We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new working paper that maps initiatives around human trafficking related to the global production of goods. The paper is available here.
The Journal Anti Trafficking Review has published a Special Issue exploring the role of evidence, research and data in anti-trafficking work. Issue No 8 (2017) Where is the evidence? brings together material from several countries to discuss how evidence is used in policy formation to combat trafficking.
A seventh DemandAT working paper 'Addressing the demand-side of trafficking in the domestic work sector: main findings at European level' has been published this December with an accompanying Policy Brief.
The Independent, 24 March 2017 reports:
The number of potential human trafficking victims identified by UK councils has increased by 78 per cent in a year, prompting urgent calls for heightened public awareness around the issue to tackle the “rising threat” of modern slavery within communities.
20 October 2016
The workshop on 'Trafficking for Severe Labour Exploitation in Europe: Addressing Demand' took place on the 12 and 13 of October 2016 at the European University Institute.
It brought together researchers, international organizations and key stakeholders from different sectors (Trade Unions and Labour Inspection) to discuss the challenges in responding to trafficking in different labour sectors, in particular in addressing demand.
Dita Vogel's article "The Concept of Demand in the Context of Trafficking in Human Beings" is now published in the eJournal Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management. The article examines the concept of demand from an economic perspective and analyses its usage in discussions of trafficking as it relates to migration, prostitution/sex work and labour policy.
The UN ODC's Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is published this December. The report covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2012 and 2014.
Will the new ILO Protocol and Recommendation make a difference in addressing the demand side of trafficking and forced labour?
Policy Advisor and Project Co-ordinator
International Trade Union Confederation
16 October 2016
Written by Ellen Halliday
In homes across Europe, domestic workers labour behind closed doors. Many live where they work: in a world which is both public and private, but on the margins of both. Without regular labour inspections, workers are more vulnerable here than elsewhere. And for migrants employed far from home, the risk of exploitation is high.