Between 2003-2011, 2,700 charcoal camp workers in Brazil were liberated from conditions akin to slavery. Seven percent of slaves live in North America or the EU, but the problem is global. We must invest in protocols that work to fight trafficking and exploitation.
The moral panic over child trafficking detracts from important questions about children and childhood, the state, and immigration. We worry about child trafficking, but what exactly is it? Read more
The phenomenon of human trafficking, the exploitation of one human by another, takes place across the globe and predominately targets women and children, writes an NIHR Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry in the department of Children’s Psychological Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Mina Fazel, who presented recently a research “Characteristics of trafficked adults and children with severe mental illness: a historical cohort study” to the #AntiSlaveryDay (This Day falls on 18th of October in UK as another opportunity to host events aimed at drawing attention to the issues of human trafficking and slavery). Read more
In recent years, street gangs have taken control of America’s child sex trafficking, reports HuffingtonPost. Read more
IOM and the Ethiopian Police University College (EPUC) have jointly organized a five-day training of trainers on the investigation of human trafficking cases in Ethiopia. Read more
UNODC launches strategy against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in West and Central Africa Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa. Read more