The 123 tools contained in this Toolkit offer guidance, recommended resources, and promising practices to policymakers, law enforcers, judges, prosecutors, victim service providers and members of civil society who are working in interrelated spheres towards preventing trafficking, protecting and assisting victims and promoting international cooperation.

Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day is a global day connecting women around the world and recognizing their struggles to secure human rights and peace. Resources are offered on the 2008 theme, "Investing in Women and Girls" in addition to materials on global violence against women. Also listed in this eNewsletter are existing materials from the VAWnet collection that relate to violence against women internationally.
 
International Women's Day: Investing in Women and Girls

This brochure outlines the rights that victims of trafficking have under United States law.
 
Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor

This guide focuses on the T visa, which provides immigration relief to foreign nationals trafficked into the United States.  “This manual discusses the background of the T visa, suggests points to consider in evaluating a client’s eligibility for the T visa, evaluates the statute and regulations, and offers step by step instruction on preparing a T application for consideration by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
 Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Victims, 2nd Edition

This fact sheet was developed for those working in school settings and provides an overview of human trafficking, how it affects schools, tips for identifying victims, and steps for reporting human trafficking. A list of resources and publications is also provided.
 
Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools

This report released by the University of Kentucky examines the extent of human trafficking in the state. Recommendations to addess human trafficking in the state of Kentucky are included.
 
Human Trafficking in Kentucky

This is a guide which places particular emphasis on identifying victims of sexual trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The document offers a definition of trafficking and suggests how and where one might find a victim of sexual trafficking. The guide also addresses reporting procedures for both the general public and mandated reporters, and concludes by describing the services available to victims of trafficking.
 
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.

This article focuses on the trafficking trade originating in Ukraine. It examines the scope of the problem, the factors that create a climate ripe for trafficking, the methods traffickers use, and the people who profit from the trade in women and girls. It concludes with some strategies to address the problem of trafficking and discusses the role that policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement officers in the United States can play.

The Natasha Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking

This is a joint fact sheet from the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States and the Women, Health and Development Program of the Pan-American Health Organization. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of sex trafficking of women and children in the Americas and explores the life-threatening health consequences of this type of human trafficking.
Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

This is the sixth annual TIP report and “is intended to raise global awareness and spur foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons – a form of modern-day slavery.” The report also assesses foreign governments’ efforts to fight trafficking in persons, including prosecution, conviction and prison sentences for traffickers, victim protection, and prevention efforts.
Trafficking in Persons Report

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