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 and exploited migrants, to inform them about available assistance and how they can access these services. Trafficked persons and exploited migrants require and are entitled to clear, concrete and comprehensible information about what support can be found in their districts and communities and how to access this assistance as they recover and reintegrate after trafficking exploitation. And yet we learned through this project that many trafficking victims and exploited migrants do not know what services they are entitled to and how to access the different forms of assistance, which are often integral to their reintegration. This Directory of Services is intended to provide them with this critical information and, as such, is an important resource in assistance to trafficked persons. Reintegration assistance is a critical aspect of the anti-trafficking response in any country and we are proud to be cooperating with the Government of Indonesia to enhance assistance and reintegration efforts in the country.
The Directory of Services was developed in the framework of NEXUS Institute’s project Protecting the Unassisted and Underserved. Evidence-Based Research on Assistance and Reintegration in Indonesia, funded by the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).