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COPA Airlines joins Blue Heart Campaign COPA Airlines, Panama's flagship air carrier, has joined the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking. By placing the Blue Heart symbol next to its planes' doors, COPA becomes the latest private sector partner in raising awareness of the plight of victims of human trafficking while building support to fight the criminals behind it.
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
The United States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released last week its 2013 annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report includes stories of trafficking victims, country portraits, estimates on numbers of victims, and evaluations of government efforts to combat human trafficking. It also outlines the major forms of human trafficking, including for sexual exploitation, forced or bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, among others.
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.
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.
US President Barack Obama declares January 2013 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
40,000 fans join international and local artists in solidarity to fight human trafficking at the MTV EXIT concert in Hanoi
Tuesday May 22: UN.GIFT-Harvard Webinar, Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships
Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls and Australian vocalist Kate Miller-Heidke to join fight against human trafficking
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.
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...
Over the next few days UN.GIFT will publish a series titled: "Stories of Courage" which highlights success stories of victims who escaped the grasp of their traffickers. These anecdotes are a source of inspiration, giving courage to individuals to look for ways to help victims of trafficking, showing hope for change.
The Na Wa Festival, organized by UN.GIFT, IOM and EXIT, has launched a Facebook group to offer up to date information on the film festival. The group also serves as a platform for participants to discuss issues on human trafficking and other information related to the many anti-trafficking activities now taking place in Nigeria.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion industry that is worth an estimated US$32 billion each year. Human trafficking is also an atrocious crime with many faces: sexually exploited girls growing up in brothels or fishing boys trapped in forced labour. Not My Life is a film that goes around the five continents to unveil the many faces of trafficking.
The much-anticipated Luxor International Forum will gather business, arts and media leading personalities to take action against human trafficking. This landmark event is organized by End Human Trafficking Now! (EHTN!) in collaboration with UN.GIFT, and it will take place in Luxor, Egypt, on 10 - 12 December 2010.
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 The Austrian Criminal Police Office (BK) has set up a telephone hotline to receive reports of potential human trafficking cases. All reports can be made anonymously, 24 hours, seven days a week. The calls will be handled by specialized human trafficking investigators who can identify suspicious activities and take immediate action.
"Effective coordination of the various anti-trafficking initiatives and enhanced cooperation among all actors involved in combating trafficking is essential to maximize available resources, minimize duplication and address States' fatigue vis-à-vis the number of demands they are required to attend to," said Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.
UN.GIFT works to achieve greater coordination and cooperation among international organizations and to foster innovative partnerships with civil society organizations and the private sector. UN.GIFT and UNODC partnered with Save the Children, India and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) India Chapter to develop the Code of Conduct for Safe and Honorable Tourism, launched by the Government of India.
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/
The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking's (UN.GIFT) first ever Small Grants Facility programme has been deemed a huge success. An impressive 440 proposals were submitted by civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world when the Call for Proposals was opened on 1 March 2010.
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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