Sunday, July 30 marked World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an internationally-recognized day to bring attention to trafficking, a grave violation of human rights that undermines global stability. Over 45 million people are estimated to be trafficked or forced into labor around the world, with women and girls comprising 71 percent of all victims. This year’s World Day commemoration highlighted the relationship between trafficking and conflict, natural disaster, and the migration crisis.
Learn more about modern human trafficking—and how it affects women and girls—through these six publications from the Women and Foreign Policy program:
This piece to mark World Refugee Day is authored by Mandana Hendessi, Women for Women International’s Syria Response and Iraq Director based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
By Catherine Powell
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
This interview is with Sarah Costa, executive director of the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC). Costa reflects on women and girls in the Syrian conflict and European migration crisis, as well as on the outcomes from the two historic summits on refugees and migrants at the United Nations General Assembly.
This interview is with Franziska Brantner, member of the German Bundestag and spokesperson for child and family policy for the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90/The Greens.
By Jamille Bigio.