2007 Threat #07 Other Atrocities Top Centers

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Coalition Against Trafficking in Womenexternal link
CATW is a non-governmental organization that promotes women’s human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Founded in 1988, CATW was the first international non-governmental organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of women and girls. 1

HumanTrafficking.orgexternal link
The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information. 2

ECPATexternal link
ECPAT is a network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. In English, Spanish and French. 3

Anti-Slavery.orgexternal link
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world’s oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. Works at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world. 4

World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)external link
The world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence. Its global network comprises nearly 300 local, national and regional organisations, which share the common goal of eradicating such practices and enabling the respect of human rights for all. 5

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiersexternal link
Works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society. 6

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearancesexternal link
UNHCHR – The WGEID’s mandate is to assist families in determining the fate and whereabouts of their relatives who, having disappeared, are placed outside the protection of the law. Enforced disappearance when “committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack” has been defined as a crime against humanity 7

Forward UKexternal link
FORWARD was established in 1983 in the UK, in response to the emerging problems caused by female genital mutilation being seen by health professionals. Since this time FORWARD has been working to eliminate the practice and provide support to women affected by FGM. At our twenty year review FORWARD formally incorporated into its mandate other issues allied to FGM, in particular vesico-vagina and recto-vagina fistulae and child and forced marriage. 8

Amnesty International – Stop Violence Against Womenexternal link
Current AI campaign promoting activism to end violence against women worldwide. 9

Prisoners Overseasexternal link
Provides information on conditions of prisoners incarcerated overseas. Also looks at the death penalty worldwide and provides news and action alerts. 10

FoodJustice.netexternal link
Site for the Permanent People’s Tribunal on the Right to Food and The Rule of Law in Asia – Equality among human beings can be guaranteed only when the right to food is adequately met. Denial of this right negates a person’s very humanity and dignity. Societies where large numbers of people are going hungry are inevitably ruled without popular consent and participation, perhaps even by force, and without democracy in spirit or in structure. Therefore the struggle for food and the struggle for justice are one. Site includes Hunger Alerts, articles, photos and links. 11

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centreexternal link
The Geneva-based IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. Based on its monitoring and data collection activities, the Centre advocates for durable solutions to the plight of the internally displaced in line with international standards. The IDMC also carries out training activities to enhance the capacity of local actors to respond to the needs of internally displaced people (IDPs). In its work, the Centre cooperates with and provides support to local and national civil society initiatives. 12

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Personsexternal link
U.S. Dept. of State – provides the tools to combat trafficking in persons and assists in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts both worldwide and domestically. Produces the annual “Trafficking in Person Report” which serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government encourages partnership and increased determination in the fight against forced labor, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery. 13

Witnessexternal link
WITNESS uses the power of video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations around the globe, WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to shine a light on those most affected by human rights violations, and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools of justice. Over the past decade, WITNESS has partnered with groups in more than 60 countries, bringing often unseen images, untold stories and seldom heard voices to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the general public — catalyzing grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change. 14

Black Market Disruption: Organ Traffickingexternal link
According to USA Today, organ traffickers gained a profit of 6 million US dollars over the course of 19 years. Published news articles have reported of individuals who paid between 100 to 150 Thousands US dollars for a trafficked kidney. In Canada, as many as 50 people are believed to have paid as much as $75,000 for a kidney transplant in China. The organs are believed to have been culled from executed Chinese prisoners. 15