human trafficking

German Congress challenges proposed mandatory registration of sex workers and other proposals

A coalition of sex workers from various German groups (including two NSWP member projects: Hydra e.V. and Bufas) organised a large and well-attended conference in Berlin last month.

Cambodian Government Minister backtracks on Somaly Mam comments

Cambodia’s Council of Ministry Government spokesperson, Phay Siphan, stated on 20 October, 2014, that his comments that condemning internationally recognised anti-trafficker, Somaly Mam, should be reiterated.

Cambodian Government Bans Somaly Mam from Running Future Anti-Trafficking NGO

Somaly Mam, former executive director of the Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF), who was forced to resign from her position within the organisation in May 2014, due to allegations that she had deliberately fabricated key aspects of both her personal history, and those of the children being cared for by her organisation for explicit financial gain; has been officially banned by the Khmer Government from running another anti-trafficking NGO.

Red Umbrella Project Launch Report on New York’s Trafficking Courts

Launched in September 2013, New York’s Human Trafficking Courts (HTICs) are the first statewide human trafficking intervention within a justice system in the United States. The courts function as a “diversion” programme by connecting those arrested for prostitution to mandated social services rather than incarceration. Defendants who complete a mandated programme can have their case dismissed and sealed, provided that they are not rearrested within six months.

Somaly Mam Steps Down as President of Somaly Mam Foundation

Somaly Mam, president of the Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) has resigned amid intense scrutiny following a recent article in Newsweek magazine.

New Resource: New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking

Ron Weitzer, a well-known Professor of Sociology at George Washington University for his work on sex work and trafficking, specifically in the US but also Europe has published a new paper entitled: “ New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking” in the ANNALS  of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

New Directions in Research on Human Trafficking

Year: 
2014

This article evaluates four popular claims regarding human trafficking’s international magnitude, trends, and seriousness relative to other illicit global activities. The four central claims frequently made regarding human trafficking are: