NEXUS Co-Hosts Technical Discussion on Enhancing Reintegration of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia, Jakarta (May 2016)

JAKARTA, 24 May 2016 – This week in Jakarta, NEXUS hosted, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and the Indonesian Association of Social Workers for Children and Families (APSAKI), a technical discussion on the role of social workers in the reintegration of trafficking victims in Indonesia.

The technical discussion was held at the Ministry of Social Affairs’ Social Work Training Centre on May 24, 2016. The event was opened by Drs. Manggana Lubis (Director of MoSA’s Social Work Training Centre), Pak Acusman (President of APSAKI), Pak Agus (Head of Trafficking Unit, MoSA) and Rebecca Surtees (Senior Researcher at NEXUS Institute). The event was attended by 30 state social workers and members of the Indonesian Association of Social Workers for Children and Families (APSAKI).

NEXUS is grateful for its partnership and cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and APSAKI in working to enhance reintegration efforts for trafficking victims. The seminar was made possible with the support of MoSA, APSAKI and the Mentors Foundation.

This technical discussion builds on and shares lessons from NEXUS’ longitudinal research project on the reintegration of trafficking victims in Indonesia (Protecting the Unassisted and Underserved: Longitudinal Evidence-Based Research on Assistance and Reintegration), funded by the United States Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).

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Pak Acusman, President of APSAKI, opens the technical discussion on the role of social workers in supporting the reintegration of trafficking victims

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Pak Agus, Head of Trafficking Unit, MoSA, provides introductory remarks on MoSA policy for assisting trafficking victims

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Pak Wawan Setiawati, APSAKI Social Worker, speaks at the technical discussion

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Rebecca Surtees, NEXUS Senior Researcher, welcomes participants to the technical discussion on reintegration of trafficking victims

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Suarni Dang Caya, NEXUS Researcher, facilitates a session on the roles and responsibilities of social workers in reintegration

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Thaufiek Zulbahary, NEXUS Researcher, facilitates a session on “what is successful reintegration”

Social workers engage in group work at the technical discussion

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Ibu Herawati, Social Worker, speaks at the technical discussion

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Participants in the technical discussion

Photographs by Thaufiek Zulbahary. All rights reserved.