The Handa Center releases new research on human trafficking

This summer, the Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice released the results of two research projects on human trafficking.

The first project features two reports that assess current data gathering practices in the anti-human trafficking movement in Southeast Asia and provide everyday guidelines to improve data collection for frontline practitioners, policymakers, and civil society:
These reports are the result of a four-country case study on human trafficking data in Southeast Asia led by Handa Center Senior Program Manager Jessie Brunner with support from the British Embassy Jakarta, the Human Rights Resource Centre, and the East-West Center

The second project, led by Handa Center Research Fellow Natasha Dolby, is an in-depth report on Domestic Sex Trafficking of Children in Brazil

The paper begins by providing a general background on child sex trafficking and a specific overview of the situation in Brazil, including the key determinants of child sex trafficking in Brazil. Next, Dolby provides an analysis of the legal and policy challenges to preventing and responding to child sex trafficking, and examines the psychosocial impact of child sex trafficking. And lastly, she explores alternative approaches to address the effects of sex trafficking among children and provides recommendations for future actions and targeted investments.

Download the PDFs of these reports for free via the Handa Center's online collection of research publications.