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International & Global: Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation

Resources included here focus on the worldwide illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. These materials demonstrate intersections with women’s lives, the feminist movement, human rights, and violence against women, and suggest ways to address trafficking more specifically in our work to end domestic and sexual violence.

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June 2014
This report seeks to increase global awareness of the human trafficking phenomenon by shedding new light on various facets of the problem and highlighting shared and individual perspectives of the international community.
Authors: U.S. Department of State
March 2013
The report comprises a thematic analysis by the Special Rapporteur of the integration of a human rights-based approach in measures to discourage the demand that fosters all forms of exploitation of persons, especially women and children, and which leads to human trafficking.
Authors: Sigma Huda, Special Rapporteur
2013
This fact sheet was developed for those working in school settings and provides an overview of human trafficking, how it affects schools, tips for identifying victims, and steps for reporting human trafficking.
Authors: U.S. Department of Education
2013
Including information about 180 countries, this is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons.
Authors: United States Department of State
June 2012
This report describes the incidence and background of human trafficking in India, recommendations for developing a comprehensive anti-trafficking law or amending anti-trafficking legislation to be in line with the 2000 UN TIP Protocol, and information on the prosecution, protection and prevention of human trafficking in India.
Authors: U.S Department of State
May 2012
This document provides a review of human trafficking legislation in England and Wales, which was a commitment made when the human trafficking strategy was published in July 2011. The review identifies three areas where legislation in England and Wales could be strengthened.
Authors: Minister of State for Immigration
2012
Based on data gathered from 132 countries, this report attempts to increase understanding about the depth, breadth, and scope of trafficking in persons in hopes of promoting more coordinated and efficient responses to counter trafficking.
Authors: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
November 2011
This short fact sheet gives an overview of violence against women worldwide and explains the main problems women face globally.
Authors: UN Women
2011
This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court).
Authors: Amnesty International
2010
This paper describes how the Internet has become a resource for sex traffickers to sell women and children for sexual exploitation while concealing their own identities and recommends the implementation of international human rights law explicitly criminalizing Internet-facilitated sex trafficking.
Authors: Erin I. Kunze