Helping end human trafficking and modern slavery – #FREEDOMFORGIRLS

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“The recent rape of an Adivasi woman in Bengaluru was one of many incidents of suffering that workers had endured over the decades. […] As per a study on human trafficking, the state of Jharkhand has emerged as India’s trafficking hub with thousands of tribal women and girls being trafficked out of the state each year to Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and beyond [while] human traffickers are also involved in many cases of missing children.” – Rights Groups Call for Probe Into Trafficking Networks After Rape of Adivasi Migrant Worker >>

Human trafficking is a crime. To report in India, call
Shakti Vahini on +91-11-42244224+91-9582909025
or the national helpline Childline on 1098.
High susceptibility of children in tourism locations >>

71% of modern slavery victims are women and girls. With an estimated 40.3 million people victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, that’s a lot of girls around the world who are being exploited for someone else’s benefit, or treated like a commodity, unable to leave because of threats, violence, coercion, and abuse of power.

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“When you look at the 193 UN member states […] in only half the world’s countries you could be specifically prosecuted for enslaving another human being.”

Naomi Paxton looks at the impact of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, talking to researchers Katarina Schwarz and Alicia Kidd who are trying to measure and improve its effectiveness.   Katarina Schwarz from the Rights Lab at Nottingham University works with the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull on a project looking into what makes people from particular countries vulnerable to being trafficked and exploited, including in the UK. […] 

These projects are part of the work done through the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre. 

[17:40] On the widely held misconception that slavery is already illegal, a matter of the past, abolished some time in the 19th or 20th century, we kind of moved beyond that:

The Rights Lab delivers research to help end modern slavery.

We are the world’s largest group of modern slavery researchers, and we are home to many leading modern slavery experts. Through our five research programmes, we deliver new and cutting-edge research that provides rigorous data, evidence and discoveries for the global antislavery effort. Our Modern Slavery Evidence Unit is the interface between the Rights Lab research programmes and civil society, business and government: it works closely with  stakeholders to address their evidence gaps. Our INSPIRE project elevates survivor-informed research as a key part of knowledge production to help end slavery and support survivors to achieve a full freedom.

The goal of ending slavery is ambitious. But in the Rights Lab we believe that by working together as part of the global antislavery community, we can achieve evidence-based strategies to help end slavery by 2030.

Learn more and listen to this programme online (BBC Arts and Ideas podcast) – released on: 04 Jun 2020 Available for over a year
Source: BBC Arts and Ideas “New Thinking: Tackling Modern Slavery” 
Accessed: 6 June 2020

December 7, 2017

Native American women are some of the most vulnerable to sex trafficking in the United States according to Fronteras.  | Read the entire article here >>

The National Congress of American Indians says Native Americans are one of the most vulnerable populations to sex trafficking because of the significant poverty rates, high numbers of runaway youth, and low levels of law enforcement.

One of the problems has been the lack of anti-trafficking laws on reservations. This year Navajo leaders uncovered cases of sex trafficking on their reservations, but they didn’t have a way to fight it. They have now passed a law against the crime and other tribes across the United States are following suit.

Lisa Heth from the Pathfinder Center, a refuge for human trafficking victims in South Dakota, says that cases of trafficking are severely underreported on reservations because victims fear reprisal. “They’re fearful of reporting it because of retaliation or that they’re going be blamed. In the past we know that women have come forward and they’ve even been blamed by their own family members,” […]

Accessed: 6 June 2020

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