BANGKOK, THAILAND – 20 April 2021 – NEXUS Institute and the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with expert practitioners from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam on protecting victims of trafficking in persons.
The NEXUS Institute and the RSO jointly prepared four Practitioner Guides for those involved in the protection of trafficking victims in Bali Process member states, with a particular focus on the ASEAN region. The guides align with the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children and the ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of Victims of Trafficking in Persons.
The Practitioner Guide Series explores the following key protection issues and challenges:
- Trafficking victim identification
- Trafficking victim protection and support
- Recovery and reintegration of trafficking victims
- Special and additional measures for child trafficking victims
Each offers a comprehensive and holistic overview of key issues and challenges in protecting adult and child trafficking victims. The RSO and NEXUS convened the practitioner roundtable discussion for the purpose of validating the guidance offered in the Practitioner Guides and to seek input on their implementation in practice.