End of Project Policy

End of Project Policy Presentation to DFID UK Stakeholders Group on Trafficking

Organisers: DFID Asia Regional Team (Cindy Berman, Senior Social Development Adviser Asia)

‘Policy Making for Livelihoods Post-Trafficking’

DfID UK Stakeholders Group on Trafficking
Wednesday 11th April, 12 - 2pm,
UK Department for International Development
1 Palace St
London SW1E 5HE

Workshop Report

This presentation shared the project’s findings on the challenges and livelihood opportunities of trafficked women when they return home. It engaged UK interest groups and policy makers working on anti-trafficking in the UK and overseas in a discussion of the policy and programming issues relating to women’s lives beyond the immediate return period. It did this through a workshop hosted by project Advisory Group member Cindy Berman (Senior Social Development Adviser Asia) as part of the project team’s on-going input into DFID’s Asia Regional Trafficking Programme. This DIFID programme focused on India, Nepal and Bangladesh aims to prevent trafficking of 60,000 women and girls in the garment sector and domestic work who are trafficked within the Asia region and to the Gulf States. The workshop was organised to coincide with the pilot stage of DFID’s programme (when five pilot projects were running) in order to feed into plans to take programme to scale and move into the Implementation Phase.

As well as the Newcastle team presentation, updates were given on the five DFID pilot projects by project partners and Norma Kang Muico, Amnesty International, presented Amnesty’s research in Nepal on women migrant workers, trafficking and remittances – with a focus on policy recommendations. An open discussion followed all presentations.

Participants included government representatives from the FCO and the Home Office, as well as the UK-based anti-trafficking interest groups which make up DFID’s Asia Anti-trafficking programme’s stakeholder group.