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Commercial Exploitation of Children & Trafficking – What’s the Difference?

  • September 20, 2018

Commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficking are different offenses. Recognizing the difference can be critical to ensuring child victims get the help they need. This week, we have a guest post by attorney, Peter Janci, sharing his expertise on the subject. According to a 2012 United Nations study, a third of human trafficking victims are children, with many of.

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Strengthening Families is Better Prevention Than Orphanages

  • September 13, 2018

Strengthening families and the communities in which they live is a better form of prevention than sending children to live in orphanages due to poverty. Did you know that a large proportion of children living in orphanages still have at least one living parent? The exact number is unknown, but may be up to 4 out of 5 children in.

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Moral Debt: Cultural Factors That Perpetuate Trafficking

  • August 9, 2018

One cultural difference that Westerners often have trouble understanding about Thai culture (and many other East and South Eastern cultures) is the notion of a moral debt that children owe to their parents and families. The words Westerners use, like debt or obligation, while correct, have negative connotations, and thus don’t effectively capture the essence of the concept on a fundamental.

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News

Learning Rights & Safety Online

  • July 19, 2018

Our staff recently held a day-long workshop for students, aged 8-22, teaching them about their rights and how to stay safe from sexual predators online. Morning Session: Rights & Responsibility Kids from all over came to the event–including a lot of kids who don’t normally come to the resource center. After a small icebreaker activity, a representative from ECPAT, with.

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On Poverty and How it Contributes to Trafficking

  • July 12, 2018

Hint: It’s not just about the money Poverty is one of the single greatest predictors of vulnerability to trafficking—and the reason why is easy to understand. When people are struggling to pay for food or rent, school, or for health care, they become desperate for solutions. They become easy targets for traffickers. Combined with other factors like statelessness, lack of.

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News

Trafficking in the News

  • June 28, 2018

Here’s some of the latest! Thailand is turning to tech to help combat trafficking in the fishing industry   Thailand has adopted a few different measures, capitalizing on the help of technology to reduce labor trafficking in the fishing industry. For example, Thai vessels operating outside national waters are required to have satellite communications capability for workers to be able.

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Profile of a Victim

  • June 21, 2018

Breaking Down Victim Stereotypes Human trafficking is a topic that has been in the public spotlight for several years now, and still there are so many problematic portrayals of who becomes victimized, how and why, which leads to faulty stereotypes and faulty understanding of the problem, at least with how it operates in South East Asia. We’re going to address.

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Interviews

Storytelling As Empowerment

  • June 14, 2018

The Wisdom is in the Room Today we’re talking with Nikole Lim, co-founder and international director of Freely in Hope, an organization offering educational opportunities and leadership development programs to survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. She is also a photographer who speaks and teaches about responsible storytelling, and has done powerful work on finding beauty.

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The Case of Female Traffickers

  • June 7, 2018

The overwhelming stereotype of traffickers is that of the male perpetrator, either working alone as a pimp or as part of a larger crime network. However, the evidence is starting to show that this stereotype does not reflect a reality where, increasingly, women are not just victims, but also perpetrators in the trafficking of others. The latest UNODC report showed.

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Raising Trafficking Awareness

  • May 31, 2018

In a 2014 study surveying 1,102 men, women and youth age 10 years or older who were receiving post-trafficking assistance services in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam, the respondents were asked whether they had ever heard of human trafficking before they had left home. Fewer than half (44.1%) of all participants (from the various countries of origin) reported that they.

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