Counter trafficking responses during COVID-19
Resources to support government, private sector and frontline organisations during COVID-19 to continue countering human trafficking in the ASEAN region.
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UNODC Special Event on “Doing Better: the Principle of Non-Punishment of Trafficking Victims & Investigations of Migrant Smuggling”
The Special Event on “Doing Better: the Principle of Non-Punishment of Trafficking Victims & Investigations of Migrant Smuggling”, organized by UNODC’s Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, focused on two essential topics related to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants on 28 June 2022 in hybrid format.
‘Abuse of a position of vulnerability’ as a means of trafficking in persons
This Guidance Note is offered to criminal justice practitioners across the ASEAN region, to support their interpretation and application of ‘abuse of a position of vulnerability’ as a means of trafficking in persons. ASEAN-ACT supported the design of this document with the permission of UNODC, and did not alter the original content of the document as authored and developed by the UNODC.
Understanding the ACTIP, with HE Wanchai Roujanavong
How well do you know the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP)? Conversations with Chem has been created to support ASEAN Member States further understand this regional instrument to combat human trafficking. In this episode, Chem explores gender equality and social inclusion with His Excellency Wanchai Roujanavong, Thailand’s representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Rights of Women and Children.
Thailand’s approach to victim-sensitive courts
ASEAN-ACT works with judges across the region to embed gender-sensitive and victim-centred approaches into law, policy and practice. Judge Jarimjit, Office of the President of the Supreme Court in Thailand shares her experiences and some of Thailand’s initiatives to better support and protect trafficked victims in court.
How has COVID-19 affected migrant workers vulnerability to human trafficking for forced labour in Southeast Asia?—a narrative review
While migrants have been working in the very occupations and sectors essential to keeping societies and economies running during the pandemic, they have oftentimes been the least protected. This paper by ASEAN-ACT seeks to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers’ vulnerability to human trafficking for forced labour in Southeast Asia.
What is trauma informed care?
Victims of human trafficking experience trauma in various forms, which impacts how they may remember their experiences and their ability to trust and talk about it. Law enforcement, prosecutors and judges play a crucial role in minimising re-traumatisation, and supporting recovery and reintegration. IJM Thailand Director Andrew Wasuwongse explains trauma-informed approaches in this video.
What counts for victims of trafficking?
Sharing data is key to combatting human rights abuses against vulnerable groups from the ASEAN region, article by ASEAN-ACT senior adviser and author of the ASEAN TIP Data Baseline Report, Cate Sumner.
ASEAN TIP Data Baseline Report
To mark the 5-year anniversary since the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (ACTIP) entered into force, ASEAN-ACT has studied Trafficking in Persons Annual Reports that ASEAN Member States have published in 2020, and their approach to national reporting of ACTIP.
COVID-19 does not discriminate, however those most at risk of contracting COVID-19 are the most vulnerable
Visit our interactive paper which outlines ASEAN Member States responses and policy recommendations to ensure those vulnerable to trafficking are protected.
Join our panel of experts as we discuss a range of topics on counter trafficking in persons, with a focus on victim protection and assistance under the current health crisis.