This is a joint fact sheet from the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States and the Women, Health and Development Program of the Pan-American Health Organization. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of sex trafficking of women and children in the Americas and explores the life-threatening health consequences of this type of human trafficking.
Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

This is the sixth annual TIP report and “is intended to raise global awareness and spur foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons – a form of modern-day slavery.” The report also assesses foreign governments’ efforts to fight trafficking in persons, including prosecution, conviction and prison sentences for traffickers, victim protection, and prevention efforts.
Trafficking in Persons Report

Including information about 170 countries, this is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Its findings will raise global awareness and spur countries to take effective actions to counter trafficking in persons. The annual Trafficking in Persons Report serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government encourages partnership and increased determination in the fight against forced labor, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery.
Trafficking in Persons Report

This brochure provides information about trafficking in the Unites States to non-governmental organizations.
Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations

This fact sheet provides an overview of the TVPA, the goals of the TVPA to prevent human trafficking, protect victims and prosecute traffickers, and a brief overview of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Fact Sheet

This brief outlines the most promising local prevention strategies and policy changes to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in the first place.  The recommendations are designed to shift social and cultural norms that increase the likelihood of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Sample recommendations include:

  • Decrease the saturation of media messages aimed at children by reviewing and rolling back the legislation that allowed advertising to children especially in children’s television programming.
  • Develop a rapid response media network to respond to breaking news with proactive prevention messages that incorporate an environmental and norms-based understanding of the causes and solutions of abuse.
  • Require staff training in organizations that work with children and youth specifically focused on developmentally appropriate sexuality and sexual behavior.

    With support from the Ms. Foundation, this brief is based on findings from  a convening of national experts and local leaders, expert interviews, and a review of the literature.

Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Primary Prevention Approach

This E-Newsletter highlights resources on various forms of human trafficking. New materials addressing outreach, identification, service provision, legislation, policy advocacy, and the intersections of trafficking with issues such as of immigration, migration, and racism are featured.
VAWnet E-Newsletter: Focus on Human Trafficking

This law was enacted in October 2000. It provides protection and assistance for victims of trafficking and includes the authorization of educations and public awareness campaigns as part if its prevention measures.
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

This report documents how hundreds of thousands of girls in Indonesia, some as young as 11, are employed as domestic workers in other people’s households, performing tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and child care. Most girls interviewed for the report worked 14 to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, with no day off. Almost all are grossly underpaid, and some get no salary at all. In the worst cases, girls reported being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused.
Workers in the Shadows: Abuse and Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers in Indonesia

This 20th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2009 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.

World Report 2010

 

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