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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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2016 TIP Report Release: What You Need to Know

By Leanne McCallum, Human Trafficking Index Project Manager The highly anticipated United States Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) 2016 was released last month to a surprising response. The TIP Report, which was mandated by the U.S. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and subsequently enacted in ...

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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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Aug 2015

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New Outrage at Old Problems in the TIP Report

  By David Esarey, Senior Associate This year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report came out a few weeks later than usual this year, and in its wake came pointed criticism from high-ranking officials that is years overdue.   The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing soon after the release ...

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Jul 2015

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Bureaucratic Deadlines & Economic Deals No Excuse for Ignoring Longstanding Trafficking

by Kara Napolitano, Staff   The political aspects of how the State Department ranks countries on their anti-human trafficking efforts have long been contentious.   In anticipation of the release of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report  many have questioned whether the recent surge in media attention on the issue of ...

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Jan 2015

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

  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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Oct 2014

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Malaysia Drops to Tier 3 on the TIP Report, But No Ramifications Are Felt

  by Beth Harrell, HTC Events Coordinator After the release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report in June, Malaysia – one of the United States’ allies in Southeast Asia – was downgraded from Tier 2 Watch List to a Tier 3 ranking. The TIP report is published annually by the United States Department of […]

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