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Human Trafficking Center

November Human Trafficking News

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Dec 2014

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by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate

HTC Research Fellow Marianna Kosharovsky wrote about Russia’s Foreign Agent Act and the negative, chilling effects it has on anti-trafficking organizations.

HTC Associate Victoria Robertson recapped the presentations given at the Colorado Human Trafficking Council meeting, held November 21. Council members heard presentations from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, Innocence Lost Task Force, and Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, among others.

Director of Advocacy Ashley Greve reported on a conference to be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the University of Denver. The conference which will explore the complexities associated with human trafficking and encourage inclusion among various fields of work and study.

Associate Holly Redmond highlighted the concerns and controversial subjects presented in the Travel Channel’s show “Gem Hunt” as gem experts travel to conflict-prone regions of the globe.

Associate Jeanne Crump explained the problems associated with a recently passed New York law, S. 6840/A. 8749-A. While the bill offers multiple protections for victims of trafficking under age 18, adults and victims of forced labour are left out of the bill entirely.

Dana Bruxvoort, the HTC’s Marketing Coordinator, asked if the media helps or harms trafficking prevention efforts. She argues that the media’s use of imagery as it relates to trafficking sets dangerous precedent within the anti-trafficking field.

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a survey produced by ChildFund International reported that one-third of children around the world say that adults fail to protect them from violence.

The Alliance for Responsible Mining and Solidaridad created a new “toolkit” to help identify, prevent and address forced labour in the artisanal and small-scale mining industry.

The New York Times reported on Switzerland’s measures to compensate survivors of forced labour dating back to the 19th century.

 

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