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Jan 15

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Trafficking in Persons Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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  By David Esarey, Human Trafficking Projects Manager The U.S. State Department has released its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report each year since 2001. The TIP Report provides a narrative to assess both the presence of human trafficking in a country and the state’s actions to eliminate it. Though the report was designed to ...

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Jan 15

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Lessons from International Human Trafficking Exchanges

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  By Oliver Kaplan, HTC Associate Director  The Human Trafficking Center at the Korbel School recently hosted two delegations of international human trafficking officials (as we have done for several years now). With the support of WorldDenver and the U.S. State Department, we met with representatives from countries as diverse ...

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Jan 15

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Is Fairtrade Coffee the Answer?

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  By Seth Daire, HTC associate (This post is the second in a series on forced labor in the coffee supply chain and Fairtrade coffee. Read the first blog post here.) A woman walks into a coffee shop in the United States and asks the barista, “Do you have Fairtrade coffee?” The barista responds, “We don’t, but […]

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Jan 15

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Farmers and Laborers in the Global Coffee Supply Chain

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  By Seth Daire, HTC associate Coffee is the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries, but despite its economic significance, coffee production represents a precarious livelihood for both coffee farmers and laborers. Though coffee prices have been rising recently, green coffee prices on the commodity ...

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Jan 15

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Human Trafficking Will Never be ‘Eradicated’

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  by Ryan Beck Turner, Senior Associate and Program Director of the International Human Trafficking Institute Recently, a collection of world faith leaders and Andrew Forrest of the Walk Free Foundation formed a new organization called the “Global Freedom Network” and vowed to “eradicate” slavery by 2020. This will ...

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Jan 15

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Lessons from the Humanitarian Sector: The Applicability of the Sphere Project’s Protection Principles

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  By Kate Castenson, HTC associate While there are a plethora of counter-human trafficking NGOs, government task forces and international agencies, there is a lack of shared standards about how to protect victim-survivors[1] of human trafficking. Service providers with a psycho-social background may emphasize a ...

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Dec 14

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December Human Trafficking Links

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  HTC Marketing Coordinator Dana Bruxvoort recounts the highlights of 2014 for the HTC, including newly passed Colorado anti-trafficking legislation, three visits from State Department delegations, and numerous panel discussions. HTC associate Victoria Robertson discussed child soldiers and the misnomer of saying they can ...

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Dec 14

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HTC Highlights of 2014

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  by Dana Bruxvoort, HTC Marketing Coordinator 2014 has been an exciting year for the HTC. We’ve grown in a number of ways – more events, more associates, and more public engagement. Before we race ahead into our 2015 events and initiatives we wanted to stop and take a moment to recall some of our […]

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Dec 14

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Child Soldiers and the Misnomer of “Joining” Armed Groups

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  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate The use and recruitment of child soldiers is rising. According to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, the number of countries where child soldiers are present is up 30 percent from 2012. It’s estimated that there are over 300,000 children under the age of 18 fighting in conflicts ...

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Dec 14

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Join us for the “Perspectives on Human Trafficking” Conference on January 8 and 9

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  The University of Denver is hosting its first ever conference focusing on the complexities of human trafficking. The conference will be held January 8 and 9, 2015 and the program line-up brings together experts from various disciplines to speak on issues related to forced labor and modern slavery. Among the perspectives ...

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