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Government Reports and Initiatives

trafficking-3.pngThis section includes reports by governmental agencies and entities on domestic and international human trafficking. Resources are divided into two subsections – U.S. Reports and International Reports.

Sources of U.S. Reports include:

  • President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • Department of Justice

Sources of International Reports include:

  • Department of State
  • International Organization for Migration (the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration that works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Topics covered include the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the U.S. through 2017, which "lays out a 5-year path for further strengthening coordination, collaboration, and capacity across governmental and nongovernmental entities dedicated to providing support to the victims of human trafficking," as well as related strategic efforts and action plans by the government designed to expand victim assistance in the U.S. Also included are reports on trafficking in other countries designed to shed light on the issue within the international community.

U.S. Reports

lookbeneathsurface.jpgThe Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program (ATIP) of the Office of Refugee Resettlement “identifies and serves victims of human trafficking, assisting foreign trafficking victims in the United States to become eligible for public benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. The program also raises awareness of human trafficking through the HHS Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign. The intent of the campaign is to increase the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives.”

International Reports

UNTrustFund.pngAdministered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking "will support actual, on-the-ground humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of trafficking through a range of avenues, including governmental, inter-governmental and civil society organizations.The Victims' Trust Fund has one primary objective: to provide the opportunity for people from all walks of life including Governments, the private sector, international organizations, NGOs and individuals to work together to help victims of human trafficking in a practical and tangible manner." In 2011, the Victims' Trust Fund awarded multi-year grants of up to US $25,000 per year for a maximum of three years to grassroots non-governmental organizations that directly assist victims and survivors of human trafficking in countries around the world. Testimonials of victims whose lives have been changed by the work of the grantees can be found here.

TraffickingMap.pngGirl for Sale: Trafficking Maps by American Poetry Museum and Girl Museum (2013)

Human trafficking occurs all over the world. In North America, there are over a dozen major trafficking hubs. This means that people, primarily girls and women, are brought from all over the world—by boat, airplane or car. The traffickers use false passports and paperwork so that the origin and identities of the girls are concealed or lost. They are then on sold to others who distribute them, just like any other commodity.

This interactive trafficking maps showing North American trafficking routes and hubs.