NEXUS Holds Technical Discussion on Enhancing Reintegration Support by Civil Society Organizations, West Java, Indonesia (May 2016)

PUNCAK, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA, 26-27 May 2016 – NEXUS held a technical discussion in Puncak, West Java, with civil society organizations, on enhancing the reintegration of trafficking victims. The technical discussion focused on sharing experiences and lessons learned among service providers in West Java and Jakarta, including challenges and obstacles faced in supporting the reintegration of trafficking victims. The technical discussion also explored how to enhance reintegration services and support in going forward.

The technical discussion was attended by service providers from 14 NGOs who support the reintegration of trafficking victims in Jakarta and various districts of West Java. NGOs in attendance included:

  • FSPILN (Forum Serikat Pekerja Indonesia Luar Negeri/Forum for Indonesian Overseas Workers Union), Cirebon
  • FWBMI (Forum Warga Buruh Migran Indonesia/Citizen Forum for Indonesian Migrant Workers), Cirebon
  • SBMI DPN (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia/Indonesian Migrant Workers Union National Board, Jakarta)
  • SBMC (Solidaritas Buruh Migran Cianjur/Solidarity of Migrant Workers Cianjur), Cianjur
  • SBMI Cianjur (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia/Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), Cianjur
  • SBMI Cirebon (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia/Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), Cirebon
  • SBMI Indramayu (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia/Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), Indramayu
  • SBMI Sukabumi (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia/Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), Sukabumi
  • SP (Solidaritas Perempuan/Solidarity for Women), Jakarta
  • SPILN (Serikat Pekerja Indonesia Luar Negeri/Indonesian Overseas Workers Union), Jakarta
  • WCC Balqis (Women’s Crisis Centre), Cirebon
  • Yayasan Bandungwangi (Bandunwangi Foundation), Jakarta
  • Yayasan Bahtera (Bahtera Foundation), Bandung
  • YKB (Yayasan Kusuma Bongas/Kusuma Bongas Foundation), Indramayu

The technical discussion was funded by the Mentor’s Foundation. The 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).

Small group discussion with FSPILN (Cirebon), Solidaritas Perempuan (Jakarta), Women’s Crisis Center Balqis (Cirebon) and SBMI (Cianjur).

Thaufiek Zulbahary (NEXUS) presents NEXUS’ framework for successful reintegration, including outcomes and indicators for monitoring reintegration work.

Erna Murniaty (SBMI DPN, Jakarta) shares her experience in working on the reintegration of Indonesian trafficking victims. Other participants in the photo include SBMI (Cianjur), SBMI (Indramayu), SP (Jakarta), SBMI DPN (Jakarta), SMBC (Cianjur), SBMI (Sukabumi), Bandunwangi (Jakarta) and WCC Balqis (Indramayu).

Iskandar Zulkanaen (SPILN Jakarta) shares his experience in supporting trafficked Indonesian fishers through the legal process.

Small group work analyzing experiences of successful and unsuccessful reintegration – SBMI DPN (Jakarta), Bandungwangi (Jakarta) and Bahtera Foundation (Bandung).

Thaufiek Zulbahary and Suarni Daeng Caya (NEXUS) facilitate a session on available services for supporting the reintegration of trafficking victims, including how to overcome barriers in accessing these services.

Small group discussion analyzing different forms of trafficking including labor and sexual exploitation – SBMC (Cianjur), SBMI (Cirebon) and SBMI (Indramayu).

Small group work about case management and referrals with Bandungwangi (Jakarta), SP (Jakarta) and SBMI (Indramayu).

Analyzing trafficking cases in small groups – FWBMI (Cirebon), YKB (Indramayu) and SBMI (Sukabumi).

Small group discussion about identifying trafficking victims attended by YKB (Indramayu), SBMC (Cianjur), SPILN (Jakarta), WCC Balqis (Cirebon) and Bahtera Foundation (Bandung).

Castra Ajisarosa (SBMI Cirebon) shares his experience in working with trafficking victims in Cirebon.

Endang Supriyati (Bandungwangi, Jakarta) presents her organization’s work in the reintegration of trafficking victims. Other participants include Heti Kusumawati (SBMC, Cianjur), Jejen Nurjanah (SBMI Sukabumi) and Lutfiah Handayani (WCC Balqis, Cirebon).

Suarni Dang Caya (NEXUS) discusses ethical principles in reintegration work.

Mapping exercise: visualizing opportunities and services for enhancing reintegration of trafficking victims in their communities.

Suarni Daeng Caya and Thaufiek Zulbahary (NEXUS) facilitate a discussion on next steps in reintegration efforts in Indonesia.

Participants at NEXUS Institute’s technical discussion on enhancing the reintegration of Indonesian trafficking victims.

Photographs by Rebecca Surtees. All rights reserved.