume of human trafficking literature continues to …
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

Human Trafficking and the Tourism Industry

Regional Public Organization — “Stellit” Stellit is scientific-based and research organization that works in the following areas: Social researches (children …
IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking

IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking

Welcome to the IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast, a podcast to end human trafficking. We know that a podcast can never …
MENSCHENHANDEL: Auf dem Boulevard der Zerstörten Träume (Deutsch)

MENSCHENHANDEL: Auf dem Boulevard der Zerstörten Träume

In diesem Buch geht es um den Menschenhandel. Doch was genauversteht man eigentlich unter dem Begriff „Menschenhandel”?Der grenzüberschreitende illegale Handel …
Menschenhandel in Deutschland Die Menschenrechte der Betroffenen stärken

Menschenhandel in Deutschland: Die Menschenrechte der Betroffenen stärken

Sklaverei ist illegal – aber es gibt sie noch Im Nürnberger Kriegsverbrechertribunal qualifizierten die alliierten Siegermächte die Zwangsarbeit, zu der …
AAAE Special Report: A Conversation on Aviation and Human Trafficking

AAAE Special Report: A Conversation on Aviation and Human Trafficking

AAAE’s Melissa Sabatine moderates a special discussion on human trafficking with Nancy Rivard, President, Airline Ambassadors International; and Ashley Woods, …
Moderne Sklaverei und extreme Ausbeutung in globalisierten Arbeits- und Geschlechterverhältnissen

Moderne Sklaverei und extreme Ausbeutung in globalisierten Arbeits- und Geschlechterverhältnissen

Moderne Sklaverei und extreme Ausbeutung in globalisierten Arbeits- und Geschlechterverhältnissen Die Versklavung von Menschen ist ein hochaktuelles Phänomen und gehört …

Human trafficking messaging in the US and its effect on public opinion

Despite a near unanimous agreement that human trafficking is a morally reprehensible practice, there is confusion around what qualifies as …

Transparency and Traceability: Tools to Stop Illegal Fishing

The world’s oceans face a dire threat: illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Across the globe, IUU fishing depletes marine …
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Illegal Fishing and Human Rights Abuses at Sea

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishinga undermines the responsible management of commercial fishing and ocean conservation. It exploits the natural …
Trafficking in Persons Report

ATEST Challenges Tier-1 Ranking of US in 2020 TIP Report

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) acknowledges the continued efforts of the US Government to improve upon its …

Misery at Sea

“Conducted over the course of more than a year, our investigations show that Taiwan’s fishery supply chain is still tainted …
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Comments Concerning the Ranking of Taiwan in State Department TIP Report

This document contains the Seafood Working Group (SWG)’s comments concerning Taiwan’s ranking in the United States Department of State’s upcoming …

Legal Analysis of Trafficking in Hong Kong

In a summary of legal protections against Human trafficking in Hong Kong and Macau, this report explicates the current state …

Collaborating to Break the Cycle of Modern Slavery

Forty million men, women, and children remain in modern slavery today, of which twenty-five million are in forced labor and …
Forced Labor

CBP Issues Forced Labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it has directed personnel at all U.S. ports of entry to …
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Technology and Labor Migration Webinar

Technology can play a key role in improving the experience of migrant workers, notably in the recruitment process. In order …
Emancipation Nation Podcast

Emancipation Nation Podcast

Emancipation Nation (EN) Podcast is a podcast devoted to providing advocates, and those that want to be advocates, ways to …
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UN experts deeply concerned by alleged detention, forced labor of Uyghurs

UN human rights experts* today raised serious concerns about the alleged detention and forced labour of Muslim Uyghurs in China, …
Combatting Human Trafficking in Airlines

Combatting Human Trafficking in Airlines

Human trafficking is the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring or receiving a person by means of threat, force, coercion …
Child Marriage as a Form of, or Pathway to Sexual Exploitation of Children

Child Marriage as a Form of, or Pathway to Sexual Exploitation of Children

‘Child marriage’ refers to a formal or informal union in which at least one of the parties is under 18 …
Blue Campaign's Hospitalidad Kit de Herramientas

Blue Campaign’s Hospitalidad Kit de Herramientas

¿Qué hay adentro? Este kit de herramientas ofrece consejos y recursos que pueden ayudarle a informar y educar a sus …
The Blue Campaign's Hospitality Toolkit

The Blue Campaign’s Hospitality Toolkit

What’s Inside? This toolkit offers tips and resources that can help you inform and educate your employees about human trafficking. …
The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Trafficking in Persons

The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in Persons during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the world under enormous strain, affecting the lives of everyone. …
Menschenhandel im Kontext von Flucht Ein Leitfaden zur Unterstützung von Betroffenen

Menschenhandel im Kontext von Flucht

Ein wesentlicher Schritt, um Opfer1 von Menschenhandel im Kontext von Flucht zu erkennen, ist die Sensibilisierung möglichst vieler Akteur*innen und …
Human Trafficking and Native Communities

Human Trafficking and Native Communities

Sex Trafficking Awareness Videos The following dramatized scenarios depict indicators of sex trafficking — a crime committed when a trafficker …
Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca testifying

Testimony of Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca: Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking

Chairman Himes,Ranking Member Hill, and Members of the Committee, It is an honor to appear before you today as you …
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Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System Can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking

Virtual Hearing – Ending Exploitation: How the Financial System Can Work to Dismantle the Business of Human Trafficking Subcommittee on …

Migrant workers denounce ‘modern-day slavery’ in Korea

he Employment Permit System (EPS) is supposed to be a win-win solution for South Korean employers struggling to find workers …

Combatting Trafficking in East Asia: Mind the Gaps

Despite the ratification of global and regional anti-trafficking frameworks and enactment of relevant national laws, human trafficking remains an endemic …
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North Korean Women and Girls Trafficked into China’s Sex Trade

Up to 200,000 North Koreans have fled their country to live in hiding across mainland China. The vast majority are …

Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Domestic Workers: An Exploratory Study

The study aimed a) to identify the different forms of abuses and their consequential damages, b) to determine the prevalence …

Stress, Health, and Quality of Life of Female Domestic Workers in Singapore

There is a global increase in migrant workers. In Singapore, there are over 230,000 migrant domestic workers (MDWs). Female MDWs …
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Turkmenistan cotton harvest continued to use forced labor in 2020

The 2020 Turkmenistan cotton harvest has recently come to an end. Turkmenistan, a Central Asian country with an extremely oppressive …

Testimony of Martina E. Vandenberg, Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Forced Labor

ChairmanWyden, Ranking Member Crapo, and Members of the Committee,It is an honor to appear before you today to address the …
Senate Finance Committee Hearing Video

Closing Loopholes and Improving Customs Enforcement to Mandate Clean Supply Chains and Protect Workers

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing entitled: Fighting Forced Labor: Closing Loopholes and Improving Customs Enforcement to Mandate Clean …
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FIFA must act on labor abuses as World Cup qualifiers kick off

Ahead of qualification matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Amnesty International is calling on FIFA to use its leverage with the …
The Finance of Sex Trafficking and Impact of Covid-19

The Finance of Sex Trafficking and Impact of Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic The global outbreak of Covid-19 led to the shutdown of industries, shrinking economies, border closures, and national …
Menschenhandel zum Zweck sexueller Ausbeutung in Deutschland

Menschenhandel zum Zweck sexueller Ausbeutung in Deutschland

1. Einleitung Unter dem Begriff des Menschenhandels zum Zweck der sexuellen Ausbeutung (im Folgenden meist abgekürzt mit „Menschenhandel“) werden unterschiedliche …
Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and the first step to combating it is to identify victims so they can …
Empowering Freedom with Kevin Ficke

Empowering Freedom with Kevin Ficke

You may have heard of a boomtown — a town experiencing rapid growth due to prosperity — in this case, …
A Gender Security Approach to Human Trafficking

A Gender Security Approach to Human Trafficking

According to feminist international relations theorist Cynthia Enloe, the term “trafficked woman” was introduced in the 1990s “to capture the …
Menschenhandel zur sexuellen Ausbeutung in Deutschland

Menschenhandel zur sexuellen Ausbeutung in Deutschland

Menschenhandel zur sexuellen Ausbeutung in Deutschland – aktuelle Tendenzen und politischer Handlungsbedarf Naile Tanis ist Geschäftsführerin des „KOK – Bundesweiter …
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Coalition secures ground-breaking commitment from London Mayoral candidates on tackling modern slavery

Coalition secures commitment from London Mayoral candidates to prioritise tackling modern slavery, as identification numbers drop in the capital for …

Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics

To successfully meet the challenge of extending social protection coverage to domestic workers, in addition to the political will of …

Rutgers Report on Domestic Workers in New Jersey

Early in 2019, about a year before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Women at Work at …

Living in the Shadows Latina Domestic Workers in the Texas–Mexico Region

    In 2016, three community-based organizations that operate in the Texas–Mexico border region collaborated on a participatory research project. …

ILO Indicators of Forced Labour

This booklet presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal …
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Access to Justice for Domestic Workers in Lebanon

In Lebanon, forced labour and human trafficking is often linked to an ineffective migration policy that makes migrant workers particularly …

5 arguments against the “Nordic Model” on prostitution, based on a feminist approach

The criminalisation of buyers of sexual services, which is an essential component of the “nordic model”, backed by one wing …
Still I Rise film

Still I Rise

Still I Rise explores the relationship between racism and sex trafficking with dynamic womxn closest to the problem and the …

The interplay of social norms and stigma in relation to human trafficking in Indonesia

This report explores how social norms and stigma can be drivers of vulnerability to trafficking and barriers to the effective …

Inside a Massive Anti-Trafficking Charity’s Blundering Overseas Missions

Operation Underground Railroad claims to save child sex slaves. People on the ground describe disturbingly amateurish operations that could endanger …

The New Normal or Same Old? The Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on MDWs

Across the past 6-months, there has been wide-ranging discussion of how the world will look and feel when the Covid-19 …
Seasonal Workers

Assessment of the Risks of Human Trafficking for Forced Labor on the UK Seasonal Workers Pilot

Today, FLEX launches Assessment of the Risks of Human Trafficking for Forced Labour on the UK Seasonal Workers Pilot, a FLEX and Fife …

50 for Freedom Forced Labor Campaign Reaches Landmark Target

The 50 for freedom campaign has achieved its initial goal of reaching 50 ratifications of the Forced Labour Protocol. The …
Human Trafficking in the Era of COVID-19

Human Trafficking in the Era of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the globe, criminals continue finding new and manipulative ways to exploit …
COVID-19 Seen Worsening Overall Trend in Human Trafficking

COVID-19 Seen Worsening Overall Trend in Human Trafficking

The share of children among detected trafficking victims has tripled while the share of boys has increased five times in the past …
Loverboys: Zwischen Liebe und Menschenhandel

Loverboys: Zwischen Liebe und Menschenhandel

Loverboys: Zwischen Liebe und Menschenhandel. Loverboys gaukeln ihren Opfern die große Liebe vor und drängen mit psychischer und körperlicher Gewalt …
Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During COVID-19

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During COVID-19

Introduction The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting Asia since January 2020. It is now a global pandemic, with over 4.5 …
Fighting Human Trafficking in Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Solutions

Fighting Human Trafficking in Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Solutions

Trafficking in Travel and Tourism: Traffickers move trafficking victims on airplanes, buses, trains, and taxis—frequently relocating to avoid detection by …
Summary Paper on Sale and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

Summary Paper on Sale and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

The sale and trafficking of children for sexual purposes represent some of the worst violations of children’s rights. Children living …
Labor Trafficking Awareness Videos

Labor Trafficking Awareness Videos

The following dramatized scenarios depict indicators of labor trafficking — a crime committed when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or …
DR. SANDRA MORGAN, COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Dr. Sandra Morgan, Combating Human Trafficking

Dr. Sandra Morgan is the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice, an organization that equips students to …
Migrant Burden Video

Migrant burden: How foreign workers are illegally recruited in Singapore

This is Singapore’s dirty little secret. Few locals want to work in industries such as construction. Yet, some foreign workers …
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Survivor Perspectives: Increasing Identification Through Labor Trafficking Outreach

This panel discussion highlighting survivor perspectives explores experiences and insights relevant to trauma-informed and effective labor trafficking outreach. Learn about …
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LABOR TRAFFICKING RESOURCE GUIDE

There are many resources available to help organizations and tribes understand, identify, and serve survivors of labor trafficking. The resources …
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Webinar: Immigration and Trafficking Update

Topics for discussion included: Trafficking- an update on DA &Others An update on Article 8 The Refugee and Hague Conventions …
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Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, …
Welttag gegen Menschenhandel

Welttag gegen Menschenhandel

Welttag gegen Menschenhandel. Menschenhandel scheint als Geschäft zu boomen. Die Internationale Arbeitsorganisation ILO schätzt die Gewinne auf mindestens 32 Milliarden …
COVID-19 and Modern Slavery Within the Hospitality Sector

COVID-19 and Modern Slavery Within the Hospitality Sector

Introduction The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting Asia since January 2020. It is now a global pandemic, with over 5.7 …
EPCAT Country Overview: Hungary

EPCAT Country Overview: Hungary

Hungary is a central European country with a population of approximately 10 million of which 1.7 million are children. The …
Die moderne Form der Sklaverei in indischen Spinnereien

Die moderne Form der Sklaverei in indischen Spinnereien

Die moderne Form der Sklaverei in indischen Spinnereien Die Textilindustrie in Indien Die Textilindustrie ist einer der ältesten Wirtschaftszweige Indiens. …
Human Trafficking is All Around You. This Is How It Works

Human Trafficking is All Around You. This Is How It Works

Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world …
Why QAnon Is Important

Why QAnon Is Important

QAnon, the conspiracy theory that claims President Trump is battling a deep state child sex trafficking ring run by high-profile …
Sex trafficking and sex tourism in a globalised world

Sex Trafficking and Sex Tourism in a Globalised World

Purpose This paper aims to explore the dark side of the relationship between gender, mobility, migration and tourism. Specifically, the …

The politics of exception: the bipartisan appeal of human trafficking

The last two decades have seen a whole host of political leaders, including both George W. Bush and Robert Mugabe, …

Exploitation Creep and the Unmaking of Human Trafficking Law

Within the space of only a dozen years, the problem of human trafficking has assumed a prominent place on government …
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UK Modern Slavery Act: Missed Opportunities and Urgent Lessons

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) was established nearly six years ago and hailed as a landmark piece …

ATEST 2020 Advocacy Report

A Summary of ATEST’s 2020 Activities and a Forecast of 2021 Election and Transition The 2020 campaign and election provided …
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CBP Should Improve Communication to Strengthen Trade Enforcement

Globally, millions are compelled to work under threat or coercion. U.S. law prohibits importing foreign goods produced by forced labor. …
Prison Education Policy Brief

Prison Education Policy Brief

People with a criminal record face substantial barriers to fair employment both while in prison and after release. Given that …
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An Open Letter to the Fashion and Home-Furnishing Industries

The government of China is perpetrating mass human rights abuses against Uyghur and other Turkic and Muslim people in the …
Frauenhandel Petra und Elena: Zwei Geschichten von Gewalt und Täuschung

Petra und Elena: Zwei Geschichten von Gewalt und Täuschung

Frauenhandel – auch in der Schweiz Frauenhandel ist eine schwere Menschenrechtsverletzung und eine Straftat. Sie findet auch in der Schweiz …
Fact Sheet der Koordinationsstelle gegen Menschenhandel und Menschenschmuggel (KSMM)

Fact Sheet der Koordinationsstelle gegen Menschenhandel und Menschenschmuggel (KSMM)

Menschenhandel – Eine moderne Form der Sklaverei Was ist Menschenhandel? Menschenhandel bedeutet nach der international gültigen Definition Menschen anwerben, anbieten, …
Child sexual exploitation Definition & Guide for Professionals

Child sexual exploitation Definition & Guide for Professionals

This work was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and is the extended text from which the DfE document …
The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering Combating child trafficking through ethical voluntourism

The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering: Combating child trafficking through ethical voluntourism

The significant rise in children being separated from their parents to live in orphanages is a relatively new phenomenon in …
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Summary Paper on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

Over the last decades, the world population has become increasingly mobile, with travel and tourism becoming a part of more …
Ending Human Trafficking Locally and Globall‪y‬

Ending Human Trafficking Locally and Globall‪y

The End Human Trafficking project is UNICEF USA’s initiative to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities to take …
Meena: Sex Trafficking

Meena: Based on a True Story

Meena Haseena was eight years old when she was kidnapped by her uncle and sold to a brothel. For over …
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How we got here: the story of the Palermo protocol on trafficking

Joel Quirk (BTS): The Palermo protocol was finalised over 20 years ago, and for many people working in the fields …
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Ban on slavery victims with criminal convictions accessing compensation ‘unlawful’, campaigners say

It means victims of modern slavery who have been convicted for crimes they were compelled to commit by their traffickers …
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Podcast: Repaying Recruitment Fees

Millions of migrant workers are having to pay to be recruited into jobs everyday. This is despite a long history …
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Ending Forced and Child Labor in Nepal’s Brick Industry

On the eve of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour , a new survey on Employment Relationship in …
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Women Taking the Lead:Defending Human Rights and the Environment

In a new report, the Irish NGO Trócaire found weather-related disasters are likely to kill women and girls 14 times …
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Increasing Regulation on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Growing concern about the prevalence of modern slavery – such as forced or child labour – in global supply chains …
Globalization, Human Trafficking and Tourism in the Caribbean

Globalization, Human Trafficking and Tourism in the Caribbean

Sex tourism is a new phenomenon created out of the citizens of the global North’s desires to travel to the …
Understanding the Role of Human Trafficking in the Disinformation-Extremist Nexus

Countering QAnon: Understanding the Role of Human Trafficking in the Disinformation-Extremist Nexus

KEY FINDINGS: • Disinformation about human trafficking serves as a gateway narrative that radicalizes susceptible audiences to condone, and even …
Menschenhandel und Sklaverei des 21. Jahrhunderts

Menschenhandel – die Sklaverei des 21. Jahrhunderts

Menschenhandel und Sklaverei Sklaverei ist schon lange abgeschafft! Oder? Laut Schätzungen der Vereinten Nationen (UNO) gibt es heute an die …
Faith-based Toolkit

Faith-Based & Community Toolkit

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex. …
The Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

The Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

Despite 20 years of efforts, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe …
How Conspiracy Theorists Are Disrupting Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

How Conspiracy Theorists Are Disrupting Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

QAnon is a group that believes in a host of far-fetched, baseless conspiracy theories. One of them is that a cabal …
Truckers Against Human Trafficking Training Video

Truckers Against Trafficking Training Video

Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Around the world, …
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Renewing Our Resolve to End Human Trafficking: Lessons from the Past Two Decades

We commemorated two notable anniversaries in our collective fight against human trafficking in 2020: The 20th anniversary of the U.S. …
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UNODC Toolkit Puts Human Rights & Gender Equality at the Forefront

Measures to prevent and address human trafficking and migrant smuggling and support the people affected by these crimes must respect …
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‘Radicals in Conversation’ The Truth About Modern Slavery

In 2019, over 10,000 possible victims of slavery were found in the UK. From men working in Sports Direct warehouses …
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Prevalence Estimation Methods Brief

Estimating the prevalence of modern slavery (MS) can be challenging. Traditional statistical methods alone may be insufficient to accurately estimate …
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Human Trafficking: Stronger Measures to Protect Women, Children and Migrants

The use of sexual services provided by trafficking victims must be criminalised and harder measures to tackle its proliferation are …
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Trends and Gaps in the Corporate Partnership Landscape

The past decade has seen a growing number of regulatory frameworks directed at tackling human trafficking. Under these frameworks, businesses …
International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor

Launch Event for the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor

On Thursday, 21 January, we kicked off 2021 for children. In a series of interviews, videos and presentations, partners at …
Inhospitable: How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers

Inhospitable: How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers

Gulf countries working to diversify their economies are investing in hospitality, with the 2020 World Expo in Dubai and 2022 …
The Dragonfly Human Trafficking Podcast

The Dragonfly Human Trafficking Podcast

The Dragonfly Home exists because we believe that every victim-survivor of human trafficking deserves freedom and the opportunity to pursue …
Missed opportunities and exclusion: sex workers reflect on two decades of anti-trafficking

Missed opportunities and exclusion: sex workers reflect on two decades of anti-trafficking

For anyone interested in the rights of sex workers, the twentieth anniversary of the Palermo Protocol is an unmissable chance …
Lagebericht Schlepperei und Menschenhandel 2019

Lagebericht Schlepperei und Menschenhandel 2019

Abgrenzung Obwohl im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch oft eine Vermischung der Delikte Schlepperei und Menschenhandel stattfindet, bestehen wesentliche Unterschiede zwischen diesen beiden …
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Combating Human Trafficking and the Biden Administration

As the United States marks the twentieth anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the Palermo Protocol, and as …
The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labour the Foundation for your Makeup?

The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labour the Foundation for your Makeup?

Mica is a shiny mineral that’s all the rage in modern-day makeup, helping to give beauty products a bright gleam …
Partnering for action against human trafficking webinar

Collaborating to Fight Human Trafficking Webinar

Many of the world’s most vexing challenges span national borders and jurisdictions and are best solved collaboratively. As a result, …
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Joint Statement on the Implications of U.S. Customs’ Unprecedented Detention Order Against Cotton from Xinjiang

Less than four months after a coalition of domestic and international non-governmental organizations filed multiple petitions to U.S. Customs and …
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Supporting Human Trafficking Survivors in the San Francisco Bay Area

This report provides the findings of a study of human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary objective …
Are we better off on the inside? Modern slavery and human trafficking as platforms for political mobilisation

Modern slavery & human trafficking as platforms for political mobilisation

This piece begins with an election. Not the election you’re probably thinking of, but one which took place sufficiently long …
This week, we join the global conversation on The Atlantic's essay "My Family's Slave," in which Alex Tizon writes about Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was his family's katulong, or domestic servant, for 56 years. Why did Eudocia's story hit such a raw nerve in the U.S. and the Philippines? Shereen and Gene talk to Vicente Rafael, a professor who has studied and written about the practice in his native Philippines. We also hear from Lydia Catina Amaya, a Filipina who was a katulong in the Philippines and the United States. And we talk to Melissa Tizon, the author's widow. Eudocia Tomas Pulido lived in their home for the last 12 years of her life.

We’re Still Talking About “My Family’s Slave”

This week, we join the global conversation on The Atlantic‘s essay “My Family’s Slave,” in which Alex Tizon writes about Eudocia …
Menschenhandel zum Zweck der Arbeitsausbeutung und schwere Arbeitsausbeutung von Frauen

Menschenhandel zum Zweck der Arbeitsausbeutung und schwere Arbeitsausbeutung von Frauen

Menschenhandel zum Zweck der Arbeitsausbeutung und schwere Arbeitsausbeutung sind vielschichtig wirkende Probleme, die Menschen auf unterschiedliche Weise betreffen können. Für …
A Hidden Consequence of COVID-19: Human Trafficking

A Hidden Consequence of COVID-19: Human Trafficking

We are in the midst of a pandemic and a resulting global economic crisis that has exacerbated poverty and systemic …
DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering …
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Perspectives on a Victim-Centered Approach to Human Trafficking Investigations in Los Angeles County

This report provides findings of a study of the Human Trafficking Bureau (Bureau) of the Los Angeles Sheriff ’s Department, …
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Trafficking in human beings: protect women and children and focus on sexual exploitation

On Wednesday, MEPs proposed a series of measures aiming at preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and supporting, assisting …
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Why is it so difficult to stamp out seafood slavery?

Each year, thousands of men and boys labour under extremely exploitative conditions on commercial fishing vessels owned by Taiwanese, Chinese …

Preventing Stolen Childhoods: How the U.S. Department of Labor is Combating Child Labor Trafficking

No age is too young for victims of labor trafficking. Bella Hounakey was a child—only nine years old—when she landed …
Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade

Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade

Thousands of Rohingya girls continue to face sexual exploitation, forced marriage and trafficking in refugee camps. They have survived rape …
Understanding Human Trafficking

Understanding Human Trafficking – Fact Sheet

“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are umbrella terms – often used interchangeably – to refer to a …
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Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Collective Action to Develop New Sourcing Opportunities

This report is the fourth in a series that CSIS’s Human Rights Initiative (HRI) has produced to identify how businesses, …

“Survivor-Led Anti-Slavery Work is Central”: The Impacts and Future of Survivor Alliance

In the three years since its inception, Survivor Alliance has grown its membership base to 300 members in over 20 …
National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day: Deepening Our Resolve To Fight Human Trafficking

Today marks National Freedom Day, a day that commemorates President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the joint resolution that established the …
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The blindness of using venture capital to fight human trafficking

Over the past 20 years, philanthrocapitalism has shown a predilection for quick, sensational, and often tech-driven approaches to addressing many …
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Responsible Recruitment. How Companies Can Show Commitment to Worker Wellbeing

From searching for work to speaking with recruiters and eventually signing a contract, most people experience a recruitment journey in …
2020 Global Trafficking in Persons Report

2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fifth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly …
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Preventing Modern Slavery &Human Trafficking: An Agenda For Action Across The Financial Services Sector

There are over 40 million people in modern slavery worldwide. Modern slavery exists in every industry, in every country in …
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Combatting Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

The International Labor Organization estimates that 25 million men, women, and children are held in all forms of forced labor …
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The Economics of Prison Labor

This activity guide examines the past and present use of prison labor and its economic implications. Students will investigate the …
Sustaining Hope Video

Sustaining Hope for the Anti-Trafficking Movement

Hear from a group of current and former U.S. Department of State Ambassadors of the Office to Monitor and Combat …
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How satellite data is being used to root out forced labor on fishing vessels around the world

Fishing vessels with crews of forced labourers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according …
COVID-19 and Modern Slavery

COVID-19 and Modern Slavery

This training video explains the impact that Covid-19 has had on modern slavery vulnerabilities, with practical guidance for companies on …
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A Brighter Future

Medical Aid Films are proud to have partnered with the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of …
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Child Labor in Palm Oil Industry Tied to Girl Scout Cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of …
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Promise and Limits of Remote Monitoring in Addressing Forced and Child Labor

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing further strain on the ability of the public and private sector to monitor working conditions …
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General Comment on Children’s Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is drafting a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the …
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Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department

This paper reviews some of the current human trafficking literature and describes the implementation of the HEAL Toolkit based on …
Unpacking Human Trafficking

Updated Report On Human Trafficking Laws Concerning The Lodging Industry

ECPAT-USA, in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), released today the latest update in a series …
Practice Guide

PRACTICE GUIDE: Collecting Criminal Justice Data on Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement personnel are often tasked with data collection in human trafficking cases. The Warnath Group’s “Collecting Criminal Justice Data …
Financial Institution

Financial Institutions are Poised to Take Next Step in Combating Human Trafficking

Despite the pandemic and economic crises of the last year, financial institutions continue to recognize their unique role in responding …

“The cost of contagion”: the human rights impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in the Gulf

Equidem, a new charity dedicated to promoting the human rights of the most marginalised globally, released a new report that …
Nestle v. Doe Debrief

Supreme Court Debrief: Nestle v. Doe Oral Arguments

A debrief by experts on the Nestle v. Doe Oral Arguments Panelists: Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, counsel …
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Early Support for Survivors of Trafficking

Survivors of human trafficking and exploitation need immediate care and support, but there are currently limited options available. Across the …
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Strength in Numbers: Publication of the Freedom Collaborative user Case Studies Report

Our new report describes the experiences of four of our member groups and the impact of the Freedom Collaborative platform …
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IOM Launches Global Policy Network to Promote Ethical Recruitment

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today (3 December 2020) a Global Policy Network to promote ethical recruitment and …
FAST Podcast

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast

Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: The Podcast is a series exploring the connections between global finance and modern slavery and …
Wayfair and Human Trafficking Statistics

Wayfair and Human Trafficking Statistics

In another “mini” episode that accidentally turned mega, Mike tells Sarah about the Wayfair conspiracy theory and the sketchy statistical …
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Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labor

Twenty of the world’s leading consumer goods companies take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their …
Government of Australia National Action Plan

National Action Plan To Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25

We are pleased to present Australia’s National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25. The National Action Plan sets the …
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The Abolition Amendment

The Problem The 13th Amendment abolished slavery after the Civil War—but not for all. Lawmakers left a loophole, also known …
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We Found The Factories Inside China’s Mass Internment Camps

China has built more than 100 new facilities in Xinjiang where it can not only lock people up, but also …
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Global Guidelines on the Economic Reintegration of Victims of Forced Labor

Quality education and training lays the foundation for the economic and social development not only of individuals but of society …
Model Legislation Report

Model Legislative Provisions Against Trafficking In Persons

In 2009, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published the Model Law against Trafficking in Persons in …
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Legislative Guide against Trafficking in Persons

The Legislative Guide explains the context, content, meaning, and interpretation of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and provides guidance in …

Migrantes internas de Jalapa y Chimaltenango trabajando en sectores informales

El presente estudio se ha realizado bajo el proyecto “Mujeres migrantes contra la violencia en el mundo del trabajo”y se …

Guía para abordar las tendencias emergentes de la trata de personas y sus consecuencias por la pandemia de COVID-19

Esta guía es parte del trabajo de OIDDH y ONU Mujeres para abordar los desafíos de derechos humanos causados por …

Desaparecer en el mar: una búsqueda sin brújula

En dos embarcaciones que zarparon con apenas 23 días de diferencia desaparecieron 60 personas. Peñeros que debían alejarse de las …
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Bangladesh Cost of Migration Survey

The Government of Bangladesh, for the first time, conducted a survey of the cost of migration.  The report, in Bangla …
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Going Places: Journeys to Recovery

This research is the first study of its kind looking at the transport needs of survivors of modern slavery, who …

Satellites can reveal risk of forced labor in the world’s fishing fleet

Vessels known to have crew that are subject to forced labor behave in systematically different ways to the rest of …

Children’s Rights in the Garment and Footwear Supply Chain: A Practical Tool for Integrating Children’s Rights into Responsible Sourcing Frameworks

Recognizing the need for the garment and footwear sector to more effectively address adverse impact on children, and thereby reduce …

The Outlaw Ocean: An Exploration of Policy Solutions to Address Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor in the Seafood Industry

Data transparency plays an important role in supporting regional and global efforts to combat illegal fishing and ensure healthy use …

Out of Sight: A call for transparency from field to fabric

Supply chains in the global garment and textiles industry are long, complex, fragmented, continuously evolving and notoriously opaque. In support …

Manual de Cobertura de Hechos Con Víctimas

Los medios de comunicación cumplen un papel relevante para la sociedad del siglo XXI porque son los encargados de reportar …
Recruitment Advisor Webinar

Virtual Launch of the Migrant Recruitment Advisor Website in Sri Lanka

Recruitment Advisor is a global recruitment and employment review platform offering you easy access to information about recruitment agencies and …
Actions Podcast

European Litigation & Early Legal Intervention

This week Kat speaks with Markella Papadouli, from the AIRE Centre about European Litigation and their Early Legal Intervention work. …
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The Art of Using Supply Chains to Defend Worker Rights

Supply chains have been heavily criticised since the onset of COVID-19, as shortages of PPE and other medical equipment have …

Behind Closed Doors: Exposing Migrant Care Worker Exploitation During Covid-19

Over the last two months, 201 migrant care workers filled out a survey about their experiences living and working during …

Mujeres de Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba y migrantes internas en el trabajo sexual, en México

El presente estudio se ha realizado bajo el proyecto “Mujeres migrantes contra la violencia en el mundo del trabajo” y …
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Diffuse Drivers of Modern Slavery: From Microfinance to Unfree Labor in Cambodia

Over the past two decades, the global issue of modern slavery has become increasingly prominent within development thinking and practice. …
Global Guidelines

Global Guidelines on the Economic Reintegration of Victims of Forced Labor

Quality education and training lays the foundation for the economic and social development not only of individuals but of society …
Hidden and Vulnerable Report

Hidden and Vulnerable: Impact of COVID-19 on Child, Forced and Bonded Labor

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused massive supply chain disruptions around the world, wreaking havoc on marginalized worker …

A Worker is a Worker: How to Ensure that Undocumented Migrant Workers Can Access Justice

The vast majority of undocumented migrants work, across a range of different sectors. The workforce in some of these sectors …

Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A comprehensive analysis of technology tools

Trafficking in human beings is a widespread and highly profitable crime. According to some reports, human trafficking is the third-largest …

Special ATII Report: Crypto transactions and human trafficking – A non-traditional investigation perspective for traditional financial institutions

Since cryptocurrency started showing up on the radars of traditional financial institutions, for many banks, they may view every transaction …
Mapping Modern Slavery

Mapping Modern Slavery Risk

Modern slavery impacts every country and virtually every industry in the world today. Over 40 million victims span our global …
Recruitment Fee Study

Global Study on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

At the time of publication of this Global Study, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous impact on workers’ mobility …
Prison Labor

How Lawmakers Want To End Forced Prison Labor & “Finally Abolish Slavery”

Congressional Democrats are aiming to end forced prison labor in the U.S. by modifying a section of the 13th Amendment …
Lawsuit Database

BHRRC Lawsuits Database

On December 8, 2020 the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre launched the first ever global database of lawsuits brought against companies to …
Uyghur Forced Labor Webinar

Forced Labor Fashion : How the Uyghur Crisis Taints our Clothes

To mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, we hosted a special panel discussion on one of the …
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Podcast: Stop Slavery Blueprint

This week Kat speaks with Sian Lea, Managing Director of Shiva Foundation about the work they do to address modern …

Uyghurs for sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang

The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region …

Covid-19 and Child Labour: A time of crisis, a time to act

The last two decades have seen significant strides in the fight against child labour. But the COVID-19 pandemic poses very …

Reaching out for justice: Overcoming barriers for child survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking accessing justice in Nepal

Nepal has long experienced high levels of child sexual exploitation and child trafficking for sexual purposes (hereinafter referred to as …

Tiempo de Reforma: Abuso de las y los trabajadores agrícolas en el Programa del H-2A

Desde septiembre de 2019 hasta enero de 2020, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) viajó a través de …

Webinar: 10+ Recomendaciones para no caer en manos de la trata de personas durante la pandemia

En este webinar, varios expertos discuten 10+ recomendaciones para evitar la trata de personas durante la crisis de COVID-19. Ver …

Shining A Light on Summer Work: A First Look at the Employers Using the J-1 Summer Work Travel Visa

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created to enhance diplomacy and foster cultural exchange, but it has strayed far from …

Behind the screens: Analysis of human trafficking victims’ abuse in digital surroundings

For organisation Atina, it is of utmost importance that the voices of girls and women with the experience of trafficking …

Aftershock: Abuse, exploitation, & human trafficking in the wake of COVID-19

Mid-year predictions that deteriorating protection conditions caused by COVID-19, conflict and climate change would lead to an unprecedented uptick in …

Case Preview: Nestlé USA v. Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I

Enacted as part of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the Alien Tort Statute allows foreigners to bring lawsuits in U.S. …

Slavery and the Chocolate Industry at the US Supreme Court

In this episode of the Promise Institute podcast, international human rights lawyers Charity Ryerson, William Aceves, and Promise Institute Deputy …

The Juvenile Justice System and Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

WHAT IS DOMESTIC CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING? Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (DCST)occurs any time a U.S.citizen or lawful permanent residentunder the …

Worker Voice on Fishing Vessels

Funded by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation research for the paper began in June 2020. The intent was to …

Introductory Guide: Anti-Trafficking Action in Internal Displacement

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a crime and a grave human rights violation that takes place in every country of …

Governments Must do More to Prevent Exploitation During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk that people at the edges of society will be pushed into slavery, trafficking …

‘A Job at Any Cost’ Experiences of African Women Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East

To gain a better understanding on the trends, processes, challenges and opportunities around the migration of African women to the …

“When Her Visa Expired, the Family Refused to Renew It,” Intersections of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

This study aimed to further understand typologies of trafficking that occur in the home, by an individual’s intimate partner (IP) …

El activista, el ideólogo y el investigador

Se muestra y analiza el modo como determinados autores, defensores de la ideología abolicionista sobre la prostitución, producen, reproducen y …

Strengthening Anti-Human Trafficking Mechanisms in the Bay of Bengal Region

The increased incidence of trafficking of people—in particular, of women and children—is an urgent concern for the countries of BIMSTEC …

Mujeres Migrantes Contra la Violence en el Mundo Del Trabajo: La industria de la moda en Sao Paulo

El presente estudio se ha realizado bajo el proyecto “Mujeres migrantes contra la violencia en el mundo del trabajo” y …

Rape in the fields

It’s May 3, 2017, in a café in the Southern Spanish town of Palos de la Frontera, when Kalima takes a …

Interview: Why Does Freedom United Use the Term ‘Modern Slavery’?

Joanna Ewart-James is the executive director at Freedom United, an international organisation working to end modern slavery. Beyond Trafficking and …

Are Our Laws Cut Out For Addressing Systemic Exploitation?

Since the late 1990s I have been committed to establishing, implementing, and monitoring anti-trafficking legislation and policies. This includes a …

The Palermo Protocols at 20: A Missed Opportunity for Ending Trafficking

Two decades after the United Nations adopted a protocol against human trafficking (the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish …

Twenty Years of Trafficking: Taking Stock of the World the Palermo Protocol Built

Twenty years ago this week the UN General Assembly adopted a new Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Two supplementary protocols …

The Path to 2025: Lessons from Efforts to Combat Child Labor

On 10 November 2020, Delta 8.7 convened a virtual panel to continue and deepen the conversation from the recent written …

¿De qué se trata? Visibilizando otras finalidades de la trata de seres humanos

El fenómeno de la trata de seres humanos cada día gana más espacio en la agenda política y en el …

Child Trafficking in Kenya during COVID-19

The Eastern Africa Child Rights Network (EACRN), Stop the Traffik Kenya and Freedom Collaborative are pleased to release a new …

Webinar: Emerging Trafficking Trends in the Era of Covid-19

Freedom Collaborative is pleased to continue our webinar series in partnership with the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons program …

Sex Work and Trafficking: How They Are Different and Why It Matters

Sex work, broadly defined, is the exchange of sexual services for money or goods, including housing, food, drugs, or basic …

“No Acepto:” Aproximación a los matrimonios forzados en España desde la mirada de las y los profesionales de la Comunidad de Madrid y Cataluña

La experiencia de la Federación de Mujeres Progresistas en relación a los matrimonios forzados, no parte de una demanda directa …

Regulating Australia’s Participation in the Orphanage Industry

Orphanages harness the goodwill of volunteers, visitors and donors to generate funding. However, in recent years, evidence has emerged that …

La trata de personas en Guatemala: mirada desde la sociedad civil

El presente informe, elaborado desde las organizaciones de la sociedad civil que integran la Red contra la trata de personas …

Preventing Human Trafficking at Seaports

A seaport never sleeps. Cargo shipping is vital for keeping supply chains moving and the country fed and well-supplied during …

Open Letter Warning About the Dangers Posed by QAnon Conspiracy Theories

An open letter to Candidates, the Media, Political Parties, and Policymakers: As survivors, service providers, human and labor rights advocates, …
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Qatar: Escalofriantes relatos de abusos y explotación contados por trabajadoras domésticas

Un nuevo informe publicado por Amnistía Internacional revela cómo las trabajadoras domésticas migrantes empleadas en Qatar se han visto empujadas …

UN Committee Calls for Crackdown on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Digital Age

The UN women’s rights committee today called on governments to pursue all appropriate means to eliminate trafficking in women and …

Your Practical Guide to Fighting Modern Slavery Every Day

At Mekong Club, we often hold awareness raising talks and hard-hitting sessions on the horrendous crime that is modern day …

ECPAT International’s Annual Report July 2019 – June 2020

ECPAT International is the leading global network of child rights organisations working to end the sexual exploitation of children online, …

Mujeres venezolanas desesperadas huyen de su nación para escapar de la pobreza: a la espera de ellas están los traficantes de personas y la esclavitud sexual

La crisis venezolana ha desplazado a cinco millones de personas de este país en todo el mundo. Al igual que …

La autoorganización de las trabajadoras sexuales contribuye a la lucha contra la trata

La Alianza Global contra la Trata de Mujeres (GAATW por sus siglas en inglés) nació en 1994. Mujeres migrantes, estudiantes …

Human trafficking: Illicit trade that thrived despite COVID-19 restrictions

Twenty-year-old Agnes Fubara had looked forward to a career as a news presenter. From an early age, she joined the editorial …

Podcast Episode: Who’s Watching the Watchdog? Is Supply Chain Transparency Working?

Dr. Sandie Morgan and Dave Stachowiak are joined by Benjamin Thomas Greer. His role at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency …

Engaging Supply Chain Workers Using Technology

How does worker engagement supported by technology lead to an improvement in respect for labor rights and improvement in working …
Modern Slavery Act

UK Government Proposes Tighter Reporting Requirements Under Modern Slavery Act

Following a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and the Home Office ‘Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation’ that …

Modern Slavery Underpins the Global Construction Industry

Unbeknownst to the people who live in, use, finance, design, and construct them, many buildings are made with materials that …

The Global Health Crisis and Human Trafficking Are Correlated – But How?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Palermo Protocol, the United Nations gold standard for combatting human trafficking. COVID-19 has caused …

Transgender People and Human Trafficking: Intersectional Exclusion of Transgender Migrants and People of Color from Anti-trafficking Protection in the United States

Transgender (hereafter: trans) people are rarely included in human trafficking research. This empirical study presents narratives of trans individuals who …

Saudi Arabia Eases ‘Kafala’ System Restrictions on Migrant Workers

Saudi Arabia has announced it will ease some of the contractual restrictions giving employers control over the lives of some …

Human trafficking and Irregular Migration: Some Ways to Protect People

Human trafficking, the trade in human beings to exploit them and their labour, is primarily treated as a policing issue, …

The Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children: Sport and Sporting Events

Sport has a powerful effect on children’s well-being and can promote greater physical health, emotional and mental balance, and help …

Mendicidad ajena como modalidad del delito de trata de personas

La lucha contra la trata de personas como problemática mundial se ha convertido en prioridad para todos los países, dada …

Venezuela: Violentos abusos en minas de oro ilegales

Residentes del estado Bolívar, al sur de Venezuela, son víctimas de amputaciones y otros abusos atroces cometidos por grupos armados …

Cadenas invisibles: identificación de víctimas de trata en España

La trata de personas es una grave violación de derechos humanos que afecta de manera desproporcionada a mujeres y niñas, …

Precarious Journeys: Mapping Vulnerabilities of Victims of Trafficking from Vietnam to Europe

This research was conducted by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK), Anti-Slavery International (ASI) and Pacific Links Foundation (PALS). …

Sold Like Fish: Crimes Against Humanity, Mass Graves, and Human Trafficking from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Malaysia from 2012 to 2015

On April 30, 2015, Thai authorities announced the discovery of a mass grave in a makeshift camp in a forested …

Are Pre-Departure Interventions to Prevent Human Trafficking Good Investments?

Globally, there has been enormous investment in interventions to prevent human trafficking and modern slavery, many of which have relied …

Holy See Calls for Joint Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stresses the importance of joint …

US Steps Up Actions Against Forced Labor as Congress Considers Further Measures

The US Government has taken action recently to step up enforcement against forced labor. As particular regions come under increased …

Tackling Human Trafficking in Public Sector Supply Chains

In every country around the world, governments procure goods and servicesfrom suppliers with complex and far-reaching supply chains, where there …

DHS’s Efforts to Prevent Importation of Goods Made With Forced Labor

Across the world, millions of adults and children are forced into labor or service, raising humanitarian and economic concerns. Importing …

Gaps in Reporting Human Trafficking Incidents Result in Significant Undercounting

Crime statistics on human trafficking are only as solid as the crime data informing them. Recent NIJ-supported research reveals that …
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Human Trafficking: The Diasporic Network Approach and Empowering Communities through the Youth

The Diasporic Network Approach was introduced in the first webinar as a nuanced concept that takes into account the intersections …
digital technologies

Leveraging Digital Technologies in the Fight to End Human Trafficking

With advancements in blockchain and traceability, dark web monitoring algorithms and whistleblowing tools, we are seeing more than ever the …
empowering youth

Preventing Trafficking by Unpacking Root Causes and Empowering Youth

This webinar offers strategies for preventing human trafficking in the sex trade by advancing equality. By analyzing the root causes …
Amazonía peruana

Rutas de la trata de personas en la Amazonía peruana

Esta particular aventura etnográfica e intensa investigación sobre las modalidades y las rutas que emplean los tratantes de personas en …
Defensores Públicos

Guía de actuación de Defensa Pública frente a la trata de personas

En atención a los protocolos, planes y conjuntos de normas que el Estado había implementado para la lucha contra la …
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Rescate, atención y reintegración: Buenas y malas prácticas

Las víctimas de trata de personas no solo han pasado por la experiencia traumática de haber sido captadas, sometidas y …

Trata de seres humanos y cadenas globales de suministro

La Globalización del trabajo tiene un efecto patológico especialmente llamativo bajo la forma de trata de personas con la finalidad …

Fact Sheet: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking in Native Hawaiian Communities

This document includes statistics and information on domestic violence and human trafficking in Native Hawaiian communities by the Asian Pacific …

El Gran Escándalo del Aceite de Palma: Abusos Laborales Detrás de Grandes Marcas

El aceite de palma y los ingredientes derivados de la palma se encuentran en aproximadamente el 50% de los productos …

Case Study on Improving Management of Human Rights Risk in the Extended Palm Oil Supply Chain

In recent years, as high-profile stakeholder actions and consumer campaigns have increasingly shined an international spotlight on human rights issues …

Erased: The impact of FOSTA-SESTA and the removal of Backpage on sex workers

This short article presents in brief the findings of a community-based, sex worker-led survey that asked sex workers about their …

Justice in Their Own Words: Perceptions and Experiences of (In)justice among Human Trafficking Survivors

Survivors of interpersonal violence face many challenges when interacting with the criminal justice system, including the fear of being disbelieved, …

Guidelines for Improving Policies And Practices on Child Labor and Forced Labor

As part of the project “Combatting Child Labour in the Garment Supply Chains”, AGT signatories used a collaborative approach to …
Human Trafficking

Slavery and Trafficking Occurs in 90 per cent of Recent Wars and Conflicts

Research by the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab has identified that slavery and human trafficking are present in 90 per …

2020 Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings Report

The Covid-19 pandemic brings into sharp focus the importance of food supply chains. It also exposes and exacerbates pre-existing power …

Amicus Briefs in the Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I Case at the Supreme Court

On October 21, 2020, Corporate Accountability Lab filed two amicus briefs in support of Respondents in the upcoming Nestle v. …

First Port-Developed Trafficking Training

The first anti-human trafficking training developed by a port authority will be rolled out this year to ensure staff have …

Ending the Third Slavery

We often forget that slavery has its own history, with a storyline as old as recorded time. In the United …

Regional Overview: Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Middle East and North Africa

The MENA region is home to heterogeneous countries ranging from wealthy oil-exporting countries in the Persian Gulf to some of the world’s …
human trafficking screening

Resources help with human trafficking screening, linking victims to services

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 defines sex trafficking as “a commercial sex act induced by force, fraud, or …
women girls marriage

Trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls for marriage in China

Bride-trafficking has been a growing phenomenon in Southeast Asia, particularly in China, where one-child policies have resulted in demographic imbalances …
trafficking of women

Trafficking of women for marriage in China: Policy and practice

Trafficking of women for marriage is recognized as a modern-day slave trade, although it has a long history in China. …
explotación humana

Memoria del Evento “Explotación Humana en Escenarios Complejos”

Desde el 2014, el Estado peruano ha hecho un progreso significativo en las principales áreas para combatir la trata de …
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Mujeres migrantes venezolanas viviendo y trabajando en Lima, Perú

El objetivo ha sido explorar las violencias de género en el mundo del trabajo para entender su naturaleza desde la …