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Report: Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States

A new report by the Urban Institute, “Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States,”  was just released and is only the third government-funded study on the issue of human trafficking into labor.  “This study chronicles the experiences of labor trafficking victims from the point of recruitment for work, their forced labor victimization, their attempts to escape and get help, and their efforts to seek justice through civil or criminal cases. The report finds that legal loopholes and lax enforcement enable labor traffickers to commit crimes against workers in major US industries: agriculture, domestic work, hotels, restaurants, and construction.”  Articles have shared highlights of the report, such as, “How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run” and “Slave Labor in America Today,”  Read more….

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NYATN Blog Contributions for Human Trafficking Awareness

*Update: Race-Talk has unfortunately closed its doors.  See below for alternative links.

Several NYATN members contributed to Race-Talk and Reality Check in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Featured blog contributions include:

A blog contribution to the National Council for Research on WomenHuman Trafficking Awareness Day by Jelena Prosevski

Human Trafficking: Vulnerabilities in Unpaid Work

Human Trafficking: Vulnerabilities in Unpaid Work

2 PM, March 10, 2009
United Nations Church Center, 777 UN Plz, 44th St & 1st Ave, 2nd Fl

Women continue to have unequal access to paid work,
higher unemployment rates and lower earnings than men.
Women are also less likely to have decent work that protects
their basic labor rights and health. Further, while
women’s contribution to the productive economy increases,
they continue to provide the majority of work in the unpaid
care economy. These factors increase women and girls’
vulnerability to human trafficking by forcing them to make
unsafe decisions to earn a livelihood, increasing demand
for low-wage (to no-wage) domestic help, and limiting access
to collective actions that protect labor rights and safe
and healthy working conditions. This panel will discuss the
importance of addressing the need to protect women in all
labor sectors from trafficking, the links between domestic
work and human trafficking, the collaboration with worker’s
rights groups, and policy recommendations.

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