GAATW, The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women has started a project, together with the International Domestic Workers Federation, to document the experiences of women from six African countries who migrate for domestic work to West Asia. The field work involved several groups of respondents: potential and returnee migrant domestic workers, their families, recruitment agencies and brokers (formal and informal), trade unions and NGOs supporting migrant domestic workers, and government officials. In March the project team met to discuss the progress of the field research, reflect on the research process, and build the national researchers’ capacity in data analysis and report-writing. Reade more.
Sr. Bibiana Emenaha of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul is the current coordinator at the Committee for the Support of Dignity of Women (COSUDOW), where she leads the advocacy and campaigns in fighting human trafficking in Nigeria. Founded in 1999 by the Nigerian Conference of Women Religious, the committee collaborates with other anti-trafficking organizations. Six local nongovernmental organizations have joined COSUDOW in the fight against trafficking, too.
Since 2017, the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) has flown home more than 10,000 Nigerians who could not get to Europe after being in countries like Libya, Mali and Niger. Read more.
The Migration and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for the Service for Integral Human Development has published the document “Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking”, with the aim of understanding, recognizing, preventing, and eradicating the plague of the trafficking of persons, protecting the victims, and promoting the recovery of survivors. Read and dowload the document.
The theme for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Trafficking in persons 2018 highlights the situation of human trafficking among people on the move: migrants, refugees and internal displaced people.
We are invited to enkindle a light against human trafficking for these brothers and sisters of ours. Let us enkindle our hearts and lives, so as to be a welcoming light of hope and encounter. Find the guidelines for the preparation of the prayer vigil. Read more.
In 2016, the estimates of modern slavery in Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for approximately 13.6 percent of the world’s total enslaved population. In Ghana, there are an estimated 103,300 people enslaved y, of which 85 percent are in forced labour (farming and fishing, retail sales, manual labour and factory work), and 15 percent are in forced marriage. In South Africa, the commercial sex industry, manual labour industries (construction, manufacturing and factory work), and drug trafficking are the sectors with greater slaves… Read more.
Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Recognizing potential red flags and knowing the indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need. Read more…
Human trafficking is a crime that shames us all. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall
into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad… Read more…
Human trafficking in the European Union (EU)
Info and graphics indicating the reality of human trafficking in EU , the form it takes in the member states, the percentage by gender and the number of victims, with graphics.
A fact sheet of the EU about the 5 myths about trafficking in human beings and the EU response.
Fact sheet of the antislavery organization on the conditions for a person to be in slavery; different forms of modern slavery; facts about slavery; how to end slavery? and what is being done to end slavery.