HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND LABOR MIGRATION
The latest Trafficking In Persons Report makes critical observations on how 187 countries are addressing human trafficking and the linkages to issues of labor migration and its manifestation into forced labor. For Asia – the world's most economically dynamic region with more than 30 million migrant workers – the findings come with enormous implications. Our trafficking expert Nandita Baruah writes from Nepal on why long-held anti-trafficking approaches have at times led to policies and programs that can undermine the rights of men and women in relation to mobility and livelihood. At the same time, "The emerging focus on human trafficking within the context of human migration for labor is a critical shift in how anti-trafficking intervention approaches are being designed and implemented." Read more.