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  Facts About Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, it is a global health risk, and it fuels the growth of organized crime.
Human trafficking has a devastating impact on individual victims, who often suffer physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats against self and family, passport theft, and even death.
Because human trafficking is transnational in nature, partnerships between countries are critical to win the fight against modern-day slavery.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/rls/33109.htm   (871 words)

  Encyclopedia: Human trafficking in Saudi Arabia
Trafficking in human beings includes recruiting, harbouring, obtaining, and transporting persons by use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjecting them to involuntary acts, such as commercial sexual exploitation (including prostitution) or involuntary labour, i.
Saudi Arabia is a destination for men and women from South and East Asia and East Africa trafficked for the purpose of labor exploitation, and for children from Yemen, Afghanistan, and Africa trafficking for forced begging.
Despite reports of trafficking and abuses of domestic and other unskilled workers and children, there is evidence of only one Saudi Government prosecution of a Saudi employer for a trafficking-related offense during the reporting period.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Human-trafficking-in-Saudi-Arabia   (1741 words)

 Trafficking in Human Beings
Trafficked children are dependent on their traffickers for food, shelter and other basic necessities.
Trafficking in human beings is a global issue, but a lack of systematic research means that reliable data on the trafficking of human beings that would allow comparative analyses and the design of countermeasures is scarce.
The Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings (GPAT) was designed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and launched in March 1999.
www.unodc.org /unodc/en/trafficking_human_beings.html   (850 words)

 USDOJ: What We Do: Fight Trafficking in Persons
Trafficking in persons — also known as "human trafficking" — is a form of modern-day slavery.
Traffickers often prey on individuals who are poor, frequently unemployed or underemployed, and who may lack access to social safety nets, predominantly women and children in certain countries.
Human trafficking frequently involves the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, a brutal crime the Department is committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting.
www.usdoj.gov /whatwedo/whatwedo_ctip.html   (1525 words)

 Human Trafficking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Traffickers often move victims from their home communities to other areas -- within their country or to foreign countries -- where the victim is often isolated, unable to speak the language and unfamiliar with the culture.
Traffickers often go unpunished for their crimes where there is little rule of law, lack of enforcement of existing anti-trafficking laws, and corruption of law enforcement institutions.
Victims of trafficking are afraid of retaliation from the traffickers, recrimination within their families and villages, and in cases of trafficking for sexual exploitation, the stigma of prostitution.
www.oscweb.com /writing/trafficking.html   (2215 words)

 Human Trafficking: Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Within the country, women are trafficked from the impoverished Northeast and the North to Bangkok for labor and sexual exploitation.
A study on Thai women trafficked to Japan found that Thai women’s initial decisions to migrate were almost always voluntary, though many were deceived regarding the amount of debt they would incur, the highly abusive labor conditions and, for some, the nature of the work.
Trafficking has been addressed legally in the Measures in Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Women and Children Act (1997).
www.humantrafficking.org /countries/eap/thailand   (625 words)

 ICE Office of Investigations: Smuggling/Public Safety Division - Smuggling/Human Trafficking Branch
The mission of the ICE Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit is to, both domestically and internationally, identify criminal individuals and organizations involved in human smuggling and trafficking and destroy their ability to operate by using the full range of resources, capabilities and authorities available to ICE.
Human Trafficking also involves the surreptitious entry of people into the United States, but additionally includes the elements of force, coercion, and that the entry is for the purpose of economic or sexual exploitation and the organizations reliance on long-term exploitation to continue to produce profits.
Trafficking in human beings is among the most reprehensible crimes ICE investigates, and juvenile trafficking the most odious of trafficking offenses.
www.ice.gov /graphics/investigations/publicsafety/humantrafficking.htm   (549 words)

 UNFPA: Promoting Gender Equality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Traffickers target poor communities, and may show up during a drought or before the harvest, when food is scarce, to persuade poor families to sell their daughters for small amounts of money.
Trafficked migrants are vulnerable because of their irregular legal status, and may face deportation.
Poverty and inequity are root causes of trafficking.
www.unfpa.org /gender/trafficking.htm   (681 words)

 Global Rights: Trafficking
Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining, by any means, any person for labor or services involving forced labor, slavery or servitude in any industry, such as forced or coerced participation in agriculture, prostitution, manufacturing, or other industries or in domestic service or marriage.
Traffickers use deception, force or coercion to move people into situations in which they are vulnerable and easily held in conditions of forced labor and slavery.
Human rights groups and other organizations are engaging in the struggle to bring a human rights perspective to human trafficking and to provide services to trafficked persons and, while governments are increasing addressing the problem, the majority take no action or, worse, condone, tolerate or participate in this trade in human lives.
www.globalrights.org /site/PageServer?pagename=wwd_index_49   (959 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Women’s Human Rights - Trafficking
Nor was the law particularly dissuasive to traffickers, who continued to bring hundreds of women and girls from the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe into Israel for forced labor in the sex industry.
Furthermore, labor officials told Human Rights Watch that officials in the Employment Security Office, as local offices charged with monitoring enforcement of the labor code are called, failed to understand the laws that could be used to prosecute traffickers, and thus rarely enforced them.
With growing awareness of the surge in trafficking, U.N. officials initiated a "trafficking project" in Bosnia in 1999 in cooperation with local nongovernmental organizations and the International Organization on Migration to provide shelter, legal aid, and protection for women who sought to escape their traffickers.
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/women/women5.html   (1080 words)

 Human Trafficking-Trafficking of Humans-Coalition Against Trafficking of Women
It is a fundamental human right to be free of sexual exploitation in all its forms.
Among the signers of this statement are organizations that provide services to victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation, or who themselves are survivors of trafficking and prostitution and who represent women who have been victims/survivors.
Section II is devoted to a thematic study on the relationship between trafficking and the demand for commercial sexual exploitation.
www.catwinternational.org   (1442 words)

 Service Area: Counter-Trafficking - Prevention of human trafficking, assistance and protection to the victims of human ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Trafficking exposes migrants to exploitation and violation of their fundamental human rights.
Trafficked migrants are often dependent on their agents and employers, and are therefore extremely vulnerable.
As a consequence, new trafficking routes are regularly established and the market for fraudulent travel documents, clandestine transportation and border crossing has developed worldwide.
www.iom.int /en/who/main_service_areas_counter.shtml   (660 words)

 Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is an umbrella term used to describe all forms of modern-day slavery.
Trafficking is the dark underbelly of globalization in which the strong exploit and abuse the vulnerable for their personal pleasure and gain.
Human trafficking is a nexus of evil, as traffickers perform all manner of incomprehensible acts of cruelty, brutality, humiliation, dehumanization and exploitation.
www.salvationarmyusa.org /usn/www_usn.nsf/0/85256DDC007274DF85256DB4005DA3B7?openDocument   (398 words)

 The Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
Nearly two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, and more than a century after slavery was officially ended in its last strongholds, the trade in human beings for any purpose must not be allowed to thrive in our time."
Over $1.7 Million Awarded to Fight Human Trafficking, Provide Assistance to Victims
Over $1.5 Million Awarded to Aid Victims of Human Trafficking
www.acf.hhs.gov /trafficking   (161 words)

 Amnesty International USA: Stop Violence Against Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Human trade, slave markets, the buying and selling of people – these are words and phrases that, to many people, echo a brutal and distant time in our past.
Trafficking is a global phenomenon where victims are sexually exploited, forced into labor and subjected to abuse.
Trafficking places individuals in extremely vulnerable circumstances where their basic human rights are violated, including the rights to life, liberty, personal security, privacy, mental and physical integrity, freedom from slavery, and freedom from torture and other forms of inhumane or degrading treatment.
www.amnestyusa.org /stopviolence/trafficking   (383 words)

 State of Illinois Home - IGNN (Illinois Government News Network)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
“Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery, and sadly it exists here in Illinois and all across America,” said Gov. Blagojevich.
Human trafficking is a silent problem that most people in this country are not familiar with.
After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing.
www.illinois.gov /PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=4019   (1129 words)

 Interpol - Trafficking in Human Beings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Trafficking is a subject that divides those who come into contact with it.
Trafficking in human beings is considered one of the top priorities at Interpol and only by ascertaining the true character of trafficking can we hope to adapt appropriate measures against it.
Different definitions and expressions are used to describe smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings.
www.interpol.com /Public/THB   (325 words)

 Criminal Justice Resources : Human Trafficking
Trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the form of prostitution, pornography, escorts, and such is a growing phenomenon in Europe and throughout the world.
Trafficking in human beings has become a global problem and a number of developing and transition countries are affected as countries of origin.
Trafficking in human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons, by means of force or the threat of force.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/crimjust/human.htm   (4899 words)

 Human trafficking in the U.S.: A harsh reality | The-Tidings.com
Esperanza told her story before a rapt audience of nearly 400 at a March 5 symposium on human trafficking, sponsored by five religious congregations and held at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.
"Counter trafficking measures cannot be effective unless they address the deep-rooted causes that stem from poverty and inequitable distribution of resources and from the loss of fundamental human values," said Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Sister Veronica Brand, a sociologist based in Rome and symposium keynote speaker.
Traffickers can receive up to 20 years of prison time for each count of trafficking and be forced to pay back wages, although many then declare bankruptcy.
www.the-tidings.com /2005/0318/traffic.htm   (938 words)

 Human Trafficking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
ICE has a Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit dedicated to human trafficking investigations where adults and children are being recruited, transported and forced into involuntary servitude, including prostitution or other types of forced labor.
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 provides victims of severe forms of trafficking access to a wide range of benefits and services, such as information about their rights, referral for counseling, medical services, legal assistance, food, housing, and victim restitution.
Working with state and local law enforcement authorities, ICE identified a human trafficking ring in which girls as young as 15 were smuggled into the United States and forced to work as prostitutes.
www.ice.gov /graphics/news/factsheets/humantraffic_071404.htm   (700 words)

 Anti-Slavery - Anti-Slavery - Trafficking
Human trafficking involves the movement of people through violence, deception or coercion for the purpose of forced labour, servitude or slavery-like practices.
Human trafficking involves deceiving or coercing someone to move -- either within a country or abroad through legal or illegal channels -- for the purpose of exploiting him or her.
It is crucial that those who are trafficked are treated as the victims of a human rights violation and not as illegal migrants.
www.antislavery.org /homepage/antislavery/trafficking.htm   (927 words)

 Human Trafficking Resources : The Zero 5.0laf - The Official Website of Andrew Vachss
Maiti Nepal is an organization dedicated to the prevention of trafficking Nepali girls for prostitution and other forms of forced labor, through intervention and legal advocacy.
Research on human trafficking, U.S. government response, regional initiatives, articles, cases and laws, resources and reference materials.
Run by the Covenant House, sponsored by HHS in collaboration with the Department of Justice, to allow victims of trafficking to be instantly referred to a pre-screened aid organization in the victim's area.
www.vachss.com /help_text/human_trafficking.html   (477 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Women's Human Rights: Trafficking
Trafficking in persons — the illegal and highly profitable recruitment, transport, or sale of human beings into all forms of forced labor and servitude, including trafficking into forced marriage — is a tragic and complex human rights abuse.
In many cases, such as in Bosnia and Herzegovina, corrupt officials facilitate the trafficking, accepting bribes to falsify documents and provide protection.
For example, Thai trafficking victims in Japan are regularly detained as illegal aliens and deported with a five-year ban on reentering the country.
www.hrw.org /women/trafficking.html   (252 words)

 iafrica.com | news | features Human trafficking
A 23-year-old woman identified as Nicola reported to the IOM that she had met nine other fl, white and mixed race South Africans aged 18 to 21 in Macau, who were forcefully prostituted in the former colony.
If the number of people who are trafficked within borders was taken into account, the figure would rise to between two and four million.
They were trafficked by members of the Russian mafia and crime syndicates from Bulgaria, which owned clubs in South Africa.
iafrica.com /news/features/330882.htm   (967 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. cites 4 Gulf allies in trafficking report - Jun 3, 2005
"Human trafficking is nothing less than a modern form of slavery," said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a news conference on the report.
About 80 percent of trafficking victims are women and girls, with a large majority forced into the sex industry.
Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have legislation against trafficking and forced labor, but the report cited the three countries for weak implementation of laws to investigate, prosecute and punish traffickers as well as for inadequate steps to protect victims.
www.cnn.com /2005/US/06/03/human.traffic   (729 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Human trafficking is not a matter of taming the shrew- let us kill it in order to safe developing nations.
If government starts to incorporate or integrate their child policies, their human trafficking policies within their own budgets and everyday programs and try to raise funds within these frame works, then we will have a cheap program that government can afford and the finance minister will be happy to help.
We are eager to collabrate on human trafficking in Nepal.
www.changemakers.net /journal/300503/index.cfm   (11074 words)

 Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the third most profitable criminal activity, following only drug and arms trafficking.
Due to the “hidden” nature of trafficking activities, gathering statistics on the magnitude of the problem is a complex and difficult task.
The number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country each year is even higher, with an estimated 200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /ovc/ncvrw/2005/pg5l.html   (683 words)

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