NEXUS in Addis Ababa for Expert Meeting on Social Inclusion of Victims of Human Trafficking (January 2019)

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 31 January 2019 – NEXUS Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees was among a select group of experts invited to attend the Expert Meeting of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons on the Social Inclusion of Victims of Trafficking.

Drawing on the NEXUS Institute’s experience in the reintegration and inclusion of trafficking victims, Ms. Surtees shared concrete examples of good practice and challenges in victim reintegration. NEXUS’ frontline experience and recommendations have been incorporated into the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons 2019 thematic report to the Human Rights Council on efforts and promising practices promoting models of social inclusion of human trafficking victims.

The NEXUS Institute is a global leader in the field of trafficking victim reintegration, having conducted extensive research on the issue in different countries and regions, including a longitudinal research project on reintegration in Indonesia and a six-country study of reintegration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) in the framework of the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT). NEXUS has also provided on-going technical assistance to NGOs and governments conducting reintegration programming in seven countries in the Balkans.