News & Events

NEXUS in Phuket for ASEAN Practitioners Workshop on Needs of Trafficking Victims (September 2017)

PHUKET, THAILAND, 1-3 September 2017 – NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees served as an Observer to the Practitioners’ Workshop for Regional Multi-Sectoral Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of TIP Victims in accordance with the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP), which was organized by the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion […]

NEXUS in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for AICHR-SOMTC Consultation (August 2017)

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 29-30 August 2017 – NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees presented at the Second AICHR-SOMTC Consultation on the Human Rights-Based Instruments Related to the Implementation of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP). This meeting was jointly organized and hosted by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the […]

New Tool to Improve Identification & Referral of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia (July 2017)

July 2017 – NEXUS Institute is pleased to release a new tool for the identification and referral of trafficking victims in Indonesia. This tool – Identification and Referral of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia. Guidelines for Frontline Responders and Multi-Disciplinary Teams at the Village Level – was launched in July in the districts of Cianjur, Cirebon and […]

Photo Essay: Trafficked Along the “Balkan Route” (June 2017)

June 2017 – NEXUS Institute is pleased to announce the release of Trafficked Along the “Balkan Route” with photographs by award-winning photojournalist Peter Biro. This photo essay is based on NEXUS and Fafo’s research study Vulnerability and exploitation along the Balkan route: Identifying victims of human trafficking in Serbia. The research considers the risk of and […]

New NEXUS Study: Our Lives. Vulnerability and Resilience Among Indonesian Trafficking Victims (May 2017)

May 2017 – NEXUS Institute is pleased to join the Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP) and the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) in announcing the publication of Our Lives. Vulnerability and Resilience Among Indonesian Trafficking Victims (also available in Bahasa Indonesian) authored by Rebecca Surtees, NEXUS Senior Researcher. When trafficked persons escape their […]

NEXUS and Fafo Research Presented at Alliance 8.7 Meetings in New York (May 2017)

NEW YORK, 17-18 May 2017 – This week, research by NEXUS Institute and Fafo, including identifying victims of human trafficking among migrant and refugee populations, is being presented at the Alliance 8.7 meetings on reaching Sustainable Development Target Goal 8.7 in conflict and humanitarian settings. Alliance 8.7 is a coalition committed to accelerating and intensifying actions to achieve Sustainable […]

New NEXUS Research on Human Trafficking Among Migrants and Refugees in the Balkans (April 2017)

April 2017 – NEXUS Institute and Fafo are pleased to announce the publication of Vulnerability and exploitation along the Balkan route: Identifying victims of human trafficking in Serbia. The research project was implemented by NEXUS and Fafo, in close collaboration with the NGOs Atina and Center for Youth Integration (CIM) in Serbia and was funded by the Norwegian Ministry […]

NEXUS an Implementing Partner in New Regional Program to Combat Human Trafficking in Asia (January 2017)

WASHINGTON, 11 January 2017 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new regional program to combat human trafficking in Asia. USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia awarded the five-year, $21.5 million USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) program to Winrock International, a U.S.-based development organization. “This new program […]

NEXUS in Bandung, West Java for Multi-Agency Workshop on Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labor (November 2016)

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, 15-17 November 2016 – NEXUS’ Senior Researcher presented lessons learned in Indonesia on the identification and referral of victims of forced labor at the Multi-Agency Workshop on Trafficking in Persons for Forced Labour, held in Bandung, West Java. NEXUS shared findings from its longitudinal research in Indonesia, which found that large numbers of victims go […]

Photo Essay on Human Trafficking in Indonesia: The Difficult Road Home (July 2016)

July 2016 – NEXUS Institute is pleased to announce the release of Human Trafficking in Indonesia: The Difficult Road Home, with photographs by award-winning photojournalist Peter Biro. This photo essay is based on NEXUS’ research study Going Home. Challenges in the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia, which explores the reintegration experiences of more than 100 Indonesian trafficking […]

New NEXUS Research on the Experiences of Indonesian Trafficking Victims: Going Home (June 2016)

June 2016 – NEXUS Institute is pleased to announce the release of its study on the reintegration of trafficking victims in Indonesia – Going Home. Challenges in the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia, authored by Rebecca Surtees, Laura S. Johnson, Thaufiek Zulbaharay and Suarni Daeng Caya. Going Home, based on repeat interviews with seventy-five Indonesian trafficking victims, […]

NEXUS Holds Technical Discussion on Enhancing Reintegration Support by Civil Society Organizations, West Java, Indonesia (May 2016)

PUNCAK, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA, 26-27 May 2016 – NEXUS held a technical discussion in Puncak, West Java, with civil society organizations, on enhancing the reintegration of trafficking victims. The technical discussion focused on sharing experiences and lessons learned among service providers in West Java and Jakarta, including challenges and obstacles faced in supporting the reintegration of trafficking […]

Release of Directory of Services for Indonesian Trafficking Victims (April 2016)

April 2016 – The NEXUS Institute, together with the Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP) and the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), are pleased to announce the publication of a Directory of Services for Indonesian Trafficking Victims and Exploited Migrant Workers (available in English and Bahasa Indonesian). This Directory of Services is for trafficking victims […]

NEXUS in Jakarta: Protecting Victims of Trafficking by Enhancing Integrated Services in Indonesia (April 2016)

JAKARTA, 29 April 2016 – Today NEXUS launched its Directory of Services for Indonesian Trafficking Victims and Exploited Migrant Workers in conjunction with IOM’s Mapping Government Services and Resources for Victim Assistance Handbook. NEXUS’ Directory of Services is a practical resource for trafficking victims and exploited migrants, which provides detailed information about their rights as trafficking victims, available assistance and […]

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 […]

NEXUS in the News – The Lucrative Business of Slavery (February 2016)

15 February 2016 – NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees spoke with Laura Villadiego of La Marea about the importance of reintegration for trafficked fishers [the article is in Spanish]. “We have to consider the cost of not supporting reintegration [of the victims]. If they do not receive comprehensive and individualized support, they may not recover from [the experience […]

NEXUS in Bangkok, Thailand for USAID Asia C-TIP Summit (January 2016)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 25-26 January 2016 – NEXUS participated in the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Evidence-Gathering Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, which convened stakeholders, including international organizations, donors, civil society organizations (CSO), subject matter experts, governments, and private sector partners, to present ongoing C-TIP activities, identify existing gaps, and agree on priorities for the […]

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 Hosts National Seminar with Government of Indonesia, Jakarta (December 2015)

JAKARTA, 14 December 2015 – NEXUS conducted a national seminar on reintegration of trafficking victims in partnership with the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP) and Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA). The national seminar was opened and facilitated by Mr. Heru (Deputy of Women’s Protection, MoWECP), Ms. Niken (Deputy Assistant for the […]

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, […]

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 Brussels for EU-Level Dialogue on Reintegration of Trafficking Victims (June 2015)

BRUSSELS, 30 June 2015 – Today the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) hosted a closed-door EU-level workshop on the reintegration of trafficking victims in the Balkans. Between 2007 and 2014, more than 1700 trafficked persons and their families throughout the region benefitted from the KBF and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme  (TVRP), through […]

NEXUS in Macedonia for National Round Table Discussion (June 2015)

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA, 12 June 2015 – NEXUS participated in a National Round Table Discussion in Skopje, Macedonia on the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims, hosted by King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and partner NGOs Equal Access and Open Gate. NEXUS’ Senior Researcher and Regional Technical Advisor to the TVRP presented findings from Beyond Trafficking, an impact evaluation of the TVRP conducted by […]

NEXUS in Kosovo for National Round Table Discussion (June 2015)

PRISTINA, KOSOVO*, 11 June 2015 – NEXUS participated in a National Round Table Discussion in Pristina, Kosovo* on the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims, hosted by King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and partner NGOs Hope & Homes and PVPT. NEXUS’ Senior Researcher and Regional Technical Advisor to the TVRP presented findings from Beyond Trafficking, an impact evaluation of the TVRP conducted by […]

NEXUS in Albania for National Round Table Discussion (June 2015)

TIRANA, ALBANIA, 9 June 2015 – NEXUS participated in a National Round Table Discussion in Tirana, Albania on the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims, hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and partner NGOs Different and Equal (D&E), Tjeter Vision and Vatra. NEXUS’ Senior Researcher and Regional Technical Advisor to the TVRP presented findings from Beyond Trafficking, an impact […]

NEXUS in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for South-South Institute (May 2015)

PHNOM PENH, 25-29 May 2015 – The South-South Institute (SSI) on Sexual Violence against Boys and Men held a weeklong event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which considered conflict-related and other sexual violence against men and boys. The theme of this event – Addressing the Long Shadow – recognized that the shadow of sexual violence can be seen in the “invisibilization” […]

NEXUS in Serbia for National Round Table Discussion (May 2015)

BELGRADE, SERBIA, 18 May 2015 – NEXUS participated in a National Round Table Discussion in Belgrade, Serbia on the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims, hosted by King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and partner NGOs Atina and CYI. NEXUS’ Senior Researcher and Regional Technical Advisor to the TVRP presented findings from Beyond Trafficking, an impact evaluation of the TVRP conducted by NEXUS Institute. The […]

NEXUS in Bosnia and Herzegovina for National Round Table Discussion (May 2015)

ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 11 May 2015 – NEXUS participated in a National Round Table Discussion in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims, hosted by King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and partner NGOs Medica Zenica and Zemlja djece. NEXUS’ Senior Researcher and Regional Technical Advisor to the TVRP presented findings from Beyond Trafficking, an impact evaluation of the […]

New NEXUS Report on Victim Reintegration in the Balkans: Life Beyond Trafficking (May 2015)

May 2015 – NEXUS Institute, King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have released a new report on trafficking victim reintegration in the Balkans. Beyond Trafficking: The re/integration of trafficking victims in the Balkans 2007-2014 is an evaluation of the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme (TVRP), which was launched by KBF in 2006 to enhance the […]

NEXUS in Bangkok, Thailand for Bali Process Regional Symposium (March 2015)

BANGKOK, 25-26 MARCH 2015 – NEXUS participated in the Bali Process Symposium on Trafficking for the Purposes of Labour Exploitation in Bangkok, Thailand (co-hosted by Thailand and Australia). The Bali Process Regional Symposium was held back-to-back with the first meeting of the Bali Process Working Group on Trafficking in Persons and brought together counter-trafficking experts from Bali Process […]

Release of Two New Publications on Trafficking Prevention (February 2015)

NEXUS, Fafo and D&E have just released two new studies on trafficking prevention, as part of our joint project Preventing Trafficking & Supporting Safe Migration in Albania. The pilot project, undertaken in one community in Albania, used a “positive deviance” methodology in an effort to prevent human trafficking. This approach recognizes that in all communities there are indigenous coping […]

New NEXUS Research on the Experiences of Fishermen at Sea: In African Waters (December 2014)

December 2014 – The NEXUS Institute and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are pleased to announce the publication of a study on trafficking within the commercial fishing industry – In African waters. The trafficking of Cambodian fishers in South Africa, authored by Rebecca Surtees, Senior Researcher, NEXUS Institute. This study discusses the trafficking of Cambodian men […]

NEXUS Holds Regional Seminar on Positive Deviance Methodology to Prevent Trafficking, Berat, Albania (November 2014)

BERAT, ALBANIA, 19-20 November 2014 –NEXUS, Fafo (Norway) and Different & Equal (Albania) hosted a Regional Seminar on the Positive Deviance Methodology to Prevent Trafficking in Albania. The objective of the seminar was to present the implementation of the pilot project on trafficking prevention, which used, very uniquely, a positive deviance (PD) approach. The seminar introduced participants […]

Human Trafficking Casebook Available (May 2014)

May 2014 – NEXUS Institute’s Founder, President & CEO, Stephen Warnath, is co-author with three distinguished experts and law school educators of the publication: Human Trafficking Law and Policy. This book for the first time brings together the key case law, legislation and scholarship that comprise domestic and international human trafficking law and its policy context. The book’s […]