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World Day of Social Justice: “Fighting human trafficking means fighting poverty, unemployment and inequality
On December 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He called upon private businesses, civil society groups, faith leaders, families, and individuals to recognize the vital role they can each play in ending all forms of modern slavery.
UNODC Executive Director welcomes appointment of new Board of Trustees for UN Trust Fund for trafficking victims
Enhancing state assistance to victims of human trafficking in Ukraine discussed at OSCE-supported conference
OSCE Special Representative publishes human trafficking report on Portugal, praises immediate steps taken
Join us today for the UN.GIFT webinar: Best practices for reporting on human trafficking and the role of the media
Register now for the UN.GIFT webinar: Best practices for reporting on human trafficking and the role of the media
Join the UN.GIFT webinar: Best practices for reporting on human trafficking and the role of the media
A year after UN.GIFT interviewed filmmaker Mimi Chakarova - and two years after the release of "The Price of Sex" - her film continues to be screened around the world. UN.GIFT caught up with Ms Chakarova to discuss where her film has taken her over the past twelve months and what impact her film continues to have on viewers, policymakers and the women featured in her movie.
Following a two-year CNN investigation, the two-hour documentary 'The Fighters' chronicles Philippine human rights pioneer Cecilia Flores-Oebanda in her journey to protect children from the sex trade and convince the Philippines' biggest star, Manny Pacquiao, to join her as a fighter in the battle against modern-day slavery.
Reporting on human trafficking manual published by OSCE, Moscow University, Russian Union of Journalists
In 2011 Julia Immonen rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean - from the Canary Islands to Barbados. This year she will cycle from Sofia, Bulgaria into central London. Her objective in both of these gruelling challenges: to raise awareness about human trafficking, and funds for efforts to combat the $32 billion-dollar-a-year trade in human beings.
March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
The annual observance of 25 March as the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade serves as an opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system, and to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
On the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which was recently by the UN in New York, we present the brave testimonial of Memey, a 28-year-old Indonesian woman who was trafficked and forcibly recruited into commercial sex work and who is now committed to helping others.
"Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery. ... Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 2 December 2012
On World Tourism Day, UNODC chief calls for more efforts to tackle trafficking for sexual exploitation
Many victims of human trafficking fear law enforcement, which keeps them from seeking help or trying to escape their captors. As a result the US is trying to educate the public, emergency responders, police and others about programs and tools that can protect and help victims who are in the country illegally.
40,000 fans join international and local artists in solidarity to fight human trafficking at the MTV EXIT concert in Hanoi
OSCE Special Representative says immigration regulations should consider wellbeing and social inclusion of trafficked persons
Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls and Australian vocalist Kate Miller-Heidke to join fight against human trafficking
Twenty-first session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to be held in Vienna
Having worked on these issues since the late 1990s, UNODC has now issued a comprehensive strategy setting out the complementary nature of UNODC's work in preventing and combating both human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and defining the immediate priorities for UNODC's future action and engagement on these crimes.
Officially supported by eleven national and international civil society organizations and UN.GIFT, ' Anya17' is the world's first Opera to reveal the hidden world of Sex Trafficking in the UK. Anya17 premieres on March 7 th in Liverpool before a second performance in Manchester on March 9 th. Tickets are available via www.anya17.co.uk
Strengthening regional co-operation and dialogue for an effective response to human and child trafficking is the aim of an OSCE-supported regional workshop that started in Skopje last week. The project, organized by the OSCE Mission to Skopje in co-operation with the French Government, aims at identifying and reinforcing the most efficient mechanisms and practices for preventing, identifying, referring and protecting child victims.
From January 2012, the UN.GIFT.HUB will be hosting information from the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT). The HUB will be posting ICAT news updates, publications and events and it now features a permanent section with more information about this multi-agency coordination mechanism.
( Bankrate.ca) - By Aaron Broverman In his book "Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan," journalist Jake Adelstein chronicles his experiences on the vice beat with Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. At one point, he describes a human sex trafficking operation run by men named Viktor and Slick.
The UN.GIFT.HUB has won the 2011 UN 21 Award. On Tuesday, 2 August 2011, the Secretary-General of the United Nations presented the 2011 UN 21 Awards to this year's winners at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium in New York. The UN.GIFT.HUB was the winner of the category "ICT/Knowledge Management".
(EHTN)-In partnership with the UN Global Compact and UN.GIFT, End Human Trafficking Now has just launched the call for nominations for the Business Leader's Award to Fight Human Trafficking. This is the second award cycle. The Award is designed to acknowledge the vision, creativity and contribution of business leaders...
For the entire year of 2011, CNN has committed to a campaign to fight human trafficking through a series of news features covering the many aspects of human trafficking and modern day slavery. The so-called "Freedom Project"also challenges listeners to participate in individual activism to raise awareness of the problem.
UN.GIFT-About-Human Trafficking The UN.GIFT Catalogue presents a collection of some the most relevant work done under UN.GIFT. Featuring an easy-to-navigate menu, the catalogue showcases a wide variety of human trafficking resources: publications, reports, concept notes, videos and photos and the VITA (Victims Translation Assistance) tool, that be can downloaded for further dissemination and use.
UN.GIFT-About-Human Trafficking Ten years after the adoption of the of the United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol, parties are meeting to review the achievements and challenges of the fight against human trafficking and other forms of transnational crime. The fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime will take place in Vienna from 18 to 22 October.
About-Human Trafficking When you purchase a product at your local shopping centre, you are supporting the way it was produced. If the product is the result of someone's forced labour, you are encouraging the company which has relied on forced labour to continue relying on forced labour. For knowledge: http://www.ungift.org/knowledgehub/en/about/
One of the features of the HUB is the BLOG. Blogs are an increasingly popular online interactive tool. An individual publishes content on the web where readers have the option to leave comments and exchange views on that content. This commenting feature has the potential to expand knowledge on human trafficking and to initiate fruitful discussions.
The United Nations today launched a global action plan to combat human trafficking, with senior UN officials urging that governments worldwide take coordinated and consistent measures to try to defeat the scourge...the only way to succeed is to strengthen partnerships between States, organizations and programmes, such as the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, known as UN.GIFT since its creation in early 2007.
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