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Study of Thailand’s Recent Efforts to Counter Human Trafficking

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in The Blog | Comments Off

On June 30, 2016, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) released a study detailing Thailand’s initiatives to counter human trafficking over the past five years. The report, supported by a research grant from the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, DC,  contains a review of documents and interviews with experts in the field of trafficking prevention, as well as an assessment of the methodologies of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office). In summary, JHSPH found that there is significant disagreement between stakeholders surrounding what Thailand has accomplished in their efforts to counter human trafficking, and JHSPH concludes that the disagreements are both the cause, and the result of, great mistrust...

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Call for Papers: Where’s the Evidence? The Anti-Trafficking Review (Deadline for Submission: July 1, 2016)

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in The Blog | Comments Off

Call for Papers: Where’s the Evidence? The Anti-Trafficking Review (Deadline for Submission: July 1, 2016) Responses to, and international interest in, human trafficking have proceeded apace over the past 15 years in line with the adoption of the UN Trafficking Protocol. Yet, a great deal of anti-trafficking work is based on assumptions that are not well-proven and infrequently questioned. Why, for example, do some regions or groups emerge as trafficking hot-spots to become ‘intervention intensive’? How do anti-trafficking actors justify and explain the need to continue work in a particular area, or with a particular group? Similarly, anti-trafficking measures often continue in the absence of efforts to monitor and evaluate their effectiveness. How, in these...

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New Issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review – Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in The Blog | Comments Off

Issue 3 of the Anti-Trafficking Review focuses on money trails in the anti-trafficking sector, and is the first of its kind as to date there has been no research on how much is spent combating the human rights abuses that amount to human trafficking. This themed issue looks at money trails that reveal how anti-trafficking money has changed the world for the better or for worse. Trafficked persons do not always benefit from money flows aimed in their direction, or indeed may suffer as a result of anti-trafficking spending. In addition, politics behind anti-trafficking money abound, and...

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