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Autumn 2014 news and events on the Two Little Girls campaign and the fight against trafficking in human beings
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Autumn E-newsletter 2014

Campaign Highlights and News on Trafficking

Two Little Girls is a three minute animated film spearheading an anti sex-trafficking campaign in 14 East European countries that began in January 2008 and is now continuing to further countries over the next year including campaigns in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Russia. The aim of the campaign is to warn young women of the dangers of being persuaded to travel abroad with false promises of employment, only to find themselves sold into prostitution. This campaign acts both as a powerful and accessible tool for the prevention of trafficking, as well as for increasing public awareness about this very complex and challenging subject. Visit Two Little Girls at www.twolittlegirls.org for more information.

TLG launches campaigns in Slovakia and Montenegro

TLG is pleased to announce the launch of two new campaigns and lead partners. Caritas Slovakia, a non- profit NGO that provides charitable, social, healthcare and educational services to people in need will lead the campaign in Slovakia with a particular focus on Roma and marginalised communities. The lead partner in Montenegro is the Montenegrin Women's Lobby, an NGO that focuses on gender based violence issues including trafficking and domestic violence. This campaign will be distributed widely through an established network of NGOs countrywide including screenings on national and local television networks across Montenegro. Campaign highlights will be listed on the website under Country Campaigns. If you are working in these countries and would like to use the film in your work or would like further information please contact us at information@twolittlegirls.org or visit the website at www.twolittlegirls.org

 

Executive Summary & Evaluation Report 2014

The Two Little Girls campaign was launched in 2008 with the aim of raising awareness of the risks of trafficking amongst young people in Eastern European countries. An external evaluation of the campaign was carried out by M & E Consulting in 2014. M & E Consulting were commissioned by the UK TLG team to help them monitor and evaluate the campaign and carry out an external evaluation of the campaign. The evaluation also involved visiting Albania and Lithuania in order to produce in-depth case studies; these can be found at:
www.twolittlegirls.org/country-campaigns/lithuania and www.twolittlegirls.org/country-campaigns/albania. Key highlights and impact of the campaign are listed under new at www.twolittlegirls.org/news. To download the Executive Summary and the Full Evaluation Report please follow this link and download PDFs of both reports at the bottom of the feature.
 

UK: Modern Day Slavery In Focus

The Modern Day Slavery global forum created by the Guardian UK is not only a great resource for professionals working in the field of human trafficking it is also an in-depth source of up to date information on all forms of human trafficking across the world. The award winning journalism, as seen with the most recent expose of the Thai fishing trade's endemic use of slaves, quickly changed perceptions world wide, creating real change from the top down. To sign up and follow visit here.

 

Film of the Month: 'Love Football Hate Slavery'

Love Football Hate Slavery is a film made by the Walk Free Foundation about the everyday reality for migrant workers in Qatar helping to bring us the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Abuses of basic human rights are being reported regularly and show that workers from Nepal and India are dying in record numbers on Qatari construction sites since the country won its World Cup bid. FIFA has pledged to do more to improve the “unacceptable” situation for workers on World Cup-related projects, but these words have yet to be followed by action. Learn more about the campaign and watch the film here.

 

 

Canada: Aboriginal women and human trafficking

Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addiction and mental-health problems, says a newly disclosed report published by Public Safety Canada shedding new light on how women and girls are forced into the sex trade by pimps acting as boyfriends, small, loosely defined gangs and even members of their own families. “The whole concept of what’s happened to aboriginal people in this country is reflected in the murdered and missing women, and the apathy that’s gone along with that as well,” said Yvonne Boyer, Chair in aboriginal health and wellness at Manitoba’s Brandon University. More from the feature here.

Campaigns: TLG in Caucasus and Central Asia

Two Little Girls is pleased to announce that campaigns are soon to begin in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. High unemployment, poverty and often unstable governments are factors that drive human trafficking in the Caucasus region and Central Asia. For some countries the sudden independence from the Soviet Union left huge challenges and struggles for economic and political reform, while others experienced violent and destructive conflicts, leaving populations vulnerable to human trafficking. You can follow our progress with these campaigns via the TLG website where we will be announcing lead partners soon. Please visit the campaign section of the website to learn more.