Human trafficking and modern slavery

Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitaton of children may be prevented if knowledge and risk perception gaps among children, families, and the wider community are addressed, according to new study.  The study “Understanding Child Trafficking (CT) and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in West Bengal India” was commissioned by GFEMs and executed by Seefar …

Effective anti-trafficking campaigns must be locally rooted and address gaps in knowledge and risk perception, new study finds Read More »

Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable people in the world. In sending countries like Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, and India, people seeking work abroad frequently experience exploitative practices. Their vulnerability is driven by their dependence on a network of unlicensed and unscrupulous recruiters, sub-agents, and local brokers. Combined with asymmetrical migration information, low- and semi-skilled …

New research: How Seefar’s ethical recruitment services are protecting migrants Read More »

Between a global pandemic and fierce industry competition, many Engineering & Construction businesses are facing difficult decisions ahead that will deeply impact their migrant workforce. A research study from Seefar’s specialist recruiter The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) lays out how companies can better support migrant workers while also improving their business outputs and productivity. COVID-19 …

Basic labour standards can improve E&C businesses and strengthen their migrant workforce, says study from The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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 Read More »

As many countries weaken their commitment to vulnerable people and refugees, Uganda stands apart as a progressive model of community-based protection and refugee integration. Yet millions of people remain vulnerable despite stark needs, including urban refugees. These women, men and children are acutely vulnerable to exploitation. But with a few simple changes that engage community-based …

Empowering Uganda’s Most Vulnerable People Read More »

Since 2015, Seefar has worked on several projects in West Africa spanning Niger, Mali, The Gambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Guinea. Our work in the region centres around themes such as modern slavery, and drivers of migration. Recent projects based in and on West Africa have included major mixed-methods research and strategic …

Seefar in West Africa: mission-driven and innovative with a sustained impact Read More »

Forced labour affects almost 25 million people globally. Migrant workers, and particularly overseas domestic workers, are vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of recruiters and employers due to a range of legal, cultural, social and economic factors.  Since 2015, Seefar has been conducting a large-scale research project, funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation. The research aims to …

Understanding forced labour amongst migrant domestic workers in Asia Read More »

LIFT provides financially attractive livelihoods to vulnerable or marginalised groups in developing countries through access to the booming global freelance economy. LIFT provides the infrastructure, mentoring, targeted language training, technical skills, and support to help vulnerable people earn a living through online freelance platforms. THE PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMMING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS LIFT was …

LIFT: Livelihoods Initiative for Transformation Read More »

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