HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCES

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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Former Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops sue own government
"The suit comes as an embarrassing distraction for the South Korean government, which has pushed Japan to properly atone for what it says were World War Two atrocities including forcing women, many of them Korean, to serve as sex slaves for its soldiers.
The women claim the South Korean government trained them and worked with pimps to run a sex trade through the 1960s and 1970s for U.S. troops, encouraged women to work as prostitutes and violated their human rights."
Reuters Press, July 11, 2014.

Brides for Sale: Vietnamese Women Trafficked to China
"Lao Cai (Vietnam) (AFP)—Vulnerable women in countries close to China — not only Vietnam but also North Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar — are being forced into marriages in the land of the one–child policy, experts say.
China suffers from one of the worst gender imbalances in the world as families prefer male children."
AFP, June 25, 2014.

U.S. Blacklists Thailand, Malaysia over trafficking
"WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking has landed Thailand and Malaysia on a State Department blacklist, a move that could strain relations with two important U.S. partners in Asia.
The department, however, improved its rating of strategic rival China, citing Beijing's steps to abolish re–education–through–labor camps."
The Associated Press, June 20, 2014.

Criminal gangs 'crippling children and forcing them to work as beggars'
"Most of the beggars were disabled children—many of them limbless or suffering from gruesome wounds—who had been stolen, abducted and even 'rented' from their hometowns and brought to Dongguan for this profitable 'business', Wang—who is himself physically disabled—was cited as saying.
'The more severely handicapped they are, the more valuable they are,' Wang said."
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2014.

Police Nab Cartel Member in Organ Trafficking Case
"Ring would kidnap children, take them to homes to have organs removed, official said."
USA Today, March 17, 2014.

Women recall trauma, being forced to have sex with up to 60 men a day at sentencing of pimps in New York sex trafficking ring
Brothers Benito Lopez-Perez, 35, Anastasio Romero-Perez, 40, and Jose Gabino Barrientos-Perez, 52, were sentenced to prison in a Brooklyn courtroom for their sex trafficking ring. Their victims served men in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and were also subject to brutal beatings.
Daily News, February 07, 2014

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her organs harvested
"The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant."
The Telegraph, October 18, 2014.

Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas
Reuters Investigates, September 09, 2013

Australian pair in L.A. convicted for making child porn with 'adopted son' from Russia
Daily News, June 29, 2013

Challenges of Human Trafficking in Nigeria
AllAfrica.com, January 03, 2013

Father and son busted on sex–ring raps
Daily News, April 23, 2012

Traffickers set a daily target for child beggars
"BANGALORE: Nine–year–old Mamata (name changed) dreaded returning home without Rs 200 in her tiny pocket after begging all day on the streets of Bangalore. Her mother and her companion had set the child a daily target of Rs 200 every time she was sent out to the streets.
Such stories unfolded after Bangalore police and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) rescued over 300 children with help from NGOs in a day-long Operation Rakshana on December 2. The children had been pushed into begging."
The Times of India: Bangalore, December 16, 2011.

Bangladesh arrest uncovers evidence of children forced into begging
"The arrest of a senior gang member in Bangladesh has revealed details of how criminals abduct and maim children before putting them to work as beggars.
The existence of such practices has been reported frequently throughout south Asia, and featured in the Oscar–winning film Slumdog Millionaire, set in India. But details and hard evidence have been rare.
The case in Bangladesh was uncovered by human rights campaigners and a local television company late last year. On 28 December authorities arrested a suspected member of a gang based in the Kamrangirchar area of the capital, Dhaka.
The Guardian, January 9, 2011.

Shared Hope International Releases America's Child Sex Trafficking Report Card
AOL, December 02, 2011

Veteran NYPD cop busted in Albany for stalking 11–year–old girl on way to school
Daily News, June 24, 2010

5 charged in New Jersey child rape case
CNN, April 4, 2010

Nigeria doctor 'impregnated girls and sold the babies'
BBC News, December 31, 2009

Running in the Shadows: For Runaways on the Street, Sex Buys Survival
New York Times, October 27, 2009

Report: 10,000 People in U.S. Work in Forced Labor
The Associated Press, September 24, 2004

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report
From the U.S. Department of State, June 2004

People Smuggler Gets Life In Prison For Cuban Woman's Death
Sun-Sentinel, November 22, 2002

Judge: Private Cause of Action Exists for Involuntary Servitude
New York Law Journal, August 21, 2002

Babies Stolen For Sale On Chinese Black Market
The Times, February 1, 2002

Pair Convicted of Enslaving Housekeeper
Washington Post, December 21, 2001

African Children 'Being Held for Debts'
BBC News, December 19, 2001

Feds: Woman Trafficked Vermont Girls to NYC
ABC News, December 14, 2001

Lawyers Told to Act Against Central America's Child Sex Trade
OneWorld.net, November 1, 2001

Harsh Chinese Reality Feeds a Black Market in Women
New York Times, June 25, 2001

I.N.S. Both Jailer and Parent to Children Without Nation
New York Times, June 24, 2001

East: Trafficking Of Women On Rise In Eastern Europe (Part 1)
Russia: With No Jobs At Home, Women Fall Victim To Trafficking (Part 2)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 23, 2001

Russian Women Fight Sex Trafficking
Associated Press, May 16, 2001

US Breaks Up Human Smuggling Ring
Associated Press, May 4, 2001

U.S. to Crack Down on Human Trafficking, Ashcroft Says
Kansas City Star, March 27, 2001

Child Asylum Seekers Sold For Sex
BBC News, March 8, 2001

EU 'to Protect' Sex Slaves
BBC News, March 8, 2001

Mafia Makes Billions From Trafficking People U.N. Says
Reuters, December 15, 2000

U.S. Slavery Did Not End in 1865
Times Daily, April 3, 2000

New U.S. Slave Trade
International Herald Tribune, April 3, 2000

Global Programme Against the Trafficking in Human Beings
An outline for action from the UN Center for International Crime Prevention, 1999 [PDF]

Contemporary Forms of Slavery
U.N. High Commission for Human Rights fact sheet regarding contemporary forms of slavery, including trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, and the sale of children (June 1991)

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Amnesty International
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 807-8400
www.amnesty.org

Anti-Slavery International
Thomas Clarkson House
The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road
London SW9 9TL
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7501 8920
www.antislavery.org
ASI works to abolish "modern slavery," including bonded and forced labor, child labor and commercial sexual exploitation, immigrant trafficking, forced early marriage, and the chattel system.

Casa Alianza
Paseo de la reforma 111
Colonia Guerrero
Mexico D.F. 06300
Mexico
www.casa-alianza.org
Casa Alianza is dedicated to the rehabilitation and defense of street children in Latin American countries.

Counter-Trafficking Service
International Organization for Migration
17 Route des Moullons
C.P. 71 CH-1211
Geneva 19 Switzerland
Phone: 022 717 9111
https://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home.html
Dedicated to assisting trafficked migrants through protection, counseling, free legal and medical services, assisted return and re–integration.

ECPAT International
(End Child Prostitution/Pornography and Trafficking)
328 Phayathai Road
Bangkok 10400 Thailand
www.ecpat.net

Maiti Nepal
P.O.Box: 9599
Gaushala
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 01-4492904
www.maitinepal.org
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.

OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe]
www.osce.org/cthb
Wallnerstrasse 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 1 514 36 6000
Fax: +43 1 514 36 6996
The OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization whose 56 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

Solwodi (Solidarity)
www.solwodi.de
German group dedicated to ending the trafficking of women, and to assisting trafficked women throughout Germany.

Stop Trafficking
U.S. Anti-Trafficking Working Group
U.S. Department of State
2001 "C" Street, N.W., Suite 6934
Washington, DC 20520-7512
Phone: (202) 647-5440
secretary.state.gov/www/picw/trafficking/home.htm
Research on human trafficking, U.S. government response, regional initiatives, articles, cases and laws, resources and reference materials.

Trafficking in Persons Awareness Programs
Resources from the U.S. Department of State

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