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City Bar Justice Center’s report: “Human Trafficking in the United States: Proposing Concrete Solutions to Better Data Collection”

NYATN member City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project released a report, “Human Trafficking in the United States: Proposing Concrete Solutions to Better Data Collection.”  The report states in part: “law enforcement, prosecutors, the media and activists often focus only on the salacious sideof sex trafficking. This exclusive focus discourages survivors of labor trafficking, many of whom were compelled through sexual and physical violence, from seeking help….  In an effort to better train law enforcement, first responders, the judiciary and society at large, it is crucial to have a more accurate picture of the issue through better data capture.”  Read more….

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NYATN hosts breakfast presentation on “The Road North”

Updated: Photos of our successful event: Sienna Baskin, Trafficker Place of Origin, Experiences of Poverty, and Oscar Montiel Torres & Research in Mexico!  More photos, courtesy of Yangbo Du: Policy Recommendations for Mexico, Policy Recommendations for the United States, Recommendations for NGOs, Trauma after Trafficking, Escape from Trafficking, Personal Connection, Experiences of Poverty, Main Findings, and Survivor Place of Origin.

NYATN presents “The Road North,” recent research on trafficking from Mexico to New York City.

For generations, women have been trafficked from the Tlaxcala region in Mexico to New York City. The Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center will share their new report on this phenomenon, and researchers from Mexico will discuss new research and ideas for prevention.

Speakers:

  • Avaloy Lanning, Director of Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Sienna Baskin, Co-Director of Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
  • Oscar Montiel Torres, Observatorio Contra La Trata De Personas Con Fines De Exploitacion Sexual, Mexico

This event takes place on February 28 at 10 am.  Breakfast will be served!  Please RSVP.

NYATN contributed to The Opportunity Agenda’s new report on “Immigration and Gender: An Analysis of Public Opinion and Media Coverage”

NYATN contributed to The Opportunity Agenda’s new report on “Immigration and Gender: An Analysis of Public Opinion and Media Coverage” and will present this research and recommendations in a webinar/telebriefing on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  Speakers include NYATN member Sienna Baskin, co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

NYATN’s Sienna Baskin on “Sex Work and Human Trafficking: The Difference and Why It Matters”

NYATN member Sienna Baskin, Esq., co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, will speak about “Sex Work and Human Trafficking: The Difference and Why It Matters” on Thursday, February 7th at Fordham Law School.

Update: See a photo from the event.

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