NYATN members participated in the Freedom Network (USA)’s inaugural Member Report. NYATN members include the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project, Florrie Burke, Safe Horizon, and Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project. Among the primary findings is that of the more than 2000 trafficking survivors served, 73 percent were trafficked for labor throughout the United States. Read more….
Report Release – #OurFairCity: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Gender & Sexual Justice in New York City
The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School announced the release of its report, Our Fair City: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Gender & Sexual Justice in New York City, which includes contributions from NYATN. Among the report’s recommendations are
- Prohibit NYPD Practice of Using Condoms as Evidence for Prostitution-Related Offenses,
- End Collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Deportation and Detention, and
- Facilitate Access to Services for Trafficking Survivors.
Please use @NYATN and #OurFairCity to post or tweet about this report. Read more….
NYATN member City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) released a special report, “Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases.” This report reflects over a decade of direct representation of low-income immigrant survivors of human trafficking in the New York City metropolitan area and informs the Justice Center’s advocacy and policy recommendations. The report states, in part, “Of the 150 human trafficking cases, 54.6% involved labor trafficking and 45.3% involved sex trafficking. Domestic work was by far the most frequently reported form of labor trafficking, representing nearly 80% of the labor trafficking cases.” Read more….
NYATN members conducted a CLE training on “Immigration Practices for Survivors of Human Trafficking.” This training reviewed immigration remedies for victims of trafficking, the eligibility requirements for a T Nonimmigrant Visa, and the basics of preparing the T Visa application package, with an emphasis on addressing issues specific to LGBT clients.
Date: Wednesday September 18, 2013
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Director, Immigrant Women & Children Project City Bar Justice Center
Staff Attorney, Sex Workers Project
Urban Justice Center
Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas, attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, will present at a free CLE on “Remedies for Victims of Human Trafficking” for the Practising Law Institute on July 9, 2013 at 1 pm.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Screening and Identification of Human Trafficking Victims
- Forms of Immigration Relief Available for Human Trafficking Survivors
- Additional Remedies Available Under the TVPRA of 2013
Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing.
*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:
For the fifth consecutive year, NYATN will present an NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum Parallel Event in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Last year, we presented on “Women’s Economic Opportunity: A Solution for Trafficking in Persons.” Our event will take place on March 7th at 8:30 am in New York (note time change). Additional details to be announced.