How Children on the Move are Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, we hosted a Facebook Live featuring UNICEF child protection specialist Kerry Neal. Learn about the risks millions of children on the move are facing, including exploitation and trafficking.
Battling Human Trafficking: How Far Have We Come and Where Do We Go From Here?
The anti-trafficking movement is still young. In the past few years, landmark legislation has been passed, safe homes have opened, reports of trafficking have increased in number, and more people are aware of what human trafficking is and how to report it. In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, UNICEF USA’s End Trafficking team, International Justice Mission and Polaris discussed what changes we’ve seen in the anti-trafficking movement, where we go from here, and how citizens can become engaged. January 2015.
Ending the Dirty Work of Child Labor
In honor of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Emily hosted a Hangout on behalf of UNICEF USA featuring UNICEF Child Protection specialist Joost Kooijmans. He highlighted the work UNICEF does to address harmful social norms and strengthen systems to help address child labor. Globally, 168 million children are engaged in child labor. More than half of them – 85 million – are in hazardous work. You’ll learn about how child labor and trafficking is affecting children around the world, and what you can do to take action! January 2015.
Activating the Global Movement to End Violence
Emily hosted a Hangout on behalf of UNICEF USA where she spoke with experts from UNICEF and International Justice Mission to talk about their work and to discuss how we can all work together to end violence once and for all. Violence against children is everywhere, but most people turn a blind eye, making it invisible. All people have the right to live free from violence. Violence harms physical and mental growth and holds back society as a whole. But violence can be prevented when people come together and say that it is not acceptable. When they make the invisible visible. May 2014.
Why We Need to Address Demand
Human trafficking is a business, operating on the principles of supply and demand. There is a large demand for commercial sex, cheap labor, and cheap goods. As long as this demand exists, children, women, and men will remain at risk of becoming the supply. On this Hangout, Emily was joined by colleagues at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) and Not For Sale’s Free2Work. CAASE discussed the demand for sex trafficking and how they’re working to address it, specifically with youth. Not For Sale shared about the demand for cheap goods and therefore cheap labor and how their app, Free2Work, helps inform consumers about the purchases they make. November 2013.