The 123 tools contained in this Toolkit offer guidance, recommended resources, and promising practices to policymakers, law enforcers, judges, prosecutors, victim service providers and members of civil society who are working in interrelated spheres towards preventing trafficking, protecting and assisting victims and promoting international cooperation.

This series of four guides was originally developed for OVC and the grantees who received funding to serve victims of human trafficking. The guides have since been adapted for use by other grantees and organizations that provide programs for victims of any type of crime.

The guides include:

Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation
Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment
Guide to Hiring a Local Evaluator
Guide to Protecting Human Subjects

 

This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court). The Court has yet to rule on this matter in its jurisprudence.
 

The review summarizes the learning from the Refugee Council Vulnerable Women’s Project and situates that learning within the wider context of what is known about rape and sexual violence. It provides a summary of evidence that is available about the prevalence of sexual violence against refugee women, and about access to justice in some of the countries from which the Project’s clients have fled.
Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women Affected by Rape or Sexual Violence: a Literature Review

This research report discusses the findings of a study conducted largely in a border town in Mexico.  The researcher conducted in-depth interviews with individuals directly engaged in the sex trade.  According to the report, previous information on human trafficking relied heavily on information provided by agencies responding to it, including advocacy groups and law enforcement, but little direct research has been conducted.  This study sought to determine the extent to which coercion and manipulation were employed and how these operations were organized.

This report focuses on the sexual exploitation of women and girls in post-earthquake Haiti. The report offers recommendations to help address for identified areas of concern.
 

This article focuses on the trafficking trade originating in Ukraine. It examines the scope of the problem, the factors that create a climate ripe for trafficking, the methods traffickers use, and the people who profit from the trade in women and girls. It concludes with some strategies to address the problem of trafficking and discusses the role that policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement officers in the United States can play.

The Natasha Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking

This update to the original 2008 National Plan provides practical steps that individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers can implement to promote positive youth development and prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Veiw The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children

The report reveals shocking findings of three years of intensive research on the issue of child sex trafficking in America from ten locations across the U.S.  Research locations ranged from areas as diverse as Salt Lake City, Utah to Clearwater, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. Some important key findings includes:  

- At least 100,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the United States.
- The average age of entry into prostitution is 13 years old. 
- Prostituted girls are often controlled by a pimp who recruits them into sex trafficking by posing as a boyfriend, caretaker, and protector.
The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children

The 2012 Spring/Summer edition of The Resource is completely redesigned and contains articles about Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case, preventing child sexual abuse, viewpoints on SlutWalks, healthy sexuality campaigns, media reports of sexual violence, report on prostitution and trafficking of Native Women, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming National Sexual Assault Conference in Chicago.  This issue also includes an article written by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez about leadership among Latin@s in the sexual violence prevention movement in Spanish.  Read the English translation.  

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