Trafficking in Persons


“Хүн худалдаалах гэмт хэргийн хохирогчдод туслалцаа үзүүлэх үндэсний механизмын зураглал” судалгааны тайлан

November 23, 2021


Азийн сан нь Хүйсийн тэгш эрх төв ТББ-ын судалгааны багтай хамтран “Хүн худалдаалах гэмт хэргийн хохирогчдод туслалцаа үзүүлэх үндэсний механизмын зураглал” судалгааг хийж гүйцэтгэлээ. Энэхүү судалгаагаар хүн худалдаалах гэмт хэргийн хохирогчдод үзүүлэх туслалцаа, үйлчилгээг зураглан, тэдгээрийн чанар, хүртээмж болон энэ чиглэлээр гарсан хууль, жур… Read more


Mapping of Data on Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka

March 24, 2021


An initial data mapping of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) data reporting and recording mechanisms was conducted in 2018. The mapping of government stakeholders included members of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce and the nature of TIP data collected by each member organization and its referral mechanism. A mapping of TIP data reporting a… Read more


Checklist to Identify Potential Victims of Human Trafficking

March 24, 2021


A checklist was created by The Asia Foundation and the National Anti Human Trafficking Taskforce in 2019 to screen and identify potential victims of Trafficking in Persons (TIP). The objective of developing this checklist was to provide a standard screening tool for any first responder to identify and flag a potential victim of TIP. This first info… Read more


Ending Child Trafficking in Mongolia

February 24, 2021


In Mongolia, human trafficking, especially trafficking in children, is becoming increasingly discreet and organized. Effective partnership between government, civil society, and private sector is essential in tackling this crime. Comprehensive knowledge on how to identify and protect child victims and prosecute perpetrators is crucial to prevent an… Read more


Combating Human Trafficking

December 13, 2019


The Asia Foundation’s sustained engagement across Asia and the Pacific for 65 years has positioned us to support effective, locally-driven, survivor-centered strategies to prevent human trafficking within and across borders, the Foundation also works to protect trafficking survivors and build capacity to prosecute traffickers.


Can Myanmar’s Libraries Help Combat Human Trafficking?

March 28, 2018

Blog Post

In June, the U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report moved Myanmar up to Tier 2 on its watch list, acknowledging “significant efforts” to combat human trafficking and forced labor in the country. For a country undergoing rapid reform and still grappling with a transition to democracy, the news was welcome, but caught some by surprise. E… Read more


Myanmar’s Girls Speak Up Against Violence

February 14, 2018

Blog Post

As Myanmar emerges from decades of military rule, challenges surrounding urbanization, governance, and gender-based discrimination are becoming more evident. In this critical transition, a number of organizations are stepping up to ensure that women and girls are heard, including Colorful Girls, a grassroots organization leading a movement to empow… Read more


Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of TIP Cases in Mongolia

August 28, 2017


Mongolia is a source, transit, and destination country for women, men, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. While the Mongolian legal environment has significantly improved in combating trafficking in persons (TIP), weaknesses remain in victim identification, victim protection, and compensation to the victims. The Asia Founda… Read more


Хүн Худалдаалах Гэмт Хэргийн Хохирогч Төвтэй Мөрдөн Шалгах Ажиллагаа, Прокурорын Хяналтыг Сайжруулах Нь

August 28, 2017


Монгол улс нь эрэгтэй, эмэгтэй хүмүүс болон хүүхдийг албадан хөдөлмөр эрхлүүлэх, бэлгийн мөлжлөгт ашиглах зорилгоор худалдаалах гэмт хэргийн илгээгч, хүлээн авагч, дамжин өнгөрөгч улсуудын нэгт тооцогдож байна. Монгол Улсын Засгийн газар сүүлийн жилүүдэд хүн худалдаалах гэмт хэрэгтэй (ХХГХ) тэмцэх чиглэлээр хууль эрх зүйн орчинд тодорхой ахиц дэвши… Read more

Anti-human trafficking rally in Nepal 

Labor Migration: A Gender-Neutral Lens to Human Trafficking

July 12, 2017

Blog Post

The issue of human trafficking took center stage in the global development discourse with the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 27, 2017. The report assesses the progress made by countries worldwide to combat human trafficking and grades them into three tier ratings. Nepal has once again been… Read more


The Asia Foundation Launches Project in Mongolia to Improve Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons

June 15, 2017

News Post

The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, announced the start of a new project today entitled “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia.” This project will be implemented for two years in close partnership and coordination with the Government… Read more

Delhi street scene 

Creating an Ecosystem of Support for Trafficking Survivors in India

April 12, 2017

Blog Post

South Asia has the dubious distinction of being the fastest-growing and second-largest region for human trafficking in the world, with India at its epicentre as a source, destination, and transit country. Despite recent government data that indicates that reporting of cases of human trafficking in India has increased by almost 25 percent, the… Read more

Cambodian migrant worker in Thailand 

Cross-Border Labor Migration Surges in Cambodia, Raising Risk of Human Trafficking

December 14, 2016

Blog Post

On Monday, Cambodia celebrated a National Day Against Human Trafficking, drawing attention not only to the challenges the country faces, but also to the strides that it has made in combatting trafficking. Last year, Cambodia implemented the first national action plan against trafficking and in June, the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in… Read more

Filipino over 

Philippines Upgraded to Tier 1 Ranking in Trafficking in Persons Report

July 13, 2016

Blog Post

On June 30, just as Noynoy Aquino officially ended his six-year presidency and incoming president Rodrigo Duterte took the reins, the Philippines welcomed the announcement that it had reached Tier 1 on the U.S. State Department’s Global Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the first Southeast Asian country to achieve the report’s highest… Read more


PRI: Destroyed by a quake. Targeted by organ traffickers. Will a monsoon break this village?

June 20, 2016

Media Coverage Post

Public Radio International (PRI) cites The Asia Foundation’s Kidney Trafficking in Nepal report: According to a 2014 Asia Foundation study, 42 percent of organ-sellers in the district parted with a kidney so they could acquire land or a house. After last year’s earthquake, however, no homes in Hokse remained inhabitable. Villagers here are still li… Read more


India’s New Anti-Human Trafficking Law: What You Need to Know  

June 8, 2016

Blog Post

Human trafficking in India has reached a crisis level. A prominent headline in The Hindu last week declared ”An unsavory fact: India tops global slavery index.” A U.S. State Department report estimates that up to 65 million people were trafficked into forced labor, both into and within India. More recently, research reveals that India has the highe… Read more


Framing Human Trafficking to Address Commoditization of Human Beings

August 13, 2014

Blog Post

The U.S Government’s latest Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report makes some critical observations in relation to how 187 countries are addressing human trafficking, and how this relates to the larger issues of labor migration and its manifestation into forced labor.


Combating Trafficking in Persons: Sharing Experiences between Mongolia and Nepal

May 21, 2014

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According to the U.S. Department of State’s most recent “Trafficking in Persons Report,” as many as 27 million men, women, and children are being trafficked worldwide. The 2013 report, which places countries onto one of three tiers based on their anti-human trafficking efforts…


Mongolia Strengthens Efforts to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons

March 12, 2014

Blog Post

Mongolia is no stranger to the scourge of human trafficking that takes place within Asia and beyond. As a source, transit, and destination for victims of human trafficking, Mongolia remains a Tier 2 country on the U.S. Department of State’s…


A Conversation with Lotus Circle Founding Member Masako Shinn

June 5, 2013

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The Asia Foundation’s third annual Lotus Leadership Awards luncheon takes place this week on June 6 at New York’s Boathouse in Central Park, and In Asia sat down with Lotus Circle founding member and advisor, Masako Shinn, who joined the Foundation’s board in 2012


Nandita Baruah Examines Realities & New Approaches to Combating Human Trafficking

June 5, 2013

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Ahead of The Asia Foundation’s third annual Lotus Leadership Awards luncheon on June 6 in New York, which highlights work to end human trafficking in Asia, In Asia editor Alma Freeman caught up with counter-trafficking expert Nandita Baruah from her office in Nepal.


Migration Puts Cambodia’s Youth in Danger

June 5, 2013

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Cambodian migrant workers sent home $256 million in remittances in 2012, 1.8 percent of the country’s GDP and the fourth highest percentage in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).


Lotus Circle Honors Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee

June 5, 2013

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee was awarded the Lotus Leadership Award at the annual luncheon June 6 in New York. Mr. Lee, who is being honored for his commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in Asia, just announced a major new multi-country initiative to combat trafficking in Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. Read more… Read more


3rd Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York City

May 29, 2013

Blog Post

On June 6, The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations making major contributions to the well-being of women and their communities in Asia at the 3rd Annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York City. Awardees this year are the Honorable Sapana Pradhan Malla and Mr. Chong-Moon Lee, both pioneer… Read more


Shaking up Global Fight to End Human Trafficking

February 6, 2013

Blog Post

Over the weekend, academics and practitioners from across the U.S. gathered at the University of Southern California for a conference that aimed to challenge some of the bedrock assumptions and rhetoric that underpin the movement against trafficking in persons.


Nepal’s Migrants Boost Economy, But Greater Protection of Rights is Needed

December 19, 2012

Blog Post

Yesterday, countries around the world marked International Migrants Day in recognition of the 214 million migrants on the move across the globe in search of better economic opportunity. No where is this recognition more important than in a place like Nepal…