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Dear colleagues,

with this thematic newsletter we're marking the 11th European Anti Trafficking Day.

Below you will find an infographic on child labour and a short animated video on child marriages in the region prepared by the ChildHub. We have also collected the most interesting news and resources on the subject for you, such as the Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 and country narratives.

Hope you will find this newsletter useful, and remember there are much more resources on the Hub, including in our special section on child trafficking.

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Child Labour in Europe and Central Asia

18 Oct 2017

This ChildHub infographic identifies the facts, figures and trends of child labour in the region. It also provides suggestions on what government officials and Child Protection Professionals can do to reduce child labour.     Sources: 1) UNODC (2016...

18 Oct 2017

This ChildHub video presents ten features of forced marriage among children in Europe and Central Asia. Forced marriage is an emerging problem in the region, and it is increasingly important to understand the features of child marriage specific to...

30 Jul 2017

“My name is Cristiano and I am 15. In the past some of the people I met wanted to cause me harm or make money from me. I was told a lot of lies and made to feel very scared. Now as I went through all of this, I can give you some advice.”...

02 Feb 2016

Trafficking in human beings is a serious crime and an abuse of an individual’s fundamental rights and dignity. It involves the exploitation of vulnerable people, often minors, traded by criminals as commodities for the purpose of economic gain.  It...

News

06 Oct 2017

The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launched the "Read between the Lines" Campaign, aimed at people of all ages in Bulgaria. The campaign organized with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Swiss Program...

19 Sep 2017

Reuters reports that "more than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international...

18 Oct 2017

IOM today joins the European Union (EU), other European countries and partners throughout the region and beyond in marking the 11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. In its press-release, the Agency highlights that in Europe it provided assistance last year...

12 Sep 2017

UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...

06 Sep 2017

IOM reports that counter-trafficking specialists announced the pre-launch of the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) at the 5th Global Compact for Migration (GCM) consultations in Vienna.  At the pre-launch, IOM stressed the important role...

Resources

27 Jun 2017

The U.S Department of State has published its 17th annual Trafficking in Persons report, which ranks governments around the world on their efforts in the fight against human trafficking. The Department of State “has prepared this Report using...

27 Jun 2017

The Trafficking in Persons 2017 report provides country narratives on all of the 187 countries included in its ranking of minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The country narratives provide the Tier which the country was assigned in...

01 Sep 2016

"The purpose of this study is to contribute to the identification and understanding of what it means to be ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’, as required in...