Today, December 10th, is Human Rights Day. It’s a day to reflect on the rights we all have, just by virtue of our human dignity, and on the many ways we can work to protect and enhance rights and safety for everyone. This year, there’s a special focus on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. That means thinking more deeply about ways to support economic empowerment to ensure people have the opportunity and autonomy they need in order to thrive. To read more, please go here.
The New York Anti-Trafficking Network has written in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month for the fifth consecutive year.
- Everyday Actions That Help Fight Human Trafficking – By Ivy O. Suriyopas
- Five Things We Should Do Better for Survivors of Human Trafficking – By Crystal DeBoise
Previous NYATN contributions include the following:
In honor of Human Rights Day on December 10, NYATN steering members Suzanne Seltzer and Juhu Thukral have written, “Human Rights and the Fight Against Human Trafficking,” for The Huffington Post. They write, in part, “Unfortunately, a well-meaning but misguided trend in anti-trafficking efforts hasn’t proven to help, but it has the potential to backfire and harm countless victims, survivors, and bystanders: Using sex offender registries as an anti-trafficking tool. Sex offender registries have their place in law enforcement, but human rights advocates and policymakers have been warning that over-use has been dangerous, both because they rarely protect potential victims, and they overload law enforcement agencies.” Read more….
NYATN steering member Juhu Thukral’s Huffington Post piece, World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference, addresses “ways to improve human rights for all workers as we take in the thrill and excitement of events like the World Cup and Olympics.” Read more…..
NY Anti-Trafficking Network has written in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month for the fourth consecutive year.
- More Penalties for Prostitution Won’t Help Victims of Human Trafficking – By Ivy O. Suriyopas
- Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery – By Juhu Thukral
Previous Race-Talk contributions include:
*Update: Race-Talk has unfortunately closed its doors. See below for alternative links.
Race-Talk honors National Human Trafficking Awareness Day with a series of blog contributions from members of the New York Anti-Trafficking Network and others guest-edited by Juhu Thukral for the third consecutive year.
- Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Looking Forward to Prevention and Solutions, An Introduction — By Juhu Thukral
- Confiscating Condoms from Sex Workers and Trafficking Victims – a Dangerous Policy* — By Sienna Baskin
- Human Trafficking and Corporate Supply Chains* — By Ivy O. Suriyopas
- Individual Experiences of Trafficking Provide Crucial Information for Prevention –By Melissa Ditmore and Suzanne B. Seltzer
- Undocumented Immigrants Overlooked in Anti Human Trafficking Efforts* – By Kavitha Sreeharsha
Previous Race-Talk blog contributions include: