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RISE Learning Project on the Monitoring & Evaluation of Reintegration of Children and Adolescents – Consolidated End-Term Report for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Posted By: • August 2nd, 2018

Since 2015, the RISE Learning Network has been promoting and facilitating learning on recovery and reintegration (R&R) approaches that improve outcomes for children and adolescents affected by sexual exploitation (CSE) in three focus regions  – Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.  Read More

Caring for Boys affected by Sexual Violence

Posted By: • July 17th, 2018

Sexual violence affects boys and girls. However interventions, public attention and donor investments fail to aptly address the experiences of boys. Family for Every Child examined this critical issue of sexual violence affecting boys through its global scoping study, Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence. This study explores both sexual abuse experienced by boys, including sexual exploitation, as well as harmful sexual behaviour of boys; referred to collectively as sexual violence. Read More

Being Heard Webinar

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 5th, 2017

Involving children and young people in participatory research on sexual violence – challenges and approaches
In collaboration with the  International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking’ (IC), University of Bedfordshire (one of the RISE implementing partners) and the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls programme, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) hosted a joint webinar to share emerging findings from a scoping which was undertaken to review international evidence on youth engagement in participatory research on sexual violence. Read More

RISE Learning Project on the Monitoring & Evaluation of Reintegration of Children and Adolescents – Consolidated Mid-Term Report for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Posted By: • July 31st, 2017

Launched in 2015, the RISE Learning Network aims to promote and facilitate learning on Recovery and Reintegration (R&R) approaches that improve outcomes for children and adolescents affected by sexual exploitation (CSE) in three focus regions – Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Through corresponding regional hubs, RISE network members participate in various learning activities based on identified priority issues in the three regions. A major aspect of RISE is the implementation of three learning projects with the objective of capturing and generating learning at the grassroots level in a practical manner. Read More

Informe de Situación de Trata de Personas en Guatemala

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 13th, 2019

La Defensoría de Personas Víctimas de Trata y la Defensoría de los Pueblos Indígenas de la PDH, realizaron en los meses de enero y febrero de 2018, entrevistas a autoridades indígenas, organizaciones sociales y delegaciones departamentales de la Defensoría de la Mujer Indígena -DEMI- en los departamentos de: Sololá, Quiché, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, Santa Rosa, Jutiapa, Petén, Izabal, Alta Verapaz y Baja Verapaz. El objetivo institucional, establecer el nivel de conocimiento del delito, la problemática local y el abordaje que desde el sistema propio de justicia de los Pueblos Indígenas se realiza ante la trata de personas y sus diferentes modalidades. Read More

Investigación: La niñez y el futuro de los pueblos indígenas

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 13th, 2019

La presente investigación propone llamar la atención sobre el futuro de los pueblos indígenas a partir de la visibilización de la situación de los niños y las niñas desde una perspectiva de derechos en tres pueblos geográficamente distantes: los AWA de Nariño, los Embera de Chocó y los Yukpas del Cesar. Y dentro de esta perspectiva este trabajo constata que los niños y las niñas indígenas se cuentan entre los grupos más marginados de la sociedad. Ellos han experimentado por siglos la exclusión, situación que está asociada con altas tasas de mortalidad, pobreza y bajos niveles educativos. Se les excluye por ser niños y por ser indígenas. Read More

Desenrollando la madeja de la impunidad

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 13th, 2019

Esta publicación se ha elaborado en el marco de las actividades del Programa Conjunto sobre “Servicios Esenciales para mujeres y niñas sometidas a violencia” del Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en el Perú. El Programa Conjunto viene siendo implementado en Perú por el Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas (UNFPA), el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS-OMS) en alianza con los sectores e instituciones públicas con competencias en la atención de la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas. Agradecemos las contribuciones recibidas por los donantes del Programa: el Gobierno de España y el Instituto Vasco de la Mujer Read More

Undocumented and unaccompanied: children of migration in the European Union and the United States

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 13th, 2019

New migration flows from the Global South today constitute increasing numbers of non adult, unaccompanied migrants. Although unaccompanied minors have participated in migratory flows in other historical periods, the current contexts of migration include new forms of immigration enforcement that rely on expanded collaborations and technology as well as different actors who facilitate migration. These contexts create new challenges and forms of vulnerability for these minors today. Child migrants often leave conditions of extreme inequalities, constraints, and risks with effects that are exacerbated by daunting obstacles and dangerous migratory routes. Thus, African children of various nationalities, Iranian, Afghan, and Iraqi children all cross the Mediterranean to arrive in the European Union (EU) with an accumulation of formidably difficult experiences similar to those with which Central American children arrive in the U.S. These children’s experiences position them differently and at greater disadvantage than past cohorts of childhood arrivals or other immigrants today. Read More

Elimination and Responses to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse of Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 13th, 2019

The United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) on Indigenous Issues aims to strengthen cooperation and coordination among UN agencies, funds, entities and programmes on indigenous peoples’ issues and to support the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It also seeks to promote the effective participation of indigenous peoples in relevant international processes. At its annual meeting held in October 2013, the IASG decided to develop a set of collaborative thematic papers to serve as background information and analysis on key issues to contribute to the process and preparations for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The preparation of each paper was led by one or more agencies with inputs from other IASG members. The papers do not present or represent formal, official UN policy positions. Rather, they reflect the collective efforts of the Inter-Agency Support Group to highlight selected key issues and to provide substantive materials to inform the Conference, with a view to contributing to the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples. Read More

Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for health and psycho social service providers in humanitarian settings

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • August 12th, 2019

The Caring for Child Survivors (CCS) of Sexual Abuse Guidelines were developed to respond to the gap in global guidance for health and psychosocial staff providing care and treatment to child survivors of sexual abuse in humanitarian setting. The CCS Guidelines are based on global research and evidenced-based field practice, and bring a much-needed fresh and practical approach to helping child survivors, and their families, recover and heal from the oftentimes devastating impacts of sexual abuse. Read More

El nuevo rostro de un viejo fenómeno: la trata de personas con fines de explotación sexual y los derechos humanos

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • July 26th, 2019

La trata de personas, considerada una forma contemporánea de esclavitud, es un fenómeno antiguo que se redefine con la globalización. El artículo ofrece un análisis de la explotación sexual, con una visión que conjuga la perspectiva de género y los derechos humanos. El primer apartado aborda la explotación sexual como una forma extrema de violencia de género; se describe el contexto de vulnerabilidad y la secuencia de actividades: captación, traslado y explotación. Posteriormente, se analizan los principales instrumentos de derechos humanos sobre la problemática. Las conclusiones enfatizan los pactos patriarcales que dan sustento y continuidad a este grave flagelo social. Read More

La deportación de mujeres centroamericanas víctimas de trata

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • July 26th, 2019

La industria estadunidense del entretenimiento adulto demanda mujeres migrantes indocumentadas porque trabajan más horas, reciben salarios más bajos, y son preferidas por los clientes porque son más dóciles que las autóctonas. En esta industria, tan importante como el reclutamiento de mujeres es el mecanismo de expulsión de aquellas que no son rentables. Esta investigación, sustentada en una metodología cualitativa que incluyó la realización de entrevistas en profundidad a setenta y cinco mujeres centroamericanas víctimas de explotación sexual en Estados Unidos, concluye que los patrones hacen uso de la ley migratoria para desprenderse de mujeres embarazadas, mujeres mayores poco rentables o mujeres conflictivas. Asimismo, los clientes utilizan la ley migratoria para hacer que las mujeres foráneas satisfagan sus caprichos. En conclusión, la ley migratoria favorece la trata de personas al empoderar a patrones y clientes y hacer más vulnerables a las víctimas. Read More

El vínculo entre la migración y trata: La lucha contra la trata mediante la protección de los derechos humanos de los migrantes

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • July 26th, 2019

Si bien la trata de personas, el tráfico ilícito de migrantes y la migración son cuestiones distintas, están interrelacionadas. La migración puede tener lugar mediante conductos regulares o irregulares y un migrante puede elegirla libremente o verse obligado a elegirla como medio de supervivencia (p. ej., durante un conflicto, una crisis económica o un desastre ambiental). Si el método de migración es irregular, probablemente el migrante reciba ayuda de un traficante que facilitará el ingreso ilícito a un país a cambio de una suma de dinero. Es probable que el traficante exija una suma exorbitante y que exponga al migrante a graves peligros durante el transcurso del viaje, pero al llegar a su destino, el migrante estará en libertad de seguir su camino y normalmente nunca volverá a ver al traficante. Read More

The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • July 24th, 2019

For the last 15 years, people in the modern anti-trafficking field have struggled to identify and disrupt human trafficking networks in the United States. This movement to stop modern slavery has confronted many challenges, and one of the most significant has been the absence of data that shows how human trafficking operates. To eradicate human trafficking networks and help survivors, we must be able to identify and disrupt the manifestations of trafficking in our communities. From sex trafficking within escort services to labor trafficking of farm workers, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly. Each type has unique strategies for recruiting and controlling victims, and concealing the crime. Read More