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While we focus are action in South East Asia it is important to know what is happening around the world. We have made sure to include the newest and  most relevant information on the current situation in human trafficking. Take a look through the links on human trafficking below to gain a quick understanding of the complexity and far reaching scope of this issue.

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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 […]

RSS The Human Trafficking Center

  • 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 […]
  • Social Services Creates Opportunity to Identify Child Sex Trafficking Victims
      By Kara Gronborg, Guest Blogger* President Obama stated in 2012, “Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time.” Legislators in each state have rallied and recognized the serious nature of human trafficking and have created laws advocating for and protecting victims. However, an important class is […]

RSS End Slavery and Trafficking

  • 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... […]
  • ATEST Advocacy Report | January 2019
    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) has chosen this month to launch our first annual ATEST Advocacy Report. Each January we will update you on our coalition’s accomplishments in the previous year and priorities for the year ahead. We will provide updates during... […]
  • ATEST and HEAL Trafficking Urge Congress to Preserve Safeguards for Vulnerable Migrant Children
    WASHINGTON – A new funding proposal pending before the Senate this week will rollback protections for children coming to the U.S. to flee violence, human trafficking, and other forms of abuse in Central America. The bill would undo provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which was reauthorized by Congress and signed by the... […]

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

  • Inside Rwanda’s War on Human Trafficking
    When Dative (not her real name) was approached with a job offer in Kuwait, she took it. The 40-year-old Rwandan native was promised work in the Gulf country, told she could work in supermarkets, orphanages, or be employed as a domestic worker. She’d be earning around an attractive net monthly wage of $400. “The brokers […]
  • New York Street Art Shines a Light on Child Trafficking
    A new campaign is using six graffiti murals in New York City to raise awareness of child slavery around the world. NGO Street Art for Mankind (SAM) is behind the new project, which depicts sex trafficking in the US, domestic slavery in Europe, child soldiers in Africa, child labor in the fashion industry in Asia, the […]
  • Malaysia Will Appeal Murder Acquittal Over Adelina’s Death
    Malaysia’s Attorney General has promised to appeal the recent court decision to acquit the former employer of Adelina Sau for murder. Adelina Sau is a 21-year-old domestic worker from Indonesia who was rescued from her employer’s home last year by migrant rights’ NGO Tenaganita. She was found severely malnourished, with infected wounds from acid burns […]
  • Should Cambodian Surrogates Face Human Trafficking Charges?
    Women’s rights activists in Cambodia are calling for new laws on commercial surrogacy to not criminalize surrogate mothers under human trafficking legislation. Their call follows the release of 11 surrogates from prison on Friday; allowed to go free after agreeing to raise their clients’ babies. However, they carry trafficking charges. Cambodia has seen a surge […]
  • Thai Sex Workers Reject Anti-Trafficking Raids and Rescue
    Sex workers in Thailand are rejecting the “raid and rescue” model used by authorities to crack down on human trafficking, which inadvertently snares sex workers who are not victims of trafficking. Many of the women arrested are then told to learn vocational skills like sewing and baking. Take Action: My Story, My Dignity “People say […]
  • Inmates Sue Indiana Private Prison for Human Trafficking
    In what has potential to be a landmark case for prisoners’ rights, a new class action lawsuit against Indiana’s only for-profit prison charges that one group of inmates are victims of human trafficking and subjected to forced labor. Take Action: Stop Forced Labor in Detention Damarcus Figgs and David Corbin v. GEO Group, Inc. alleges that […]

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