Over fifteen years after the UN Trafficking Protocol was adopted, the evidence available to determine how much progress has been made in combatting human trafficking remains very limited. At all levels of anti-trafficking work, the collection and analysis of data to support a results-based approach continues to be underemphasised, particularly in comparison to the use of emotionally-charged rhetoric and hyperbole.
The ILO, in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, launched a six-month Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme. The program is part of a comprehensive initiative to promote fair migration (including fair recruitment), and contribute to the elimination of human trafficking for forced labor across the Arab States region.
An African couple, from Kenya and Nigeria, work in Lebanon and have been living in Nabaa with their child for the last 2 years. They have faced a horrible experience with their upper stairs neighbors (a mother- in her sixties- and her son- thirties) and a whole lot of awful racism: ongoing aggressions, insults, humiliations, inconveniences, stares, cursing, threats, and a wider list of violent forced interactions.
Hidden behind high stacks of red metal scaffolding and directly adjacent to two large buzzing generators that emit the noxious odor of burning diesel, about 10 Syrian workers live in two makeshift shacks.