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Fact Sheet on Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

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Source: 
Beyond Borders
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Children fall victim to human traffickers for many of the same reasons that adults become victims. However, children have less influence on their own lives, and the national systems of justice and child welfare often do not adequately protect them. Children are thus much more vulnerable than adults ot exploitation. Children can become victims of a trafficking operation at any age, depending on the form of exploitation to which they will be subjected. Sometimes the children may know that they will be used to provide sexual services to adults, but they are completely unaware of the level of abuse to which they will be subjected, or of the physical and psychological damage they will suffer. Young people who want to get away from their home situations might not think about the possible problems they could face, and they do not have the experience to anticipate the dangers. Children who have no one to protect the are easy to manipulate. The traffickers understand this vulnerability, and are ready to exploit it. 6 pages

Avenue Zero

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Choquette, Hélène / National Film Board (NFB) et al.
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
52 mins - available for sale from NFB - French & English - Summary: Asian girls are enslaved in a suburban massage parlor... Domestic workers with working conditions reminiscent of slavery… Vancouver gangs recruit Honduran boys to sell drugs... Girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into prostitution... Human trafficking is still a reality today. And it’s happening closer to home than you might think. Featuring candid interviews with victims and witnesses, Avenue Zero weaves a spellbinding portrait of a dark and sinister trade flourishing in the shadows of the law.

Combating Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook for Parliamentarians

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
As public awareness of human trafficking grows, people are demanding that action be taken to end it. As elected representatives, parliamentarians have a responsibility and the power to ensure that laws and other measures are put in place and implemented to that end. The Handbook is intended to inspire them to enact sound laws and adopt good practices that will strengthen national responses to human trafficking.
Also available in: 
French

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

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International Organization for Migration, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Trafficking in Persons
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
For many trafficked persons, the physical and psychological aftermath of a trafficking experience can be severe and enduring. Health providers may come into contact with victims of trafficking at different stages of the trafficking process and at different stages of their recovery. For health practitioners, diagnosing and treating trafficked persons can be exceptionally challenging. The informed and attentive health care provider can play an important role in assisting and treating individuals who may have suffered unspeakable and repeated abuse.
Also available in: 
Spanish (2012).

La Traite d'enfants: Une réalité d'ici ... et d'ailleurs

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International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR)
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Only available in French. En 2004, le Bureau international des droits des enfants (IBCR) a été mandaté par le ministère de la Justice du Canada pour effectuer une étude préliminaire sur la traite d’enfants afin d’identifier l’ampleur et la portée du phénomène au Canada. Même si cette étude a permis de noter quelques avancées réalisées par le Canada, elle a aussi dévoilé un retard certain face aux initiatives et aux mesures adoptées par l’Union Européenne et les Etats-Unis. Force est de constater que la traite existe au Canada, ce qui est démontré dans cette étude. Par la suite, l’IBCR a voulu approfondir ce constat, tout en ayant le souci de passer à l’action et de développer des outils et des partenariats susceptibles de faire cesser cette violation des droits des enfants. Ainsi l’IBCR a entamé une étude plus poussée sur la traite d’enfants au Québec au cours de l’année 2006. Les résultats obtenus et les réseaux de collaboration établis par le biais de cette recherche devraient contribuer à : 1) prévenir la traite ; 2) protéger les droits des enfants et 3) renforcer la poursuite des trafiquants. Ce rapport présente un résumé de cette recherche de l’IBCR. Il expose la méthodologie ainsi que les résultats qualitatifs et les perspectives en matière de lutte contre la traite au Québec.
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Only available in French.

Protection of Trafficked Persons

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Source: 
Minwalla, Naomi / Barrister & Solicitor
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Presentation by Naomi Minwalla, Barrister and Solicitor "Protection of Trafficked Persons" At The Interfaith Summer Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements June 2008, Vancouver, BC "There is no legislation in Canada that addresses the protection of trafficked persons. There is none and don’t let anyone convince you that there is. There is none ..."

Human Trafficking for the Removal of Organs and Body Parts

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
As with human trafficking for other exploitative purposes, victims of trafficking for the purpose of organ removal are often recruited from vulnerable groups (for instance, those who live in extreme poverty) and traffickers are often part of transnational organised crime groups. Organized crime groups lure people abroad under false promises and convince or force them to sell their organs. Recipients of the organs must pay a much higher price than donors receive, part of which benefits brokers, surgeons and hospital directors, who have been reported to be involved in the organized criminal network.

Initiating Support for Female Victims of Human Trafficking in Toronto: Findings & Recommendations

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Source: 
Springtide Resources
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Initiating Support for Female Victims of Trafficking in Toronto (ISVTT) was a 12-month project aimed at: *building supports for women who are survivors of human trafficking *providing information to front line service providers from various sectors about the issue *creating outreach materials informing survivors of the supports available. The final deliverable of the project was the creation of a report documenting findings and recommendations on how public-sector and voluntary-sector agencies can contribute to and collaborate on support to victims of TIP. The report identifies the learning experienced by the Project Coordinator and the Advisory Committee members, the barriers faced in the completion of the project and the rationale of the interventions recommended.

Compendium on Best Practices on Anti-Human Trafficking by Non-Governmental Organizations

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
A 2008 publication of UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, highlights successful initiatives of NGOs and their partners from other sectors with respect to the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of its victims and the prosecution of its culprits.

Combating Forced Labour: A handbook for Employers & Business

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Source: 
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This handbook seeks to meet the needs of employers’ organisations and individual companies worldwide for guidance on addressing forced labour and human trafficking. It provides practical tools and material for business actors of all kinds, identifying what is and is not forced labour, why it is a significant concern for business, and the actions that can be taken to address it. Employers’ organisations and business have a central role to play in addressing all forms of forced and compulsory labour. Employers’ organisations, in particular, are strategically well-placed to provide institutional engagement and sustainability for programmes that address this abuse; and business involvement is a key to the success of the ILO’s campaign to eradicate forced labour by 2015. This handbook was prepared in close co-operation with the International Organisation of Employers in the context of an expert group initiative on supply chain management of the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). In a series of seven booklets, the handbook provides guidance on preventive and remedial action, reviews good practice in combating forced labour, and presents information relevant to senior business managers, human resource personnel, sourcing and social compliance staff, social auditors and others.
Also available in: 
French

The Role of the Media in Building Images

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The workshop “The Role of the Media” is organized by the Advocacy Section of UNODC. The workshop will take a closer look at the representation of human trafficking and its victims in the media. It will strive to generate a deeper understanding of the factors that have an impact on journalists’ decisions when covering the topic, and to discuss the importance of fair and balanced media coverage of the issue, particularly its victims, in order to avoid them being re-victimized and suffer any undue hardship arising from media interventions in the future. The discussion will also showcase best media practices.

Organized Crime and Domestic Trafficking in Persons in Canada (Strategic Intelligence Brief)

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Source: 
Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The analysis and judgments are based upon CISC Central Bureau’s assessment of a number of domestic organized crime networks that specialized in the recruitment, transportation and coercion of young women into the sex trade. This assessment does not necessarily reflect all organized crime involvement in domestic TIP or the sex trade, nor all female participants’ involvement in prostitution.
Also available in: 
French

Springtide Resources Newsletter Fall 2008

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Source: 
Springtide Resources
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This newsletter is meant to contribute to the discourse on human trafficking, in an attempt to highlight issues that will be of importance particularly to service providers who work with women who have experienced violence.

Chab Dai Resource Library List

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Source: 
Chab Dai
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
List of resources by category - 1300 resources in 60 categories, including: advocacy, aftercare, caring for caregivers, counseling & therapy, demand & perpetrators, migration, organizational development, prevention, project cycle management, reintegration, research & interview techniques, slavery
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Forced labour and human trafficking: handbook for labour inspectors

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Source: 
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The handbook is a tool for training. It seeks both to inform labour inspectors of the facts and trends of modern forced labour and the challenges before them, and to promote discussion as to how labour inspectorates worldwide could be harnessed more effectively to global efforts against forced labour and trafficking. All over the world, there has been huge investment in training police, border control and other law enforcement agencies in ways to address human trafficking. Yet the key role of labour inspectors, in the eradication and prevention of forced labour including human trafficking, has so far been overlooked. Because these are serious criminal offences, States and other actors have tended to assume that forced labour and trafficking are best dealt with through criminal law enforcement and procedures, rather than through labour law, administration and justice.

Profiling the Traffickers

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
For a universally condemned, but globally evident issue, surprisingly little is known about human traffickers - those who enable or partake in the trade and exploitation of individual human beings. Data and information about how people come to commit trafficking crimes, their respective roles in networks of traffickers, their relationships to other criminals and to victims, and a strong understanding of trafficking modus operandi would help establish means by which actual traffickers can be identified, stopped and prosecuted, as well as preventing potential traffickers from becoming so.

Trafficking in Persons

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Barnett, Laura / Law and Government Division, Library of Parliament
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This paper will discuss the concept of trafficking in general terms and provide an overview of the legislative framework surrounding the issue at the international level and within the Canadian context. It will conclude with a discussion of potential gaps in Canadian legislation and policy with respect to trafficking in persons.
Also available in: 
French

Forced Labour - Mini action guide for trade unions

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Source: 
International Trade Union Confederation - ITUC
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
Mini action guide designed by the International Trade Union Confederation, with the support of the ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour. Trade unions in most countries around the world are campaigning for decent work for all. We cannot be serious about this if we still allow forced labour and human trafficking to foster in every country around the world.
Also available in: 
French and Spanish

Technology and Human Trafficking

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
As globalization accelerates, the range of information and communication technology expands, becoming more accessible to more people, ultimately impacting the way that humans interact. The same is as true for human trafficking as it is for legal business enterprises; technology offers traffickers more creative and complex ways to commit their crimes while at the same time, presenting the global anti-trafficking community with more opportunities to respond to it.

Online Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons - 2nd ed.

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Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The 123 tools contained in the Toolkit offer guidance, recommended resources, and promising practices to policymakers, law enforcers, judges, prosecutors, victim service providers and members of civil society who are working in interrelated spheres towards preventing trafficking, protecting and assisting victims and promoting international cooperation. ***See especially Chapters 6 (Victim Identification), 7 (Immigration Status), 8(Victim Assistance), 9 (Prevention)***
Also available in: 
French

Private Sector Accountability in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Source: 
ECPAT International
Date: 
2008
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
Canadian author, Mark E. Hecht explores international standards and corporate social responsibility to eliminate commercial sexual exploitation of children, then relates them to several sub-sectors: travel & tourism, media, new technologies, and finance.

Protecting Trafficked Persons in Canada (pamphlet)

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Source: 
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
Date: 
2007
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Explains trafficking, Canadian anti-trafficking measures, and why they need to be changed to protect the rights of trafficked persons in Canada, 2 pages. If you would like to order this resource, please use the Publications Order Form.
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The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

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Source: 
Internation Organization for Migration (IOM)
Date: 
2007
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This Handbook provides guidance and advice necessary to effectively deliver a full range of assistance to victims of trafficking from the point of initial contact and screening up to the effective social reintegration of the individuals concerned.

Strategic action plan for the protection of victims of child trafficking in Quebec (Part I) - Research report Summary

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Source: 
International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR)
Date: 
2007
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This study aims to improve the efficacy of intervention strategies which will be brought to the attention of professionals. This campaign, brought forward by a multidisciplinary team, integrates both a research and action strategy.
Also available in: 
French

Protecting Trafficked Persons in Canada - Take action

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Source: 
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
Date: 
2007
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Information and invitation to take action
Also available in: 
French
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