Most acts of prostitution amount to sex trafficking!
That is because the inherent vulnerability of most persons who sell sexual services make them easy targets for recruitment and exploitation.
Abuse of their vulnerability places this within the ambit of the definition of trafficking in persons under the Palermo Protocol.
Please read and consider the following statement:-
“It is rare that one finds a case in which the path to prostitution and/or a person’s experiences within prostitution do not involve, at the very least, an abuse of power and/or abuse of vulnerability.”
(Sigma Huda, former UN Rapporteur on Human Trafficking)
During this 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, one of the key international days is that of The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2nd December.
That date is the anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others in 1949.
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
In news from Jamaica, a fake football coach there was recently sentenced to 2 years in jail on 11 counts of trafficking children for the purpose of forced begging.
The matter is reminiscent of similar though more dastardly schemes where the victims were severely exploited in sex trafficking.
Deceiving the parents by pretending to run a football camp on weekends, the trafficker collected money from the families and took their children to another town. There, he gave the children donation sheets and made them solicit money from passers-by.
Parents are urged to conduct their due diligence before agreeing to transfer custody of their child to a stranger. In this scenario, the trafficker was not in fact associated with the children’s school as parents believed.
For more details on this story, please see the link below.
Prepared by the European Institute for Gender Equality and published on 17th October 2018, the report titled “Gender-specific measures in anti-trafficking actions” highlights that women and girls represent 95% of registered trafficking victims in the European Union.
The report provides guidance to EU Member States on gender-specific measures to better identify, help and support victims of trafficking in human beings.
Although based on research and analysis of human trafficking in the EU, the report’s contents are valuable for any nation which is working assiduously to combat human trafficking.
The report will be launched at an event on 18th October 2018 to commemorate EU Anti Trafficking Day.
Please click here to access the publication.
To mark the 12th EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18th October, 2018 there will be an event to launch of a report on gender specific measures in anti human trafficking actions.
The report highlights that trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most commonly reported form of human trafficking in the EU: 95% of registered victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in the EU are women or girls.
For more information, please read this news brief.
In observance of Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October, we have expanded to Instagram (better late than never)!
Please follow CURB on Instagram as we continue to combat human trafficking and gender based violence.
Our approach is to highlight key issues using succinct statements and a black and white colour scheme.
Why use B&W on colourful IG?
Because some things really are black and white. Like taking a stand against human trafficking and GBV should be.
Look for us and follow us on IG!
“Selling sex is just a job!” That’s a comment we have heard over the years as we advocate to eradicate sex trafficking and the exploitation of prostitution.
But is that a valid comment? Off the bat, we say “No!” There are numerous abuses experienced by people who are sex trafficked and those who are exploited in prostitution.
Read the article and view the video at the link below to learn more. We think the evidence is compelling but we want you to decide for yourselves.
Is Prostitution a Job? | Exodus Cry https://exoduscry.com/job/
As we observe World Day against Trafficking In Persons on 30 July, CURB has been making behind the scenes updates to its online presence. While a major redesign is still in the works for our counter human trafficking website, we have updated some information and added a new page of Fun Resources.
Try your hands at our crossword puzzle, red flags indicator and word search to learn more about human trafficking in a fun and interactive manner.