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Mar 2017

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From Congo to Cell Store: Transparency is Key in Combating Human Trafficking

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager and Elise Mann, Research Assistant On February 23rd, President Donald Trump vowed to bring the “full force and weight” of the US government against the “epidemic” that is human trafficking.   However, a recently proposed Executive Order would have a significant negative impact on ...

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Jan 2017

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Obsession with Smartphones Perpetuates Dangerous Labor Practices in the Congo

  By Elise Mann, Research Assistant Are you reading this article on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet? If so, you are using cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral central to the issues of forced labor and dangerous labor practices. Cobalt is the most expensive raw material used in the lithium-ion batteries powering your ...

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Aug 2016

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Uganda’s Ban on Sending Workers to Saudi Arabia: What is the Next Step?

By Marie-Claire Bagazonzya, Research Assistant Background Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Coined the “Pearl of Africa,” it has an abundance of wildlife and natural resources which put the country on the map as a tourist destination. However, due to Uganda’s low GDP and young population, there are less job ...

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Jul 2016

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How a Bad Economy Can Increase Human Trafficking: The Case of Madagascar

  By Seth Daire, Research Assistant The international approach to ending human trafficking is highly centered around law enforcement. While an essential component, focusing solely on law enforcement efforts can divert attention from other important factors, such as economic vulnerability.  Such was the case in Madagascar, where ...

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May 2016

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Djibouti’s Ranking Watered Down in TIP Report?

  By guest bloggers Hannah Kooy & Sanne Terlingen, OneWorld.nl This blog is part of a series based on the original, investigative research of the authors. Their full report can be found here. The first blog – Djibouti: The Next Thailand? – can be read here. As has been observed in previous HTC blogs and ...

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Apr 2016

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Djibouti: The Next Thailand?

  By guest bloggers Hannah Kooy & Sanne Terlingen,* OneWorld.nl This blog is part of a series based on the original, investigative research of the authors.  Their full report can be found here. The second part of this series will be published soon. One hundred thousand a year. That’s the International Organization for ...

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Mar 2016

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Sanctions against the DRC Won’t End Slavery

  By Catie Fowler, Research Assistant The Issue The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation beset by civil conflict.  A multitude of armed groups vie for power in the eastern Kivu provinces of the country, waging guerilla-style warfare against the Congolese military and against each other.  These groups control the ...

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Members of an Ethiopian community talk about child marriage in a DFID-funded program which aims to produce behavioral changes that will end this practice.

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Nov 2015

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Embracing Social Conventions to End Forced Marriage

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Forced marriage, like so many aspects of human trafficking, is often deeply entrenched in the communities where it is practiced.  In addition to high-profile cases like Boko Haram and ISIS, forced marriage is widespread in a number of countries as well as in immigrant ...

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Jul 2015

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Thousands of Senegalese Children Sent to Qu’ranic School, Forced to Beg Instead

  By Rachel Borrell, guest blogger In March 2013 a fire engulfed a Qu’ranic school (or daara) in the Dakar neighbourhood of Medina, killing eight young students – otherwise known as talibés. Their teacher and guardian was absent, apparently having returned to his house due to the unsanitary and uninhabitable conditions in ...

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Jul 2015

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HTC Associate Director Quoted in World Politics Review

Dr. Oliver Kaplan, Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center, shared his expertise on international trafficking laws with the World Politics Review. “By one estimate, 200,000 migrants pass each year through Niger’s central Agadez region alone—a substantial flow for a poor country with a population of 17 million. In ...

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