Think Again: Prostitution

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

Project member Aziza Ahmed has penned a terrific piece in the latest issue of Foreign Policy:  “Think Again: Prostitution — Why zero tolerance makes for bad policy on world’s oldest profession.”   You can view the article online here.

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Trust Women Conference

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in The Blog | Comments Off

Two of our Project members – Anne Gallagher and Martina Vandenberg – recently participated in the annual Trust Women conference.  The text of Anne Gallagher’s keynote address, entitled “Human Trafficking: From outrage to action” can be found...

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The International Law of Human Exploitation: Convergence or Confusion?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in The Blog | Comments Off

Marking the seventh annual EU Anti-Trafficking Day and the launch of Switzerland’s first annual Anti-Human Trafficking Week, earlier today, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking and the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery hosted a panel discussion/debate to discuss the state of international law related to trafficking in persons and various forms of human exploitation, including slavery, servitude, forced labour, and debt bondage.  Project Participant Anne Gallagher...

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Congratulations to Florrie Burke!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in The Blog | Comments Off

    A hearty congratulations to Florrie Burke on receiving the inaugural Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons “for her sustained dedication and unparalleled leadership in combating modern slavery through the development and delivery of comprehensive services, the empowerment of survivors to move from slavery to independence, and the transformation of policy to eradicate all forms of human trafficking.”  So...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Senate bill targets recruiter abuse

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in The Blog | Comments Off

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Senate bill introduced in the Senate yesterday includes key protections against labor recruitment abuse.  (See page 577 of the bill:  Title III, Subpart F: Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Abuses Involving Workers Recruited Abroad).  Let’s hope these provisions remain intact as the bill works its way through the House!    

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