Trafficking in Human Beings: the Slavery that Surounds Us by Ann Jordan

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At the end of the last century, the world witnessed the growth of a modern form of slavery — trafficking in human beings. These modern traffickers treat women, men and children as commodities to abuse, sell, and move across borders like illegal drugs or stolen weapons. Modern traffickers have many faces. They are diplomats who import domestic workers and hold them in isolation and forced labor in their homes.1 They are members of organized criminal networks that move people into forced...

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Fact or fiction: what do we really know about human trafficking? by Ann Jordan

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“64 percent of all the world’s statistics are made up right there on the spot “82.4 percent of people believe ‘em whether they’re accurate statistics or not”1 Statistics form the core of many policies, funding decisions and program designs around human trafficking into forced labor and debt bondage. But are the statistics accurate? How can people decide whether statements such as the following ones are supported by evidence? Issue-Paper-3 Fact or Fiction – What Do...

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Slavery, forced labor, debt bondage, and human trafficking: from conceptional confusion to targeted solutions by Ann Jordan

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Human trafficking has grabbed the headlines around the world but what is human trafficking and what is its relationship to forced labor, debt bondage and slavery? Has the focus on human trafficking and particularly trafficking into forced prostitution, undermined or marginalized efforts to address forced labor, debt bondage and slavery? The answer to the first question is that, although they are interconnected, they are not the same in international law or in practice, which has led to much...

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Human Trafficking and Globalization by Ann Jordan

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of China, the world has experienced one of the greatest – and quite possibly the greatest – migrations of people in history. Millions are migrating worldwide, some out of choice and some out of dire necessity. Human Trafficking and Globalization

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Ensuring Human Rights Protection in Countries of Destination: Breaking the Cycle of Trafficking

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Conference Report Helsinki, 23-24 September 2004 Ann Jordan: Participant and contributor Every year, international organizations, governments, and NGOs make numerous efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, and vast funding is poured into anti-trafficking activities. During recent years, the international legal framework has continued to develop. More OSCE participating States have ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as well as its Protocol to...

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