Tag Archives: human trafficking

Three Necessary Steps to Eradicating Human Trafficking

by Ashraf El Nour A person cannot be a possession. A child should never be a commodity. Human trafficking is a serious crime and a gross violation of human rights and dignity. It can take place in ordinary times and in times of crisis. Human trafficking is the world’s third most profitable criminal activity clandestine […]

Conflict, insecurity & exploitation: Migration in the Horn of Africa

This blog post represents one of a series marking the publication of a new book, Understanding Migrant Decisions, edited by Belachew Gebrewold and Tendayi Bloom. It includes material presented in Chapter One of the book. By Belachew Gebrewold The Horn of Africa is marred by complex and systematic internal and external political, economic and social-cultural factors that result in […]

Learning to see: Child trafficking and the burden of public awareness

Human trafficking is often referred to, or used interchangeably with, modern day slavery. Most commonly these terms bring up imagery of shackles, complete servitude, and restricted movement. While these situations can be realities, the phenomenon of human trafficking is more complex and can manifest in diverse ways. Given the complexities and diversities of human trafficking, […]

The Rapid Rise of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Each year, thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) risk harrowing journeys and travel alone to seek refuge in the United States. These children come from all over the world for many reasons, including to escape persecution in their home countries, to reunify with family members and to look for a better life. In recent years, […]

Not the Penny Lane You Knew

If a Liverpool cityscape springs to mind, it surely includes the Three Graces: the trio of grand, century-old buildings that line the Pier Head. Liverpool’s waterfront sentinels no longer tower over their neighbors as they did even a decade ago. To the south, they’ve been joined by the limestone Museum of Liverpool and the dark […]

Infantalising gender in anti-human trafficking policy: demand change

by Kathryn Baer and Caroline Parkes of The Trafficking Research Project In honor of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, which is October 18th Included within the European Union Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016, announced in June of this year, are five priority areas, the second of which is: prevention of human trafficking including the […]