South and Central Asia

When Seefar launched its ethical recruitment pilot project in 2020, there was little guidance available on how to run a successful ethical recruitment agency. Our subsidiary, The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) India, started with a desire to change the conditions for vulnerable migrant workers – but little knowledge of what the journey would look like. …

A Roadmap to Replicability: How to create, sustain, and scale an ethical recruitment agency Read More »

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 »

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 …

TERA: The Ethical Recruitment Agency Read More »

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 …

Curbing COVID-19 through Community-Driven Communications Read More »

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 …

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

Seefar’s pilot remote migration communications campaign in Turkey and Serbia has resulted in over one third of transit migrants making safer and more informed migration decisions after receiving a consultation on the risks and realities of irregular migration.  The campaign, On The Move, ran from April to December 2020 and was aimed at informing transit …

One-in-three irregular migrants in transit choose safer migration options after receiving counselling from On the Move campaign Read More »

The Asylum Coalition Index (ACI) uses machine learning to group European governments according to shared priorities on irregular migration and asylum. By identifying where two or more European countries share an origin country of concern, governments have the information they need to build strategic partnerships.The ACI is created using an automated tool called “k-means clustering.” …

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