Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand,Vietnam



Resource Kit

Trafficking Resource Kit

We are very pleased to announce the availability of a downloadable version of the new briefing kit Trafficking in Persons, a Gender and Rights Perspective.  This replaces UNIFEM's earlier, and  very popular, kit Trafficking in Women and Children in the Mekong Sub-region.

Handbook on Trafficking

This Handbook on Trafficking marks a major milestone for both Myanmar National Committee on Women Affairs and United Nations initiatives to combat the issue of human trafficking in Myanmar.  It comes at a critical moment, as the scope and seriousness of the trafficking issue becomes more apparent. There is strong and growing international focus on   the need to eliminate this gross vioation of human rights.

UNIAP/ Save the Children(UK)/ IOM
Trafficking Manual

Trafficking Manual for Combating Trafficking in Women and Children" is an outcome of a collaborative training exercise on trafficking carried out in Myanmar in March 2001 by the UNIAP, SC(UK) and IOM.  Click here

UNIAP Occasional Papers No.1

Globalization, Migration and Trafficking: Some Thoughts from the South-East Asian Region Click here.




Sep-Dec 2000

The First Trafficking Project Newsletter, includes articles on the slave business, how the targets of trafficking are changing, and how small business development helps combat trafficking.

Jan-April 2001

The Second Trafficking Project Newsletter focuses on efforts to combat trafficking in Cambodia, The United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (also known as the Palermo  Convention) and training and networking efforts in Myanmar, Thailand and South Asia.

May-July 2001

The Third Trafficking Project Newsletter highlights the field research work in Sayabouly and Saravane, Lao PDR, the role of Sub Regional Advisory Committee (SURAC) and ILO-IPEC Product Lines. Download here in PDF file format.

Aug-Oct 2001

The Fourth Trafficking Project Newsletter, includes articles on the ILO-IPEC study questions traditional views on child trafficking, a critique and response on US Government Report on Trafficking in Persons, the national drug contral Policy in Myanmar. Download here in PDF file format.

Nov-Dec 2001

The Fifth Trafficking Project Newsletter focuses on UNESCO and UNIAP efforts to help bring citizenship to highland villagers, some thoughts from Yokohama and legal labour migration. Download here in PDF file format.

Jan-March 2002

The Sixth Trafficking Project Newsletter highlights the reflection on Yokohama Conference, Myanmar Model to combat trafficking and debt bondage migratiom from Northern Thailand.  Download here in PDF file format.

April-June 2002

The Seventh Trafficking Project Newsletter, includes article on a recent ILO paper to the International Symposium, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and  Members of their Families and Worker Empowerment. Download here in PDF Format.

Jul-Sep 2002

The eighth Trafficking Project Newsletter focuses on community action, recent The Asia Foundation publication, Fifteen Myths of Trafficking and upcoming research project on child trafficking. Download here in PDF file format.

Oct-Dec 2002

The ninth Trafficking Project Newsletter highlights the government of Lao PDR and Thailand recently signed an MOU on Laour employment.  Download here in PDF file format.

Jan-Mar 2003

The tenth new look Trafficking Project Newsletter focuses on Trafficking at sea,IAP Midterm Evaluation,Law Enforcement against trafficking in humans, book review by Brian Iselin and some thoughts on global processes, HUMAN migration and trafficking. Download here in PDF file format.

April-June 2003

The eleventh Trafficking Project Newsletter highlights the Migration and Forced Migration, Release of the Database Report on Children Trafficked from Cambodia to Thailand by IOM, Labour Exploitation and Karaoke Bars Banned. Download here in PDF file format.

July-August 2003

The twelfth Newsletter highlights the message from the Chair: Reflection on Phase I of UNIAP by Mr. J.K. Robert England, the opinion Piece - Trafficking Victims: “We Don’t Have Trust in the Police or Court”, Anti Child Sex Tourism Training delivered throughout South East Asia and Shattered Dreams: Life skills training for victims of trafficking by IOM.  Download here in PDF file format.

Phase Two 2004

The Thirdteen Newsletter focuses on the updates from country offices in 6 countries (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam), COMMIT: On the Road to the Region’s First Anti-Trafficking MOU. Download here in PDF file format.


TRACE Project

Research reports from the TRACE: Trafficking - from Community to Exploitation Project in Lao PDR and Thailand. These reports are draft works in progress and more will be added soon. These are on the website in order to contribute to the discussion on trafficking in these two countries - information should not always be taken at face value.

ILO Mekong anti-trafficking project

Summary notes of Technical Intervention Areas (TIAs) to combat Trafficking in Women and Children Click here

Therese M. Caouette

Needs Assessment on Cross-border Trafficking in Women and Children - the Mekong Sub-region- Click here


"Potential Corporate and Foundation Funders for Partner Organizations" Click here

GAATW's Publications

"Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook" and "Handbook for Human Rights Action (in the Context of Traffic in Women)" can be found on GAATW website.




UNESCO Trafficking Statistics Project

The UNESCO Trafficking Statistics Project has developed a database attempting to trace the source of statistics on human trafficking and related issues and ascertain the methodology by which these numbers were calculated.

Human Trafficking Bibliography

This annotated bibliography contains on research carried out on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion over the last five years, and lists recent publications on human trafficking.

Asian Research Center for Migration

Provides tables on Thai migration data.

Directory of UN Trafficking Projects

A list of all projects in the UN which focus on trafficking can be found on the Women in Development website.

Human Rights Internet

The site includes databases on funders and human rights organizations and a bibliographic database containing abstracts of over 10,000 pieces of material relating to human rights. Non-governmental organizations receive free access.

Johns Hopkins University - Protection Project

The Protection Project is a legal research project into the trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. It includes a database of criminal, labor, health, immigration and money laundering statutes of over 190 countries and dependencies.The database is in English but the statutes are also available in their original languages.


Interights provides two useful legal databases. The Interights International Law Reports highlight recent decisions of tribunals applying international human rights law. The Commonwealth Human Rights Case Law Database provides summaries of recent human rights decisions from national courts in Commonwealth jurisdictions.

United Nations Statistical Division

Provides access to statistics on population, social indicators, the environment, etc., on a country basis. Some information is subscriber only.

United Nations Treaty Database

The United Nations maintains a database of the text of all UN Conventions and their current status with reference to countries that have signed or ratified the instrument.

Women Watch

WomenWatch is a joint UN project to create a core Internet space on global women's issues. It was created to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995. Its website contains statistics about women worldwide, gender training materials, and a good practices database. There is also statistical information on literary, employment, population, education, and economic achievement.





Stop-Traffic is an electronic list which addresses human rights abuses associated with trafficking in persons for forced factory labor, domestic servitude, forced prostitution, forced agricultural labor and other forms of forced labor. The list, which is maintained by Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, strongly emphasises the public health issues associated with trafficking.




Anti-slavery International

Anti-slavery International was set up in 1839 with the specific objective of ending slavery throughout the world. The organization works on the issues of bonded labour, child labour, and trafficking. The website offers PDF versions of a paper on witness protection in the prosecution of traffickers and the EU Framework Decision on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings.

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission issues reports and articles on various human rights issues across the continent.

Asian Research Center for Migration

Click here for this center's data and reports on regular and irregular migration in the Mekong Region.

Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information

This organization offers human rights training and Focus, a quarterly newsletter containing analytical reports on human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific. Both the web site and the newsletter  are available both in Japanese or English. Click here.

Childwatch International

Childwatch International is a worldwide, nonprofit, non-governmental network of institutions which initiates and coordinates research and information projects on children's living conditions and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

A coalition of non-profit agencies, service providers and activists, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking's mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and  slavery-like practices.

Development and Peace

The Cananadian Catolic Organization for Development and Peace is one of Canada's leading international development agencies. Since 1967 we have helped improve living and working conditions in 70 countries around the globe.

European Research Centre on Migration & Ethnic Relations

ERCOMER is a European research centre with a strong interest in comparative research in the fields of international migration, ethnic relations, racism and ethnic conflict within the European context.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and  reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.

Global March Against Child Labour

The Global March Against Child Labor assesses the impact of and lobbies for the ratification and implementation of the ILO Convention against the worst forms of child labour. The web site includes country-specific reports and data on the worst forms of child labor, including many links to information on child slavery and child trafficking.

International Human Rights Law Group.

The International Human Rights Law Group's Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons will be producing an analysis of the new Trafficking Protocol as well as the new US anti-trafficking law.  It also works with the Cambodian Defender's Project to provide training to increase the availability of legal  representation for trafficked persons and to collect data on legal responses.

Migration Forum in Asia

The Migrant Forum in Asia is a network of independent grassroots migrant advocacy and support organizations based throughout Asia. Our principles of unity are based  upon a common platform of advocating for and supporting the struggle of migrant workers.


Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. We believe that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and we work with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality.


Most is a UNESCO research programme which primarily emphasises large-scale, long-term autonomous research and  the transfer of relevant findings and data to decision-makers. The overall long-term objective of MOST is to establish sustainable links between the scientific and policy communities and to emphasize the relevance  of social science research for policy-formulation.

UNESCO Project on Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Ethnic Minorities of the Upper Mekong Region

The Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP) has been coordinating the project on Prevention of HIV/AIDS among ethnic minorities of the upper Mekong Region through community-based non-formal and formal education. Click here to visit their programme page. 


Ziteng is an organization providing support services to and research on sex workers from Hong Kong and China.

The United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

Trafficking in human beings also falls under the mandate of this UN organization. Click here to visit their trafficking page, which provides links to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, a video on  information on the background of trafficking and insight into various international technical cooperation projects.