Trafficking resources

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  • ACT Alberta
    In recognition of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, ACT Alberta created a myth-busting infographic to challenge and correct the misconceptions about human trafficking in Alberta.
    2015 , Canadian
  • Comité d’Action contre la Traite Interne et Internationale (CATHII)
    The directory offers a list of programs that may be useful to individuals facing sexual and labour exploitation. A list of resources is categorized according to different stages of response: 1) urgency; 2) short and medium term (stabilization period); 3) long-term support to facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration. The directory also includes some guiding information on trafficking and criteria to assist in the identification of potential trafficked persons. It also lists a number of training programs touching on different aspects of trafficking.
    2015 , Canadian
  • B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)
    The goal of this Toolkit is to support communities to take action at the local level to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking. This toolkit is for communities to use to take action to combat human trafficking at the local level. The information is provided in clear language so any community member can use it to begin to address this issue. For example, the Toolkit could be used by anyone who wants to take action in their community, including concerned citizens, NGOs, social service providers, health care professionals, law enforcement, municipal government representatives, schools, First Nations bands and councils, and members of the general public. It provides practical information and specific examples of how B.C. communities are addressing this issue, including community action stories.
    2015 , Canadian
  • West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
    This report builds on a previous report, "Access To Justice For Migrant Workers In BC" published in 2013 by the West Coast Domestic Workers' Association, by focusing on labour trafficking and how the conditions and systems described in the 2013 report create environments of vulnerability that enable trafficking and trafficking-like situations to occur. This report aims to be a resource for WCDWA, other migrant workers’ advocacy groups and organizations, and policy makers in their efforts to protect migrant workers’ rights in BC. It also will contribute to the larger debate that recognizes the urgent need for systemic solutions that involve reforming legislative frameworks, committing more resources to supporting survivors of trafficking, investing in training front line responders on how to handle labour trafficking cases, and reforming labour and immigration policies that create employer-employee power imbalances and can lead to environments where labour trafficking can occur.
    2014 , Canadian
  • South Asian Women's Centre (SAWC)
    In September 2012, the South Asian Women’s Centre launched the Human Trafficking Guide and Toolkit which was titled R.I.G.H.T.S.F.M. The resource guide was updated in 2014 and is meant to serve as a guide for front-line workers and other stakeholders assisting clients facing these issues. Accompanying the original Resource Guide was also a Survivors Guide and brochures in five south Asian languages to help victims/survivors identify and seek support from the list of resources provided. This Guide is intended to assist service providers in helping South Asian survivors of domestic violence through the means of forced marriage and human trafficking. It is meant to be used as a supplement to existing literature on forced marriage and human trafficking. This guide is aimed at helping service providers understand the intricacies around forced marriage and human trafficking in the South Asian context.
    2014 , Canadian
  • Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)
    Interactive online training - An introduction plus four modules containing information on: the definition of human trafficking, the Canadian response to human trafficking, how to recognize a trafficked person and how to help a trafficked person.
    2014 , Canadian
  • PACT-Ottawa
    PACT-Ottawa’s Local Safety Audit Report is part of Project imPACT’s efforts to prevent and reduce trafficking of women and girls in Ottawa through community planning. The project’s research was carried out between June 2013 and April 2014 in collaboration with partners including Crime Prevention Ottawa, Ottawa Police Service and St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, as well as a wide range of community stakeholders.
    2014 , Canadian
  • Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
    This Handbook for Protocol Officers serves to raise awareness and inform the relevant authorities about how to prevent trafficking in human beings for domestic servitude in diplomatic households, how to detect abuses and how to react to exploitative situations while protecting the rights of the domestic worker. This handbook will increase knowledge about strategies and policies to discourage non-compliance in the employment of private domestic workers in diplomatic households. It will also provide examples of national practices which have proven effective towards those ends.
    2014 , International
  • Alliance Against Modern Slavery
    This research combines quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis of in-person case study interviews to better understand the incidence of human trafficking in Ontario, the needs of human trafficking victims within Ontario, and the challenges that exist for organizations providing services to these victims. The objectives of this report are to: • Support those advocating for funding and government commitment across Ontario for victim identification, interception, support and rehabilitation – the full spectrum of services; • Inform training for the different sectors (non-profit, government, law enforcement ect.) involved; • Act as an education, prevention and awareness tool for the general public; and • Inform policy developments, academic research, capacity building programs, projects, and events, including conference topics and workshops in Ontario.
    2014 , Canadian
  • B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP), West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
    Poster about domestic servitude as a form of human trafficking called, “Do you Feel Trapped” is now available in 5 languages. Copies of the poster can be ordered at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/shareddocs/pubs/publication-order-form.pdf Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for victims of human trafficking by calling 1-888-712-7974 (interpretation is provided).
    2014 , Canadian
  • Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN)
    The WSN’s Preventing and Reducing the Trafficking of Women and Girls through Community Planning in York Region Project and the York Region Anti-Human Trafficking Committee (YRAHTC) worked in collaboration throughout 2013 to collect information on the local experiences of trafficked and at-risk populations of women in York Region. The purpose of this data collection was to inform priority action items and a community plan for 2014 to prevent and reduce human trafficking in the region. WSN’s Local Safety Audit Report outlines the Project’s local diagnosis that will inform YRAHTC’s next steps at the local level.
    2014 , Canadian
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    The UNODC Global Report 2014 is the second of its kind mandated by the General Assembly. It covers 128 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected between 2010 and 2012 (or more recent). The Global Report 2014 highlights the role of organized crime in trafficking in persons, and includes an analytical chapter on how traffickers operate. The worldwide response to trafficking in persons is also a focus of this edition of the Global Report. The Country Profiles of the Global Report present a national level analysis for each of the 128 countries covered by this edition of the report.
    2014 , International
  • Fraser Health
    A 1-hour online learning module developed by Fraser Health Forensic Nurse Examiners. The module is designed to better aid emergency health care professionals to identify and provide assistance to potential victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation who present in a hospital Emergency Department. Two versions are available for: 1) Fraser Health staff and other B.C. health care providers, and 2) the general public and non-B.C. health care providers. The training method, which includes an introductory video on human trafficking and interactive case studies, is based on the "c.a.r.e" acronym (CONSIDER - the red flags, ASSESS - the health care environment, the patient and the health care provider, RESPOND - initiate a referral to Forensic Nursing Service, EVALUATE - the response). This acronym is based on a trauma informed approach to care and guides the health care provider through the steps of identification and response.
    2014 , Canadian
  • West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
    A clearinghouse for public legal information, tools and resources to prevent and combat labour exploitation and other forms of human trafficking of Live-in Caregivers. This webpage is for Live-in Caregivers, their friends and networks of support in their communities. Educate and inform yourself and others about the prevention and support available in cases of labour exploitation and other forms of human trafficking. The Clearinghouse is part of WCDWA's "Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) on Human Trafficking" Project for Live-in Caregivers in British Columbia, which has been delivering free interactive, participatory, and community-centered workshops and mobile clinics to numerous communities throughout British Columbia.
    2014 , Canadian
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
    The study investigates the root factors driving forced labour, of which a major one is illegal profits. It is based on primary data indicating a correlation between forced labour and poverty. The report further offers a new ILO estimate of the profits generated through the use of forced labour in various economic sectors, as well as in commercial sexual exploitation. Figures breakdown profits by area of forced labour and by region.
    2014 , International
  • Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN)
    This document, Creating An Anti-Human Trafficking Plan for York Region, details Stage 3 of the preceding Local Safety Audit: Developing A Community Action Plan. It outlines: A summary of the Project’s community-based consultations; identified priorities that resulted from the consultations; and developing the Action Plan: - Identifying priorities and opportunities resulting from the consultations - The development of local planning to operationalize the Priorities in York Region – that is, YRAHTC’s next steps at the local level.
    2014 , Canadian
  • Interministerial Women's Secretariat, PEI Provincial Human Trafficking Committee
    This guide provides information for trafficked persons and for those in a position to assist survivors of trafficking. The guide includes information on how to identify a trafficked person, what steps to take and what services are available to help. A directory is also provided with contact information of support and service organizations in PEI.
    2013 , Canadian
  • Helen Roos, Roos-Remillard Consulting Services
    The report focuses on trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation in Inuit communities in Nunavut and Ottawa. The report is an initial survey gathering information from 25 Inuit frontline service workers, justice and organizational partners, as well as 32 youth and adult survivors of sexual exploitation and one survivor of trafficking. It offers recommendations developed from input provided by project participants about steps to take in strengthening awareness on trafficking and sexual exploitation in communities across Canada, and in supporting inter-organizational coordination. The report is specific about the importance of this research as being reflective of patterns and scenarios occurring across Canada that are not only specific to Inuit communities.
    2013 , Canadian
  • Manitoba Trauma Information and Education Centre (MTIEC), Klinic Community Health Centre
    Klinic Community Health Centre in Winnipeg developed this 150-page toolkit to provide knowledge to service organizations and providers working with adults who have experienced or been affected by trauma, in order to deliver services that are trauma-informed and to develop trauma-informed relationships that cultivate safety, trust and compassion. While the toolkit does not speak specifically to the trauma experienced by trafficked persons, it offers guidelines for working with people affected by different types of trauma, and it provides organizational check-lists, recommended terminology, alternative and cultural teachings and healing practices, and ways to address vicarious trauma. It includes sections on sexual abuse, the legacy of residential schools, and the experience of immigrants and refugees. Website: http://trauma-informed.ca.
    2013 , Canadian
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
    The Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre (HTNCC) of the RCMP has published a national report evaluating domestic trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Canada. This report is a result of the project SAFEKEEPING, launched by the HTNCC in April 2014 as a result of information gathered on trafficking-specific or related cases from the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies. The findings of the report identify the different characteristics of traffickers and trafficked persons in the cases examined, as well as the vulnerabilities of trafficked persons and the modi operandi of traffickers. The report also includes overviews of human trafficking activities domestically for the purpose of sexual exploitation across different provinces, as well as gaps and challenges involved in investigating human trafficking.
    2013
  • MOSAIC, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
    Pamphlet to raise awareness and provide assistance to foreign workers who may have been trafficked.
    2013 , Canadian
  • Mulder, François
    Francois Mulder, a Canadian artist, decided to join the fight against Human Trafficking when he met survivor Timea E Nagy and consequently read her book. He wrote a beautiful song based on Timea’s experience of what it is like to be a sex slave. The song is released on Itunes along with a video that will serve as a Public Service Announcement to raise awareness around the world.
    2013 , Canadian
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    8-page information sheet that explains the health effects of different forms of human trafficking on trafficked persons. The WHO and PAHO developed a series of information sheets on violence against women (VAW) that summarizes information on the prevalence, patterns, consequences, risk factors and strategies to address the different forms of VAW. This information sheet is part of the series and is meant for program managers, practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and others working in a wide range of sectors and in every country.
    2012 , International
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    The present Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012 is one of the outcomes of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in 2010. The General Assembly tasked the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with data collection and biennial reporting on patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at the global, regional and national levels, to be carried out in close collaboration with national authorities. The present report is the first of its kind and marks the launch by UNODC of a series of global reports on trafficking in persons. Previous UNODC reports on trafficking in persons have highlighted the lack of knowledge with regard to this crime and called for Member States and the international community to increase efforts towards obtaining a solid understanding of this complex crime of global reach. Some progress has been made. While the overall picture remains incomplete, as the capacity to detect and report on trafficking in persons continues to vary greatly from country to country, the pool of information available for researchers to draw upon has increased significantly in recent years. As a result, the findings presented in this report rest on an objective and relatively solid evidence base, although significant information gaps remain. Following the mandate of the General Assembly in the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons of July 2010, the purpose of this report is to inform about human trafficking patterns and flows. For that, UNODC has based the analysis on a large sample of officially detected cases of trafficking in persons world wide. While this serves the purpose of assessing patterns and flows of trafficking, it cannot be used as a base for estimating the level of crime or number of victims.
    2012 , International
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
    This document describes in detail the revised methodology used to generate the 2012 ILO global estimate of forced labour, covering the period from 2002 to 2011, and the main results obtained.
    2012 , International

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