Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

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How to Get Help -- You are not alone

U.S.A. - If you are a victim, or believe you might be a victim, of human trafficking, seek help. The toll-free National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline is available to answer calls in over 170 languages from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Call for help. Call with questions - Any time - Any language - 888-3737-888

Call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency

U.S.A. - To report a Trafficking or Involuntary Servitude case in the USA, call the "Rescue & Restore" Campaign Toll-Free Trafficking Information & Referral Hotline  1-888-3737-888

In addition, you may report suspected cases of human trafficking to The United States Attorney's Office by phone 1-(877) 398-2842

Azerbaijan - HOTLINES for trafficking victims and shelter - 152  and  562-21-12.

European Union - The European Commission is set to launch a toll-free, six-digit telephone number – 116 000 – that will act as a single hotline number for reporting missing children through the 27 member states of the European Union.

Hong Kong – ACTION FOR REACH OUT Hotline 852 2770-1002

India - CHILDLINE (call toll free 1098) reaches out to all children in need of care and protection such as: street children, child labourers, children who have been abused, child victims of flesh trade, differently-abled children, child addicts, children in conflict with the law, children in institutions, mentally challenged children, HIV/AIDs infected children, children affected by conflict and disaster, child political refugees, children whose families are in crises.

Israel - THE HOTLINE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS (HMW)  (call 03-560-2530) established in 1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a) promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and (b) eliminating trafficking in women in Israel.

Jamaica - The Child Development Agency (CDA) has launched a new toll free telephone line dedicated to handling cases of human trafficking, particularly as it relates to children. The number is 1-888-PROTECT  or  1-888-776-8328.

Japan - Hot Line Reaches Out To Women Forced Into Sexual Slavery.  The hot line numbers: 0120-879-871 for English and Japanese,  0120-879-872 for Thai,  0120-879-873 for Chinese and  0120-879-874 for Tagalog.

Peru - The Peruvian hotline, 0800-2-3232, is a free and confidential service that provides information to victims of human trafficking and channels complaints to the anti-trafficking arm of the National Police.

Qatar - Hotline set up to combat human trafficking – 466-9888  &  564-3388.

South Africa - IOM's national 24-hour toll-free telephone helpline 0800 555 999, which was set up in August 2004 to encourage members of the public to report known or suspected cases of sex-trafficking and to inform victims in South Africa that they can seek help.

Taiwan - The Garden of Hope - Working to end sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence, Working to empower girls and women, Working to help the children of Taiwan.  For emergency help in Taiwan call 113.

Ukraine - Customers of Ukrainian mobile phone service providers KyivStar, UMC and life:) can dial '527' from their handsets in order to receive information and advice from the IOM on migration and trafficking issues, and potential migrants will also get information on legal methods of migration.

 

 

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Azerbaijan

Hotline will be opened for victims of human trafficking

Today.Az, 08 July 2006

www.today.az/view.php?id=27983

[accessed 20 January 2011]

In nearest future hot line will be opened for victims of human trafficking In Baku, at present talks continue with the government related to this matter.

With the support of the United States Embassy and OSCE, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted training for the future staff of a hotline and shelter for trafficked victims.

 

 

Hong Kong

Action for REACH OUT - Hotline 852 2770-1002

www.humantrafficking.org/organizations/95

[accessed 26 January 2016]

We have a Hotline that is open two nights a week for three hours a night, staffed by trained volunteers. The Hotline is open to all women working in the commercial sex industry (CSI) who need advice, counselling or just an open, non-judgmental person to talk to. Additionally a pager is held by a trained volunteer 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies.  We organize face-to-face outreaches with the women in Mong Kok, Shamshuipo, Tsim Sha Tsui and other districts.

 

 

India

CHILDLINE - Toll Free Call 1098 - Night & Day

www.childlineindia.org.in/1098/b1a-telehelpline.htm

[accessed 12 August 2014]

CHILDLINE reaches out to all children in need of care and protection such as: street children, child labourers, children who have been abused, child victims of flesh trade, differently-abled children, child addicts, children in conflict with the law, children in institutions, mentally challenged children, HIV/AIDs infected children, children affected by conflict and disaster, child political refugees, children whose families are in crises.

India

Delhi Govt. Started the toll free 'Youth Phone service’  1-800-11-6888

The Government of Delhi running the 'youth' helpline named Yuva Phone line in Delhi. The counsellors are available round the clock on toll free no 1800116888.  The helpline is specially for students.

India

Website to track missing children launched

Anasuya Menon, The Hindu, Coimbatore, Feb 10, 2007

www.hindu.com/2007/02/10/stories/2007021013590100.htm

[accessed 10 February 2011]

www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/Website-to-track-missing-children-launched/article14718566.ece

[accessed 9 July 2017]

Parents can post photograph of missing child on the website

Anyone who has lost their child can post a message on this website and a search will be set in motion simultaneously in 40 cities in the country.  Launched by Don Bosco National Forum for Youth at Risk in association with UNICEF, www.missingchildsearch.net will be closely watched and monitored by child welfare organisations in all major cities in the country and a search will be generated immediately. The Don Bosco National Forum for Youth at Risk is a major partner of Childline India Foundation and extends service to hundreds of children who are victims of war, conflict, natural calamities, sexual exploitation, trafficking and HIV/AIDS. They also take care of street and working children.

 

 

Israel

The Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW) - 03-560-2530

makomisrael.org/blog/hotline-for-migrant-workers/

[accessed 19 August 2014]

The Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW), established in 1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a) promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and (b) eliminating trafficking in women in Israel.  Call  03-560-2530

 

 

Jamaica

CDA Launches Toll Free Line for Cases of Human Trafficking

Jamaica Information Service JIS News, January 11, 2007

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/117799_CDA-launches-toll-free-line-for-cases-of-human-trafficking

[accessed 23 April 2012]

jis.gov.jm/cda-launches-toll-free-line-for-cases-of-human-trafficking/

[accessed 7 June 2017]

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has launched a new toll free telephone line dedicated to handling cases of human trafficking, particularly as it relates to children. The number is 1-888-PROTECT  or  1-888-776-8328.

 

 

Japan

Hot Line Reaches Out To Women Forced Into Sexual Slavery In Japan

Chie Matsumoto, Asian Sex Gazette, April 30, 2005

www.asiansexgazette.com/asg/japan/japan04news19.htm

[accessed 16 February 2011]

After the State Department listed Japan in the next-to-worst category, the government began efforts to eradicate human trafficking and rescue rather than penalize victims, as well as prosecuting offenders.  The hot line numbers: 0120-879-871 for English and Japanese,  0120-879-872 for Thai,  0120-879-873 for Chinese and  0120-879-874 for Tagalog.

 

 

Malta

UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons [PDF]

UN Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC & Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking UN.GIFT, February 2009

www.unodc.org/documents/Global_Report_on_TIP.pdf

[accessed 20 February 2011]

[page 264]

SERVICES PROVIDED TO VICTIMS - The State provides legal protection, temporary stay permits, medical/psychosocial support and housing/shelter exist to support victims of trafficking in persons who cooperate with the law enforcement authorities.

 

 

Peru

IDB launches campaign against human trafficking in Peru - Hotline 0800-2-3232

Inter-American Development Bank News Release, May 23, 2006

www.iadb.org/news/detail.cfm?language=English&ARTID=3088&id=3088

[accessed 16 December 2010]

The Peruvian hotline, 0800-2-3232, is a free and confidential service that provides information to victims of human trafficking and channels complaints to the anti-trafficking arm of the National Police. A similar project targeting only women in Perϊ in 2005 logged over 7,000 calls in 10 months and resulted in 220 cases of charges related to human trafficking.

 

 

Qatar

Hotline set up to combat human trafficking – 466-9888  &  564-3388

Peninsula News Paper , March 16, 2009

www.iloveqatar.net/forum/read.php?28,6566,6566

[accessed 19 December 2010]

The Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) has set up hotlines - 4669888 & 5643388 - for receiving complaints from victims of human trafficking.

 

 

South Africa

Counter-Trafficking Information Campaign in South Africa

humantrafficking.org, News & Updates, March 2005

www.humantrafficking.org/updates/198

[accessed 23 December 2010]

As part of its Southern African Counter-Trafficking Programme (SACTAP), the IOM office for Southern Africa will launch on 25 April three information posters, which will feature prominently in the on-going information campaign "Seduced, Imported, Sold"

All posters feature IOM's national 24-hour toll-free telephone helpline 0800 555 999, which was set up in August 2004 to encourage members of the public to report known or suspected cases of sex-trafficking and to inform victims in South Africa that they can seek help.

 

 

Ukraine

Mobile phones in the fight against human trafficking - Trafficking hotline, Dial 527

Martiena van der Meer (article) and Louise Dunne (audio), Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 25-07-2007

static.rnw.nl/migratie/www.radionetherlands.nl/currentaffairs/ukr070725-redirected

[Last accessed 5 January 2011]

TRAFFICKING HOTLINE - In the Ukraine, now even the simplest of handsets could potentially save lives thanks to three of the country's leading service providers who have collaborated with the International Organization for Migration to set up a toll-free information hotline. Customers of Ukrainian mobile phone service providers KyivStar, UMC and life:) can dial '527' from their handsets in order to receive information and advice from the IOM on migration and trafficking issues, and potential migrants will also get information on legal methods of migration.

 

 

USA

Anti-Human Trafficking Resources - 888-3737-888

Homeland Security

www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1265647798662.shtm

[accessed 8 January 2011]

VICTIMS - If you are a victim, or believe you might be a victim, of human trafficking, seek help. The toll-free National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline is available to answer calls in over 170 languages from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Call for help. Call with questions - Any time - Any language - 888-3737-888

Call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency

 

 

USA

Gov't Effort to Stem Human Trafficking Helps Very Few

Editor Pueng Vongs, a journalism fellow in Child and Family Policy of the University of Maryland-Foundation for Child Development, Commentary, Pacific News Service PNS, Dec 16, 2004

02e1137.netsolhost.com/villages/asian/civil_human_equal_rights/pns_human_trafficking_1204.asp

[accessed 23 February 2015]

laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/december23-04/human.htm

[accessed 29 June 2017]

But what the ads don't mention is, in order to take advantage of these benefits, victims must first agree to cooperate in the criminal Investigations of their abusers. This is not a viable option for most.  Those who cooperate may face retaliation from their exploiters or risk harm to their loved ones in their homelands. For example, a Thai domestic worker who has agreed to testify against her abuser may want to bring her two children from Thailand to safety before the abuser is released from jail. He often threatened to have them killed if she were to ever seek help.  Victims who come forward must also go through the arduous task of proving themselves survivors of "a severe form of trafficking." And they must demonstrate they would face extreme hardship if returned to their home country.

 

 

 

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