Human Trafficking: New Directions for Research

Posted By: • September 23rd, 2015

Although combating human trafficking has become a growing priority for many governments around the world, information about the magnitude of the problem remains very limited. Despite a growing body of research on trafficking, many agencies with a role in combating trafficking do not systematically collect and analyze data that would allow them to judge whether their programmes are having the intended effect of preventing and reducing trafficking, protecting victims, and punishing offenders (“ASEAN and Trafficking in Persons”, IOM, 2007).

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