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 how to access these services. The Directory of Services was developed by the NEXUS Institute, together with the Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (MoWECP) and the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA). It was developed in the framework of the 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).

The Directory of Services is available in Bahasa Indonesian and English.

The launch of both manuals was hosted jointly by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the Government of Indonesia, NEXUS Institute and IOM at the @American Center in Jakarta. The launch was followed by a public discussion, which was attended by representatives of the government, NGOs, international organizations, embassies and the general public.

The press release for the launch is available here – in English and in Bahasa Indonesian.


Launch at the @America Center in Jakarta.

Dr. Sujatmiko, M.A., Deputy of Coordinating Department for the Protection of Women and Children, Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Culture, officially opens the launch.

Rebecca Surtees, Senior Researcher at NEXUS Institute, launches the Directory of Services.

Presentation of the NEXUS Directory of Services and IOM Handbook to SBMI (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union).

Presentation of the NEXUS Directory of Services and IOM Handbook to Indonesian NGOs with Deputy Chief of Mission Brian McFeeters, U.S. Embassy Jakarta.

NEXUS Researcher Thaufiek Zulbaharay facilitates a Public Discussion: “Establish a Joint Commitment & Provision of Synergic Assistance to Victims of Trafficking”.

(from left to right) Thaufiek Zulbaharay, NEXUS; Drs. M.A. Budhy Prabowo, M.Si, Deputy Assistant for Prevention and Eradication of Trafficking in Persons, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection; Ahmad Saibin, Staff of Directorate of Social Rehabilitation for Victims of Trafficking, Ministry of Social Affairs; AKBP Julianto Sirait, SH, SIK, Head of Sub-Task Force for Trafficking in Persons, Criminal Investigation Department, Indonesian National Police; Fajar Nuradi, Head of Sub-Directorate of Protection for Indonesian Citizen and Legal Entities, Directorate of Protection for Indonesian Citizen and Legal Entities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Discussion with the audience at the @America Center.