Thursday June 30, 2016

"Every country must join together to overcome this transnational threat by supporting and protecting victims while pursuing and prosecuting the criminals. On the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, let us resolve to act as one in the name of justice and dignity for all."
                                                     Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Visit the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre to learn more about the following types of human trafficking cases:        
  • Domestic Sex Trafficking of Adults
  • Sex Trafficking of International Adults and Children
  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude

(Source: United Nations)

Posted by Denize Tan in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday Jun 30, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday June 29, 2016

Did you know that in Guatemala (where poverty is a huge problem), 60% of sex trafficking victims are children?

UNICEF has released this report "Human trafficking for sexual exploitation purposes in Guatemala". It indicates that the sex trafficking of children under the age of 18 have reached a crisis.

It is also a huge business, profits amount to 1.6 billion a year.

Read more.

(Source: Humanosphere)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Jun 29, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday June 27, 2016

Global Witness, using CartoDB, mapped the deaths of environmental defenders in 2015.

On dangerous ground is report published last week that includes an interactive map, statistics and stories related to the murders of those protecting the environment.

Read more at Foreign Policy.

(Source: Cartogeek)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Jun 27, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share