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U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Releases Annual Report The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking was established in 2015. It is a council of eight leaders who are trafficking survivors. They use their real-life experience, as well as expertise from leadership on national, state, local and tribal levels. The council provides recommendations in support of the President’s Interagency Task.
Software company, Salesforce, has promoted an image of itself as ethical and invested in human rights advancement on a variety of issues, including gender equality, LGBTQ civil rights, services for homeless people, and the use of technology for the greater good. However, this week, 50 women who were trafficking victims filed a suit in a San Francisco court against Salesforce.
Some promising signs in the news lately! Trafficking May Be Shifting from Thailand to Malaysia Human rights groups in Malaysia have noticed an uptick in people engaging in child sexual exploitation after crackdowns in other Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. While one doesn’t celebrate the continuance of this exploitation in other countries, we can cautiously take this.
“Human trafficking by airplane is almost impossible. Human trafficking by van and truck, in the back seat of a car, and going through a border where there’s nobody for miles and miles, and there’s no wall to protect — it’s very easy. They make a right, then they make a left. They come into our country. And they sell people.”.
The UNODC just released its 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons and there is cause to celebrate! Countries around the world have increased their efforts and have begun to detect and report more victims. It’s possible the increase in the number of victims is due to more successful detection and reporting. Globally, we’ve also seen an increase in trafficking.
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Achievements aren’t always the first thing you look for. When people are looking for ways to evaluate whether an organization is producing results and maximizing positive outcomes and achievements, we have a tendency to go straight to the hard data: percent of money going to overhead, measurable numbers of people reached, and quantifiable indicators of growth. These numbers are essential.
Here are some of the latest updates on trafficking in the news! Social Media Becoming Gateway to Trafficking Traffickers are befriending teens online and luring them into becoming trafficked. These two articles, one from ABC Action News and one from Eurekalert, highlight some of the tactics and warning signs to watch out for. “She started coming home with items.
Child labor and forced labor are phenomena that are notoriously difficult to track. However, the U.S. Department of Labor has compiled thousands of pages of research and recently released a study showing what kinds of child and forced labor they have been able to track, in which countries, and for which goods and industries. The U.S. Department of Labor tracks.
The news about trafficking from the past month has been remarkably slow. One major development occurred, however: the discovery and arrest of a major trafficking ring in Thailand. Twenty-three traffickers were arrested in a major crackdown by Thai police. In their operation, they uncovered major trafficking routes from Myanmar through Thailand to Malaysia. The traffickers would smuggle people from Koh.