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.
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 UN ODC's Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is published this December. The report covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2012 and 2014.
Will the new ILO Protocol and Recommendation make a difference in addressing the demand side of trafficking and forced labour?
Policy Advisor and Project Co-ordinator
International Trade Union Confederation
16 October 2016
Written by Ellen Halliday
In homes across Europe, domestic workers labour behind closed doors. Many live where they work: in a world which is both public and private, but on the margins of both. Without regular labour inspections, workers are more vulnerable here than elsewhere. And for migrants employed far from home, the risk of exploitation is high.
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.
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe is holding a conference on"Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation"
in Supply Chains' on the 7-8 September in Berlin.
For more informaton on the event please see the DemandAT events page
Dr Sarah Kyambi
University of Edinburgh
This summer sees the increasingly predictable round of statistics on trafficking and exploitation and the critique of those statistics. The US Department of States’ Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) for 2016 was published in June and the Global Slavery Index (GSI) figures were released this month.
That was the message from Gabriele Bischoff, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) workers' group.
Her message was time to coincide with the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on Saturday.
She said, "Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery which we cannot tolerate or ignore. It's time for action to deliver on our promises and for action to implement the strategy for the eradication of trafficking in human beings.