Knowledge is power. We believe, and know, that awareness can save lives. Victims are often hidden away, but it is possible you could encounter individuals or situations of concern. The more you know, the more lives you can potentially save.

Reports

Ending Child Labour, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains (2019)

This report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), under the aegis of Alliance 8.7. It is the first attempt by international organizations to measure child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. Read the report

UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018, Booklet 2: Trafficking in Persons in the Context of Armed Conflict

In 2016, more countries were experiencing some form of violent conflict than at any other time in the previous 30 years. People living in conflict-affected areas may experience abuse, violence and exploitation, including trafficking in persons. The risk of trafficking in persons is also connected with the high numbers of refugees. A need to flee war and persecution may be taken advantage of for exploitation by traffickers. Read the report

UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018

The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 puts the spotlight on human trafficking in armed conflict. Human trafficking is always a crime, committed with the intention to exploit; in conflict situations, characterized by violence, brutality and coercion, traffickers can operate with even greater impunity. Trafficking in armed conflict has taken on horrific dimensions – child soldiers, forced labour, sexual slavery. Read the report

Report of the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: New Challenges and New Opportunities (2018/2019)

The Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR/CTHB) confronts human trafficking concretely and comprehensively, paying particular attention to its cross-dimensional nature and the OSCE’s focus on the intersection of security and human rights. Trafficking in human beings is not only a human rights violation but also a grave security concern. It generates cross-border and internal instability when the rule of law and human security are undermined through the exploitation of vulnerable people. Security and human rights in the OSCE region are threatened as long as the scourge of human trafficking persists. Read the report

Behind closed doors: Protecting and promoting the human rights of migrant domestic workers in an irregular situation (2015)

Around the world more than 50 million people, many of them women, are domestic workers. Of these, a significant number are migrants, including migrants who are in an irregular situation. The work they do is invaluable. Among a myriad other tasks, domestic workers clean, iron clothes, cook, garden, provide home health care, drive, and take care of children and older persons. This is necessary work, but work that often goes unnoticed, particularly when it is undertaken by irregular migrants who work unseen behind closed doors. Read the report

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