AHTUS

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AHTUSAmerican Heritage Time Use Study (Oxford University Centre for Time Use Research, UK)
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"Apart from rescuing children, AHTU has recovered 57 kidnapped/ abducted/ missing persons, while investigating cases registered in Delhi.
"Working in over-drive, during the last week itself, the AHTU has recovered 15 persons who had been reported missing or kidnapped in Delhi," the officer said.
Using results from other time-use studies that are not part of the AHTUS but are considered comparable to the earlier surveys, Allard and others (2007, footnote 19) argue that the 1992-94 survey is not comparable.
We thank Kimberly Fisher for help with the AHTUS, Tarek Harchaoui of Statistics Canada for helping us gain access to microdata files on Canadian time use, and John Robinson for providing his 1995 U.S.
The government continued to implement its three-year nationwide anti-trafficking effort by disbursing funds to state governments to establish approximately 100 new Anti-Human Trafficking Units in local-level police departments during the reporting period, for a total of approximately 300 AHTUs. Some NGOs believed that units were more focused on sex trafficking and child labor rather than on other forms of trafficking, especially labor trafficking of children and adults, and some units dealt with other offenses such as kidnapping, sexual abuse, and forced marriage.
Furthermore, an expert noted that some AHTU statistics purportedly on human trafficking actually encompassed a wider range of crimes.
A comprehensive scheme on strengthening the law enforcement response to trafficking through "Training for Trainers" programmes and by establishing Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTU), has been proposed by MHA.
The government continued to implement its three-year nationwide anti-trafficking effort by disbursing funds to state governments to establish at least 107 new Anti-Human Trafficking Units in police departments during the reporting period, for a total of at least 194 AHTUs. Some NGOs believed that some units were more focused on sex trafficking than labor trafficking, including bonded labor.
The AHTU, the EOCO, and the GIS identified 482 victims, and referred an unknown number of these victims on an ad hoc basis to government and NGO-run facilities to receive protective care.
As a part of this effort, state governments established at least 87 new AHTUs in police departments during the reporting period, for a total of at least 125 AHTUs, spanning at least 17 of India's 28 states.
The Government of India established 38 AHTUs in police departments, compared with nine existing at the start of the reporting period, and made an initial investment of approximately $19 million for the purpose of expanding the number of these units.