“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 proved it that slavery is more common now than at any time in world history and that hardly any country is untouched by it. Due to the underground nature of this crime, there are no official records of trafficked persons, therefore, estimates vary widely. Some estimate that there are 27 million in slavery worldwide; that approximately 800 000 people are trafficked across national borders. This does not include the millions trafficked within their own country. Children are identified the most at risk.
States must ensure that appropriate and effective referral mechanisms are in place between authorities involved in anti trafficking activities and those responsible for granting of international protection. This includes assessing protection needs under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees as well as complementary forms of protection, including subsidiary protection as defined in the Qualification Directive of the EU. "Special measures are needed to ensure that the specific protection needs of child victims of trafficking are addressed. Such measures should include, but not be limited to, a formal determination of the best interest of the child and a systematic assessment of the child’s international protection needs". UNHCR.
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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.
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-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