Women face many dangers en route to their destination countries, including sex trafficking, sexual assault in detention facilities, and sexual violence in refugee camps. The following resources discuss some of the many forms of sexual violence that immigrants and refugees may face during the immigration process.
The most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation (79% of human trafficking cases). The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls.
This tool shows the power and control tactics used against victims of human trafficking.
The following document contains questions that can be used to assess a client for potential signs that she/he has been a victim of human trafficking.
This document contains a list of sample questions regarding topics of particular concern, such as coercion, migration, and working conditions, to help with identifying a trafficked/enslaved person.
This presentation describes human trafficking and tits connections to sexual violence.
The annual Trafficking in Persons report is a comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection and prosecution programs.
This resource is designed for police and other officials who work to address community problems related to trafficking and prostitution and to assist victims of trafficking.
This 9-minute video is designed to explain to non-federal law enforcement officials the crime of human trafficking. In addition, the video describes both short term and long-term immigration relief (provided by the Department of Homeland Security) that might be available to victims of human trafficking.
This pamphlet helps organizations identify the signs of human trafficking and gives tips on what to do if you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking. It is available in several languages.
The following fact sheet is in a question and answer format.& It covers some of the following topics: What is human trafficking? What drives the trafficking industry? What judicial remedies are available to victims of trafficking?
This NIJ study examines the challenges facing the criminal justice system when combating human trafficking.
This document describes the types of behavior that are illegal and describes which types of conduct are legal in detention. There is also information about the rights of victims of sexual assault.
Secretary Napolitano Announces Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities
This press release announces new standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in confinement facilities in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s "A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents"
This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault.
This brief fact sheet talks about the risk of sexual abuse that immigration detainees face and the difficulty of seeking assistance.
"This report calls attention to the problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention centers in the United States, focusing on three central issues: (1) the considerable and troubling reported record of sexual abuse of detainees, (2) the lack of substantive policies and procedures in place to address such abuse, and (3) immigration officials' refusal to allow independent monitoring of conditions for detainees.& Through this report, Stop Prisoner Rape calls on U.S.
This webinar on sexual violence behind bars focuses on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees, and the obstacles they face to getting help.