Information and Communications Technology

Human trafficking in the ICT sector may exist in the extractive stages (mining for raw material), in the component manufacturing stage (where separate pieces are produced or combined), and in the production stage (where a good is assembled and packaged in a factory). Though practices that lead to human trafficking might occur even earlier, in the recruitment process. Recruitment fees paid to a labor broker may cause indebtness to the worker, which may then lead to forced labor (debt bondage).

Combating technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings in Central Asia and across the OSCE Asian Partners for Co-operation
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06 September 2021

This paper provides a brief summary of the Roundtable on ‘Combating technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings in Central Asia and across the OSCE Asian Partners for Co-operation‘, held by the OSCE on 27-28 April, 2021. The major objective of the...

DataJam Pasos Libres Online 2021
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12 August 2021

Pasos Libres, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, the Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking (RESPECT), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and partners invite you to participate in the DataJam Pasos Libres Online 2021, a technological innovation competition that seeks to develop data-based...

Risky Business: How leading venture capital firms ignore human rights when investing in technology
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30 July 2021

Venture capitalists shape the future of technology, and with it the future of our economies, politics, societies and fundamentally, our human rights. They decide which new technologies and technology companies will receive early-stage funding. This, in turn, helps determine which...

Exploited in plain sight: An assessment of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child protection responses in the Western Balkans
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18 May 2021

This report assesses children’s vulnerability to CSEC across the WB6 and focuses specifically on online sexual exploitation of children and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT). It also provides an overview of what law enforcement authorities, private...

Impact of mobile technology for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking: A mixed method study
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01 May 2021

Enabling access to online services through mobile technology is an essential need for survivors during the Covid-19 pandemic. It should be considered a feasible and necessary element of survivor support packages outside a pandemic. Further research should explore the viability...

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2020
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05 February 2021

Advances in technology and the COVID-19 crisis have made millions more people vulnerable to trafficking, says UNODC Traffickers have integrated technology into their business models at every stage of the process, from recruiting to exploiting victims, according to the UNODC’s 2020...

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