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Pregnancy Partner: Seefar launches an app to empower parents with reliable information

Navigating a pregnancy can be a daunting experience, especially during a pandemic. All over the world, antenatal care services have been restricted, leaving expectant parents feeling anxious and lost.  Pregnancy Partner – Seefar’s latest innovation – is a mobile phone application which aims to empower people to strengthen the heath and wellbeing of their whole …

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Curbing COVID-19 through Community-Driven Communications

In 2020, billions of dollars were poured into mass communications campaigns to spread information about the COVID-19 disease. However, many communities around the world were either unable or unwilling to adopt preventative measures despite having been exposed to official messaging on the topic.  Seefar’s success in behaviour change communications is based on our unique focus …

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TERA: The Ethical Recruitment Agency

The lack of good job opportunities at home drives millions of people to seek work abroad and can discourage migrants from considering returning to their home countries. In pursuing better jobs and economic opportunties, migrants often end up in situations of trafficking, modern slavery and irregular mirgrant status.  Vulnerabilities begin at the earliest stages of …

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LIFT: reimagining livelihood interventions for survivors of CSE and trafficking in India

There is an increasing need to deviate from traditional livelihood projects and to employ livelihood approaches tailored to the specific needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking.  Seefar’s LIFT India project places mental health and empowerment training as critical building blocks to successful livelihood pathways for survivors. With funding from the Global …

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Exploring migrants’ trust in humanitarian organisations

Seefar’s past research as part of the IMREF consortium has shown that a lack of trust in humanitarian organisations affects migrants’ willingness to seek available assistance. However, evidence on the factors shaping migrants’ trust in humanitarian actors and how organisations can effectively mitigate this access barrier is limited. This study therefore provides an improved understanding …

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Exploration de la confiance accordée aux organisations humanitaires par les migrants

Les recherches menées par Seefar dans le cadre du consortium IMREF ont montré que le manque de confiance dans les organisations humanitaires affecte la volonté des migrants de rechercher l’aide disponible. Cependant, les preuves sur les facteurs qui façonnent la confiance des migrants dans les acteurs humanitaires et sur la façon dont les organisations peuvent …

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COVID-19, migration intentions and human trafficking in Benin City, Nigeria

Our latest report on the effects of COVID-19 on migration looks at how the global pandemic is changing attitudes and behaviours of potential migrants in Edo State, Nigeria – and what these changes mean for supporting them in their migration decision-making and reducing their vulnerability to human trafficking. After exploring the impact of COVID-19 on …

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Study on Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in West Bengal, India, reveals gaps in knowledge and risk perception among children, their families and their communities

Gaps in knowledge and risk perception on the child trafficking (CT) and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are among some of the key drivers for continued exploitation of children in West Bengal, India, a new study shows.  The study, “Understanding Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in West Bengal India”, was commissioned …

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Activating personal initiative behaviours among youth in Afghanistan

Over 400 Afghan youth in Herat and Nangarhar provinces have been provided with soft skills training aimed at activating personal initiative behaviours. This personal initiative training, implemented by Seefar between November 2020 and February 2021 with the support of the World Bank, is the first of its kind in Afghanistan. Having personal initiative means to …

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