The U.S. State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report was released on Monday, June 27, 2011. It is compiled each year to analyze 184 governments’ efforts to combat human trafficking within their own borders. Governments are ranked into one of three tiers based on their attempts to meet the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking” in Section 108 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). It is useful as a tool for diplomatic pressure and incentives, a map of trafficking streams and trends, and an update on status quo practices and implementation of anti-trafficking efforts globally.
For each country, the report covers 3 Ps to end trafficking: Prosecution, Protection, and Prevention. This year there were a total of 23 countries that moved up and 22 countries that were downgraded in their efforts to combat human trafficking.
Here are a few fact sheets from the 2011 TIP Report
- Prevention: Fighting Sex Trafficking by Curbing Demand for Prostitution
- Protection Checklist
- Trafficking in Persons: Moving Toward a Decade of Delivery
- Victim Protections: Principles for Progress
Follow us over the coming days and weeks for an in-depth review and highlights from the 2011 TIP Report release. Here are just some of the blogs that we currently have in the hopper for your reading enjoyment:
- The TIP Report: Who’s keeping track of what’s happening at home in the U.S.?
- Talking with TIP Heroes
- TIP Report and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act – Bridging the Connections
- Movin’ on up! And those that moved down in the 2011 TIP Report
- Protection checklist and the principles for progress
- Polaris Project Japan and the 2011 TIP Report
- The next decade and moving towards a tier zero approach