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  1. Taal Engels Howard Dubowitz Abstract by author: The view of what constitutes child abuse and neglect is dependent on the laws, cultural context, local thresholds and the availability. Since 1982, the International Society for the Prevention ...

    Abstract by author:The view of what constitutes child abuse and neglect is dependent on the laws, cultural context, local thresholds and the availability. Since 1982, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has conducted surveillance of child maltreatment and child protection every two years, published in World Perspectives on Child Abuse. It is hoped that up to date information will inform the development of laws, policies and programs to better address child abuse and neglect. This article is based on data on child sexual abuse and exploitation from 73 countries gathered online in 2015-16 for the 12 edition of World Perspectives. Respondents were key informants who were knowledgeable professionals in the child protection field. They were encouraged to consult with colleagues so as to provide accurate information. Countries were grouped into different regions of the world and into income level categories. The findings focus on definitions of abuse and neglect, laws, policies and programs to address and prevent maltreatment and barriers to prevention. It is evident that there is considerable variability across regions and country income categories, and that programs and services need to be considerably strengthened, even in high income countries.

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    • Wetenschappelijke Artikelen
    • International
    • Howard Dubowitz
    • Child Sexual Abuse
    • Child Sexual Exploitation
    • Prevention
    • Engels
  2. 2 reads Save the Children the International Rescue Committee Language Dutch Uit Persbericht Save the Children 03-04-2017: 1300 kinderen op de vlucht lopen extreme risico’s op Balkan Zo’n 1.300 alleenreizende minderjarige vluchtelingen en migranten lopen e ...

    Uit Persbericht Save the Children 03-04-2017: 1300 kinderen op de vlucht lopen extreme risico’s op BalkanZo’n 1.300 alleenreizende minderjarige vluchtelingen en migranten lopen een verhoogd risico om slachtoffer te worden van uitbuiting, geweld en mensenhandel door het strenge grensbeleid en de gebrekkige bescherming op de Balkan. Dat stellen twaalf ngo’s, waaronder Save the Children en Stichting Vluchteling/IRC, in het rapport ‘Uit het Zicht, Uitgebuit en Alleen’ dat vandaag verschijnt. Een aantal landen slaagt er niet in om deze enorm kwetsbare kinderen, van wie sommigen niet ouder zijn dan negen, te identificeren en goed op te vangen. Ze zijn op de vlucht voor oorlog of armoede en reisden duizenden kilometers zonder ouders of voogd. Vaak zijn ze onzichtbaar voor de autoriteiten en als ze wel bekend zijn, worden ze vaak opgevangen onder volstrekt ontoereikende omstandigheden, of zelfs opgesloten. Dat zorgt voor wanhoop en het duwt kinderen in de armen van smokkelaars en mensenhandelaren.  

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    • Rapporten
    • International
    • Save the Children
    • the International Rescue Committee
    • Minderjarigen / Kinderhandel
    • Alleenstaande Minderjarige Asielzoeker (AMA)
    • Alleenstaande Minderjarige Vreemdeling (AMV)
    • Kinderhandel
    • Engels
  3. Taal Engels Jasmine-Kim Westendorf Louise Searle International Affairs (2017) 93 (2): 365-387. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix001 Published: 01 March 2017   Abstract by authors:   In 2013, a UN investigation declared sexual exploitation ...

    International Affairs (2017) 93 (2): 365-387.DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix001Published: 01 March 2017 Abstract by authors: In 2013, a UN investigation declared sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) ‘the most significant risk to UN peacekeeping missions’. The exploitation and abuse of women and children by peacekeepers, aid workers, private contractors and other interveners has become ubiquitous to peace operations, ranging from rape to transactional sex, sex trafficking, prostitution and pornography. This article investigates the causes of SEA by interveners, and the development of policy responses undertaken by the UN and the international humanitarian community to prevent and ensure accountability for SEA. We argue that use of the umbrella term ‘SEA’, while helpful in distinguishing such behaviour from other forms of abuse, obscures the significant differences in the form, function and causes of the behaviours that fall under it, and we develop an account of the dominant forms SEA takes, based on survivor testimony, in order to better understand why policy responses have been ineffective. Our analysis of global policies around SEA demonstrates that it is dealt with as a discrete form of misbehaviour that occurs on an individual level and can be addressed through largely information-based training processes that inform personnel of its prohibition but fail to engage them in discussions of the local, international, normative, systemic and structural factors that give rise to it. We identify the structural and bureaucratic pressures that have contributed to the narrowing of approach regarding SEA to focus on individual compliance rather than the more complex set of factors at play, and which have undermined the effectiveness of policies globally.

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    • Wetenschappelijke Artikelen
    • International
    • Jasmine-Kim Westendorf
    • Louise Searle
    • Sexual exploitation
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Gender
    • Engels
  4. Taal Engels Christina Bloem MD MPH Rikki E. Morris DO and Makini Chisolm-Straker Abstract Given the significant global burden of human trafficking, the ability of clinicians to identify and provide treatment for trafficked persons is critic ...

    Abstract Given the significant global burden of human trafficking, the ability of clinicians to identify and provide treatment for trafficked persons is critical. Particularly in conflict settings, health care facilities often serve as the first and sometimes only point of contact for trafficked persons. As such, medical practitioners have a unique opportunity and an ethical imperative to intervene, even in nonclinical roles. With proper training, medical practitioners can assist trafficked persons by documenting human trafficking cases, thereby placing pressure on key stakeholders to enforce legal protections, and by providing adequate services to those trafficked.

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    • Wetenschappelijke Artikelen
    • International
    • Christina Bloem
    • MD
    • MPH
    • Rikki E. Morris
    • DO
    • and Makini Chisolm-Straker
    • Conflict areas
    • Health care
    • Ethics
    • Human trafficking / trafficking in persons
    • Engels
  5. Language English 1 read Michael B. Gerrard Columbia Law School 'It is well documented that displacement leads to a considerable increase in human trafficking. The UN Environment Programme has indicated that trafficking may increase by 20-30% during d ...

    'It is well documented that displacement leads to a considerable increase in human trafficking. The UN Environment Programme has indicated that trafficking may increase by 20-30% during disasters, and INTERPOL has warned that disasters or conflict may increase the exposure of women to trafficking as families are disrupted and livelihoods are lost.3 There are multiple instances in which trafficking has been shown to increase in the aftermath of cyclones, flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis.4 Some of this is for sex trafficking, some of it is for forced labor. We also see a great deal of human smuggling leading to journeys that are perilous and too often fatal.'

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    • Publicaties
    • International
    • Michael B. Gerrard Columbia Law School
    • Migration
    • Human trafficking / trafficking in persons
    • Engels
  6. Language English 4 reads US Department of State "If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the proc ...

    "If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate that abuse in the future or that we can afford to avert our eyes. Instead, we should be asking ourselves—what if that victim of trafficking was my daughter, son, sister, or brother?"This year’s TIP Report asks such questions, because ending modern slavery isn’t just a fight we should attempt—it is a fight we can and must win."The TIP Report is the product of a yearlong effort requiring contributions and follow-up from employees in the United States and at our diplomatic outposts across the globe, host country governments, and civil society." – John F. Kerry, Secretary of State

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    • Overheidspublicaties
    • International
    • US Department of State
    • Human trafficking / trafficking in persons
    • Engels
  7. Taal Engels Carlson We believe the hospitality industry has a critical role to play in protecting our most vulnerable minors and women from trafficking as well as putting strong safeguards in place to prevent these crimes from happening in ...

    We believe the hospitality industry has a critical role to play in protecting our most vulnerable minors and women from trafficking as well as putting strong safeguards in place to prevent these crimes from happening in hotels. Through education, advocacy, partnership with law enforcement and support for victims’ services, we are proud to continue to lead on this important work.

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    • Publicaties
    • International
    • Carlson
    • Engels
  8. Taal Engels Council of International Schools Our charter is to apply our collective resources, expertise, and partnerships to help international school communities address child protection challenges. 1 INTRODUCTION The work of the Internat ...

    Our charter is to apply our collective resources, expertise, and partnerships to help international school communities address child protection challenges.

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    • Publicaties
    • International
    • Council of International Schools
    • Engels
  9. Taal Engels ECPAT International A lack of data exists pertaining to the unique challenges and barriers that child victims of sexual exploitation, including sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, face when accessing justice. To address t ...

    A lack of data exists pertaining to the unique challenges and barriers that child victims of sexual exploitation, including sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, face when accessing justice. To address this knowledge gap, ECPAT International conducted a study (A2J Study) to explore why "child-friendly justice" is so elusive for sexually exploited children and to identify the specific barriers that continue to prevent these children from accessing justice.

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    • Publicaties
    • International
    • ECPAT International
    • Engels
  10. Taal Engels ECPAT International The overall objective of this legal study is to assess current international, regional and domestic legal responses to combat Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT). The study also aims ...

    The overall objective of this legal study is to assess current international, regional and domestic legal responses to combat Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT). The study also aims to highlight the main legal elements required to make these responses effective to help address and strengthen future interventions. Based on the analysis, recommendations intend to inform, enhance and address current challenges.

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    • Publicaties
    • International
    • ECPAT International
    • Sexual exploitation
    • Engels

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