We are delighted to publish the 9th DemandAT working paper: 'Learning from Demand-Side Campaigns Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Evaluation as knowledge-generator and project-improver' by Norbert Cyrus and Dita Vogel, University of Bremen. See further here
The DemandAT project included research on the impact of demand-side campaigns to tackle human trafficking. In the course of this work we discovered a surprising lack of evaluation of anti-trafficking campaigns. Working together with stakeholders the project has produced this manual to assist stakeholders in designing campaigns.
The DemandAT final conference is on May 10th 2017, 9:30-16:30.
Brussels, The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi II, 5- Auditorium
More information is available here. Please register here.
We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new working paper that maps initiatives around human trafficking related to the global production of goods. The paper is available here.
The Journal Anti Trafficking Review has published a Special Issue exploring the role of evidence, research and data in anti-trafficking work. Issue No 8 (2017) Where is the evidence? brings together material from several countries to discuss how evidence is used in policy formation to combat trafficking.
A seventh DemandAT working paper 'Addressing the demand-side of trafficking in the domestic work sector: main findings at European level' has been published this December with an accompanying Policy Brief.
The Independent, 24 March 2017 reports:
The number of potential human trafficking victims identified by UK councils has increased by 78 per cent in a year, prompting urgent calls for heightened public awareness around the issue to tackle the “rising threat” of modern slavery within communities.
20 October 2016
The workshop on 'Trafficking for Severe Labour Exploitation in Europe: Addressing Demand' took place on the 12 and 13 of October 2016 at the European University Institute.
It brought together researchers, international organizations and key stakeholders from different sectors (Trade Unions and Labour Inspection) to discuss the challenges in responding to trafficking in different labour sectors, in particular in addressing demand.
Dita Vogel's article "The Concept of Demand in the Context of Trafficking in Human Beings" is now published in the eJournal Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management. The article examines the concept of demand from an economic perspective and analyses its usage in discussions of trafficking as it relates to migration, prostitution/sex work and labour policy.