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HRC to begin new research project in collaboration with Winrock International, funded by USAID Asia CTIP, in order to increase transparency in the tuna fishing supply chain

HRC is starting a new project in collaboration with Winrock International, funded by USAID Asia CTIP, which aims to identify gaps and opportunities to improve the protection of fishermen in the tuna supply chain in the Pacific Ocean. This will be done through scenario mapping of the roles of actors involved from the recruitment of…

HRC to begin new research project in partnership with Winrock International, funded by USAID Asia CTIP in order to better understand and scale up survivors’ networks

Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) is starting a new project with Winrock International, funded by USAID Asia CTIP, to conduct participatory research with trafficking survivor networks in Bangladesh. This research will improve understanding of practices that achieve effective bottom-up systemic change. In previous research projects, HRC identified survivor networks and survivor leaders as key contributors to the…

From Cambodia to Ethiopia: How media coverage and collaboration saved the life of an Ethiopian human trafficking victim

Through a media report, a cyber scam victim from Ethiopia was evacuated from Cambodia after the family contacted HRC to facilitate her safe return home. It all began when a worried family in Ethiopia contacted a Germany-based Deutsche Welle (DW) reporter after reading their story on human trafficking in Cambodia published last month. The story…

HRC-led research released by BIICL finds international reputation and economic growth as the main determinants in Bahrain’s effort to tackle human trafficking 

London, September 2022 The findings published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and funded by the United States Government identified and sequenced the determinants influencing the Bahrain Government’s anti-trafficking efforts. HRC also conducted a similar study with BIICL in Algeria.  The study found that the government of Bahrain has taken several…

Summary of HRC webinar: Cyber Slavery in the scamming compounds of Cambodia

London 8 September Survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia, modern slavery activists, academics, journalists, and policymakers were amongst those who participated in the webinar “Tackling the Emerging “Slavery behind Scams” through policies “that was co-hosted by Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) along with The Mekong Club and Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)…

HRC-led research project report on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts in Algeria released by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

London, September 2022 The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) published its findings on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts in Algeria. Funded by the United States Government, the research was part of a wider project that seeks to improve the anti-trafficking efforts of various national governments. The project analysed the specific factors that…

Webinar co-host by Humanity Research Consultancy, The Mekong Club, and Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)

Topic: Tackling the Emerging “Slavery behind Scams” through Policies Date: 6th of Sep (Tuesday) Time: 09:00 EST / 14:00 UK / 21:00 HKDuration: 60 minutes Purpose: – To respond to the unprecedented, emerging type of modern slavery/human trafficking in Cambodia, Myanmar, and several countries where victims are being forced to conduct online scams. – To inspire actions from the…

HRC Impact Case: Harnessing the power of media to shape public rhetoric and inspire government’s actions to counter trafficking

In early July, HRC received the information of a 24-year-old Taiwanese girl being sold four times and forced to conduct online scamming in the ‘scamming camps’ in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. She refused to submit and was therefore physically abused severely before being rescued. “Tens of thousands of people are being held captive in those camps. I saw…

HRC Starts New Consultancy Research with Oxfam on Local Advocacy and Negotiation on Protection

Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) is starting a new project on Local Advocacy and Negotiation on Protection funded by European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECTO), commissioned by Oxfam and conducted by HRC. The study will focus on the protection advocacy and negotiation among community-based protection groups in five target countries experiencing armed conflict, violence,…

HRC Starts New Research Project with Plan International on Labour Supply Chain Mapping for the Philippines Commercial Fishing Vessels

Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) is beginning to work on Plan International’s new project – Labour Supply Chain Mapping for the Philippines Commercial Fishing Vessels Operating in International Waters – launched under the SAFE Seas (The Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea) project. This project supports the objective of the SAFE Seas project, which…

HRC Starts New Research Project with Winrock International on Systemic Vulnerability to Human Trafficking

Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) is starting a new project on researching the structural factors that shape vulnerabilities to trafficking in the following selected countries: Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan. The research is funded and in partnership with the Winrock International. This project seeks to build an understanding of how policies and system-level practices lead to the…

Teladan bagi Kapal Nelayan Lepas Pantai: “Menjamin kebahagiaan nelayan asing sangat bermanfaat bagi saya!”

Ditulis oleh Mina Chiang Sebelum diterjemahkan, artikel ini telah diterbitkan dalam bahasa Mandarin. “Saya telah bekerja di kapal nelayan sejak saya berumur 16 tahun, sehingga sekarang saya telah bekerja selama lebih dari 20 tahun.” Terdengar perkataan Pak Chen Wensheng di ujung telepon, seorang nelayan generasi ketiga dari Donggang. Armada kapal nelayan yang ia miliki beroperasi…

The Exemplar in Taiwan’s Distant Water Fishing Industry: “It’s definitely worthwhile to ensure good working conditions for the foreign fishermen on my vessels!”

Written by Mina Chiang This article was originally published here in Mandarin. “I’ve been working on vessels since I was 16 years old, and it’s now been over 20 years!” At the other end of the phone was Mr. Chen Wensheng, the third-generation fisherman from Donggang (東港). His fleets in the three largest oceans of…

COVID Collective Project – hear from our research team from Cambodia

Written by Sa Im Meas In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health crisis it triggered, the Cambodian government introduced a number of protective measures to stop the spread of the virus. These measures aim at stopping the spread of the virus, but at the cost of minorities, as many members of the…

COVID Collective Project – Impacts of COVID-19 Policies on the Vulnerable Communities in Myanmar

Written by Su Yin Htun* The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated Myanmar’s socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the poor, the squatters, and children in terms of access to health care, financial stability, job insecurity, and social insecurity. The slow economic growth has the potential to reverse Myanmar’s recent progress in poverty reduction, and the decrease of household income further…

COVID Collective Project – Hear from our research team from Vietnam

Written by Thao Ngoc Do Since the outbreak in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone, but not equally. According to a report released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in November 2021, the migrant workers, who are often stranded by limited jobs opportunities and savings, are hit particularly hard by the pandemic…

New Report on the Fate of Female Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Argentina

Report published in December 2021 Taking forward our work to end modern slavery, globally, we are delighted to publish our new report titled, The Invisible – The Fate of Female Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Argentina.Report on the Lack of a Comprehensive and Restorative Policy for Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation. This report is a…

HRC Launched Our First Online Workshop on Empowering Taiwanese Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers

「好雇主的線上工作坊」- 憫研顧問的第一場中文線上工作坊(繁體中文與下一場工作坊的報名方式詳見下方) On 16th November 2021, HRC has launched our first mandarin online workshop “Employing a Migrant Domestic Worker: How to Become a Lawful Employer in Taiwan”. There is a rising demand for long-term care (LTC) in Taiwan in recent years as its population continued to age. Without a sufficient local domestic nursing workforce and…

Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Algeria – HRC’s Second Research Project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

HRC has begun our second research project with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) – Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts – for the Case Study on Algeria. The study is part of BIICL’s “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts” project funded by the United States Government and features 14 case studies. Information about HRC’s previous…

Anti-Human Trafficking Diplomacy

Please find the Arabic translation below. Major progress has been made in Bahrain’s anti-trafficking legal and practical framework in the past few years, which is also reflected in its ranking by the US State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, in which the country has been placed in tier 1 since 2018. The human and…

“Memiliki Koneksi Internet merupakan bagian dari Hak Asasi Manusia” – Sudah Waktunya untuk Memperbolehkan Pekerja di Laut untuk Terhubung

 “Ketika saya bekerja sebagai nelayan di suatu kapal, saya tidak mampu untuk menghubungi keluarga saya selama 10 bulan karena tidak ada sinyal maupun koneksi internet di atas kapal” Seorang teman Indonesia menyampaikan hal ini kepada saya semalam, “terdapat seperangkat telepon satelit di atas kapal, tetapi itu hanya bisa digunakan oleh nahkoda dan kepala kamar mesin.…

New Project – “The impacts of Covid-19 on trafficking and child labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.”

Humanity Research Consultancy will be working along with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the project titled, “The impacts of Covid-19 on trafficking and child labour in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.” The research will look deeper into how the Covid-19 pandemic, in the current policy environment, has impacted marginalised groups – namely survivors of trafficking and children…

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Urges its Supply Chain Partners to Protect Rights of Migrant Workers under the Pandemic

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), one of the largest semiconductor firms worldwide, has announced the statement “Supply Chains Partners Should Ensure the Human Rights Protection During the Pandemic” on 26th July, which particularly centred on the rights of migrant workers being employed by its subsidiaries and partner firms. The management guidance on migrant…

Report on the Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan

Report published in July 2021 Continuing our work to end modern slavery, globally, we are delighted to publish our new report titled, The Marginalised — An Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan. This report is prepared by Humanity Research Consultancy and is written by Sharlene Chen. The report sets out the big picture…

Backing Down from the Zero-Payment Policy – Indonesian Government Introducing New Finance Plan for Migrant Workers

To prevent Indonesian workers from being employed abroad be debt-bonded, in the past few months, the Indonesian government had held formal conversations with the destination countries’ governments that are recruiting Indonesian workers as blue-collar migrant workers, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. Jakarta has introduced a zero-payment policy that requires foreign employers, instead of Indonesian…

HRC research project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts – National Research Consultants for the case study on Bahrain

مشروع بحثي لاستشارات البحوث الانسانية (HRC) والمعهد البريطاني للقانون الدولي والقانون المقارن حول محددات جهود مكافحة الإتجار بالبشر استشاريين وباحثين وطنيين لدراسة حالة البحرين *Arabic translation below الترجمة العربية أدناه The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is implementing a research project on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts. This project aims at answering…

Report on the Practice of Manual Scavenging in India

Report published in May 2021 We’re glad to publish our new report titled It is Not Humane to Clean Human Shit: Report on the Systematic Prevalence of Forced Labour in the Form of Manual Scavenging in India. This report is written and prepared by Deeksha Sharma as a part of the research project under the…

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