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Awareness campaign on Tinder to fight sex trafficking

The association The Immigrant Council of Ireland decided to use the famous application “Tinder” in order to raise awareness on sex trafficking in Ireland. This brilliant idea comes from the advertising agency Eighty Twenty. The project shows photos of models standing in for trafficking victims, as if they were in real profiles of potential matches [...]

EUobserver / EU counts tens of thousands human trafficking victims

By NIKOLAJ NIELSEN on EU Observer EUobserver / EU counts tens of thousands human trafficking victims.   “BRUSSELS - The EU registered 30,146 victims of human trafficking from 2010 to 2012, according to a European Commission report out on Friday 17 (October). The latest trends offer a sobering glimpse into a crime that is thought to be significantly [...]

the 8th anti trafficking day

On the occasion of the 8th anti trafficking day, the Samilia Foundation reminded the leaders of the European Union the commitments they had made the same day of the year 2013. Just a year ago, stood the European conference ” The New York Convention, 65 years later.” On this occasion, the Ministers of Women’s Rights and [...]

TIP Report has been released!

Each year, the US State Department releases a “Trafficking in Persons Report” (TIP Report), which represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. Countries are placed onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ [...]

Awareness campaign on Tinder to fight sex trafficking

The association The Immigrant Council of Ireland decided to use the famous application “Tinder” in order to raise awareness on sex trafficking in Ireland. This brilliant idea comes from the advertising agency Eighty Twenty.

The project shows photos of models standing in for trafficking victims, as if they were in real profiles of potential matches on Tinder.

Users who brows the app discovers through various photos (first sexy then with signs of violence) the stories of three charming young women facing abusive situations (violence , youth sexual exploitation, forced prostitution).

Tinder campaign

Seeing Traces Of Sex Trafficking On Tinder Is A Reminder This Crime Is Happening Everywhere.

EUobserver / EU counts tens of thousands human trafficking victims

By NIKOLAJ NIELSEN on EU Observer

EUobserver / EU counts tens of thousands human trafficking victims.

 

“BRUSSELS - The EU registered 30,146 victims of human trafficking from 2010 to 2012, according to a European Commission report out on Friday 17 (October).


The latest trends offer a sobering glimpse into a crime that is thought to be significantly wider spread.
The vast majority were trafficked for sexual exploitation, with women and children suffering the most.

“We do not claim to have measured the full extent of trafficking,” said EU commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstrom, who presented the report to mark the eighth EU anti-trafficking day.

The data , compiled by the EU’s statistical office Eurostat, comes from national authorities and also notes it “does not aspire to measure the full extent of the phenomenon”.

ProstitutionBut it estimates that over 1,000 children were trafficked for sexual exploitation. Around 80 percent of the victims were women of which 95 percent were also trafficked for sex. Others, mostly male, were enslaved for labour.

Just under two-thirds of all registered victims are from EU member states.

Most come from either Romania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Hungary, or Poland. The rest are trafficked in from Nigeria, Brazil, China, Vietnam, and Russia.

Police have made over 8,500 prosecutions resulting in over 3,786 convictions.

At 70 percent, the people behind the crime were mostly male.

Some member states did not provide any data on trafficker nationalities but of those who did, most either come from Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium, Germany, or Spain.

Non-EU traffickers most frequently come from Nigeria, Turkey, Albania, Brazil, and Morocco.

The EU wants to eradicate the crime. A 2012-2016 EU strategy on trafficking human provides authorities with guidelines to better identify victims, to work closer with civil society, and better inform victims of their rights.

At the same time, member states need to step up efforts to ensure that non-EU victims who co-operate with authorities to prosecute the criminals are granted protection and residency permits.

But the temporary residence scheme, says the commission, is under-used.

It notes that in 2012, only 1,124 first residence permits were granted to victims who co-operated with the authorities. However, 23 member states that same year registered 2,171 non-EU citizens as victims of trafficking.

Twenty-five member states, for their part, have so far transposed the EU’s directive on preventing and combatting human trafficking.

The deadline was April 2013 but the commission says it still had to launch several infringements to get some straggling member states to properly adopt the bill into their own national law systems.

The directive sets up standards to make sure victims are properly protected and that offenders are prosecuted.”

the 8th anti trafficking day

On the occasion of the 8th anti trafficking day, the Samilia Foundation reminded the leaders of the European Union the commitments they had made the same day of the year 2013. Just a year ago, stood the European conference ” The New York Convention, 65 years later.” On this occasion, the Ministers of Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities of the European countries were invited to sign the Brussels Declaration which called these countries to make firm commitments in the fight against human trafficking.

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The Country that had signed the NY Convention:

Bulgaria (Jordan Hristoskov), Croatia (Milanka Opačić), Denmark (Manu Sareen), Spain (Ana Mato), Finland (Susanna Huovinen), France (Marisol Touraine), Italy (Ermenegilda Siniscalchi), Lithuania (Algimanta Pabedinskiene), Luxembourg (Lydia Mutsch), Portugal (Teres Almeida), Czech Republic (Jan Dobes), Sweden (Ulrika Stuart Hamilton).

 

TIP Report has been released!

Each year, the US State Department releases a “Trafficking in Persons Report” (TIP Report), which represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it.

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Countries are placed onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking”.

Belgium is ranked in Tier 1, which means it complies with the minimum standards.

Traite d’êtres humains: le Venezuela, la Malaisie et la Thaïlande épinglés

Les États-Unis pointent le manque d’effort de ces pays dans la lutte contre l’« esclavage moderne ».

 

Venezuela TIP Report

 

Washington a révélé vendredi un rapport sévère sur la traite d’êtres humains. Dans le radar des États-Unis, on retrouve le Venezuela, la Malaisie et la Thaïlande, accusés de ne pas lutter de manière assez efficace contre le fléau. Les trois pays se retrouvent en bas du classement aux côtés de l’Iran, la Syrie et la Corée du Nord et risquent des sanctions américaines. Le secrétaire d’État John Kerry a appelé à une prise de conscience : « Nous connaissons tous les horreurs de l’esclavage moderne et sommes déterminés à ne pas détourner le regard  ». Dans notre article daté du 8 mai, nous rappelions qu’il n’y avait jamais eu autant d’esclaves qu’aujourd’hui.

Fashion brands violate labour laws in eastern Europe, NGO report finds

Research busts the myth that ‘Made in Europe’ means fair, says co-author; east is part of ‘cheap-labour sewing backyard’.

Adidas, Primark and Zara are among a host of western brands accused of profiting from a supply chain that pays garment workers in eastern Europe and Turkey poverty wages and tramples over their labour rights.

About 3 million workers in countries from Slovakia to Georgia are part of “the cheap-labour sewing backyard for western European fashion brands, the Clean Clothes Campaign has claimed, in a damning indictment of some of the fashion world’s leading brands, including luxury labels Prada and Hugo Boss.

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Prada shop in Milan

 

Slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets

Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used to supply seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers including Walmart, Carrefour, Costco, Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative, Aldi and Iceland, the Guardian has revealed.

 

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New video on the Samilia Foundation – Delhaize Group project

Have a look to our brand new video presenting the project that is carried out in Romania, Bulgaria and Greece by the Samilia Foundation and Delhaize Group in order to encourage social inclusion of former victims of trafficking in human beings.

Le projet “Foot Against Trafficking” sur RTL!

Le projet “Foot Against Trafficking” mené par la Fondation Samilia en Côte d’Ivoire, au Bénin et au Sénégal a fait l’objet d’un reportage durant le journal parlé de RTL-TVI.

La Fondation Samilia à Abidjan

 

“Don’t Look Away” during the World Cup!

With the World Cup starting today, the ECPAT Network would like to remind tourists to respect the rights of children during this festive event. More than 60 million children are living in Brazil and it is estimated that up to 500 000 are involved in prostitution.

The increase in the number of tourists in the 12 host cities for the World Cup could result in a proportional increase in the number of child sex offenders.

With the support of the football player Kaká and others, ECPAT reminds potential tourists that they can report a potential case of child sexual abuse by calling 100, the national number in Brazil. In 2013, this hotline received more than 35 000 calls about sexual violence against children. The website www.reportchildsextourism.eu is also available to report cases to national police forces from various European countries.

Remember, don’t look away and help us to protect children! Please check out this campaign video featuring Kaká. 

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