Emergency Number For Human Trafficking Victims This Autumn. Paul Fontaine. The Reykjavik Grapevine, Iceland. 2016. An article about a special hotline for victims of human trafficking run by the Red Cross, which will go into operation in the autumn 2016. There is a general lack of knowledge on the issue in Iceland, due to a lack of research, which is necessary in order to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
Iceland is Destination for Sex Trafficking Victims. Vala Hafstad. Iceland Review Online, Reykjavik. 2016. The number of victims of sexual trafficking is increasing in Iceland, and one of the reasons of this is the increased influx of tourists. The article explains that Iceland is a destination and a transit country for women subjected to sex trafficking and argues that efforts should be increased to fight against this crime.
Prostitution in The Nordic Countries. Charlotta Holmström and May-Len Skilbrei. The Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark. 2009. The report presents the results of a project carried out by eleven Nordic researchers. The project’s goal was to describe and analyse prostitution and human trafficking in the Nordic region, as well as differences and similarities between the Nordic countries in devising prostitution policies.
The Action Plan against Trafficking in Human Beings. The Ministry of Welfare, Iceland. 2009. The report contains the government plan against human beings and an explanatory statement. The objective of the plan is to enhance the coordination of actions which are necessary in order to prevent human trafficking in Iceland and to further study trafficking in human beings. Moreover, it specifies some actions which are aimed at prevention and education regarding the issue and at victim’s care.
Trafficking in Human Beings: Report from a Conference on Identification of Victims and Criminals – Why We Do Not Notice Them. Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Denmark. 2014. In the Nordic countries, most of the reported cases of human trafficking concern women and girls trafficked for sexual exploitation. However, human trafficking has also increased in farming, household work, and construction. This conference report discusses ways of identifying victims and criminals and to understand why we don’t notice victims of this crime even though we have available facts, figures and information about human trafficking.