Trafficking in Persons


Formative Research on Child Trafficking Overview

April 19, 2024


This project employs formative research to generate evidence about child trafficking victims in three target sectors in Nepal—the adult entertainment sector, cross-border trafficking forced labor in brick kilns, garment and carpet manufacturing, and domestic work. It also aims to generate data and evidence on child trafficking in Nepal that will in… Read more


Pacific RISE-CTIP Information Sheet

April 11, 2023


Pacific Island countries have been identified as sources, transit points, and destinations for trafficking in persons (TIP), especially sex and labor trafficking. Fragile economies, unemployment, harmful social norms, and growing international crime put vulnerable groups at risk of exploitation. The Asia Foundation is implementing the Pacific Regio… Read more


Addressing Human Trafficking Across Asia and the Pacific

March 28, 2023


The Asia Foundation’s sustained engagement across Asia and the Pacific for 70 years has positioned us to support effective, locally driven, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered strategies to prevent and respond to human trafficking within and across borders.

Three boats at sea in Suva, Fiji. 

A Pacific Solution to a Pacific Challenge: A Human-Rights Approach to Human Trafficking

February 8, 2023

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With porous borders and limited resources for enforcement, The Pacific Islands are especially susceptible to sex and labor trafficking.


“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


Can Myanmar’s Libraries Help Combat Human Trafficking?

March 28, 2018

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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

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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

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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

Delhi street scene 

Creating an Ecosystem of Support for Trafficking Survivors in India

April 12, 2017

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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


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

June 8, 2016

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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