Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Week in Trafficking

A weekly links roundup of human trafficking news. US News UNL professor creates world’s 1st human trafficking journal How to end modern slavery How text messages help the Polaris Project zero in on human trafficking Why are children working in American tobacco fields? Regulations are killed, and kids die What’s your slavery footprint? There’s an […]

Human Rights Day

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Declaration of Human Rights (photo source: UN) As the world remembers and celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, it’s fitting that on December 10th the world also celebrates Human Rights Day. This year is the 65th anniversary of Human Rights Day and the 20th anniversary of the Office of the […]

The Week in Trafficking

A weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. US News Michigan House Oks bill to presume teens charged with prostitution are sex trafficking victims Klobuchar introduces bill to model nationwide approach to human trafficking after Minnesota’s efforts First ever Massachusetts human trafficking guide for attorneys published Focus on human trafficking shift to labor […]

Natural Disasters and Human Trafficking

Image source: Flickr After spikes of human trafficking were seen after other disasters like the 2010 Haitian earthquake and massive flooding in Pakistan, US officials are warning that there could be an increase in human trafficking in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. Previous cases suggest that women and children are particularly vulnerable to […]

Introducing the Human Trafficking Indicators Dataset

Scholars estimate that human trafficking will surpass drug and arms trafficking in its incidence and economic effect during the next decade (Schauer & Wheaton, 2006: 164-165; quoted in Wheaton, Schauer & Galli, 2010: 114). The number of people trafficked is substantial—between 600,000 and 800,000 people were trafficked globally in 2005, and by 2009 an estimated […]