At the Forefront of Education, Training, and Advocacy to Prevent Human Trafficking and Online Child Sexual Exploitation
I'm Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts
I founded Human Trafficking Front to be a research and advocacy organization dedicated to the study and prevention of human trafficking, modern slavery, and online child sexual exploitation through research, education, and capacity-building programs.
Through these efforts, we will empower communities, businesses, and governments to promote justice and positive social change.
Our Vision: A world free of human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery, where the human dignity and fundamental rights of every person are respected and protected.
Our Mission: We are committed to:
- Advancing knowledge and responses towards ending abuse, exploitation, and trafficking, particularly that of women and children.
- Collaborating with governments, the business community, civil society organizations, and key stakeholders to strengthen a multi-faceted response that effectively prevents and addresses forms of human trafficking and modern slavery.
- Supporting concerted efforts to protect trafficking victims, their families, and children who have been abused and exploited via the internet and mobile technologies.
A Scholarly Review And Recommendation For The Book Sex Trafficking of Children Online: Modern Slavery in Cyberspace
In this study of online child sex trafficking, Uitts, a human rights lawyer and researcher, offers a human rights and jurisprudential analysis of the internet “as a facilitating instrument for cybercriminals to develop forms of exploitation” (p. ix). The fundamental problem is that the internet allows criminals to conduct crime unrestricted by national borders and under the veil of hidden identity and motivation. The book first documents the significant size of the problem of online child sex trafficking, and then in three sections it examines existing law and legal principles, different forms of online child sexual exploitation, and a jurisprudential framework for change that relies on the principle of inviolable human dignity. The book ends with a draft international agreement on preventing and responding to this form of online exploitation. The content of this book is timely, given that the United Nations is in the early stages of negotiating a global cybercrime treaty, which will undoubtedly include the protection of children from online exploitation. This book is recommended for undergraduates through faculty, practitioners.
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