Human trafficking and modern slavery

In the ecosystem of international efforts against human trafficking and modern slavery, there is a plague of recommendations. Some are intelligent recommendations, which are hard to follow among the noise. Some are less intelligent recommendations, adding to the din without illuminating opportunities. Many are irrelevant, ill-conceived or ignored. The industry has reached a stage of …

Recommendations from the US Trafficking in Persons Report – What’s the point? Read More »

The Government of Vietnam, Vietnamese civil society, and donors to Vietnam have tried a lot of different approaches to communications campaigns on human trafficking and modern slavery. Interventions have ranged from television and celebrity outreach to informational packets distributed to local authorities and community members. Yet, few of these projects have been able to demonstrate impact on the …

What Next for Trafficking and Slavery Communications Campaigns in Vietnam? Read More »

Seefar is implementing a major study of irregular migration and smuggling in migrants through Libya. Researchers have conducted interviews with migrants from the Horn of Africa and West Africa, the facilitators of their journeys, and other key informants expert in the subject. We also surveyed over 450 migrants of the same nationalities to generate much …

Large-scale research into mixed migration in Libya Read More »

Seefar’s approach to migrant research focusses on understanding the perspectives of the actors – the displaced people, migrants and smugglers. Since 2014 Seefar has conducted primary research with more than 20,000 individuals in Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tunisia and Egypt. In April 2017, we will have completed …

Migrant research in Africa Read More »

Seefar has been working in North Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa and West Africa continuously since we were created. Our East African and North African presence is one of our biggest, with teams working on multiple projects including research and surveys, program design, consulting, counselling, evaluating programs and strategic communications. West Africa is …

Migration communications in Africa Read More »

In 2016 Seefar completed a project in North Africa and the Horn of Africa to assist Eritrean migrants to make more informed decisions about onward migration. This was a communications project conducted in Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Libya. It delivered counselling services and information in person to several thousand migrants in transit and in total reached almost 200,000 migrants. The campaign involved direct counselling …

Eritrea Network Read More »

Abuse of low-skilled migrants and human trafficking is a global problem. At Seefar, we are keen to help prevent people from being trafficked. It is therefore important to understand how different countries combat and prevent human trafficking, and to understand the work yet to be done. The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in …

Trafficking in Persons in Southeast Asia : Analysis of data from the US Trafficking in Persons Report Read More »

In 2017 Seefar conducted a qualitative study leading in-depth interviews with potential Somali migrants in Kenya, in-transit migrants in Libya and in Italy. The aim of this research was to understand whether there are large pockets of Somalis intending to migrate to Europe, what their decision-making processes are, locations of these populations and destination preferences. Further …

Somali migrants in Kenya, Italy and Libya Read More »

We spend a lot of time researching migrant smugglers and talking to governments about migrant smuggling. We have noticed that most commentary on migrant smuggling unknowingly combines conflicting assumptions. The link below takes you to a brief that aims to untangle different perspectives on migrant smuggling, in order to clarify analytical and political options. The brief …

Three Perspectives on Migrant Smuggling Read More »

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