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International

[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
UN.GIFT, 2010
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

Lessons Learned and Good Practices on Working with the Private Sector to Combat Child Sex Tourism and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
ECPAT, Sep 2008

The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking
Prakriiti Gupta, Asharq al-Awsat, 20 Jan 2007


Africa

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]
Jun 2010
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
Gap, 2008
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


Americas

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


Middle East & North Africa

UAE camel racers defy ban on child jockeys
Simeon Kerr, Financial Times, 3 Mar 2010
The ban had been introduced to reduce human trafficking and labour rights abuses.

Yemen, children sold for a handful of dollars
AsiaNews.it, 29 Feb 2008

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1 July 2013

[PDF] Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions

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...

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1 November 2010

Hilton addresses child sex trafficking after China hotel scandal

Author: Barbara De Lollis, USA Today

Four months after Chinese police discovered a brothel operating inside a Hilton hotel karaokeclub and a social-action website pressured Hilton to do something about it, Hilton Worldwide says it's working on rolling out an internal code of conduct...

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28 October 2010

Arnotts to avoid child labour chocolate

Author: AAP Australia

Biscuit company Arnotts will source ethical cocoa that has not been processed with the use of child labour for all of its chocolate-based products, World Vision says. In response to a public campaign by World Vision earlier this year, Arnotts said it...

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8 October 2010

Airlines role in war on sextrafficking grows

Author: Reuters

Airlines and hotels play a crucial, if unwitting, role in the global human trafficking industry by providing transport and lodging to criminals...In the United States, as many as 300,000 children are trafficked annually and most are used for...

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6 September 2010

Craigslist Bans Sex Ads...But Not Demand For Them [USA]

Author: Lisa Rau, neon tommy

Craigslist kicked off Labor Day Weekend 2010 by removing its “adult services” category. The move came after attorneys general from 17 states threatened legal action for what they claim to be “rampant” advertisements for prostitution and child sex...

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8 August 2010

Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women [USA]

Author: Chris McGreal, Guardian [UK]

Craigslist, is facing accusations that it has become a hub for underage prostitution after two young women placed an advertisement in the Washington Post saying they were repeatedly sold through the site to men who "paid to rape" them. The allegations...

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28 March 2010

Why Truckers Are First Line Defenders Against Child Prostitution

Author: Amanda Kloer, change.org

There is one group of Americans who are perhaps more powerful than any other to stop children from being sold into prostitution. I'm not talking about parents, teachers, or even police officers. I'm talking about truck drivers. America's truckers are,...

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21 March 2010

Illegal mining breeds child labor, prostitution in Diplahan [Philippines]

Author: AL JACINTO, GMANews.TV [Philippines]

The illegal mining trade in...Zamboanga Sibugay is...threatening the environment and the health of its people...Prostitution and child trafficking have become a big problem in Diplahan...[T]he tunnels dug by miners...are also in danger of collapsing...

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3 March 2010

UAE camel racers defy ban on child jockeys

Author: Simeon Kerr, Financial Times

Camel racers in the United Arab Emirates are still using 10-year-old boys as jockeys in defiance of a law designed to stamp out the practice, an international campaign group has said. Anti-Slavery International found boy jockeys, some as young as 10,...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking

Author: United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)

This brochure presents an overview and introduction to human trafficking and the role that business can play in addressing it...Human trafficking is not currently well integrated into the Corporate Responsibility (CR) programmes...[a]lthough this is...

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