Human trafficking resources

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E. Benjamin Skinner, February 20, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek

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Foreign-Chartered Vessels:
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Media Response to
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Press Coverage of
Slavery at Sea

The Schuster Institute's 
   Human Trafficking
   & Modern-Day
   Slavery Project

Human trafficking
  & slavery factsheet

Selected books
  & articles


Image gallery:
  Human trafficking

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Resources for

U.S. Government
    U.S. Legislation
    U.S. Task Forces,

International Government & Country Data
United Nations
Non-Governmental Organizations
Statistics & Databases
Books & Articles

Trafficking Hotlines

(La Línea de Crisis)

Global Hotlines List (compiled by the G/TIP)

National Hotlines List for Europe, Scandinavia, United Kingdom (compiled by the European Commission)

Austria: 01-24836-85383

Israel: 580-175-545

Malaysia: 012 335 0512

Philippines: 1343 from Metro Manila, or 02-1343 from the provinces

Sweden: 020-50 50 50

U.A.E.: 800 7283 (available Arabic, English, Urdu, Russian, Filipino and Bengali)


    U.S. national hotline (Polaris Project): 1-888-3737-888

    U.S. national English & Español hotline to (BSCC):

    U.S. national hotline to the U.S. Department of Justice:

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U.S. Government

Department of Health & Human Services>
  Administration for Children & Families>
    The Campaign to Rescue & Restore
    Victims of Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security>
  Program: Human Trafficking

Department of Justice>
   Bureau of Justice Assistance>
     Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative
     Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS)

Department of Labor>
  Bureau of International Labor Affairs>
    Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor,
      and Human Trafficking (OCFT)

Department of State>
  Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons 
  Bureau of Diplomatic Security: Human Smuggling
     and Trafficking Center

  Links to U.S. federal task forces and government entities
     combating human trafficking

   U.S. Legislation

   U.S. Task Forces, Coalitions, & Projects

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International Government & Country Data

Baltic Sea States, Council of> Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings with focus on adults

  Department of Justice>
    An Overview of Trafficking in Persons and the
    Government of Canada's Efforts to respond to
    this Crime: 2010-2011

European Union>
  European Commission>
Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Mekong Subregion> UNIAP key resources

United Kingdom> SOCA> The U.K. Human Trafficking Centre

UN-GIFT list with links to countries (includes national human trafficking prevention action plans and more)

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United Nations

UN Global Compact (supporting Corporate Social Responsibility)
   Global Compact Labor Working Group

UN-Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN-GIFT)

UN Human Rights

Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons Cases: integrating a Human Rights-Based Approach in the Administration of Criminal Justice, July4, 2011

UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)

UNIAP Online Resource Center

Matthew Friedman, UNIAP, spoke at the Hartford Public Library's Forum on Human Trafficking, July 19, 2011. Friedman is also a co-founder of The Mekong Club.

Matthew Friedman, UNAIP

UN International Labour Organization (ILO)
   ILO Forced Labor
   ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards
   ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labor

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)>
  UNODC on human trafficking and migrant smuggling
  Blue Heart Campaign against human trafficking
  Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

UN Women

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Non-Governmental (NGOs) 

Abolition International

Alliance to Stop Slavery & End Trafficking (ASSET)

Anti-Slavery International

ATZUM-Justice Works and the Task Force on Human Trafficking in Israel

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC en Español)
(working in the American Southwest and Mexico)

Blue BlindFold, an international campaign of the
U.K. Human Trafficking Centre

Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (Film, law, advocacy in the fight against sex trafficking)

Catholic Relief Services

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

December 18 (an online resource for migrant workers)

Demand Abolition (an organization whose mission is to abolish the illegal commercial sex industry in the United States) 

ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution, Child
Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes


End Human Trafficking Now! (A campaign with
the business community)

European Network Against Trafficking 
in Human Beings: La Strada International

Freedom Registry
(A compendium of advocates and advocacy organizations working in the field of counter-trafficking.)

Free the Children

Free the Slaves

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW),
an alliance of more than a 100 NGOs from around the world

Global Workers Justice Alliance

Human Rights Watch: Trafficking of Women and Girls

ILO SAPFL's links to NGOs and agencies

Innocents At Risk

Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights

International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.'s
Human Trafficking Project 

International Justice Mission

International Labor Rights Forum


KOK (German activist coordination group combating
trafficking and violence against women)

Media Monitoring Africa: Child Protection & Trafficking

The Mekong Club, a coalition of business executives in Hong Kong

Not For Sale Campaign

Oklahomans Against Human Trafficking

Organization for Security and Co-Operation
in Europe (OSCE)
  Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator
  for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Maiti Nepal

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) / Polaris Project

NEXUS Institute (an independent international human rights research and policy center)

Not For Sale

People For Children, the Ricky Martin Foundation

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Rights Work Initiative, a joint project of the Center Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor and the German KOK network

Slave Free Seas

Slavery Footprint

Solidarity Center

Somaly Mam

Stop Sex Slavery: Triple S Network

Stop the Traffik

TAMPEP (European Network for HIV/STD Prevention
and Health Promotion among Migrant Sex Workers)

Terre des Hommes International Federation

Terre des Hommes Swiss Foundation has created a digital library with more than 3,200 documents related to child trafficking.

Truckers Against Trafficking


Vital Voices
  Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking
  Cameroon Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

World Vision

You Can Stop Slavery

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Statistics & Databases

Links to labor statistics and databases from the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Child labor statistics (ILO)

Human Trafficking Research Database, by subject, developed by teams at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Women's Center.

Terre des Hommes Swiss Foundation's digital database and librarymore than 3,200 documents related to child trafficking, searchable.

UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database

U.S. Cases of Human Trafficking Database, Human Trafficking Clinic, University of Michigan Human Trafficking.

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(Organized by publishing organization)

U.S. Department of State's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Reports

U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics: Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents Series

International Labor Affairs Bureau / Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking publications

Anti-Slavery International research reports and briefs

Baltic Sea States, (Council of the) - TF-THB publications

ECPAT International publicationsECPAT-USA publications

European Commission, an extensive compilation of research reports, manuals, guidelines, and other publications related to human trafficking, and produced by various institutions and agencies.

Europe, Organization for Security and Co-Operation: reports

"Analyzing the Business Model of Trafficking in Human Beings to Better Prevent the Crime," a research study by the Expert Group Initiative under UN-GIFT and OSCE

European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings: La Strada International's online documentation center, more than 1,700 documents in a searchable database

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women's publications

ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour publications

ILO SAPFL's links to non-ILO publications, organized by subject and region

NEXUS Institute publications

Rights Work Initiative, Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor, American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington, D.C.: Research and Policy Papers (English, Español, Français)Reports

Terre des Hommes's Digital Library of more than 3,200 documents related to child trafficking, searchable

UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking key resources on trafficking, particularly focused on countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

UN Office on Drugs and Crime: tools and publications

UN-GIFT publications

U.S. Task Forces or state publications:

See also selected books and articles

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Last page update: October 27, 2012