Welcome to the Slavery Research Bulletin, the Freedom Fund’s monthly brief designed to bring you new & compelling research from the global anti-slavery movement.
According to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the number of human trafficking victims detected around the world has been steadily increasing and 30 percent of identified victims are children. The 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking at regional and national levels.
An evidence map published by the UK Department for International Development draws together what is known about interventions to tackle trafficking, child and forced labour in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The map provides a visual summary of 116 existing and ongoing studies on modern slavery, as well as highlights research gaps.
UN Women has released a new evaluation guide on Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized voices, applying systems thinking to evaluation by recognising the interactions between economic, social and environmental goals. The guide includes both a summary of the key theoretical concepts and tools for applying them in practice.
The Council of Baltic Sea States published guidelines for providing long-term protection and integration support to survivors of human trafficking and forced labour in the European Union. Personal safety, recovery from stress and physical health needs were identified among the first needs to be addressed when a trafficked migrant is identified.
Male trafficking is prevalent in the child pornography industry, but the assumption that men and boys are not vulnerable to sexual exploitation contributes to continued victimisation by turning a blind eye to their suffering. A chapter in the Handbook of Sex Trafficking offers prevalence data about the trafficking of men and boys for sexual exploitation.
Our CEO Nick Grono reflects on the Freedom Fund’s impact in its first five years.
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