Trafficking – US State Department Requests Input for 2007 Trafficking In Persons/TIP Report
Author: Womens UN Report Network
Date: July 22, 2005
Dear Friend in the Fight to Abolish Modern Day
The 2007 TIP reporting cycle has begun and we rely on
information received from NGOs to provide a source different than the data
supplied by foreign governments. In years past, the information
obtained from NGOs has significantly contributed to the tier placements of
We are interested in any
trafficking-related research, field work, databases, or any other pertinent
information that you think would be useful in our annual assessments. We would
also welcome research or information documented or drafted within the past
year. In particular, we are interested in data on trafficking trends
and anti-trafficking efforts in some countries where we perceive a dearth of
adequate outside information: Mexico, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Mauritania,
Mongolia, Macau, Egypt, and France.
The TIP Office Reports team
and I are hosting a briefing for representatives of the NGO community on
February 13 at the Department of State in Room 1107 from 4:00-5:30
pm. Please RSVP to Solmaz Sharifi (202-312-9695) at SharifiS@state.gov by noon on
Thursday, February 8th and include your full name, government
photo identification number, and date of birth.
processing at the Department of State is can be time consuming. Please
arrive 30 minutes before the briefing begins to allow an adequate amount of time
to pass through security and to ensure you are in the room at 4:00 PM.
Please enter at the 23rd Street entrance between C St. and D
I have attached a questionnaire for NGOs to use in
compiling information for the 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report.
We realize that your time and resources are precious, but this information
is crucial. Please complete the questions for which you have
information. You may bring the survey with you to the briefing,
return via email to TIPReport@state.gov, or fax to
202-312-9637 by March 1, 2007.
Thank you for all you do to ensure
that modern day slavery is prevented, that victims are protected, and, that
traffickers are put in jail.
We look forward to your
participation in the briefing and information collection effort.
Paula R. Goode
Acting Office Director
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons,
U.S. Department of
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