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  • How modern slavery awareness training for hospitality students can really make a difference
    Pepe Bingham-Hall shares her inspiration for running a campaign to get mandatory modern slavery training on NVQ-level curricula for hospitality. Born in Australia and raised in Singapore, Pepe is now in her final year studying for a BA in Anthropology and Visual Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London.  My first … Continue reading → The […]
  • Putting principles into practice: How Shiva Foundation and ITP are addressing modern slavery in the hotel sector
    Sian Lea, Senior Programme Manager for Shiva Foundation, and Nicolas Perin, Programme Manager for ITP discuss how they have been joining up efforts to address modern slavery with the hotel industry. Shiva Foundation have been working over the past two years to draft, trial and launch the Stop Slavery Blueprint … Continue reading → The […]
  • Shiva Foundation launches online toolkit for the hotel industry
    Today Shiva Foundation is launching the Stop Slavery Blueprint, and free online toolkit for the hotel industry. The toolkit, which includes guidance, templates and training, provides practical measures to address some of the main risk areas regarding modern slavery in the industry. This toolkit is launched following wide-ranging insights from … Continue reading → The […]
  • Tackling modern slavery: Working with the hotel industry
    As an industry where modern slavery is highly prevalent, Sian Lea discusses the role the hotel industry must play in tackling the human rights abuses that exist within their complex and multi-tiered supply chains. Published by Corporate Citizenship on 26 April 2018. Found here. Globally, there are 40.3 million people … Continue reading → The […]
  • How hotels can be leaders in the fight against modern slavery
    Globally, there are 40.3 million people estimated to be living in slavery. In the UK alone, there are an estimated 13,000 people living in exploitative conditions. With more than one in 10 people working in hospitality around the world, the sector has the opportunity to take a strong stand on … Continue reading → The […]
  • Urgent and collaborative response needed to tackle modern slavery in hotel and hospitality sectors
    Shiva Foundation has launched a comprehensive new report calling for immediate and coordinated action to address modern slavery in the hotel and hospitality sectors, following wide-ranging insights from across the industry. The report is unveiled today at ‘Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery’, an event co-hosted with the … Continue reading → The […]

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  • Lessons from a Whistleblower
    By Arianna R. Marucci Justice is an ideal we commonly seek as individuals and as members of societies. Though so many of us chase it, I don’t think we can all agree on what justice looks like. Some of us spend the majority of our lives trying to uphold it, some fight to the death […]
  • Bodies for Sale: Organ Trafficking of Prisoners in China
      By Haven Campbell Organ trafficking is a particularly insidious form of human trafficking that has been largely absent from the activities of anti-trafficking groups and initiatives. Although data on illicit large-scale activities is difficult to ascertain, it is estimated that trafficked organs comprise between 5 and 10 percent of kidney transplants annually. Despite the […]
  • The Kafala Labor-Sponsorship System in the Gulf States
      By Zorana Knezevic, Research Project Assistant The Kafala labor-sponsorship system in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman) has been notorious for facilitating the exploitation and abuse of migrant labor workers that come to the GCC countries, especially that of migrant construction workers and migrant […]
  • An Insight into Croatian Sex Work: Results from a Study
    By Iva Jovović, Guest Blogger* In Croatia, the criminalization of sex work creates an unjust and gendered relationship between those engaging in the industry and the state. Sex workers, who are primarily female, face prosecution that often includes fines and jail time. In contrast, their customers rarely encounter consequences, unless they engage in sex with […]
  • Empowering Public Authorities in the Technological Fight Against Human Trafficking
      By Sibel Top, Guest Blogger* Rob Wainright, former director of Europol, warned that “technology has lowered the bar of entry to the criminal world”. Traffickers are making the most out of available technologies to lure potential victims into trafficking. Those who are working every day to fight human trafficking seem to be lagging behind. […]
  • State Sponsored Forced Labor
      By Rosie O’Connor, Director of Educational Programming Private immigration detention facilities in recent years have made up to 25% of their total profits, an estimated $30 to $77 million, from utilized detainee sanitation and work programs. For example, throughout November 2012, if GEO Group had hired outside janitors and maintenance employees at their Denver […]

RSS End Slavery and Trafficking

  • 2019 TIP Report Raises Challenging Questions about Sanctions and Future Rankings
    While presenting this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a pointed message: “If you don’t stand up to trafficking, America will stand up to you.” The 2019 report, however, raises questions about whether the Trump Administration will deny vital development assistance to victims and the vulnerable... […]
  • ATEST, FNUSA, ILRWG Oppose Harmful Immigration Riders
    June 10, 2019 Dear Member of Congress, The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) and the International Labor Recruitment Working Group (ILRWG) write to urge you to oppose harmful immigration appropriations riders that would undermine fundamental rights and protections for working people. As anti-trafficking groups and groups that work to... […]
  • Human Trafficking Report Tracks U.S. Criminal and Civil Court Cases
      The Human Trafficking Institute, an ATEST member organization, reports that 771 anti-trafficking cases were in progress in federal courts nationwide last year. That’s the topline figure from the institute’s 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report, released today in Washington. “Holding human traffickers accountable through criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as civil lawsuits, is a... […]
  • From Legislation to Implementation
      Now that Congress has reauthorized the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and a package of related bills, the advocacy landscape on Capitol Hill is shifting from approving legislation to ensuring America’s anti-trafficking programs are fully funded and implemented. That was a key takeaway from last week’s briefing for House staffers. ATEST, the Freedom Network... […]
  • ATEST Letter to Congress in Advance of 2019 State of the Union Address
    Honorable Members of the 116th Congress | U.S. Capitol | Washington, D.C. Dear Senators and Representatives, The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) and the Freedom Network USA, with a combined membership of 80 leading U.S.-based anti-trafficking organizations, advocates and service providers, strongly condemn President Trump’s continued rhetoric attempting to justify a southern border... […]
  • Transforming How Anti-Slavery Program Impact is Measured
      This dispatch from the field by Lindsay Marsh originally appeared on the University of British Columbia’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program website in December. ATEST member organization Free the Slaves thanks the university team’s remarkable effort to help improve the measurement of international anti-trafficking programmatic impact. GHANA — One of 2018’s Global Policy... […]

RSS We are Thorn

  • A Bold Goal: Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet
    Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, on setting big goals, TED and The Audacious Project — At Thorn, our vision has always been clear, but the path has not. At every step, we have learned and encountered new challenges that have... The post A Bold Goal: Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse from the Internet appeared first on […]
  • Scale of the Problem: How Technology Has Changed the Landscape
    Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child... The post Scale of the Problem: How Technology Has Changed the Landscape appeared first on […]
  • Scale of the Problem: A Q&A with Law Enforcement Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation
    Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child... The post Scale of the Problem: A Q&A with Law Enforcement Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation […]
  • Scale of the Problem: Putting Technology to Work on Behalf of Vulnerable Kids
    Our work does not exist in isolation — we rely on strong relationships with a broad ecosystem of partners, all of whom share our dedication to defending children from sexual abuse. Our initiative to eliminate child sexual abuse material (child... The post Scale of the Problem: Putting Technology to Work on Behalf of Vulnerable Kids […]
  • Women Who Inspire Us to Be a Force For Good
    The post Women Who Inspire Us to Be a Force For Good appeared first on Thorn.
  • What You Can Do Today to Fight Child Sex Trafficking
    Our team continues to work to end child sexual exploitation every day, but we can’t do it without your help. This issue needs a lot of committed people in order to effect real change. We need you. Victims and survivors... The post What You Can Do Today to Fight Child Sex Trafficking appeared first on […]

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RSS News and Articles from Freedom United

  • UN Calls for Libyan Migrant Detention Centers to be Shut
    The United Nations is calling for all migrant detention centers in Libya to be shut down following last week’s airstrike on one center that killed more than 50 refugees and migrants. Around 120 migrants were at the Tajoura Detention Centre when it was hit on July 3, killing both women and children. A UN official […]
  • Democrats Demand Records from For-Profit Companies Detaining Migrants
    Democrats from the US House Oversight and Reform Committee are demanding an accounting of hundred of millions of dollars in government contracts private prison companies have received since Trump took office. This includes both CoreCivic and Geo Group, the country’s two-largest for-profit prison companies, which operate several immigration detention centers. CoreCivic is currently facing lawsuits […]
  • More than 500 Trafficking Victims Locked Up in UK
    A new report out of the UK has uncovered a massive government failing: the Home Office locked up 507 victims of human trafficking in 2018, throwing them in detention centers instead of providing them the support they should have been given. The report was carried out by the data mapping project After Exploitation using freedom […]
  • 400 Victims in UK’s Largest Modern Slavery Ring
    The largest-ever modern slavery ring in the UK has been broken up after a three year investigation into the crimes of a Polish human trafficking network. Some 400 people were victimized by the gang, which preyed on the homeless, ex-prisoners, and alcoholics from Poland. The traffickers promised their victims — aged 17 to 60 — […]
  • Youngest Victim of Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Was Just 14-Years-Old
    New York billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking following accusations that he sexually assaulted dozens of underage girls at his mansion in the Upper East Side. Federal prosecutors charged Epstein with running a sex-trafficking operation that lured dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, to his New York home […]
  • The Young Girls Enslaved in Bangladesh’s Brothels
    Thousands of underage girls have been sold by traffickers into brothels in Bangladesh according to new reporting from The Guardian. Many of them are trapped, told they cannot leave until they pay back fabricated debts and threatened if they attempt to run away. One girl interviewed explained that, “The madam who bought me said that […]

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