NEXUS in Oslo, Norway for International Expert Meeting on Labor Exploitation in the Fishing Sector (November 2015)

OSLO, 25-26 November 2015 – NEXUS Institute participated in the International Expert Meeting on Labor Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region in Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Conference discussed good practices, innovative solutions and recommended ways to tackle labor exploitation in the fishing sector. It explored the responsibilities of state parties (flag states, […]

Q&A with NEXUS on Forced Labor in Fishing – Addressing the Problem (November 2015)

24 November 2015 – Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees spoke with the International Labour Organization about possible remedies to labor exploitation in the industry. What are the main problems in the fishing sector? There is a range of pressing issues to be considered in the fishing industry – including pollution and environmental concerns, illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, […]

Trafficking for Fishing

NEXUS has conducted a number of research studies on human trafficking in the fishing industry. In addition, trafficked fishers have comprised a significant proportion of respondents in NEXUS Institute’s regional study on the reintegration of trafficking victims in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and longitudinal study with Indonesian trafficking victims. Research Studies Moving On. Family and Community Reintegration […]

NEXUS in Vienna for FishCRIME 2017 (September 2017)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 25-26 September 2017 – NEXUS Institute Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees moderated a panel on trafficking in persons in the fishing industry at the Third International Symposium on Fisheries Crime (FishCRIME). FishCRIME 2017 was co-organized by the Government of Indonesia, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime […]

Trafficking in Conflict and Refugee Settings

Tackling human trafficking along the Balkan Route. How to improve identification and assistance of trafficked migrants and refugees (2017)  This NEXUS Institute blog post, drawing from the study Vulnerability and exploitation along the Balkan route: Identifying victims of human trafficking in Serbia, offers recommendations and overarching guidance for how stakeholders may begin to work more effectively to […]

Human Trafficking In Indonesia: The Difficult Road Home

This photo essay originally appeared on July 13, 2016 on Medium. In Indonesia, human trafficking is a pressing problem. With over 32 million people living below the poverty line in this vast island nation, many thousands of Indonesians each year end up in working conditions indicative of trafficking. And once a trafficking victim returns home, […]

NEXUS in the News – Moving Against the Trafficking of Fishers (January 2016)

12 January 2016 – The critical issue of human trafficking in the fishing industry was highlighted by NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees in a SciDevNet article about data-driven approaches to combat human trafficking in the fishing industry. The article focused on the recent meeting of experts led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Oslo, Norway to tackle […]

NEXUS in Cape Town, South Africa for International Symposium on FishCRIME (October 2015)

CAPE TOWN, 12-13 October 2015 – NEXUS joined nearly 200 delegates from 31 countries in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the inaugural International Symposium on FishCRIME. NEXUS Institute’s Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees presented on human trafficking for fishing, based on NEXUS’ extensive research on this understudied form of trafficking. Her presentation focused on how human […]

NEXUS in Bangkok, Thailand for SEAFDEC Regional Technical Consultation (February 2016)

BANGKOK, 25-27 February 2016 – NEXUS was pleased to participate in the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Regional Technical Consultation on Labor Aspects within the Fishing Industry in the ASEAN Region in Bangkok, Thailand. The consultation included an update on agreements, instruments and international conventions relevant to the fishing sector and an update of current legal […]

Child Trafficking in Sierra Leone

Implementing Agency: NEXUS Institute Geographic Scope: Sierra Leone Years: 2004-2005 Project Summary: This study was commissioned by the UNICEF office in Sierra Leone in response to an increased awareness of trafficking as an issue in the country and as a child protection issue. The specific focus of this assessment was child trafficking and had three primary objectives: […]