“The crime of trafficking in human beings may violate fundamental human rights of victims and sometimes the rights of their families… It is difficult to understand that in this time slavery still exists; that people are bought and sold and transported all over the world. Yet, it has been ...
On April 11-12, the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings held the annual Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference in its headquarters at the Hofburg in Vienna, to which UNODC was invited. The Alliance is a broad international...
Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes that ICE investigates. In its worst manifestation, human trafficking is akin to modern-day slavery. Victims pay to be illegally transported into the United States only to find themselves in the thrall of traffickers. They are forced into...
By Leif Coorlim and Dana Ford, CNN 2015 Atlanta (CNN)The pathway leading to the dark corners of human trafficking began in the fluorescent-flooded hallways of a Florida middle school. Sacharay, which is how she wants to be known, was 14 years old and looking for a friend. "I used to...
The media plays an indispensable role in educating people about the many manifestations of global human trafficking, presenting the problem in human terms and in all its painful detail. Yet media coverage is weak in many parts of the world. Some news media outlets are not yet aware of the...
Human trafficking is a global problem and one of the world's most shameful crimes, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world and robbing them of their dignity. The Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking works to raise awareness of the plight of victims and to build political...
OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration. 1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking...
Final Report of the Subcommittee on Domestic Trafficking (pdf - 1.54MB)
N.J. com By James Queally/ The Star -Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 04, 2014 at 12:10 PM, updated February 04, 2014 at 4:41 PM The advertisements were scattered around websites like CraigsList and BackPage, promising romantic rendezvous at...
(UNICEF) - Thousands of children are trafficked in the United States. These kids are not criminals, they are victims. Give them what they need to go from victims to survivors. Signs a child are being trafficked: Knows little about his or her whereabouts Works excessively long hours Exhibits fear or...
HOST AN EVENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.
Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.
Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."
– President Barack OBAMA
Debbie Marulanda will be the guest speaker at Monmouth University on March 26."The dances will display different emotions that trafficked people go through: anger, loss/grief, PTSD symptoms and hope." The project coordinator Janelle Milazzo Lau, said. Monmouth's campus is a five-minute...