13 January 2016 

A new documentary is out looking at different policies on prostitution across Europe.  Have a listen here

The BBC describes the programme:

"Despite both liberal and conservative reforms in different countries being hailed as the answer to stamping it out, Europe seems to be losing the battle against sex trafficking. Why do these countries, which work successfully together against other crimes, struggle to combat sexual exploitation and forced prostitution?

The University of Nicosia and the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) are pleased to make available the book  entitled I Thought I was Applying as a Care Giver”: Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work. This publication is the result of the transnational project “Combating Trafficking in Women for Labor Exploitation in Domestic Work, STOP Traffic for Domestic Work”, coordinated by the University of Nicosia and funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) Programme of the European Union.

31 August 2015

The European Union has announced emergency talks on 14 September to deal with the escalating migration crisis.

Austria has begun expanding checks on lorries near its eastern borders, after Europe was shocked by the discovery of 71 dead migrants in a lorry near the border with Hungary.

Hundreds more people also drowned in the Mediterranean last week, as they tried to reach Europe from Libya.

11 August 2015

Amnesty International voted Tuesday in support of decriminalizing the sex trade. The move comes despite strong opposition from anti-trafficking organizations and Hollywood stars. The human rights organization passed the measure at its decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting, in Dublin, Ireland, involving delegates from around the world.

This first DemandAT working paper by Norbert Cyrus and Dita Vogel is available here. The paper seeks to clarify the concept of demand in the context of trafficking in human beings.  It approaches this task by historically analysing the emergence of the concept of demand within legal frameworks related to trafficking. The paper also discusses the understanding of demand as a concept in economics and whether and how this can be applied to trafficking in human beings.