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City Bar Justice Center Releases Special Report on 150 Human Trafficking Cases

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….

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NYATN Member’s Piece, “Steps Forward – and Setbacks – for Sex Workers’ Rights”

NYATN steering member Juhu Thukral’s RH Reality Check piece, “Steps Forward – and Setbacks – for Sex Workers’ Rights,” examines New York Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act bill and the Supreme Court ruling on the anti-prostitution pledge that applied to global funding to combat HIV and AIDS.  She writes, in part: “As long as we do not examine our sexual attitudes and the policies that stem from a misunderstanding of our rights around sexual behavior and how to protect them, policymakers will continue to confuse sex work with trafficking and implement harmful policies on HIV without consequence for themselves.”  Read more….

NYATN to Present at United Nations 57th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women

Update: Thank you to those who attended our successful CSW57 Event!  See you next year!

Panelists Shani Jamila, Sienna Baskin, Avaloy Lanning, and Suzanne Tomatore

Panelists Shani Jamila, Sienna Baskin, Avaloy Lanning, and Suzanne Tomatore

CSW57 Panel

NYATN will present an NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum Parallel Event, “Promoting Human Rights and Ending Trafficking in Persons,” on March 7, 2013 at 8:30 am in honor of Women’s History Month.

Trafficking in persons continues as a severe violation of human rights around the world. Women and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to human trafficking in a variety of sectors, and they experience coercion, abuse, and a climate of fear in their work. This panel will feature discussion by program and policy experts as they examine the dynamics of vulnerabilities, and the promotion of human rights-based and long-term solutions to trafficking in persons.

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Previous CSW Parallel Events include:

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….

NYATN to Present at 57th Session of the UN’s Annual Commission on the Status of Women

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.

NYATN Member Florrie Burke in the May/June 2012 Issue of Mother Jones

New York Anti-Trafficking Network steering committee member Florrie Burke discusses the adverse impact to human trafficking survivors when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) denied service providers the ability to provide, and refer them for, reproductive health services (such as contraception, abortion, and other gynecological services) in “Sex and the Vatican City, ” an article by Stephanie Mencimer in the May/June 2012 issue of Mother Jones available on newsstands now.  Ms. Burke also testified before Congress on this vital issue.  Read more….

Juhu Thukral Profiled as 21 Leaders 2012 – Seven Who Leverage Power

Women’s eNews profiled NYATN’s Juhu Thukral as a “Think-Tanker for Justice.”  She will be honored as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century at the WomensENews gala benefit dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2012.  Included in this distinguished list are profiles of seven outstanding leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls.

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