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[PDF] Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London, Jul 2013
Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women
Chris McGreal, Guardian (UK), 8 Aug 2010
Includes comments by the company.
Craigslist bans sex ads…but not the demand for them
Lisa Rau, 6 Sep 2010
Human trafficking and business: Good practices to prevent and combat human trafficking
In particular see study 4, “Responsible tourism: Protecting children vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking”,and study 6, “The Body Shop & ECPAT “Stop sex trafficking of children and young people” campaign”.
‘Global Brands and Retailers Hold the Key to Snuffing out the Evil of Trafficked Labour’, Says Global Union
International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation, 3 Mar 2009
Airlines turn modern day slavers
Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service, 16 Feb 2009
The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking
Prakriiti Gupta, Asharq al-Awsat, 20 Jan 2007
Nestle, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re trafficking of children from Mali to work in Côte d’Ivoire cocoa fields)
Summary profile of lawsuit drafted by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.
Letter to hotel chains regarding human trafficking at the World Cup & company responses [So. Africa]
Christian Brothers Investment Services wrote to the CEOs of 8 major hotel chains operating in So. Africa asking them to detail specific actions they were taking to prevent human trafficking, including child sexual exploitation, in advance of the World Cup. Six did not respond to their inquiry, or sent a response that did not address their concerns. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre obtained responses from those hotels: Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, Starwood Hotels.
Arnotts to avoid child labour chocolate
AAP (Australia), 28 Oct 2010
Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking
United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), 2010
Case study 1 on “Addressing human trafficking and child labour in West Africa cocoa”.
Allegations of child trafficking within the supply chain: Taking a multi-pronged approach to child protection
Case study submitted to UN Global Compact.
Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana: Efforts too small to curb child labour on cocoa farms
IRIN News - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 19 Feb 2008
Child trafficking in Côte D’Ivoire: Efforts under way to reverse a tragic trend
Blue Chevigny, UNICEF, 14 Jun 2007
Nigeria threatens to withdraw licence of airlines if found trafficking or smuggling
Humantrafficking.org, adapted from Kunle Adetinokun article in This Day Online (Nigeria), 27 Mar 2007
Airlines role in war on sex trafficking grows
Airwise, 8 Oct 2010
Why truckers are first line defenders against child prostitution
Amanda Kloer, End Human Trafficking, 28 Mar 2010
Asia & Pacific
Hilton addresses child sex trafficking after China hotel scandal
Barbara De Lollis, USA Today, 1 Nov 2010
Illegal mining breeds child labor, prostitution in Diplahan [Philippines]
AL JACINTO, GMANews.TV (Philippines), 21 Mar 2010
“Prostitution and child trafficking has become a big problem in Diplahan”.
56 child labourers rescued in a raid in Delhi [India]
Press Trust of India, 10 Dec 2009
Many of the children were trafficked from Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal.
Children of the stone quarries [India]
Mari Marcel Thekaekara, InfoChange News & Features (India),1 Dec 2008
According to Anti-Slavery Intl. children working in stone quarries are extremely vulnerable to trafficking and sexual abuse.
Protocol on Prevention, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficked & Migrant Child Labour [India]
Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, 2008
The Delhi Declaration on Human Trafficking
Richard Welford, CSR Asia, 13 Oct 2007
Child workers taught to lie about their age [Thailand]
Penchan Charoensuthipan, Bangkok Post, 16 Aug 2006
“Alien child workers are being taught to lie to labour inspectors that they are over 16 and happy to work, a seminar on human trafficking heard.”
Nepal Children to Take up Cudgels Against Child Labor
Keshab Poudel, OneWorld South Asia, 11 Feb 2004
Study says about 12,000 girls are trafficked every year.
Europe & Central Asia
Balkans – source, transit and destination for human trafficking
Focus News Agency, 17 Jun 2009
Child trafficking in Europe: A broad vision to put children first
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Mar 2008
Europe warned over trafficking
BBC News, 30 Aug 2006
Rapid Assessment of Trafficking in Children for Labour and Sexual Exploitation in Romania
“PROroject of Technical assistance against the Labour and Sexual Exploitation of Children, including Trafficking in countries of Central and Eastern Europe”, 2003
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Author: School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London
This review is intended to inform action in countries that host MSEs [major sporting events] and to provide some suggestions on how hosting countries can avoid past pitfalls and mistakes in relation to child exploitation, especially economic and sexual...
Author: Barbara De Lollis, USA Today
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Author: AAP Australia
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Author: AL JACINTO, GMANews.TV [Philippines]
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Author: United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)
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