Tag Archives: Philippines

The Week in Trafficking

Trafficking trends Echoing one of our earlier posts, the Brazilian National Justice Secretary suggests that there is little evidence suggesting that human trafficking spikes around sporting events like next month’s World Cup. Nevertheless, this year’s largest sporting event is garnering attention as a potential magnet for trafficking, and last week the Vatican and an international association of nuns launched […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. Conflict and trafficking A resumption of hostilities in Kachin state in Burma has increased trafficking to China. Labor trafficking A study by the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland finds that people are being sent to prison for acts committed while victims of forced labor for cannabis production. 76 […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U.S. News Legislation is being considered in Maine and Virginia to help trafficking victims. International News The Indian government is launching a new web portal to track cases of human trafficking around the country. Collecting accurate and comprehensive trafficking data has been problematic for the government […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U.S. News In the lead up to the Super Bowl there continues to be public statements, advertising campaigns, media attention, a House panel, and even an app about sex trafficking surrounding the event. However, as we previously discussed and others are reporting, there is little systematic evidence to support this, and perpetuating a Super Bowl sex trafficking myth […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U.S. News Placemats in Sacramento’s Asian restaurants become anti-trafficking tools for raising awareness. Virginia legislators introduce multiple anti-human trafficking bills. Virginia is only one of two US states to still lack a comprehensive anti-trafficking statute. New Hampshire lawmakers also propose a bill to increase victims’ rights.  January is human trafficking […]

The Week in Trafficking

A weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U. S. News January is the US national slavery and human trafficking prevention month. The 2013-2017 Federal Strategic Action Plan on services for victims of human trafficking was released this week. Are sporting events linked to spikes in sex trafficking? Arrest reports raise doubts. Governor Jan Brewer calls for new human […]

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 […]