Human Trafficking

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 14:00

This week the U.S. Department of State released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons report and allocated an additional $51 million towards humanitarian relief to the Central African Republic. Read more on these stories and other news highlights from the African region below. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 07:11
Kazakhstan is a destination and, to a lesser extent, a source and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, this is said in the U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:25
The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report placed Uzbekistan in the lowest category, Tier 3 in 2013, and maintained the placement in this year’s report. Tier 3 is reserved for governments that do not comply with minimum standards to combat human trafficking and fail to take adequate steps to address the problem, and it carries the possibility of sanctions.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 08:22
To date, the TIP Report’s country-by-country assessment has proven to be a powerful motivator, inspiring governments to improve efforts to reduce modern slavery in order to avoid the report’s lowest Tier 3 ranking - a diplomatic black eye that comes with the threat of U.S. sanctions.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 08:12
The U.S. Department of State has released its 2014 Trafficking in Person (TIP) report on Liberia and has praised Liberia for making substantial progress in combating human trafficking although it says more work still needs to be done.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 08:08
This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report offers a roadmap for the road ahead as we confront the scourge of trafficking." -- John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:10
Al Zarouni highlighted the ministry’s efforts to counter human trafficking by introducing a specialised department that monitors the situation and uncovers any practices or crimes committed against poor workers.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 08:12
Law-enforcement officials, judges and defense lawyers of Turkmenistan discussed best practices in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings at an OSCE-organized training course that ended in Ashgabat today.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 08:15
A workshop on combating human trafficking began in Amman on Tuesday in a bid to boost the ability to recognise cases of human trafficking and exploitation at a work environment and to provide better protection for migrant workers.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:37
"I was very impressed with the co-operation between government structures and civil society, which is critical to victim protection and to the prevention of trafficking," she said.