Trafficking in Persons Report 2011, US Department of State, June 2011
The 11th annual Trafficking in Persons Report outlines the ongoing challenges of combating of human trafficking, and emphasises that no country is immune. The 2011 report calls for a ‘Decade of Delivery’ charging countries with the responsibility to make good on existing commitments to prevent, prosecute and punish cases of human trafficking. The report identifies several key trends and topics of special interest, including the trafficking experiences of women and children, the plight of child soldiers, the connection between slavery and food security, and the types of psychological coercion used by traffickers over trafficked persons.
Event Report: The State of Counter-Trafficking Research – Researcher, Programmer and Donor Perspectives, Strategic Information Response Network (SIREN), 20 June 2011
This report critically reviews the state of anti-trafficking research globally, seeking to identify methodologies and approaches, and perspectives on the need for research from practitioners and donors. SIREN – bringing together UN Agencies working on counter-trafficking initiatives – delivers high quality, responsive, and up-to-date data and analysis on cutting edge issues within the human trafficking sector, primarily in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. SIREN conveys information to the human counter-trafficking sector in a variety of different forms: briefing reports, analytical field reports, case studies, maps, data sheets, and discussion forums and events.
This report includes an overview of the activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur as well as an analysis of an effective remedy for trafficked persons.
In the report, the Special Rapporteur clearly establishes the concept of an effective remedy as a human right, outlining the international legal framework of this right and what it entails in the specific context of trafficked persons. She also focuses on what special factors need to be considered in realizing this right particularly for trafficked children.
Unprotected Work, Invisible Exploitation: Trafficking for the Purpose of Domestic Servitude, UN Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking (UN.GIFT), February 2011
This paper is based on desk research, field work and case study analyses in order to shed light on one of the most invisible forms of modern-day slavery, and provides a policy tool for decision makers and practitioners dealing with trafficking in human beings in terms of prevention, prosecution and protection of trafficked persons' rights, including assistance and support.
Legal and Policy Review: Responses to Human Trafficking in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)/UN Women, UN Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking (UN.GIFT), 2011
This report considers legal and policy responses to human trafficking in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Commissioned jointly by UNODC and UN Women under the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) the report examines country specific laws to understand where the gaps in responses lie, and how states in South Asia can be assisted to fill those gaps.
Inquiry into People Trafficking for Sex Work, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee, Parliament of Victoria, June 2010
In its inquiry, the Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee identifies the challenges faced by women who have been trafficked to work in the sex industry in Victoria. The inquiry notes that the lack of investigations, evidence, and community awareness of sex-trafficking, and highlights the difficulty victims have in accessing support services. The Committee recommends the establishment of a unit in the Department of Justice, which has specialist knowledge about working with trafficked women.
Don’t waste the crisis, International Labour Organisation
In light of the lessons learned from the current global financial and economic crisis, the essays collected in "Don’t waste the crisis" present new economic and social models, and discuss ways in which labour strategies can be redefined amidst the crisis. Despite the variety of opinions, all contributors agree that labour needs to have a “more confident and more inclusive approach”, particularly towards “informal and unprotected workers”.
This volume is a comprehensive study of the implications of the phenomenon of outsourcing and offshoring (broadly termed as ‘remote work’), as it is not focused on economic growth and employment, but rather the issues and concerns regarding remote work, its impact on the labour market in general and the workforce in some of the affected countries, and the possible implications for working and employment conditions in countries where these industries are growing rapidly.
This report first examines trends, impacts on origin and destination countries, and the conditions experienced by migrant workers. It then details the relevant international instruments, exploring how they can support the formulation and implementation of migration policies and practices. It also identifies critical elements for migration governance and international cooperation.
Trapped – the exploitation of migrant workers in Malaysia, Amnesty International, March 2010
This report examines the working conditions of migrant workers in Malaysia, and identifies as a major concern the lack of protection from the Malaysian government. The report also outlines how recruitment agencies in the migrant workers’ home countries demand large sums of money in order to secure jobs in Malaysia, which may not even exist. Many are deceived about the amount they will be paid, their employer, and the type of work they will do.