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July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

This year’s campaign, "Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind," aims to raise awareness of disturbing developments and trends identified by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and calls on governments, law enforcement, public services, and civil society to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen prevention, identify and support victims, and end impunity. –United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Books


Cover of Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking: A Multi-Disciplinary and Applied Approach
Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking: A Multi-Disciplinary and Applied Approach (2020 eBook). It profoundly impacts the physical and mental health of victims, their families, and entire communities and is recognized as a crime against humanity.
Cover of Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking Research: A Reader
Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking Research: A Reader (2017 print) This book is an edited reader that not only discusses the myriad of types of human trafficking, but also the diversity of survivors' identities and heightened risk of trafficking victimization.
Cover of Human Trafficking: Trade for Sex, Labor, and Organs
Human Trafficking: Trade for Sex, Labor, and Organs (2018 eBook) Recognizing that trafficking for sex, labor, and body parts often overlaps in a broader context shaped by poverty, violence, and shrinking access to rights, the authors offer a more thoroughgoing account of this social problem.
 

Articles


Psychiatrists’ Involvement in a Public Health Response to Human Trafficking. Psychiatric Services, 2023.

“Praying for Freedom”: A Story of Labor Trafficking During Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology – Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2023. …clinical settings that focus on women's health and reproductive healthcare are important touchpoints for the identification, resource coordination, and management of pregnant-trafficked people.

Organ Trafficking: Why Do Healthcare Workers Engage in It? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2022. Organ trafficking in all its various forms is an international crime which could be entirely eliminated if healthcare professionals refused to participate in or be complicit with it.

Child Human Trafficking: See, Pull, Cut the Threads of Abuse. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2017.

Service Providers’ Perspectives on Sex Trafficking of Male Minors: Comparing Background and Trafficking Situations of Male and Female Victims. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 2018.

Exploring Variations and Influencing Factors of Illegal Adoption: A Comparison between Child Trafficking and Informal Adoption. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2023. Illegal adoption, which mainly includes child trafficking and informal adoption, has long been a prevalent social issue in China...

 

EVideo


Frontline. Trafficked in America. Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018. The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government’s role.

Kidney on Ice. Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2008. Kidney on Ice looks at organ trafficking from a variety of perspectives, exploring the tragic stories of people selling their organs and those who desperately need a transplant.

 

 

Image Credit: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2023). World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July. Retrieved July 11, 2023 from https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-human-trafficking-day.

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