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Saturday, October 25, 2014

BBC News - 'Modern day slavery' farmer David Doran jailed for four years

A horse farmer who forced a "terrified" vulnerable man to work unpaid for 13 years in "modern day slavery" has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.
David Daniel Doran, 42, pleaded guilty midway through his trial to making Darrell Simester, from Worcestershire, perform forced or compulsory labour.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

New data offers an inside look at labor trafficking in the U.S. - The Washington Post

Many foreign-born victims of labor trafficking actually came to the United States legally, according to a study released Tuesday that provides an in-depth look into forced labor.
The study from Urban Institute and Northeastern University draws upon a trove of data, including closed records of 122 victims, as well as interviews with people who had been forced into work, along with police and advocates.
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Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade | Reuters


"Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes. In the past, evidence showed most people boarded smuggling boats voluntarily. Now people are being abducted or tricked and then taken to larger ships anchored in international waters just outside Bangladesh’s maritime boundary."

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JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Integrating Curricula on Human Trafficking Into Medical Education and Residency Training

JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Integrating Curricula on Human Trafficking Into Medical Education and Residency Training:

By Aimee M. Grace, MD, MPH; Roy Ahn, MHP, ScD; Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH

Health care professionals are more likely than other professionals to interact with trafficking victims while they are enslaved. The authors call for "medical schools, residency programs, health professional organizations and societies, and national regulatory bodies to ensure the human trafficking education becomes part of medical school instruction and residency training." This, as well as encouraging research are examples of ways in which health care professionals can respond to human trafficking.

Full article may be available from Dr. Grace (agrace@stanfordalumi.org).


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LexisNexis and STOP THE TRAFFIK launch a new report looking at human trafficking within the cotton industry | LexisNexis Business Information Solutions


LONDON, 01 OCTOBER 2014 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, and STOP THE TRAFFIK a leading Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking, announce the publication of their joint report titled ‘Dressed to Kill’.
Dressed to KillForced labour is unfortunately a very big part of human trafficking. To raise awareness for both consumers and organisations, this report by LexisNexis® and STOP THE TRAFFIK is designed to help the cotton industry – as well as the broader public - understand what is happening today and offers guidance on how to take actions to eliminate or reduce the risk.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Reports | Canadianwomen.org

http://www.canadianwomen.org/reports/trafficking


Reports from the Canadian Women's Foundation:


From Heartbreaking to Groundbreaking
This report features stories from survivors, experts and service providers, and outlines the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s 5-year strategy to end sex trafficking in Canada

Download the PDF here
View the interactive report here

"No More" Ending Sex Trafficking in Canada – Report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada 
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of theCanadian Women's Foundation’s National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.
Report from the National Experiential Women's Roundtable
This report summarizes the discussions at the National Experiential Women’s Roundtable, hosted on December 5th and 6th, 2013 by the Canadian Women’s Foundation Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.  
Report from the National Roundtable on Service Delivery for Trafficked Women and Girls in Canada
This report summarizes the discussion of the September 18, 2013 National Roundtable for Service Providers hosted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation’sTask Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.  
                                           Download the PDF here
Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls - Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews
This report, prepared by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, provides a comprehensive assessment on the state of human trafficking for sexual exploitation of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada
 An Assessment of Sex Trafficking in Canada
Prepared by Nicole A. Barrett, Director, Global Justice Associates
This report, summarizes the prevalence of sex trafficking in Canada in 2013, examines the profile of victims and techniques of traffickers, and explores the demand to purchase sex in Canada, the role of the internet in sex trafficking, and the social and economic costs of sex trafficking.
Laws to Combat Sex Trafficking: An Overview of International, National, Provincial and Municipal Laws and their Enforcement
Prepared by Nicole A. Barrett, Director, Global Justice Associates
Margaret J. Shaw, Director, Crime and Social Policy Consulting
This report examines current legislation, regulations and law enforcement issues relating to human trafficking for sexual exploitation at four levels: the international, national, state/provincial, and municipal.
                                      Download PDF here

South Florida man traveled to Colombia for sex with underage girls, feds say - Sun Sentinel


Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls.

Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex tourism" allegations. He was caught in a major international undercover investigation in Colombia and the U.S. that resulted in the weekend arrests of 11 Colombians on child sex-trafficking charges.

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