April 24, 2014, Global Day of Action

International Labor Rights Forum has announced the observance of April 24, 2014, as a Global Day of Action to raise awareness about hazards in the Bangladesh garment industry and to help victims of the tragic Rana Plaza collapse. April 24 is the one-year anniversary of the collapse, which killed at least 1,138 individuals and injured countless others. To date, many victims still await compensation, as do the families of those who died in the incident. While the collapse drew worldwide … [Read more...]

Stop Child Trafficking In The U.S.

Human traffickers prey on abused or neglected young people. State child welfare systems are doing what they can to help, but far too often many of these victims are falling through the cracks. Change is needed. That's why the bipartisan Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act has been put in motion by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. If approved, these laws would make it easier to aid trafficking victims and help put an end to the horrific practice … [Read more...]

Ending the Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada‏

I am thrilled to be the new President and CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation. Since starting this position last month, I have traveled across the country meeting with our amazing board, donors, staff, grantees and volunteers. It is clear to me why the Foundation has succeeded all these years - through your endless support. I am moved by your enthusiasm and dedication, which has fueled my passion and commitment to helping Canadian women and girls. People are very excited about … [Read more...]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING WEEK-END, Toronto, Mar. 14/15

  Good Sheppard Lutheran Church 1630 Lawrence Avenue W. North York Early bird donation $15 before February 14, 2114 at the Door $20. c/o Maria Angel Consuegra - CONTACT HERE     … [Read more...]

Human Trafficking Awareness – JAN 2014

In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and survivors on how to recognize signs of trafficking and provide services for human trafficking survivors. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under US federal law, victims of human … [Read more...]

Bridge to Freedom Foundation, celebrates Light the Way GALA – JAN 11

Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF) was founded only a few short years ago and while we are still very much a start-up organization, we are growing every day. Baby Steps: We began with a vision in 2008, and in 2009, it became a dream as BTFF was born on paper. Then in 2010, that dream began to gel into a reality. In January 2010, BTFF took its first baby steps to let the world know its mission to help survivors of modern day slavery lead thriving lives. That first public step was creating … [Read more...]

Trafficking of children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

Special Rapporteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré July 2013 – Trafficking of children and the issue of defining trafficking topped the agenda today at a first of its kind meeting between an independent United Nations human rights expert and a group of European practitioners working to end this form of modern-day slavery. Speaking at a special meeting organized in Strasbourg, France, by the Council of Europe's Groups of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings … [Read more...]

Tricked and Trapped Migrant workers, in the Middle East

ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking AMMAN (ILO News) – An ILO study has offered a rare glimpse into the hardships endured by workers from some of the world’s poorest countries while also examining the structural hurdles to protecting their rights at work in the Middle East. The ILO will present the findings of Tricked and Trapped: Human … [Read more...]

Human Trafficking Victims – Hotlines

  HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS   Human trafficking victims may be able to recover if provided with appropriate social, medical, and mental health services from individuals and organizations experienced in human trafficking issues. Many human trafficking victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and co-morbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. They may likewise suffer from physical illnesses and injuries that require medical attention. Victims … [Read more...]

UNODC finally has Human trafficking Database ~ a true Celebration!

HUMAN TRAFFICKING DATABASE ESTABLISHED   October 2011 - Human trafficking is a truly global phenomenon and a crime which affects nearly every part of the world, whether as a source, transit or destination country. According to UNODC, victims from at least 127 countries have been identified, and it is estimated that more than 2.4 million people are being exploited by criminals at any given time. More than a decade after the adoption of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and PUnish … [Read more...]

Awareness and education are key to beating human trafficking

    February 2011 - In November 2010, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was launched to assist those most in need as a result of having been trafficked. Administered by UNODC, the Trust Fund is guided by a five-member, geographically representative board of trustees. One of the Trustees, Dr. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailand, has many years of experience in working to fight human trafficking and its related social evils, such as gender-based violence. As the … [Read more...]

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