Continuing Work to Support Anti-Trafficking Practitioners in Asia (November 2021)

November 2021 – NEXUS Institute and the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) are pleased to have entered the second phase of a project to support the work of practitioners in Bali Process member states, with a particular focus on the ASEAN region.

In phase one, NEXUS and Bali Process RSO developed a series of Practitioner Guides on key protection issues:


Trafficking Victim Identification

Trafficking Victim Protection and Support

Recovery and Reintegration of Trafficking Victims

Special and Additional Measures for Child Trafficking Victims


Each Practitioner Guide identifies and distills existing evidence on a discrete victim protection issue and presents it in a succinct and accessible format to help practitioners better understand key issues and challenges. The Practitioner Guides draw on and share the real-life knowledge and experiences of trafficking victims and anti-trafficking practitioners to serve as a resource for day-to-day work and on-going learning. They also provide practical guidance for practitioners to operationalize to support an enhanced victim protection response. As a series, these Practitioner Guides offer a comprehensive and holistic overview of key issues and challenges in the protection of adult and child trafficking victims.

In phase two, NEXUS and Bali Process RSO will draft two additional Practitioner Guides on Special and Additional Measures for Victim-Witnesses and Access to Remedies. NEXUS and Bali Process RSO will also develop Facilitator Guides for each Practitioner Guide to support the implementation and operationalization of the Practitioner Guide series. Each Facilitator Guide provides detailed, step-by-step guidance to train practitioners in the specific thematic area. In addition, and to support trafficking victim access to assistance and services, NEXUS and Bali Process RSO are producing a Guidance Note on Developing a Directory of Services for Trafficking Victims as well as a step-by-step “How To” video.

This project is generously funded by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, through the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process.

Photograph by Peter Biro: An interview to determine assistance needs in Thailand.