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What the US is Doing: US Impact on Human Trafficking

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What the US is Doing: US Impact on Human Trafficking

The US impact on human trafficking is unique. In 2000 the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was created. This act requires the Secretary of State to send a list of countries that need to be watched, as well as what improvements have been made. This is a method of determining what countries are or are not making efforts to eradicate human trafficking.  The Trafficking in persons (TIP) report provides deep purview of the trafficking problem in each country or territory and the government response. The report highlights countries that require the most analysis through the creation of three tiers. Tier...

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The History of Human Trafficking

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The History of Human Trafficking

By the end of the 1800’s most countries had abolished slavery. However, by the early 1900’s slavery had increased to a larger demographic and gained the name of “white slavery.” Many women were speaking out against white slavery, but there is a small debate on whether it was a concern of trafficking in persons or losing young women to jobs in Europe. In 1927 the League of Nations was created after World War 2. The League of Nations, as part of world inclusion, changed the focus from suppression of “white slavery” to suppression of “traffic in women and children.” While...

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Regional Trends of Human Trafficking

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Regional Trends of Human Trafficking

While doing their ten year study the UNODC identified no country is exempt from human trafficking, which led into a broader awareness of regional human trafficking. Identifying the nine sub regions led to insight into migration, person profiles and trend information. The nine sub regions are Western and Southern Europe, Central and Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and North Africa and Middle East. For most of these regions women were the most victimized. Eastern Europe and Central Asia, South...

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How Human Trafficking Statistics Help

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How Human Trafficking Statistics Help

In 2008 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) described the lack of information on human trafficking as the footsteps of a beast. The footsteps can give you guesses at its size or the scope of its influence, but it doesn’t tell you the truth about its shape or weaknesses. In 2016 the UN published a collection of data covering ten years of human trafficking. This was a success towards bringing down this monster. There have been some interesting changes to human trafficking statistics. Although many believe this is growth of knowledge rather than a huge change in...

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Where Can I Find Fair Trade Products?

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Where Can I Find Fair Trade Products?

Earlier we answered the question "Where can I find ethically made t-shirts?". Today the question we want to address is "Where can I find fair trade products?" If you're asking this question you are like us. We want quality products, but we aren't comfortable with the fact that many products today are made in exploitive conditions. You, like us, are wanting to be ethical consumers. The problem is that it isn't easy to find these brands! And when you do how do you compare them to others out there to make sure you're finding the right item for yourself or gift...

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