Human Trafficking

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In this Image Two boats on the water in Palawan, Philippines. This is not a depiction of a confirmed instance of human trafficking. © 2018 Konrad Binder on Unsplash

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti

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Internal and cross-border trafficking of people in Haiti remains an important challenge, with an estimated 59,000 Haitians living in situations of modern slavery. Children are regularly trafficked to residential institutions as well as for child domestic servitude, a socially normative practice known as restavek. Researchers will examine the attitudes and practices of people who place children in residential institutions, place children in child domestic work, or employ child domestic workers in their homes.

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Using Social Media to Provide Information and Support for Migrant Workers about Illegal Recruitment Practices in Hong Kong and the Philippines

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Migration intermediaries play a legitimate role in the efficient matching of labor supply and demand across borders. However, exploitation, indebtedness, and forced labor can occur when unethical intermediaries take advantage of information asymmetries to charge exorbitant fees to migrant workers for their services. Previous research suggests that social media can help increase awareness of information barriers that exist. This study is assessing the feasibility and suitability of conducting a randomized evaluation to determine the effectiveness of Hong Kong-based NGO Migrasia’s social media campaigns in reducing the incidence of migrant worker exploitation.

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HTRI

Our Team

HTRI

Our Team

Director

Jeni Sorensen

Jeni Sorensen is a human trafficking specialist with 20 years of experience designing and managing programs to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

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Program Coordinator

Sarah Consoli

Sarah Consoli is the Program Coordinator for IPA’s Human Trafficking Research Initiative, which fosters partnerships between researchers and program implementers to design and carry out rigorous research studies to advance the understanding of what works to reduce human trafficking.

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Director

Jeni Sorensen

Jeni Sorensen is a human trafficking specialist with 20 years of experience designing and managing programs to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

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Program Coordinator

Sarah Consoli

Sarah Consoli is the Program Coordinator for IPA’s Human Trafficking Research Initiative, which fosters partnerships between researchers and program implementers to design and carry out rigorous research studies to advance the understanding of what works to reduce human trafficking.

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