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Getting to Good Human Trafficking Data: Assessing the Landscape in Southeast Asia and Promising Practices from ASEAN Governments and Civil Society

Over the past two decades, tremendous progress has been made in raising awareness of human trafficking, enhancing relevant legal norms, and ensuring more robust care for survivors. Yet, the anti-trafficking movement continues to struggle to evaluate the quality of approaches, interventions, and policies. It is critical at this juncture to encourage not only more, but better data that can help practitioners to understand the issue more holistically, including its root causes and where limited resources should be directed to have the most impact.

Getting to Good Human Trafficking Data: Everyday Guidelines for Frontline Practitioners in Southeast Asia

These practical guidelines aim to be a resource to support that effort to combat human trafficking, motivated by the passionate belief that good data are essential to achieving our shared goal. There are many yet unanswered questions about the nature, scale, and scope of the problem, and until the anti-trafficking movement has higher-quality, localised data, implementing effective policies and programmes – and being able to evaluate their impact – will remain a significant challenge. 

Inaccurate Numbers, Inadequate Policies- Enhancing Data To Evaluate The Prevalence Of Human Trafficking In ASEAN

Concern over the issue of human trafficking in Southeast Asia has grown steadily over the past several years with recent events elevating this pernicious problem to crisis levels in the public conciousness. With the much-anticipated November 2015 unveiling of the ASEAN Convention on Trafficking in Persons and a regional action plan that is said to include provisions for a regional trafficking database and standardized data collection, the time for action is now.

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