Research Aims to Understand Experiences of Reintegrated Trafficking Survivors

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Entering its second decade of concerted global efforts, the anti-trafficking movement has seen a number of aftercare and recovery shelters developed to assist victims of human trafficking. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the resources to maintain contact with these survivors once they have been reintegrated back into their communities. 

As anti-trafficking advocates seek to raise the standard of care for trafficking victims it is crucial that we have good information from quality research to demonstrate what methods in aftercare and reintegration programs are working and which ones are not.  Equitas is excited to be one of several organizations sponsoring Chab Dai's  Butterfly Longitudinal Research Project  which seeks to study the lifecycle of survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking over a ten year period.

This study will take great steps to ensuring that caregivers will have access to a body of knowledge that contributes to more effective support for trafficking survivors. The results from this study will provide  a wealth of information and will shape future reintegration programs to better ensure the success of reintegrating trafficking survivors into normal Cambodian life.

To learn more about this research including the research's first year progress report click HERE .

Jeremy Floyd

Project Manager - SE Asia Directive

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27-Jun-2011 12:13 PM
The need for this type of long term evaluation is prevalent across the international development sphere. Esther Duflo has an excellent lecture on TED illustrating this point - not only do we need to know what works, but it is entirely possible to test
initiatives to find out which produce the greatest gains. This is a wonderful idea, well said!
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