Events and Resources

Verité COVID-19 Resources Guide Link: https://www.verite.org/resources/covid-19-guidance/

Verité is publishing guidace to companies to help support their efforts to safeguard workers’ rights in their supply chains both during and after the COVID-19  pandemic. This series of memos highlight the increased vulnerabilities to workers in specific sectors and regions, complemented by recommendations and resources for companies. The logistical challenges posed to companies by COVID-19 are minor compared to the increased pressures on workers to earn a living in a dignified, safe way, and we are committed to helping all parties in global supply chains find practical solutions.

Verité Article: COVID-19 and Vulnerability to Human Trafficking for Forced Labor

HEAL Trafficking Article: Human Trafficking & the COVID Pandemic 

Increased economic strain due to social distancing efforts will put many people at greater risk of sex and labor trafficking/exploitation. Health systems are in a position to prevent and respond to trafficking in this new environment. This handout, developed by HEAL Trafficking and the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, provides clear guidance to healthcare providers and public health professionals on how to engage in trafficking prevention efforts during the COVID pandemic.

Links for Operational Guidance to Address Humanitarian Trafficking in Humanitarian Crises

Select Bibliography from the May 17-18, 2017 Workshop "Reaching SDG 8.7 in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings"

--  The Alliance 8.7 Action Group on Conflict and Humanitarian Settings https://unu.edu/projects/alliance-8-7-conflict-humanitarian.html#outline led by
     Hani Mansourin.

--  A brief piece written by Michela Machiavelli from the ‘Preventing Human Trafficking among crisis-affected populations in Emergency Settings’ 22 June
    2017 United Nations Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment side event, hosted by IOM and the U.S. Department of State’s Office
    to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office):
https://medium.com/@UNmigration/from-humanitarian-crisis-to-human-trafficking-2fe27
    e78c6f0.

--  The Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT), a research initiative at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston
    University, hosted a workshop on October 27-28, 2017 that examined the convergence of trafficking and migration, with a particular focus on innovation
    that disrupts exploitation markets of vulnerable and displaced refugees:
    
https://www.bu.edu/pardeeschool/2017/10/30/fmht-disrupting-the-human-trafficking-migration-nexus/

--  Based on recommendations from this Radcliffe Exploratory Seminar, the 2018 Humanitarian Response Intensive Course, a Harvard Humanitarian
    Initiative project, incorporated content on human trafficking
http://www.humanitarianacademy.harvard.edu/education/workshops/hric

--  Radcliffe Seminar, “Launching a Research Collaborative for Operational Guidance to Overcome Trafficking among Migrants during Humanitarian
    Crises” led by Dr. Hanni Stoklosa and Dr. Cathy Zimmerman,
June 2018:
    https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/exploratory-seminars/launching-research-collaborative-operational-guidance-overcome-trafficking

Anti-Trafficking in Humanitarian Responses: A brief overview and analysis of current practices and challenges in addressing trafficking in persons based on inter-views with protection cluster and AOR coordinators, August 2018
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/files/op_guide_migrants/files/anti-trafficking-in-humanitarian-responses.pdf

--  The Role of Healthcare Providers in Combating Human Trafficking during Disasters, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Pages/human-trafficking.aspx

--  Webinar: Identifying Risk Factors for Human Trafficking After Natural Disasters
    Griselda Vega Samuel, Esq, Director of Anti-Trafficking Program, Safe Horizon

    Song Kim, Esq Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    CDR Aimee Williams, DHSC, LCSW-C, USPHS, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine Physician Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Executive Director and
    Co-Founder, HEAL Trafficking

    https://healtrafficking.org/resources/hhs-region-ii-identifying-risk-factors-for-human-trafficking-after-natural-disasters/