World Day against Trafficking 

 World Day against Trafficking in Persons is near. 30 July 2017 is the day.  IBVM Members: make it a day to renew our personal commitment and take action. Remember GC’14. SPOT THE SIGNS. Would you recognize a trafficked person? Awareness can save lives. Remember that persons are trafficked all around us, in every country. REPORT A CONCERN. This could be a positive action for World Day against Human Trafficking in Persons. Every country and usually every city has a number which you can call if you have a concern.  If you do not already know the contact number, ask your province contact person for Human Trafficking. An essential step in helping to … Read MoreWorld Day against Trafficking 

Human Trafficking

“Trafficking of children is a grave violation of their rights, robbing them of their childhood, their well-being, and the opportunity to reach their full potential.” Dr. Susan Bissell, Chief of Child Protection, UNICE The Working Group on Children and Youth from the Ngo committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons recommends that Member States that anti trafficking legislation protects children and youth and that they be treated as victims and not as criminals. It asks civil society to campaign for ratification and effective implementation of international legislation such as the Palermo Protocol and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It asks Business to be vigilant against the use of child … Read MoreHuman Trafficking

“Trafficking of children is a grave violation of their rights, robbing them of their childhood, their well-being, and the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Dr. Susan Bissell, Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF The Working Group on Children and Youth from the Ngo committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons recommends that Member States that anti trafficking legislation protects children and youth and that they be treated as victims and not as criminals. It asks civil society to campaign for ratification and effective implementation of international legislation such as the Palermo Protocol and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It asks Business to be vigilant against the use of child labor in supply chains as well as monitoring suppliers’ implementation on the work floor. Human life depends on adequate sources of energy to provide … Read More“Trafficking of children is a grave violation of their rights, robbing them of their childhood, their well-being, and the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Trafficking of Children and Youth.

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 5.5 million children throughout the world are victims of trafficking and 2 out of 3 child victims are girls and 75% of victims of trafficking are women and girls. Civil Society at the United Nations is interlinked with that of Governments, Civil Society and Business throughout the world. It is essential that Governments ratify and implement international conventions and protocols relating to trafficking of children and youth and that they also implement legislation and law enforcement practices that treat children who have been trafficked as victims and not as criminals. Civil Society needs to increase awareness campaigns and advocate for stronger legislation at all … Read MoreTrafficking of Children and Youth.

Gender Dimensions of Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons

Reports of the Special Rapporteurs on Trafficking in Persons and on Contemporary Forms of Slavery formed the basis of a conversation in which knowledge and experience are shared to help progress in the many areas of life and culture where change and improvement is necessary if we are to overcome this assault on the dignity of girls, women, boys and men caught up in modern day slavery. Genevieve and Greta, Youth Representatives attended the session with Cecilia. Read the report on “Trafficking on persons especially women and children” here .And, read the Report on contemporary forms of slavery including its causes and consequences here   Both documents  provide valuable information for a … Read MoreGender Dimensions of Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons

The United Nations’ Global Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking

On Friday 23rd of June 2017, two representatives from the IBVM NGO the United Nations attended an informal interactive stakeholder hearing in New York, where speakers and in-room participates engaged in a dialogue centered on the practical steps which need to be taken to combat the issue of human trafficking. It was both a moving and informative hearing, with a wide range of voices being heard and celebrated to ensure the formulation of the Plan of Action encapsulates the vast nature of this international issue. Trafficking of persons is a gross human rights violation and a major barrier to sustainable development. This is why the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is … Read MoreThe United Nations’ Global Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking